I have a group of 3-4 people who would like to climb Kili this summer. We have a relatively free budget but have a short timeline of 7-8 days climbing. Obviously our safety is our highest priority; having said that, we don't want to pay through the nose for not much more. We are all avid hikers who have done both budget and luxury trips.
After reviewing multiple posts and forums, I would like to ask only those who have climbed Kili in the past 2 years to give feedback on their climb guides. There are many posts giving information you can readily acquire on the internet with due diligence. What we are looking for is personal experiences in terms of feeling safe, equipment and guide quality, and # of porters. Our final list includes Kiliwarriors, Summit Africa, Zara and Team Kilimanjaro. Thank you for your input!