We were a group of five (myself and my friend) together with our sons and a friend's son - from Melbourne, Australia. Through a very good recommendation, we booked our trip with Everlasting Tanzania Travels. I contacted Rob Chekwaze who organised the whole trip, climb, our stay at Ilboru Lodge in Arusha, our four days of sightseeing, visiting banks and the markets before we climbed, our amazing adventure to the Serengeti.
Everlasting Tanzania ticked all the boxes with us - especially that we were travelling with boys aged 15, 17 and 18 years. We wanted to make sure all the aspects of safety and health were covered, as well as ensuring that it would be enjoyable. Rob was fantastic - he was always on hand for us in Arusha before we climbed, taking us for a fantastic walk through villages under Mt. Meru, making sure we had everything we needed before the climb and organising the return of lost bags!!!
The climb was memorable. We climbed the Machame route leaving on 12th December, 2013. We had seven days of rain, hail and snow - and even under these conditions, the guides - Said, William and George, our cook Lulu and all the porters provided us with the necessary motivation, positivity and really great food throughout these seven days. We hired poles, sleeping bags and mats and gaiters from Rob and because of the weather we spent quite a bit of time in our tents - very comfortable!!!!!! On summit night and in the early hours of the morning, two of our boys were suffering from altitude sickness (we had all taken Diamox) and Said, William and George were wonderful in assisting and caring for the boys, guiding them to Stella Point, and then safely decending to Mweka Camp. This will be a journed that none of us will ever foget.
Everlasting Tanzania Travels is a very professional group who made sure that our journey was a safe and memorable one. Our trip that Rob organised to the Serengti was awesome……. camping at Naseru Rock was indeed the highlight - seeing part of the wildebeest migration running full steam and being led by a giraffe and ostrich !!!!!
Asante sans Rob and everyone at Everlasting Tanzania Travels for our journey!
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