For our successful trip in February 2007, our expedition leader Kevin Baker did much research and selected Zara Tanzanian Adventures.
This turned out to be an excellent decision. This outfit is professional, clean, safe, and summit-oriented. The food was plentiful and delicious. The porters were friendly and the guides were exceptional. Zara takes care of the porters and even sends them to school.
While in Moshi, Tanzania, we observed the facilities of another guide service (not even the cheaper one) and we were glad to have selected Zara.
Besides guides, I can also provide advice about visas, vaccinations, flights, tipping, and gear. Be sure to avoid the wet seasons (the guides I befriended have emailed me when they are grounded due to rain).
- John Mitchler