“Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek, Marangu Route with Kandoo Adventures
We wanted to write and give our testimony to all the sweet facts regarding the Kandoo Adventures and the Team that you employ.
First, we selected Kandoo for our Trekking Adventure because they were the most reasonable with price and for the respect of their Porters. We were taken back and in awe to actually see that played out. Wow! The whole Kandoo team was thorough from day one. They emphasized repeatedly the importance of safety and gave us tips on how we were going to be successful.
The second aspect that we really appreciated and grew to love was the friendliness of all the Guides: Abraham, lead, and assistant guides, Vincent and Elias; and the Porters. It felt like we were all family! They went out of their way to greet us with Jambo and Habari-asubui, no matter how tired they probably were. We felt like they went out of their way in giving special treatment by making sure we had warm wash water on our return from each days hike, extra snacks, and they made sure that all the meals were different and delicious each meal we had. They also paid special attention to the only female in our trekking group for wee wee times.
We had clean water for each Trekking day, we had mini mental/physical exams each day to make sure we were all fit to be successful. At the daily briefing we were always told about what to expect for each day’s adventure.
We cannot say enough about the team of Porters that were part of our team for this Trek. They came to give assistance when we faced the skree descents, met us coming down from the Summit with Lemonade and Gingers nap cookies-Yum, just we needed to get some energy to finish the descent. The Porters were truly amazing. Each day we reached camp, they were way ahead of us and had camp set up and wash water ready and smiles on their faces, ready to take our day packs and poles each and every day. Quite an experience that we will never forget!!
After we descended from the Summit, we were all exhausted. We think we can speak for all our group members in that we were very thankful in how the Guides were thoughtful in changing the schedule a bit to hike down the mountain the next day. It worked out well and we even passed some of the groups that did not do the same.
Especially worth noting was how we felt the connection with us from the Guides and the Porters that was really special. Post climb, they stopped at special souvenir shops for us to get those post climb souvenirs that you cannot go home without.
Abraham, the lead guide, said something simple but yet profound that helped most if not all of us Summit; Don’t think about the mountain because the mountain is not going to think about you, just keep your eyes on my boots and you’ll have no problem.
We wholeheartedly recommend Kandoo Adventures to anyone seeking to trek up Mt Kilimanjaro!
Tracy & Tamara Tripp
Phoenix, Arizona, USA”