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Jennifer Wilde (Canada) – Successful summit on 19 June 2016 – 7 day Machame route

Jennifer

I wanted to write to let you know how pleased we were with absolutely everything!  The service your company provided was outstanding, the responsiveness to our questions in the organizing stage, the attention to detail in your itinerary, the comprehensive information you provided to assist us in preparing for the climb, and then ultimately the service provided during our visit exceeded our expectations.

Our climb was so memorable and such an incredible experience and that was largely due to John Matiko and his wonderful team.  We were so impressed with John and his team and the care and service they provided, John not only ensured our successful summit attempt, he ensured all our questions were answered, and it was just a pleasure to get to know John and Emmanuel (assistant guide) and spend our days hiking with them.

Our safari was great, the driver very informative, the resorts were breathtaking.

We will make sure we tell everyone we know to consider booking with your organizations if they plan a visit to Tanzania and Kilimanjaro!

Our sincerest thanks.

Jennifer Wilde

Les David Pollack (USA) – Successful summit on 11 June 2016 – 7 Day Rongai route

David

Hi Nikki,

I just wanted to let you know that I had a fantastic time and I made it to the summit!  My guide David and his “Dream Team” of porters and cook were terrific! David is an excellent guide.  He monitored my progress every step of the way and he is very knowledgeable.  I learned so much from him about the mountain, the park, culture, flora, and fauna.  The entire team was friendly, the food was great, and they sang and danced every time we made it to the next camp.  (I also danced.)  Upon David’s recommendation, we did a daytime summit.  We arrived at School Hut around 2 pm on June 10 and started the summit at 7 am the next day.  This worked extremely well for me; I had a good night’s rest and I didn’t have to worry about the cold of a nighttime summit.  I got to the summit at 6:21 pm.  Going down at night isn’t bad at all.  I got to Kibo Hut around 8 pm, had a good night’s sleep, and then started the hike down to Horombo Hut.  I am very thankful that David recommended a daytime summit; I may not have been able to summit at night, come down in the morning, and then do the hike to Horombo Hut.  This was one of the greatest accomplishments of my lifetime.

Thank you for all your help in making this a wonderful experience.  I will definitely recommend your company to anyone who expresses an interest in climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Thanks again.

David

Priya Morjaria (British) – Successful summit on 2 June 2016 – 6 Day Machame route

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Hi Nikki,

It is nearly two weeks since we summited and I just wanted to say thank you for everything :)

It was a lifetime of a experience for all 3 of us and I know it wouldn’t have been possible without you and the team in Moshi.

Charity was brilliant and she made sure that we were all comfortable and happy with all the arrangements. She even arranged the cake to be sent up for my friend’s 30th and that made her day. Nelson and George were excellent guides too.

The 6 day Machame route was definitely tough and challenging but the support team did everything they could to keep our spirits up.  I definitely was struggling by day 4 and had very little hope of summiting with altitude taking a toll on me. But we all did it and have come back with some amazing memories we will all cherish.

Best wishes,

Priya

Phill Hewitt (UK) – Successful summit on 6 March 2016 – Superior package – 6 day Marangu route

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Hi Nikki,

I just wanted to say thanks to Climbing Kilimanjaro for organising our climb to Kilimanjaro.  All the information we received was very informative and very helpful. Our guides, cooks and Porters did an outstanding job of looking after us. We did note that other groups didn’t receive quite the same attention and health checks that we did. Even with a touch of altitude sickness, we all made it to the top with some assistance from the guides.

I would like to think I would be back to Kilimanjaro in the future exploring a different route.  It seems a bit strange to be back at my desk at work!

Thanks again,

Phill Hewitt

Prebai Pillay (South Africa) – Successful summit on 23 February 2016 (with Bernhard Fonseka, Dale Paterson, Rami Wazir, Stefan Brinkmann, Felice Galati and Joerg Scheifler) Superior package – 7 day Lemosho route

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Hi Nikki

 

I have to express our utmost gratitude on an amazing lifetime experience we had climbing Kilimanjaro.

 

This would never have been possible without Safiel and his amazing team.

The professionalism, combined with drive from all of team to ensure we achieved our goal to summit Kilimanjaro.

 

Again special thanks to our guides Safi, Roger the Dodger, Willie and Steve.

Our chef Rama who’s great food kept us well nourished and no one was sick!

Our President Reagan who waited on our beckoned call…miss our morning ginger tea!!

 

Our amazing crew of 25, sorry I can’t remember every name, gave us inspiration and determination to succeed.

 

We will definitely refer Climbing Kilimanjaro as the best operator on the mountain.

 

Thanks again to Safi and the team.

 

Kind regards

The Dream Team

Adri Dreyer (South Africa) – Successful summit on 23 February 2016 – Superior package – 7 day Machame route

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We were booked for the Machame route from 18-24 February 2016. Initially we were only 2 friends booked for this period, but on short notice 5 other people joined, so we started as strangers, but left as friends. From the start David, our chief guide, took the lead in a way that immediately made us feel comfortable and safe and this set the trend for the whole period. David and his crew set our comfort and safety as their main priority… besides getting us all on the roof of Africa! What stood out was the respectful way in which David interacted with his crew and the result was visible in the loyalty they have shown towards him.

I was the slowest of the whole group, but David NEVER made me feel uncomfortable about it. In fact, without knowing this, he created a new ‘mantra’ for me by constantly saying; “Adri, you are not sick, just tired”…and those words helped me to summit! It was so amazing how that one sentence could help my mind to push my body beyond its natural limits!

The whole crew was just so fantastic. They put “Hakuna matata” into practice. Nothing was too much for them. On every request they would say “No problem” and would then go out of their way to assist. On the day before summit one of our team members, Steve, turned 60. Some of the crew went all the way to Moshi and back to Barafu camp to present Steve with…a birthday cake!!!

David, you and your team are amazing!!! I might forget how awesome it was to be able to summit, but I will NEVER forget the way you and your team went out of your way to accommodate all of our diverse needs. You created a ‘home’ to us which made us feel home away from home! May you all be blessed in abundance.

Nikki, to you and your team in Pretoria, a huge thumbs up for your professional service as our preferred agent. The urgency with which you answered our questions and the timely provision of related info prepared us with what we needed for a ‘kick start’. We will wholeheartedly promote you as service provider to whoever would like to take the challenge to visit the roof of Africa!