My husband and I used your guidebook while in Tanzania and found it very useful.
We took your advice on visiting the Materuni waterfall with Akaro Tours and we were extremely glad we did. It was a very nice walk, especially after 6 days spent in the jeep on safari. Path is not too steep and not completely flat. The waterfall is amazing, people we met were very kind and the food (sugar cane, avocado, passion fruit, coffee …) is delicious – of course, everything is freshly picked. Akaro tours people (especially our guide) were very pleasant and well organized; therefore I would recommend this company for their excursions.
We were staying in Kilimanjaro Crane hotel which was a bit worn but out clean, well located, especially for Mt Kilimanjaro views, and reasonably priced. There were some repair works going on, but it was not disturbing.