My son and I did a private trek up Kili on the 8 day Northern Circuit Route with Jerry Tanzania Tours.
It was a first class operation from promptly emails answers, pick up at the airport all the way to drop off after our trek. The equipment was as told (new and clean) and the food fresh and tasty. Our guides spoke excellent English and were very knowledgeable about many different aspects of our trip-the vegetation and history. They set a comfortable walking pace and other than a few sports I found the trek quite easy. But we did see a few folks who didn’t look well. Follow your guides advice- walk SLOWLY, drink plenty of water a day and eat eat eat!
The scenery was amazing and there were 2 full days when we didn’t see another person outside our team. The weather was perfect-warm days and freezing nights but no rain. There was plenty of ice/snow at the summit though so be extra careful- I saw 1 guy fall and slide about 20 ft. fortunately it wasn’t in an area with a steep drop off.
Summit day in general and getting up to Gilman point was long and at times a bit challenge but our guides didn’t rush us and gave my son time to take some stunning night sky shots. We then made it all the way to Uhuru Peak without any altitude issues at all. There were just 5 people already at the peak and they left soon after we arrived so we had it all to ourselves- what an amazing experience.
It was top service for sure and I am so thankful to the entire team of this outfitter for making a dream come true.