My husband and I just returned from Tanzania on Sept 3rd after doing a safari, climbing Kili and then a relaxing few days in Zanzibar. All of our land arrangements were made with Stacy from Duma Explorer. (I will review our safari separately) I chose Duma Explorer based on TA reviews and after e-mail communication with Stacy, I knew I found the company to book with. Stacy was prompt with e-mail responses and very knowledgable and helpful. All aspects of the planning were very easy once we decided on Duma. We did a 7 night/8 day group climb on the Lemosho route. The group climb that Stacy offered matched our travel dates and we joined another group of 4 plus 29 staff trekking the mountain with us. There was a head guide and 3 assistant guides plus the various porters carrying food and all the camping equipment. Even though communication with the porters was minimal due to the language barrier, they were always smiling with a greeting as they raced by me with the reminder to go "pole pole." I would always laugh because the only speed I could go was slowly slowly. (pole pole) With 6 climbers and 4 guides, we were never left alone and there was always a porter with us. As I was the slowest climber, the head guide (Msuri) was with me every day. My tent porter also met me on the trail daily when I was 30-45 min. away from camp and he would take my day pack and place it in my tent. As soon as I arrived at the campsite he would also take my poles, remove my gaiters and have everything neatly waiting in the mess tent for the next morning. Stacy provided a toilet tent (thankfully) as the public toilets at the campsites were not pleasant. Food was plentiful and a fresh supply was delivered at the end of Day 5. None of our group had any issues with altitutde and I suspect it was because our route was excellent for acclimatization and in addition we often did an acclimatization hike after arriving at our campsite and resting for a bit. Our pulse and 02 was checked twice at the higher altitudes and we all had excellent readings. (our 02 was lower than sea level and our pulse faster but all within excellent levels. I am a nurse and am very aware of what these numbers mean.) It was encouraging to see the numbers although we were all feeling fine which is the best indicator. The sleeping bag that I rented from Duma had a rating to minus 30C and I was toasty warm when it was extremely cold outside with gusty winds. The tents were excellent quality and stayed totally dry, even with our 2 days of rain at the beginning. There were comfortable foldable camp type chairs in our mess tent and we all enjoyed sitting at lunch/dinner sharing stories that were always full of laughter. We got to know the 4 guides as they would rotate and join us for meals. One of the guides had the exact same birthday as my daughter so he bacame my son and I become his "mama." Everyone summitted successfuly but myself. I made a decision prior to the final ascent that I wasn't physically strong enough for the 7-9 hours up and the the 3 hours of scree coming down. When my husband arrived back at our camp the morning after the midnight ascent, he agreed that I had made the right choice for my "level of fitness." I was not disappointed as I thoroughly enjoyed each day of our climb and was glad to have felt well with with no altitude issues. Unfortunately, my husband lost our camera during the descent from the summit but our fellow climbers will be providing us a CD with all of their pics. I have attached a link for our group photo they took at the beginning of our climb. To those of you considering Kili, DO IT!!! It was an unforgettable experience and Duma Explorer will provide you with excellent staff and excellent equipment and you will not be disappointed.