Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route Trek
Tanzania, Trek & Walk, 9 days - from £1,895 (land only) - from €2,655 (land only) - from $2,990 (land only)
By: Chris Walker, Liverpool, UK
I enjoyed the whole trip, the support from crew was amazing, food - wow, how can you cook such good food in a tent so well done to James the chef.
This trip was always going to be a personal challenge as you cannot train for altitude sickness. I did suffer from slight sickness but the head guide was always there to advise. I felt the trip challenging, physically and mentally but that's why we chose this trip, so no surprises really. I would recommend this trip to colleagues and definitely recommend the team who took us to the top.
Trip leader (Elias) was amazing, his local knowledge, patience, encouragement, support and drive to help us succeed was a tremendous help to us in reaching the summit. Elias was constantly assessing our condition, this was done in a very professional way, watching us during walks, talking to us over lunch, and dinner was all a part of that assessment. Elias managed porters so well and they all understood their part in this trip. I could not fault the trip leader in any way, he made us laugh giving the trip a relaxed atmosphere but behind scenes always serious in this task with our welfare the utmost priority. I was totally confident in taking advice from Elias and believed he would help in every way to reach the summit which we did so I want to say a big thank you to all the porters, chef, guides in making this dream come true.
The support crew - Elias (head guide), Makori (support guide), Muba (water man), James (chef) and 11 porters were all amazing and without their constant support we would not have made the summit. Every person helped us in every way, nothing too much trouble, from the guy who cleaned the toilet to the porter saying good morning to the head guide coaching and monitoring our condition every day, all provided a fantastic experience.
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.