Dear Mela Safari Solution
I would like to express my appreciation to you for a wonderful trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro, February 9-16, 2014. The trip exceeded all of our expectations. The ability to book a personalized trip as opposed to a larger group trip was a great help. The scheduling of the trek was a very easy process and Susan Wood's help in this regard was invaluable. The pre-trip information was very complete. I had a special request for a mobile cell phone for use while on Kili. The phone was ready for me the morning of our trek, fully charged and with sufficient minutes to last me while on Kili. All of this took place on very short notice and I was very impressed by the personal service that I received.
Our guide, Daniel, did a wonderful job taking care of us. We obviously spent a lot of time with Daniel and he made the trip very enjoyable for us. He is very knowledgeable about the mountain and its diverse climate and plants. Daniel made very good decisions with us on our climb. Suzie Vaughan hurt her knee near the summit on the descent and Daniel shortened our descent on the summit day by guided us to a higher camp for our final night. This enabled Suzie to rest her knee and made for a longer but much better final day on the mountain.
Our cook, Joseph, did a marvelous job cooking for us. The food was delicious. Our only regret was that we didn't have better appetites at the higher elevations to enjoy all of the food that he prepared for us. There was also a very good variety of food. It was nice to get to know some of our porters although the language barrier made this somewhat difficult. I must also tell you how impressed I was by the African Tulip Hotel. It is truly the equal of any hotel in the world. The rooms and accommodations left nothing to be desired and the staff were very helpful and friendly. I have told several friends that they must visit Tanzania and the only safari company to consider is Roy Safari. Your service is outstanding and your staff and guides are excellent.
The cost for our trek was very reasonable, especially considering that we enjoyed such a personalized trip and with such good service. Having Susan Wood as a United States contact person was also a great advantage. For me, the only way to go in Tanzania is with Roy Safari! Thank you so much,