Hope you are doing well, just wanted to drop you a quick message to thank you and all of the climb Kili team for such an amazing and memorable experience. From start to finish it was organised perfectly, with an easy pick up from the airport and the kindest staff at the lodge. We returned from the climb on the 14th and I think both Beverly and I were almost in tears with having to leave our amazing guides. Raymond, Dustin and Eli shared so much of their knowledge and kindness with us, adhering to any request we may have and going out of their way to make sure we were happy and comfortable. The porters were some of the most incredible people I have met- with Beverly unwell I was guided perfectly by Nesto and Allen on summit day and I felt so safe in their hands.
I really cannot put into words how amazing all the mountain staff were during the climb. From learning Swahili, to seeing animals and singing and dancing the whole thing was one of the best adventures I’ve ever had the pleasure of participating in. The staff were so patient when some of the climbers required extra help and always made sure that everyone’s individual pace and needs were catered for. Simon’s food was above and beyond what I ever expected! To be able to have fresh fruit and veg each day was a luxury that I cannot believe I received from the top of a mountain!!
I am so sad this experience is over and I cannot thank you all enough for everything. Each individual porter (Nesto, Allen, Barack, Po-Po, Jacko, Poe to name a few!) will all have a place in my heart as their kindness and generosity has left me feeling so humble and appreciative. No need was too much And everything they did was done with a smile.
I have been truest touched by the people I have met out here and thank them all for all the laughs, dancing and singing that made my Kilimanjaro experience so amazing! I definitely will be back to climb again and will of course be using Climb Kili!!
Thank you again