My wife and I are starting to research for a trip to Kili in later 2010. On this forum, and elsewhere, the average prices for a local trek company quotes between $1,500-$2,000 per person, which includes the porters, cooks, guides, etc...
However, going to some company websites, such as Tusker, I see quotes of between $3,000-$3,700 per person plus additonal $900 for park fees.
Can folks comment on the drastic difference in prices for these lower priced local companies and these MUCH higher priced companies. Do the lower prices then add on the park costs bringing their total prices closer to the high end?
I know there are some really lower prices companies ($1,000-ish) that cut out a lot of what the average companies bring. But what is so different between the medium priced and high priced companies? Enough difference to warrant double the fee?
Thanks in advance!