EAST AFRICA FOR A CAUSE

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January 22, 2020

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10 - 21 Days
Nairobi, Kenya
Min Age : 18
Max People : 12
Starting with charity, challenging with Kilimanjaro and finishing with safari.
This is the ultimate African adventure!

East Africa is home to the Masai Mara, Serengeti, Great Migration, Ngorongoro Crater, Mt Kilimanjaro, Gorillas, Zanzibar… and in our opinion, the best African adventures can be found in this region. 

Pushing your limits on the snow capped peak of The World’s Highest Free-Standing Mountain, blowing your mind on safari, opening your eyes to new culture, language and experience and inspiring the inner philanthropist in you when you visit Africa’s largest urban slum to meet your sponsor student… this is the ultimate African adventure. 

If you want an African adventure that will give your friends serious FOMO, look no further!

Highlights
  • Trek Mt. Kilimanjaro (5,895m)
  • Safari the Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire National Park
  • Star gaze and swap stories around an open fire while on safari
  • Pat baby elephants and hand-feed Rothschild giraffes
  • Fundraise to educate disadvantaged students through school
  • Fall in love with the amazing Mirror of Hope team
  • Meet your sponsor student and their family
  • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

OUR KILIMANJARO RECORD

Our team of professional and experienced mountain guides have supported 100% of our small group trekkers in safely reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro over the past 3 years.

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8 day Kilimanjaro Trek | 4 day Masai Mara Safari | Cultural Immersion | AND MORE
From AUD$3,999/ PP
Availability: 2 - 22 Jan 2020 | 7 - 27 Aug 2020 | 2 - 22 Jan 2021 | 5 - 25 Aug 2021 | 2 - 22 Jan 2022
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Where does your money go?

We are a social enterprise. This means we place more emphasis on doing the right thing and making a positive impact in the communities we travel to than we do on making a profit. To prove it, we’ve graphed how your fee will be spent during this adventure. 

We are proud to report that 71% of your fee will be spent in Tanzania, stimulating local business, creating local jobs and supporting local communities. Another 2%, the same percentage as our profit, is invested back into local initiatives and grass-roots charities.

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Start

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi (NBO) (Google Map)

End

Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania (JRO) (Google Map)

Includes

Being travellers ourselves, we hate hidden surprises. We understand how frustrating budget blow-outs can be. When you adventure with us, we make it easy by covering all of your in-country and non-personal expenses.
  • All activities listed in the itinerary
  • 20 nights accomodation (twin share)
  • Meals (20 x breakfasts, 14 x lunches & 20 x dinners)
  • All entrance & park fees
  • Camping tent & mattress
  • All in-country transportation
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 Western guide who has lived in the country you're visiting
  • Professional local safari & Kilimanjaro guides

Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Compulsory travel insurance
  • Personal spending money & tips (see below)
  • Personal clothing (including for Kilimanjaro)

Spending money

US$1,000 cash recommended to cover personal expenses during your adventure.
  • Souvenirs, drinks, laundry, etc (US$200 - $500)
  • Tips (US$300 - $500)
  • Visas (US$100 - $200)
  • 2-3 minor meals (US$20 - $50)

Complementary

  • Pre-departure information guide
  • Kilimanjaro training, fitness and altitude support
  • Fundraising assistance
  • An epic adventure shirt
  • 1 sponsor student to climb Kilimanjaro with our group
FAQs

Do I need any hiking experience?

No. If you are prepared to train for 3 – 6 months before you depart, you will be able to attempt Kilimanjaro. Most of the walking is on well marked tracks and until summit night most of the days are not too difficult for someone with a reasonable fitness. Most people struggle with altitude more than physical fitness.

What does a typical day on Kilimanjaro look like?

Most days you will walk about 5 – 8 hours and cover between 5km and 11km. The idea is to go as slow as possible so that you can keep your heart rate low, conserve energy and minimise your risk of altitude sickness. This will give you the best chance of making it to Barafu Camp.

If you are doing well and make it to Barafu, you will have a chance to attempt a summit

What is summit night like?

Summit night will be the hardest night of your life. Starting at midnight, you’ll walk until sunrise when you will reach Stella Point. The walk is incredibly slow, very cold (approx. negative 20 degrees Celsius) and most people will experience at least a few minor altitude symptoms (i.e. headache, nausea, difficulty breathing, etc.).

From Stella Point, it is about 45 minutes to Uhuru Peak and if you are in good shape you should make it comfortably.

After summiting, you will have about 30 minutes to take photos and enjoy the panoramic views before walking back to Barafu Camp. This will take you about 3 – 4 hours.

How do I train for Kilimanjaro?

Refer to the before you go page for important information on packing, training, altitude, etc.

What do I need to pack?

Packing for Kilimanjaro takes quite a while and we recommend you watch our packing video on YouTube.

All other days are generally warm so long shorts/pants or a long dress/skirt with a shirt are your best options. Dark colours are best. See full packing lists here.

Is Kenya & Tanzania safe?

Yes. Kenyans and Tanzanians love visitors and most will go out of their way to make you feel welcome. It is extremely rare for anything bad to happen within the national parks and we will not be travelling to the border regions where the Australian Government advises not to travel.

As with all travel, your biggest risk is being robbed or having a road accident. Travelling in a small group, avoiding popular tourist areas, travelling with reputable companies and having our experienced tour leaders and local team with you 24/7 significantly reduces these risks. See SmartTraveller or talk to our team for further travel advice.

What vaccines do I need?

We strongly recommend that you see a travel doctor before you depart. At a minimum, you will need the yellow fever injection to enter Tanzania & Kenya.

Reviews
  • “The best 3 weeks of amazing adventure I have ever had.”

    Kristy-Lee
    Australia
  • “You come with preconceptions and leave with perspective.”

    Michael
    Australia
  • “I would have gladly paid double once I’d experienced the tour AOL organised for us.”

    Steve
    Australia
  • “The most inspiring and authentic 2 weeks of my life.”

    Jacob
    Kenya
  • “Kilimanjaro is indescribable; best thing I’ve done in my life.”

    Janice
    Australia
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