I returned from a trip of a lifetime to Tanzania with my wife. We spent 18 days in Tanzania doing a Kilimanjaro trek and then safari.
The Kilimanjaro trek was exhausting...truly the hardest thing I have ever done, but also the most rewarding. I literally had tears at the top of the summit. Reaching the top would never have been possible without our guides: Baraka and Moses of Kilimanjaro Nature.
They paid very special attention to us our entire climb making sure we were well fed, stayed warm and comfortable, and most importantly safe. They gave us the kick in the butt we needed when we wanted to quit and kept our spirits up. Their gave us priceless advice and would brief us the night before about the following days climb: the terrain, the weather, the route, tips, etc...truly invaluable advice that made us feel completely in comfortable and control.
We took the Machame route - because it is the most scenic, and believe me the views are amazing. Looking down at the clouds is quite humbling.
Overall, this climb was the most grueling and punishing physical feat that I've accomplished, and I can honestly say that I do not believe we could have done it without the help of Moses and Baraka!
If anyone has any questions about this trek, what we packed, the equipment, etc, feel free to message me! We got lots of help and advice from previous travellers when we were planning our trip!