Kilimanjaro is SUCH a great experience! We did climb it last year, August 2016. A MA ZING. =)
We travelled with Nyange Adventures: https://www.facebook.com/nyangeadventures/?pnref=lhc, it was an awesome team. Machame route, 7 days. You won´t regret.
I wrote about the experience here: https://slowspotting.wordpress.com/2016/09/22/way-to-kilimanjaro-the-roof-of-africa-tanzania/
Hope this helps.
Feel free to ask! 8 months ago
I went with Intrepid Travel, the English side let me down a little, but when in Tanzania everything went smoothly.
It's a great experience! I definitely recommend the Machame Route, whichever company you choose.
I wrote about my experience here:https://natpacker.com/kilimanjaro-adventure-day-1-arrival/ (be warned, it is several posts long)
You may also want to check out: https://natpacker.com/things-wish-id-known-kilimanjaro-trip/ 7 months ago
I went with Popote Africa (http://www.popoteafrica.com/) last year (7 day Macheme route) and they were incredible. The team were fantastic and made it one of the best weeks of my life, and I am still in contact with some of the Popote team a year later!
I booked it spontaneously when I was already in Tanzania and they sorted me out with all the gear (I only had hiking boots) and I asked to be put into a group with others which they were able to accommodate as well. Our guides were so kind and ensured our pace suited the various abilities and needs of the whole group.
Cannot recommend enough. 7 months ago
I would highly recommend using Africa Travel Resource. Their price is a little more than others, but they have a lot of Kili experience (17,000 customers), 91% success rate and excellent safety record. They also take good care of their support staff. Even if you end up choosing another company, the ATR website has great resource material to help you prepare for your trek. My son & I chose the Rongai route. Here is the link:
http://www.africatravelresource.com/mount-kilimanjaro-treks/. 7 months ago
I climbed Kili with my teenage daughter a few years ago and paid a premium to go thru an American travel agent for perceived safety and reliability. If I were to go again I would try to avoid the middle man and book direct with an experienced Tanzanian company. This could save you 30 to 50% of the cost. Regardless who you book with you will have a local guide, cook and 2-3 porters. 7 months agoAnswered by Wm Jasen via WorldNomads.com
I sumitted Kilimanjaro in October 2016 with Eco-Africa Climbing. Fredrick Wilbert the organizer and his crew were just awesome. They are located in Moshi and from the time of arrival, acclimitazing to departure they took excellent care. Food was also prepared to our liking and their chef Eliya was open to cooking to Canadian and Indian tastebuds. I highly recommend this company and their cost was reasonable. 7 months agoAnswered by Renuka Sanghvi via WorldNomads.com