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Team KilimanjaroTeam Kilimanjaro   May 29, 2013  
 
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Lemosho 7 days kathy england

we were a family of 4 brother 50 ,sister 49, cousin 44 and a nephew 36. We choose team Kilimanjaro as we were recommended by a friend . It was defiantly the right choice. from the very beginning David answered any question I had. When he was on holiday I spoke to Bianca who was also great. They made me feel confident we'd made the right choice in using them.
We were picked up at the airport and taken to the outpost hotel. Nice hotel very clean and great food. That night Harold came to visit us explain all what we'd be doing over the next week. Harold is a very calm and strong man .He was great, the perfect leader.
We met our gang of porters the next morning they were all so friendly. Paul was the 2nd guide very friendly and helpful. Harold made sure that we stopped to look and enjoy the nature and the scenery. He told us many stories on our long walks.
We had fresh tea every morning bought to us in our tents by hiya who was lovely always smiling. Our food was amazing. Fresh chips on the mountain was a wonderful surprise after a long walk. We never felt hungry the whole time we were there. We would have liked to take Amari our chef home with us. Summit night was hard but Harold filled us with confidence to get up there. One of our group was very sick Harold and shadrack stayed with her and we continued with paul and fusilli. When we returned a couple of hours later Harold appeared with our cousin and they had also made it to the summit. I don't think any other leader would have spent the time and effort that Harold did. He wanted us to complete it as much as we wanted.
All the camp sites we stayed at were very small and quiet we did see some massive camps and I'm glad we wasn't on them. Our portable toilet was kept clean all the time.
I cannot praise Harold and our team enough. When booking ask for Harold
I cannot praise the team we were with enough. All the camp sites we stayed at were very quiet

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August 27, 2017
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TK Rongai

Nothing short of spectacular!

All communication received from Bianca was courteous, timely and informative. We could not have been better prepared given the information received. Our guides and porters were amazing, the food was outstanding and our overall experience was excellent. I cannot recommend Team Kilimanjaro more strongly.

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December 18, 2015
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Bianca
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Excellent Work from Team Kili!

- Outstanding job from David is who is very responsive and provide all the information required prior to the climb
- Great crew of guides and porters always supporting and cheering: Faraja, Edwin, Saji, Doula, Max. They all have different personalities and the right attitude to make sure the team will summit (and we did).
- Outstanding job from the porters: tents are ready on time sunshine or snow...
- This is the company to use if you are looking for the best organization to climb.

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June 20, 2016
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David
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Perfect!

I can't say enough about what a great experience we had with Team Kilimanjaro. My husband and I went with a group of 3 others for a week and had a successful summit. Our leader was Leo and guide(s) were Prospera, and Emmanuel. They were not only courteous, but friendly and involved. During hikes we felt free to ask questions and learn Swahili and the staff was so knowledgable about the environment and the schedule. Our group of 5 even asked if we could summit at a different time that day and we were able to discuss and were given options to make that happen. Food was great and staff checked in on us often to see how we were adjusting to the mountain. I personally had nausea and was given advice and help on the mountain to deal with it (being talked through how everything was going to be okay while vomiting was actually extremely helpful and uplifting). Even when I wasn't sure I was going to make it up the mountain due to the sickness, the staff was extremely encouraging and supportive, helping me to make it up with the rest of the group. Support staff were friendly and attentive and our waiter, Benny, was flexible with requests and needs. The schedule was reasonable, up at 6:45 most days to start by 8, with shorter days before and after summit night and short acclimation hikes twice within the week a few days prior to summit night to help prevent sickness.

We also booked a safari at Tangiri and our guide, Isidoh, was prompt, knowledgable, and extremely friendly (plus the provided lunch was pretty darn good!). We really enjoyed the safari and got to see Elephants, lionesses, giraffes, wildebeest, warthogs, meerkats, water bucks, monkeys, and lots of interest birds (including a kingfisher).

Only complaint was that our ride from the hotel to the airport was about 45 minutes late (which can cause a bit of stress obviously).

We already miss our second Tanzanian family, which I think is a huge sign of the success and great experience of our trip with Team Kilimanjaro. We can't thank them enough.

-The Cooks

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August 31, 2016
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Fantastic guide and team!

I feel like I didn't just climb the mountain, but fully experienced it. This is due in some part to the route we chose - Lemosho - and in large part to TK, especially our Lead Guide Joshua and his Assistant Guides Felix and John.
The 7 day Lemosho route was perfect. We circumscribed the mountain from west to east going from rain forest to heather moorland to alpine desert to glacier and back again. The route allowed for plenty of acclimatization. At Joshua's suggestion we all took low doses of diamox and did additional acclimatization hikes every day after we reached our camp for the evening. It worked perfectly as all 7 of our group summited (and descended!) and the worst altitude symptom anyone had was a minor headache.
Joshua was a fantastic guide. He knows everything about the mountain and had answers to all of our many, many questions - from practical matters such as the route, clothing and acclimatization to flora and fauna to the "career path" of porters to Tanzanian culture and politics. (How great is to be hiking across lava rocks discussing the balance between presidential and parliamentary powers with your guide?!). He's very personable, quick to laugh and really cares about his team and his clients. He quietly assessed us as a group and individuals and quickly figured out our physical capabilities and the best ways to motivate and encourage each of us. He struck the perfect balance of engagement and distance as he always knew when to step back and give us space. He seemed to be the same with his team. Everything was always perfectly organized when we got to camp and laughter could often be heard coming from the cook tent.
Felix and John were great compliments in style and temperament to Joshua. They were also were also very knowledgable, attentive and fun. Together the three of them made a great leadership team.
Our lead cook, Omari, was a wizard. What he was able to cook on the mountain was better than a lot of food I've had in full restaurants.
Our coordinator for the climb, David, was very attentive and responsive to our many email inquires leading up to the climb. He generally responded within a day and with very complete answers.
In short, the climb wouldn't have been the same without TK and the great team the took us up (and down!) the mountain!

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September 01, 2016
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Joshua and David
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