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Video made by one of our volunteer groups in August 2014!
Climbing Kilimanjaro requires exceptional determination and is a huge personal challenge, made all the more rewarding when taken on as a group.
The Kilimanjaro challenge is our most demanding challenge and is definitely not for the faint-hearted. The permanently snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free standing mountain in the world. This is your opportunity to conquer Africa’s highest peak!
Despite the influx of tourism to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania remains a very poor country where international volunteer projects can make a real difference. You will get to visit the projects where we work to see where your money has gone!
If you wish to volunteer on our projects, please drop us an email on [email protected] and we’ll be happy to assist you!
Depart from the UK and arrive at Kilimanjaro airport (before midday) where you will be met by your transferred to your accommodation in Moshi, where you can relax and settle in. You will have a briefing before the challenge begins!
You will take the most challenging 6 day hike, going off the beaten tourist track, and up the alternative Machame route. You start your trek at Machame Gate and the first section of the trail takes you through lush tropical forest where you will see exotic birds and monkeys.
The Machame route is beautiful and remote and it has great access to the remaining glaciers and the western breach. From it, you will be able to enjoy inspirational views of Kibo Peak, the eternal icefields, and Kilimanjaro’s scree-covered dome.
In the final push you will face extreme cold and altitude sickness can become a major threat to completing the challenge. The final day demands a midnight start so that those who make it can celebrate in style, at sunrise, on the rooftop of Africa at 5,895m! After this amazing feat you will begin your descent down towards Machame Gate and transfer back to your accommodation.
Today you have you have the chance to reflect on your accomplishment, relax and explore Arusha!
Today is the day to visit the projects we work with and see where your money has actually gone. You will be guided by a member from our friendly in-country team!
Depending upon your international flight back to the UK, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home or onwards travel unless you are participating in our extension trip, when you will begin your week exploring Tanzania.
**This itinerary is not fixed and some of the travel and challenge details may change. Confirmation of your specific challenge itinerary will be sent out nearer to your departure date.
You will be picked up from Arusha and driven to Tarangire National Park, most famous for its elephant migration. Often overshadowed by the other parks, Tarangire has a surprising concentration of animals and is a real treat for elephant lovers! There will be a picnic lunch, with dinner being held at your overnight campsite, Haven Nature.
Today you will descend the 600m high crater walls into the heart of the crater where you will be doing more game viewing. Renowned as one of the worlds most astonishing natural wonders, the crater is breathtakingly beautiful.
Your lunch will be enjoyed by the hippo pool at Ngoitoktok. After re-ascending the crater you will return back to Haven Nature Campsite for dinner and bed.
Your game drive today will be based in Lake Manyara National Park, a beautifully scenic park. After a picnic lunch, you will continue viewing the amazing wildlife as you make your way back to Arusha. You will be having dinner and staying overnight in the Volunteer House.
Today you will visit 3 wonderful centres. Firstly, the Cultural Centre where you can see and learn more about the culture and history of Tanzania; there are many artefacts and art galleries. Then you will move to the Heritage Centre which has a huge flea market, perfect for buying those last minute souvenirs! Thirdly, you will visit the Shanga Centre. Here you can observe the disabled community doing crafts from recycled materials whilst partaking in a guided tour. Another fantastic place if you are looking for a unique souvenir.
Today there will be a trip to Marangu village where you will experience an exciting mix of cultures. The friendly people and beautiful scenery cannot be rivalled and there are some excellent walking opportunities. After this, you will make a stop to explore the slopes of Kilimanjaro and the amazing waterfalls! Enjoy the natural beauty, music, and colours emanating from the falls. Finally, there will be a coffee tour. Taste the beautiful homemade coffee with the local people, walk through the Marangu coffee farms, and visit a local home to learn about the whole coffee preparation process from bean to cup.
After breakfast you will be driven to Kilimanjaro Airport in plenty of time to catch your flight.
– All Park Fees (entry fees, transit and crater fees)
– Three meals a day while on safaris
– Jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
– Mineral water on board safari vehicle
– Unlimited mileage in a 4×4 vehicle and driver safari guide
– Camping facilities
– Birds and animal field guide book
– A pair of binoculars
– Professional tour guide
What’s not included
– Personal expenses (snacks, soft drinks, souvenirs)
– Any meals not mentioned above
– Extra tours/alternate activities
*This extension trip is subject to receiving the minimum number of participants
|University Name||Departure/Arrival Date||Availability|
|UWE Students||13th July – 23rd July 2019||Book Now|
|All Students||13th July – 23rd July 2019||Book Now|
Please note that dates are subject to minor changes and these will be broadcast well in advance to your departure.