It is very difficult to climb mt Kilimanjaro without a qualified and experienced tour company. Last week I met George Perkings on the way to Mt Kilimanjaro via Machame Route. Having chosen a budgeted tour company, It made the whole trip real horrible for him.
The moment we arrived Machame camp, The crew set up the tents which were full of holes, dump and very small for him to fit in. His Dinner arrived very late. The other most annoying part George experinced,was the type of boots he hired from the company. they were not good for the climb, this made things even worse as he had no spare boots. looking at the other fellow camping on the side with the brand Keys hotel. George wanted to join them but there was no space for him.
It rained for about three hours at night, being in that small tent with holes it ruined the whole night of George. The following morning there was no option for George rather than getting out of that mountain. His dream of reaching Uhuru peak the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro ended at the first camp..
Advice to anyone that would like to climb Mt Kilimanjaro and get a memorable experience should do the following:
Having seen the problems of George, climbing Mt Kilimanjaro is not an easy task without an experienced company. It is therefore very important to choose the right company in order to get to UHURU peak .Keys hotel being one of the most experienced company will take you to the top of Kilimanjaro .