Alicia & Riaan Rall (South Africa) – Successfull summit attempt on 25 Dec 2014(Standard package – 7 day Machame route)
What an amazing trip! We had an awesome time and everything was perfect. The guide and porters were excellent and very entertaining. Some days were harder than others but that is part of the experience and that makes for some really awesome stories! Met some amazing people during our trip including Jacques & Andre who entertained us with some of their crazy stories from their trip! 😉
I would definitely recommend Climbing Kilimanjaro to anyone interested in doing a trip like this!
Again thanks Nikki for all your hard work and great service.
All the Best!
Alicia & Riaan Rall
I’m back in Durban, (with all hands and legs as instructed by my wife!) and want to send my heartfelt thanks to you for the great service once again.
My trip was awesome! In particular, the night of the summit was EPIC! Thanks for arranging the extra day on the mountain because summit would have been difficult if I did not camp at Karanga.
My guide, Omari, was well informed and kept me entertained throughout the trip. The Chef, Chiddi, did a brilliant job – every meal was more than filling. The whole crew was great
Fortunately I did not experience any major headaches or any AMS. Overall a very positive experience on the mountain.
Off the mountain, the hotel was good.
Once again, thanks for the great service!
So sorry for the slow reply! The trip was amazing! The weather was great, the guides were great, the porters were awesome, and the cooks were excellent as well. I really felt they went beyond my expectations. We were the only group we saw that got three hot meals per day which was a very nice perk. The summit day was difficult but the guides were very encouraging and did a great job of leading us up. Transport to and from the mountain was reliable and on time. I rented a sleeping bag which was more than sufficient in the cold. I can’t think of anything negative to say, it was really great all around.
Sal Salinero was very impressive and I enjoyed my stay there and enjoyed talking to the people leaving/going to the mountain as well. The staff was very friendly and kept the bag I left safe while I was on the mountain.
Before I get caught up with my day to day routine, I’d like to say Thank You ! Nelson and his team did an amazing job. Without them, I know I wouldn’t have been able to summit Mt Kilimanjaro, and have such a wonderful experience.
If I have any friends planning a trip to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, I’ll definitely recommend you guys.
All the best for 2015
Here’s a few quick bullet points with feedback:
- Overall, I really appreciated your professionalism ahead of the hike, with communication via e-mail, sending plenty of preparatory documents, handling the financial aspect professionally, etc.
- The actual hike went well. The guides and porters were professional, and seemed very competent. At all stages–from arrival at the hotel in Moshi, until our return to the hotel after the hike–I felt we were treated professionally, communication was clear, there were not any steps left unclear or fuzzy, etc.
- Our guide was extremely helpful on the first day of our hike, with helping us first deal with a scam we’d fell victim to (before we’d booked with you). We spent the morning running around Moshi dealing a bank and the police, and the guide was very helpful and patient in this. He also expertly arranged for our park permit to be obtained and passed to our team very efficiently without wasting additional time.
Overall, I would recommend your agency to others, and have already left a positive review on TripAdvisor. Thanks for everything,
We booked one day of safari, 5 days of Kilimanjaro Climbing and 4 days luxury hotel in Arusha via www.climbingkilimanjaro.co.za. The website looks professional and there were many positive reviews on the internet. We had to pay all the money in advance and took that risk… But were not disappointed! Climbingkilimanjaro.com arranged everything perfectly; from the pick up at the airport to the safari in Lake Manyara to the 5 days climb to the summit! Experienced guides (Albert and Tami), friendly staff (nothing is impossible for them), good briefings, nice food and daily medical checks during the climb! Without Diamox but thanks to mental support and advises of the guides we reached the top last Friday morning. We can highly recommend this company to anyone who plans to climb the Kilimanjaro!
Sophia pretty much summed it up, I doubt I can say it any better, thanks for everything and the lads were awesome.
I have now returned back to Dubai from a very enjoyable and successful trip up Kilimanjaro.
I just wanted to drop you an email to let you know about my experiences and to provide you with some feedback.
From beginning to end including the correspondence that I had with yourself was fantastic. The organization, execution and moral was second to none. Our guides Nelson and Lawrence are a credit to your company and the porters that accompanied us on the trip were the best team of people I have ever come across.
I’d like to make a special mention to, Goodwin, Bouncer, Lawrence and Nelson to name a few that made our trip so very special. I will most certainly be recommending your company to friends who will be climbing Kili in the future.
Many thanks for making my holiday an enjoyable one & one to remember.
Hi there Nikki,
The trip was incredible and my only regret is that I have to embrace reality and come back to work.
The guides were amazing, the porters were decent and trustworthy, the entire crew surpassed expectations by several nautical miles. I have already referred your organization to several staff members and C levels at my organization for future travel arrangements.
I thank you and your team for going the extra mile in organizing the supplementary flights and the more than sufficient accommodation pre and post trip.
I’ve just come back from my climb and I have to say that it was truly amazing 🙂 The guide Elia and his crew: Pasati, Omar, Shukuru, Elia, Januar, Baraka and Frank were incredibly attentive and everything was even better than I had expected.
Thanks again for everything! I’ve had a experience of a lifetime!