Hey all, I know people are always asking about tour operators for Kili. I just finished the Machame 5 day with Zara and have nothing but good things to say about them. They are not top of the line but we ate fine and were very efficient on the mountain. I would go with them again in an instant. Just thought I would share. Scott
Treated myself to a trip up Kilimanjaro and a photo safari for finally finishing my degree in 2009. Went with two friends and Zara was great. We did Marangu (don't let "Coca-Cola Route" fool you, it's tough). Coleman is a great guide and Roy and Nestor took good care of us on the safari. The Springlands Hotel is nothing fancy but clean, comfortable, and they feed you well -- even a veg like me. I can find Tusker at a few places in New Mexico but still no Kilimanjaro beer [sheds a tear].