3 independent reviews for Kilimanjaro climb, Rongai route

Reviews for Kilimanjaro climb, Rongai route

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review 31 Aug 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

It's hard to choose. Reaching the top? Even the tipping ceremony was wonderful, but the last day of the trek was probably the best. Beautiful surroundings and walking easily down hill with new friends knowing that Kilimanjaro had been achieved.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Go slowly (pole pole) right from day 1. This helps your body to get ready for the hard summit day... and really believe that you can reach the top.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

40 local people were employed in getting us to the top providing income for skilled and non skilled people. After every camp all litter was picked up and carried with us and by staying on the trail the impact on the mountain was kept to a minimum

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

4 stars. It has been an amazing adventure, but it has also been the hardest thing I have ever done. Our group had marathon runners and 'iron man' people in it and we all agreed on that. Having said that, I could not have asked for better guides/cook/porters/weather and the hotel we stayed in before and after the trek was wonderful.

review 22 Aug 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The entire trip was truly a once in a lifetime adventure - every day was exciting.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Learn some Swahili. Be prepared with extra toilet paper and underwear/socks. Try to keep in mind leaving behind things you don't need (i.e., your hiking boots, extra clothing).

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Unfortunately, Kilimanjaro isn't terribly strict w/ a pack it in, pack it out regulation. That being said, I think we did a good job re: a low environmental impact. And we did use a group that is part of the KPAP.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Fantastic!

review 12 Jul 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Reaching the summit.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

NB:- Make sure you read all the small print, such as you are not covered for falling ill (Operator never mention this) You do not need a yellow fever jab which cost 45.00 Take plenty of toilet roll Do not be pressurised to provide tips (you are under immense pressure to provide) Do not book with this operator (they let me down on a number of issues including contacting me back when I needed support and advice. Refused to ring me back despite spending nearly 2,000 on this adventure.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes my adventure benefited local people. However the environment was not protected as everywhere you went there were bits of litter, toilet roll everywhere.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

7/10

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