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STEPHANUS SULIMRO (Indonesia) – Successful summit attempt on 17 July 2015 – Superior package – 6 Day Machame route

STEPHANUS SULIMRO (Indonesia) – Successful summit attempt on 17 July 2015 - Superior package – 6 Day Machame routeSTEPHANUS SULIMRO (Indonesia) – Successful summit attempt on 17 July 2015 - Superior package – 6 Day Machame route

Habari Nikki,

Thank you for making this once in a lifetime experience dream come true. The climbingkilimanjaro team were awesome. It was more of a luxury package rather than standard package and I appreciate it a lot.

Special thanks to my guide, Omari, who helped me achieve a very special personal goal. He helped me in making sure that I was the first person to arrive at every camp checkpoints as well as right up to the summit. Without his help and guidance, I am sure this would not be possible. He and his team also take good care of me, making sure that I had my meals (portions were too much! But I guess all the tour companies did the same as I was having conversation with other people), checked my health condition, etc. I really can’t thank him and his team of 7 people well enough.

Overall, I would definitely recommend climbingkilimanjaro for people who are looking to hike it and go for Omari and his team to lead. I will write in tripadvisor as soon as I got back to Indonesia at the end of July. Ashanti!

Regards,

Stephanus

Lindsey Davis (South Africa) – Successful summit attempt on 7 July 2015 – Superior package – 7 day Machame

Lindsey Davis (South Africa) – Successful summit attempt on 7 July 2015 - Superior package – 7 day Machame

Hi Nikki,

I just wanted to say thank you, we had an unbelievable time climbing up Kilimanjaro!

We really had the best team on the mountain, David and Salim were so knowledgeable and eager to answer the never ending questions that we had for them, we learnt all about the different trees, mosses, flowers, wild life and Tanzanian culture which all added to the holistic experience on the mountain. The porters where so friendly and helpful, they would often sing to us when they passed us, adding to the positive atmosphere that we experienced throughout the trip. We were all blown away with the teams willingness to help, and the care that they took to ensure that we were comfortable, happy, and strong. We had amazing food, and such happy company that made the hike all the more pleasant!

David and Salim were so good at ensuring that we went “pole pole” up the mountain, and that we all had enough water to drink, which in the end resulted in a successful summit! I was so impressed with the way that they cared for my mum, always ensuring that “mamma simba” was strong and happy! We loved getting to know the team, and they truly made the trip all that it was!

Nikki, thank you so much for your quick and efficient organizing of our trip! And a huge “asante sana” to David and his team for getting us to Uhuru peak, and for making this an experience of a lifetime!

I have added a few pictures for you to see.

Many thanks

Lindsey Davis

Jeffrey & Jordan Segal (USA) – Successful summit attempt on 5 July 2015 – Superior package – 7 Day Lemosho route

Jeffrey & Jordan Segal (USA) – Successful summit attempt on 5 July 2015 - Superior package - 7 Day Lemosho route

Nikki:

The trip exceeded our expectations. We had a blast.

For the trek: The guides were professional and focused on helping us get to the top. They were enthusiastic and supportive. They understood safety. Camps were set up when we arrived. We honestly could not have asked for anything better.

For the safari – same comments. Our guide was knowledgeable and professional. He took us wherever we wanted to go. He had a knack for finding virtually every type of wildlife. The accommodations were excellent.

Thanks for making this trip a great memory!

Jeff Segal

Eitan Stern (USA) – Successful summit attempt on 5 July 2015 Superior package – 7 day Lemosho route

Eitan Stern (USA) - Successful summit attempt on 5 July 2015 Superior package - 7 day Lemosho route

Dear Nikki

I returned from Tanzania the day before yesterday, The trip was superb. The experience was great. The team lead by Safiel was excellent: professional, responsible, friendly, service oriented and very helpful.

Denis who guided us in the Safari was excellent as well: very knowledgeable about the safari , Tanzania, Africa: sharing his knowledge, helpful, service oriented.My Tanzania experience was great. ( I am glad to eventually I could join) I will definitely recommend your service for my friends
Thank you
Eitan

Jacques van Heerden en Moira Filmer (South African) – Successful summit attempt on 3 July 2015 Superior package – 7 Day Rongai route

Jacques van Heerden en Moira Filmer (South African) – Successful summit attempt on 3 July 2015 Superior package – 7 Day Rongai route

Dear Annale

Thank you for your e-mail.

There are few expressions that will allow us to capture what the climb meant to us. Yet I can confirm that it was life changing, emotional, beautiful, amazing and probably the hardest thing we both have done in our lives. From the start the from being picked up at the airport, Bristol cottages and the arrangements for the climb was executed perfectly.

The welcoming staff before the time and after were friendly and helpful. This comment includes having worked with you beforehand. It was comforting to have such professional assistance from the first step.
I think that Moira will agree with me that the two most amazing people on the trip was Fred Msinga and Bariki Maro, our two guides. From the start they were friendly, helpful and encouraging.
Their experience was very evident every step of the way. They were confident and firm yet reassuring and professional.

Their interaction was always very personal and their knowledge of the fauna and flora, history and culture was astounding.
The group of porters, waiter and chef was equally amazing. It was touching that our summit attempt (and success) was just as close to their hearts as ours. The meals were fresh, plentiful and tasty. We were cared for in great consideration.

After the climb Fred assisted us in buying gifts for our families and getting to the bank etc. I strongly suggest that he be involved in planning climbs… experience like his (we roughly calculated he summited over 300 times in his life).
Roy du Toit (who joined us on the climb) was a really valuable member of the team. We all bonded during our climb. What an inspirational man.

If you are looking for negative comments… I have none.

Thank you Climbing Kilimanjaro – you helped change my life.

Sincerely

Jaques

Dear Analee,

I have to echo all that Jaques has said in his e mail. Thank you so much for all the excellent organisation and team work which Climbing Kilimanjaro so carefully planned. The accommodation, meals, transport and all the details were arranged superbly and we couldn’t have had a better trip.cI have spent the first week back being extremely emotional as I re-live all our experiences on the mountain. Most of all I miss our highly competent and friendly trekking team of porters and guides. Freddie and Barik were outstanding and incredibly highly skilled to know exactly what they could do to get us up the mountain. I have to admit that I had a rough last night to the top with nausea and vomiting but the guides made me feel so confident that I could carry on -despite my pain – and even clung onto me as I retched down the mountain so that I wouldn’t fall over. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Their competence, friendliness and professionalism left me speechless. I cannot thank them or the team enough for all their enthusiasm and passion for our trip.

Many thanks for all that you do on the SA side and I will certainly be recommending the company to everyone.

Kind regards,

Moira

JJ Viljoen, Renato Afonso, Brian Butler, Stephanus Viljoen, Dylan Roth & Edward Barale (South Africa) – Successful summit attempt on 2 July 2015 Superior package – 7 Day Lemosho route

JJ Viljoen, Renato Afonso, Brian Butler, Stephanus Viljoen, Dylan Roth & Edward Barale (South Africa) - Successful summit attempt on 2 July 2015 Superior package - 7 Day Lemosho route

Hi Nikki,

Our kili trip was absolutely amazing. Our entire party of 6 made it to the top. Beautiful mountain and lovely surroundings.

All over the service, hotel, equipment and food was fantastic and exceedingly surpassed our expectations.

The Tanzanian people are warm and welcoming and they treated us with great courtesy and hospitality.

Your company’s service and assistance throughout the experience was truly invaluable and greatly appreciated.

I would 100% recommend anyone to use your service!

A truly memorable experience. Asante Sana Kilimanjaro!

Terry Zerr, Ashley-Marie Zerr and Mike Cox (USA) – Successful summit on 2 July 2015 – Superior package – 7 Day Lemosho route

Terry Zerr, Ashley-Marie Zerr and Mike Cox (USA) – Successful summit on 2 July 2015 - Superior package – 7 Day Lemosho route

Nikki,

Yes, we had an amazing time on the safari and on the climb. We really enjoyed our guide at leopard safaris Steve Mziray. We got to see all of the big five plus more.

The 7 day climb was perfect. Musa was a great guide and Emanuel was a great assistant guide. The weather and full moon were amazing on assent and our photos at the summit with the full moon setting and the sunrise were once in a lifetime.

We had a great time.

Terry

Swapnesh Banerjee (India) – Successful summit attempt on 1 July 2015 Superior package – 7 day Machame route

Swapnesh Banerjee (India) – Successful summit attempt on 1 July 2015 Superior package – 7 day Machame route

Hi Nikki,

I would like to thank you for an awesome trek to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. I’ve been on quite a few treks above 5000m and I can say that this has been the best organized one I’ve ever been on. Everything was exactly as promised, in fact even better than what I expected. Aaron and Peter and all the other people took really good care of us and I will definitely recommend your company to anybody who wants to summit Kilimanjaro.

When you said there are 5 south africans going – you didn’t mention that they were all girls! They were extremely charming and fun to be with and made the trek all the more enjoyable and we had a great time. Attached is a photo of myself at the summit.

Cheers,
Swapnesh

Patricia Taylor, Elias Papavarnavas, Maxine dos Santos, Marie Lerm & Idalize Hanekom (South Africa) – Successful summit attempt on 1 July 2015 – Superior package – 7 Day Machame route

Patricia Taylor, Elias Papavarnavas, Maxine dos Santos, Marie Lerm & Idalize Hanekom (South Africa) – Successful summit attempt on 1 July 2015 - Superior package – 7 Day Machame route

TEAM ZIPPO

Using the old cliché…….words cannot begin to describe our experience!!!

It was spectacular.

Your organising of our trip went without a hitch. Everything timed to the minute and seamless.

Our guides, Aaron and Peter, and the porters went above and beyond the call of duty. They catered to all of our needs, everything being carried out so effortlessly, with much fun, laughter and song. The food was so good, we even managed to put on weight even after all of the walking and climbing.

We sang your praises and that of the entire team, to the top and Kili and back down again.

We would also like to thank you for the added testosterone in the form of Swapnesh Banerjee. He was such a good sport and fitted in to the group in full song and with a brilliant sense of humour.

Please find attached a picture of our group including your guides Aaron and Peter.

Regards

Pat

Rima Zaidan (Lebanon) – Successful summit attempt on 1 July 2015 – Superior package – 7 Day Lemosho

Rima Zaidan (Lebanon) – Successful summit attempt on 1 July 2015 - Superior package - 7 Day Lemosho

Dear Annale,

Hope you’re doing well. I am sorry for the late reply. It took me a while to re-organize my life after a long vacation especially that I had to travel again after my trip to Tanzania.

My experience in Tanzania was amazing! Thank you so much for organizing everything. Below is a bit long email, but I would like to benefit to thank everyone that helped and supported me to accomplish this trip successfully.

Starting by Mr. Manasseh, he was very attentive and careful to explain the small details at the beginning and to make sure at the end of the trip that everything went fine. He took care of all the missing equipments we were having and assured that we were ready for the trip.

A big thanks and respect to the guides “Walter Mushi” and “Happy God”. They were extremely patient, supportive and careful. Their help all the way was really enormous and great.

“Walter” has a lovely spirit, a wonderful smile and a charming personality that would make you forget the difficulties of the trip and enjoy your day all the time. I would certainly recommend him to others.

“Happy God” is a very patient person, strong and careful for the details. He made sure all the time the team is doing well and feeling good.

Both guys were extremely supportive the night and the day of the summit. Without their support and the support of the team who joined from US, David and Richard, I would definitely not being able to reach the summit.

The team was a real team. The spirit was one. I consider myself a lucky person to meet all of them during this trip.

I also would like to thanks the porters, the chef “Eddy” and the waiter “Harry”. They were marvelous. With all the difficulties of the route and the work they were doing, they kept on smiling, supporting us and making sure we are feeling comfort and happy all the time.

As for the safari, it was an exceptional experience. I enjoyed it a lot. The driver took good care of us all the time and made sure that we are satisfied.

I want to thanks also the representative of your offices, who met me the last day at the hotel and made sure that everything is going fine. He was even kind enough to accompany me to the market and made sure I found the place I need.

Thank you for everything. Thank you for the lovely trip & experience. All the people were amazing. Hopefully will have the chance to meet them all again.

I am attaching to my email 2 photos taken at the summit. Please feel free to publish them if you would love to.

Thanks again for everything, and hope one day will have the chance to organize another trip through your agency !

Rima