–Neil Gondek – Canada

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro has been one of the most wonderful experiences of my life and I congratulate you and all at Climb Kili for your superb professionalism. The climb far exceeded any expectations I had. The entire program from arrival at JRO to departure was run without a hitch. Even when my bags were delayed in Amsterdam, Emanuel assured me that he would pick-up the next day and deliver to the Christina House, just as he said he arrived the next day with all my gear. The schedule was executed and so much attention paid to detail that all my concerns and worries were immediately alleviated. The camping side of it was incredibly well run and organized. Zinga (spelling) was there to greet us each morning for our hot tea, or water and prepared the dining tent in a way that we all enjoyed the atmosphere regardless of the mental state we may have been after a hard day or sleepless night. Very organized by some truly amazing Tanzania staff members. Emanuel, Johnny, Oliver, Vincent and ChiChi had our well being each step of the way. All members of the team were monitored throughout the trek with safety being number #1. Regardless of who was able to summit, everyone was treated with respect and informed well in advanced of the day’s objective. There was NO UNKNOWNS! I never heard of a complaint about anyone or another member….there was caring,concern and celebration when there was success. The welcoming party on the last day was memorable, especially the man playing the guitar and several of the porters/guides dancing and singing. I stood there with a tear in my eye embracing the moment. A special touch to end a incredible journey with a group of people who became family for those 8 days on the Lemosho Route. I would not hesitate to recommend Climb Kili to anyone who is seeking an adventure of a lifetime. My goal was to summit, learn about the country, culture and people. All three were met. It was a most enjoyable and memorable trip.