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Kathleen Teale–US

Kathleen Teale–US

We did the 8-day Lemosho route with Climb Kili and added a 3 day safari in October, 2019. It was the best trip of my life. Climb Kili has really mastered the entire process end-to-end — but most importantly on the mountain. We got all of our questions answered from the home office (Tiffany Watson was great), and all of the airport/hotel accommodations were terrific and well coordinated.
The trek itself is very challenging — it was the hardest thing I have ever done. Our lead guide was Hermant Mosha, and he was fabulous. He has tons of experience on the mountain, takes his guide duties very seriously (but is also fun), and leads a great team on the trek. Our team was up early, cooked great food on the mountain, hustled ahead of us to get to the best camp sites, and laughed and sang the whole way. We felt their support day in and day out. Hermant and the two assistant guides (Goodlove and Amani) were spectacular. They had us very well prepared for summit day, monitored our health closely on the mountain, and just made me feel totally secure. Kili is no joke, and we saw other hikers in distress on the mountain — and frequently their guides would seek out Hermant for advice. He is clearly the guide among guides.
After our trek (our whole team summited successfully) we did a 3 day safari. This was also spectacular and well managed. Charles was our safari guide, and knew so much about the animals, and we saw EVERYTHING! He knew exactly where to look for the most difficult to find animals. Staying at the Kilima Tented Camp and the Ngorogoro Wildlife Lodge was spectacular — terrific views, great staff, and a truly unique experience at both places. We had a terrific trip. Can’t thank Climb Kili enough