Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro
Kenya & Tanzania, Trek & Walk, 15 days - from £2,395 (land only) - from €2,875 (land only) - from $3,945 (land only)
By: Claire Randall, Wasleys, Australia
Mt Kenya is an absolute treasure and a pleasure to trek. I was not prepared for the amount of people on Mt Kilimanjaro and this did tend to spoil the experience a little. In saying that our crew were very sensitive to this and where ever possible set up our camps a bit further away from the majority of the groups.
The pace was very good and provided the best opportunities to acclimatize properly. I enjoyed the opportunities to talk to our trip leaders and to find out more about their countries, their way of life and about the plants and animals of the areas.
Both of our trip leaders for the Kenya and Tanzania legs of our trips were excellent. Our Trip Leader for Mt Kilimanjaro Elias is an amazing man who is a real custodian of the park. His knowledge and enthusiasm is excellent and his willingness to help others less prepared or injured was fantastic to see.
By: Clarissa Carvahlo, Brazil
It pretty much met all of my expectations, although I was impressed by how great the food was on treks, as well as how professional and organized the trek crews were, especially guides - very knowledgeable and caring. I felt very well taken care of, and that was key to successfully summiting both mountains. Food was amazing, even though Im not fond of british/american breakfasts. Overall the diet was very well thought of. The care with providing us with clean water was also very impressive. I took clorine tablets and drops and not once had to use them Why KE Comments? It seemed to be the only one offering a previous climb to Kili (Kenya), which turned out to be a great aclimatization plan. Also price seemed pretty fair, and the fact that it was recommended by National Geographic.
By: Rosanna Cole, Farnham, Surrey
Both Moses and Onex were outstanding, but for me Peter Kisimbo was the best of all (on Kili). He was so gentle and encouraging, and I really don't think I would have made it to the summit without him. Can you pass on my warm thanks to him, and the other two. Isa was something of a magician producing wonderful food - I only wish I had had the appetite to fully appreciate it all. You have a really great team of leaders there. The Trip was better than I had expected, as all the connections etc. were so seamless and organisation and consideration for us all was excellent.
By: Ian Mitchell, Huddersfield, W. Yorks
The acclimatisation on Mt Kenya was a strong selling point - the only operator that seems to do this - also I got to see more of Kenya. A very well organised trip with excellent back-up and food throughout, I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
By: Helen Lapping, Lancaster
More than happy to use KE again. Prefer to use you over other companies these days as you all seem to have actually been on the trips you run! Great trip - no real problems - had a great time, thanks x
By: Gerhard Raimann, Ohio, USA
The KE website is very detailed and easy to use. The dossier contained all the pertinent information. I had several email exchanges with Chloe and others that helped me with some decisions (about what to do with my extra time after the trek). I talked to Phil on the phone several times; his feedback was invaluable. It was amazing what the cooks created every day! The food and service were excellent; the porters were incredible. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. It was a great adventure!!
By: Clive Morrell, Worcestershire, UK
AMAZING holiday! Harsh return to reality coming back to the UK. Do you have a job for us in Tanzania?!!!
By: Lawrence Kemp, Falkirk, UK
The holiday was amazing and I'd definitely recommend KE to anyone who was considering taking an adventure holiday.
By: Emma Owen, Wrexham, UK
Staff and porters were amazing and gave the best service ever. Hotels were top class and staff were brilliant.
By: Ajay Chhabra, London, UK
Stunning views from both Kenya and Kilimanjaro. The guides were real experts, and the food was terrific on both trips, as was the overall hospitality of our trek crew.