1 independent reviews for Climb Kilimanjaro, Rongai Route

Reviews for Climb Kilimanjaro, Rongai Route


review 7 Apr 2011

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

Reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro! Absolutely awesome, it is one massive challenge but worth every step!

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

Make sure you take it seriously! Several people had not done adequate fitness training ie hillwalking, running, endurance training. Yes it is a walkable mountain but when you consider altitude, cold, camping and long days, you need to be fit. DRINK LOTS OF WATER at least 3 - 4 litres a day! Layers, layers, layers YOU will be cold, hot, cold, hot make sure you have the right gear.

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

Local people do benefit by tourists coming to climb Kili, jobs are created but competition is fierce, they also rely on our generosity to supplement there income. It is important to book with a company that values, appreciates and pays well and follows appropriate guidelines to ensure the welfare of porters. Every effort is made not to impact on the environment, eg educating tourists to take all rubbish off the mountain and the use of chemical toilets at camp sites.

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

An amazing experience, as I celebrated my 50th birthday at the summit with Hashim, the guide that supported me throughout the summit night, ensuring my safety. I have some brilliant photographs and met some lovely people!

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