I recently returned from my climb of Mt Kilimanjaro with Thomson Safaris and it was AWESOME. It was just what I wanted: an adventure of a lifetime. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the whole crew of Thomson for a wonderful experience.
The entire staff was wonderful, the following three men stand out in my mind as exceptional:
One of the associate guides, Polite, was particularly wonderful. He was diligent regarding our welfare, tactful and always helpful. He had humor, skill and strength. While these are all qualities possessed by all the associate guides I met he, nevertheless, stood out from the others.
My porter, Godfrey, was warm, friendly and very helpful. When I was slow returning to camp he came out and carried my back pack for me. Everything was always set up for me just as I wanted it.
Finally our medical porter, Aaron, (carried oxygen and medical supplies) simply rose above his duties taking on the chores and helpfulness of an associate guide when appropriate. He was awesome.
Thanks to all who made my experience so wonderful!!!
Kilimanjaro Western Approach Route, February 2011