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Kilimanjaro Trek and Safari
By: Jennifer Calvert, Leeds, UK
A high ration of support crew to staff made a big difference on summit day, when there were plenty of staff to support various members of the group. Very well organized. All of the guides were great, I felt very safe and felt that the guides were very knowledgeable and looked out for people becoming unwell. Overall a fantastic trip. The local crew and guides did an amazing job getting everyone up the mountain. The food was amazing and the accommodation on safari was amazing.
Trekking Mount Mgoun in Winter
By: Maria Campbell, Durham, UK
This is a wonderful short trip and I thought it superior to Toubkal. Remote, good winter conditions and glorious ridge walking (we were lucky with the weather though).
The local agent was first rate, all the arrangements worked. Mustapha was an excellent local leader - personal/social and communication skills all of a high standard.
Kilimanjaro Rongai Route Trek
By: Bonita Enright , Epping, UK
Everyone from KE gave us all the correct information needed to undertake such a trip every mundane question I asked was answered and everyone was very helpful and friendly too. A great start to any trip.Everyone one the crew/team in Tanzania were friendly, helpful and above all very knowledgeable and we were literally blown away by the food which was being prepared for us each day. I have an intolerance to wheat and tomatoes so every day the cook would talk to me or prepare something along the lines of everyone else but totally tasty and sufficient to do such a walk on. I even had hand cut, home-made (well mess tent made) chips one night which everyone else on the trek was very upset about - so the next night the cook did everyone homemade chips too!
Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro
By: Zoe Benjamin, New South Wales, Australia
The holiday was fantastic. The climbs were hard and required alot of PMA (positive mental attitude), but were paced very well and climbing Mt Kenya first really gave us a strong advantage for Mt Kilimanjaro. Our support crew on both mountains were outstanding in every way. I loved how different both mountain experiences were - on Mt Kenya we didn't see another group until summit day, and it was a beautiful wild experience. On Mt Kilimanjaro it was fun to meet up with different groups of trekkers at camp each night to compare notes. Our trip leaders - Eddie, Moses and Onex (as well as Michael and JV on Mt Kili) were just incredible. I was really impressed that KE used local African tour leaders, they knew everything about the history of the countries and the mountains and were so supportive and encouraging. Brilliant men!
Trekking to Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro
By: Dawn Wicks, Penrith, UK
My main reason for filling in the feedback this time.. Many operators/trips/destinations/leaders taken into consideration, I would like to both thank and commend Elias for his expert leadership and empathy. Efficient, professional, personable, compassionate to name but some of his qualities.. I would love to see him nominated for a leadership award. Thank you! Huge thanks to Elias for his firm but compassionate approach that made my second attempt at Kili a success. And also to Mt Meru Hotel for those treasured hours of personal escape and comfort!
Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route Trek
By: Sandra Nixon, Liverpool, UK
I thought the overall schedule was excellent. It allowed everyone to adapt to the altitude. The pace and length of walks each day was ideal. The different walks each day also allowed you to appreciate the different environments of Kili.
Our guide Elias was excellent. He paced the walks to our fitness levels. He engaged with us, build good relationships. He was open and honest, regularly communicating what was happening, what to expect, providing advice on clothing, in addition to making conversation. The service provided by the crew was excellent. The food prepared and served by James was fabulous. It met our energy needs to the day and there was a good variety.
Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar
By: Gary Love, Tennessee, USA
The trip was fantastic, and the porters and guides made the difference between success and failure. I cannot thank them enough. Onex, our guide, provided excellent leadership and his crew provided outstanding support to all of us.
This was the greatest adventure that I have ever attempted. No doubt that I would have never made it without the support of the KE staff and the local support personel. Onex went way out of his way to make sure that I could contact my family in the USA while I was away, and I thank him very much. This was a wondeful experience.
It was way more difficult mentally and physically than I would have ever dreamed of. I was in excellent shape but there is no way I could have prepared for the conditions that I experienced climbing the mountain.
Bernese Oberland Haute Route - West
By: Angela Edwards, Gwynedd, UK
Huts good value, routing fantastic and pace well set by Kathy our guide. I most enjoyed the fantastic views and the feeling of exhilaration when peaks were summited as well as the group camaraderie.
Climb Mera Peak, Island Peak and the Amphu Labtsa
By: Steve Powers, Birmingham
Charlie was an outstanding leader - knowledgeable, skilled, patient, inspirational, and great company. This was a very successful trek for the group as a whole although most found it fairly demanding because of the cold and altitude. With Charlie we felt we had a leader we could trust completely with our safety and well-being. Neil was a competent and companionable second leader. I felt privileged to be part of such a successful and enjoyable trip. After the Rolwaling trek in 2009 I was wondering whether this trek could match the enjoyment I had then. I was not disappointed. Both have been fantastic experiences for an old git of 60! Mny thanks to all concerned.Probably exceeded my expectations. I was pleased Mera Peak was not too busy.
Mont Blanc Ascent with Gran Paradiso
By: Alan Peace, Staffordshire, UK
Excellent doesn't do the work of Bob and Cherie at the Yeti Lodge in Argentierre justice. It was considerably better than excellent! The meals prepared by Bob would have not been out of place in a top flight restaurant and Cherie did a superb job in looking after us.
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