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Trip of a lifetime - Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro with Serengeti Pride

Views: 895 Visited: Sep 2013 Reviewed: Dec 05, 2013

September 22-September 30 - 8-day Lemosho Route
After training for months, four of us joined four others from the US to attempt this highest peak in Africa. Grueling as it was, we could not have been happier with the experience and with Serengeti Pride Safaris and Kilimanjaro Climbs. The owners, Erika Bloom in the US and Lema Peter in Tanzania, were in frequent touch with us in the months leasing up to the climb, and had everything arranged in Africa so that there were no delays and no surprises when we got there. The pre-climb and post-climb accommodations were very nice, and both gave us the chance to observe wildlife from a close distance (we added a two-day safari in Tarangire Park at the end of the climb). During the 8 days on the mountain, the 48 guides, porters, staff, medic and others who supported the 8 of us were unfailingly cheerful, polite and always at hand to take care of anything we needed. No hiker should go into this trek thinking it will be easy, but it would have been a miserable, if not impossible, climb if not for Serengeti Pride's staff, who always had tents set up when we reached camp, and made sure three warm meals a day were waiting for us. The guides kept us informed of what to expect as we ascended and descended, and were often watching us and grilling us on how we felt, to make sure we were not suffering the effects of acute mountain sickness. The guides and some of the porters were with us every step of the way up and down, slow as we were at times, and were of great assistance at the most difficult parts. We cannot say enough about the wonderful crew and how hard they worked to ensure we summited and realized that dream. The availability of dates for climbs was very good, and the price was competitive with other climb operators. We were also very pleased to see that Serengeti Pride also gives back to the area through support of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project and projects for local schools and communities. Overall, a great experience and we would unhesitatingly recommend Serengeti Pride Safaris.

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