My friend and I summited Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route in September 2010 with Aardvark Expeditions, and could not be happier with the experience. The guides were knowledgeable, friendly and experienced: Our guide Freddy had summited over 90 times, our cook Sam was phenomenal, always finding ways to give us new tasty dishes, and our porters were extremely hard working and affable. Watching other groups along the route to the top, we could sense a disconnect between the guides/porters and the trekkers. Our experience with Freddy and his team was very close: we ate together, they taught us to communicate/sing in Swahili and at one point, even got into deep discussions about the future of the Middle East/Science/Pitbull's Calle Ocho. At the end of the trip, we took the whole team out for beers and chopped goat. Philemon Joel, the head of Aardvark Expeditions, was very helpful in coordinating the trip from aboard, very responsive to emails and punctual on our arrival. I have the utmost respect for Philemon, and would recommend him and his great team for everyone.