ABOVE AND BEYOND! Do not look elsewhere
Wow - what a blessed experience. Nyange's motto is "Come as a client, leave as a friend". We parted as family.
Nyange organized my 6 day camping trip up Rongai route. My guide Erick was an absolute superstar - there is something unique about "entrusting your life" in someone's hands, and I felt a special bond with Erick who was like a father and brother at the same time, guiding me through the terrain, the emotions, the culture, the park, the mountain, and everything else. The level of professionalism displayed by Erick, and the whole cook and porter crew, exceeded all my expectations.
I came with 0 equipment and Nyange helped me procure everything in record time from a local outfitter. The equipment provided by Nyange (tents, etc.) was high quality and excellent. Some highlights:
-The staff and crew. Their manager Livin personally drove me all the way back to Arusha, stopped to get me cut fruit. Erick is a total professional who made this climb a heavenly, memorable and safe experience (even when I had doubts about my ability to make it). The cook and porters were amazing, always upbeat and supportive, always ready to give a helping hand.
-The food and service. Excellent food (incredible considering we are at 5,000m altitude) including fried chicken, macaroni, etc. A+
-The knowledge and professionalism. From monkey and lion spotting to sharing stories about the mountain, and technical knowledge, this company does it all.
-Company culture. Nyange takes pride in having assembled a stellar team of staff, guides, porters, cooks, and they CARE for their team as much as they do for their clients. The company is also extremely client-focused, and constantly innovating to find new ideas and ways of delighting their clients (post-hike celebration, etc.).
I cannot thank Erick, Livin, Nyange Adventures and the whole crew enough. I will send EVERYONE I know who is interested in climbing Kili to Nyange. The people of this company made my trip extra special, even more so than summiting. Thank you so much - this was truly a special experience. A+ all the way.