We actually had quite a few issues with most of the flights and transfers (cancellations, overbooking etc.), but the Kilimanjaro section of the itinerary, which was operated by African Walking Company, was truly amazing. The local guides and staff were friendly, knowledgeable and safety conscious. Since I'd done no altitude hikes before, Kili seemed like a good "amateurs' choice" to get started. I'm glad I went a bit overboard on the fitness training though, as the altitude was pretty tough to handle without fitness issues to add to the misery! The views of the glaciers from below were quite awe-inspiring, although unfortunately all we saw from top was very thick cloud and snow.