We climbed Kilimanjaro with Mar Excursions final 12 months. They have been completely INCREDIBLE. We have been in search of a tour group that was reasonably priced, and supplied good worth for what we have been receiving….and we discovered it!

To start with, Mar Excursions replied to all of our emails and inquiries so shortly, that we by no means needed to await quite a lot of hours to know what the plan was or what the costs, lodging, and so forth have been. They have been well mannered and well timed, and have been very detailed of their responses. What attracted us first to their firm was their LOW costs. Some corporations have been at costs reaching 4500 USD +, whereas Mar Excursions Northern Circuit route 9day climb was below 2000USD. The perfect half about this was that they rented us the entire tools that we missed for a really LOW costs.(We got here severely under-prepared, they usually rented us backpacks, socks, snowpants, headlights, water bottles, jackets….something we did not have, they did!)

Once we arrived in Moshi on the airport, their driver got here and picked us up. He was actually pleasant, and he drove us to our resort the place we had the entire rooms prepared for us. The one draw back was that the resort meals took a really very long time, however we solely ate one dinner there so it wasn’t too unhealthy in any respect. The following morning, the resort gave us free breakfast, and our driver picked us up and introduced us to Mar Excursions workplace. They went over the entire particulars for the journey, and spent an hour or so ensuring we had the entire proper tools and discovering us every thing we would have liked.

After that, one other bus took us to Mount Kilimanjaro the place we started the hike. The hike was AMAZING and Mar Excursions did an impressive job in serving to us to summit. The climb was tough, however they helped to supply us with the entire issues we would have liked for the most effective expertise. The meals they cooked was actually actually good, and we have been by no means hungry. The workers have been so pleasant and so useful. We have been woken up each morning by a porter who introduced us espresso to our tents, and afterward we’d eat breakfast earlier than the climb. There was all the time water obtainable to replenish our water bottles and camelbacks as effectively.

In the course of the climb, our tour guides Ramadan and Johnny have been nice. We went at a gradual tempo, and all the time climbed a bit greater than the place we have been sleeping with a purpose to have an opportunity to acclimatize.

On the ultimate evening (the evening of the summit), our tour guides out did themselves. Some members of our group received actually sick and weak, and the guides carried their baggage, helped them stroll, fed them chocolate for sugar, and so forth. They have been unbelievable and despite the fact that solely 3/four of us made it to Uhuru peak, one different member of our group who was actually sick made it to Stella level with the assistance of the our superb guides.

After we returned from Kilimanjaro, we went again to Mar Excursions workplace they usually gave us tshirts, espresso beans, and we went and had a beer with all of them outdoors of the workplace.

The following day we ended up reserving a safari and crater journey with them for an excellent value, and as soon as once more they have been nice. They picked us up from the resort, drove us the 5 hours to Arusha, and drove us dwelling later. The tour information was so educated about every thing, and never certainly one of our questions made him stumble. The actually benefit of Mar Excursions was their flexibility. Two of us solely wished a sooner or later safari, whereas the others went on a 3 day, they usually accommodated all of us.

On the finish of Kili we ended up tipping the porters greater than I had anticipated (near 400USD), however it was price it and made sense. The price of the precise tour was a whole bunch of {dollars} cheaper than different corporations, and 14 porters helped us climb Kili, I could not have seen myself tipping any lower than that.

Earlier than we went to the airport, we requested our driver if we may cease on the town for a number of hours and store, so he picked us up from the resort, dropped us on the town, after which later picked us up once more to drive to the airport . It was actually handy.

I extremely extremely extremely suggest climbing with Mar Excursions.

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