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KILIMANJARO FOR A CAUSE

AUD$103.83 PER WEEK OVER 52 WEEKS
From$5,399
AUD$103.83 PER WEEK OVER 52 WEEKS
From$5,399
October 5, 2019

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3418
12 Days
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Min Age : 18
Max People : 15
Do you have what it takes to tackle Mt Kilimanjaro?
 

This adventure is designed to push your boundaries as you tackle “The Highest Free Standing Mountain in the World”. It is a catalyst for service and self-exploration as you visit a rural Tanzanian school and immerse in the local community and culture. It is also your chance to make a difference by sponsoring or fundraising for the education of a disadvantaged student who you’ll meet during your adventure. 

Highlights
  • Trek Mt. Kilimanjaro (5985m)
  • Visit the life changing East Meru Community School
  • Meet your sponsor student and their family
  • Explore the bustling streets and markets of Moshi
  • Immerse in local community and culture
  • Learn to cook a Tanzanian feast
  • AND 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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Safety

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Availability

7 Day Machame

$5399/ PP
Available dates: 20 - 30 Jul 2019 | 1 – 11 Oct 2019 | 17 - 28 Dec 2019 | 2 Mar – 12 Mar 2020 | | 17 - 28 Dec 2020 | 17 - 28 Dec 2021
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8 Day Lemosho Trek

$5599/ PP
Available dates: 11 - 23 Jan 2020 | 16 - 28 Aug 2020 | | 13 - 25 Jan 2021
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Kilimanjaro and safari adventure

$7999/ PP
Want to add a safari to your trek?
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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 63% 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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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania (Guest House | Meals: L, D)

Adventure Out Loud to meet you at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you to our guesthouse. Introduction dinner and drinks with the group.

Additional activities available upon request for early arrivers.

Day 2: Visit the life changing East Meru Community School (Guest House | Meals: B, L, D)

Today we head off to the life-changing East Meru Community School to participate in an art or music class, a frantic lunch time soccer game or a local community school clean up day. After school, we visit the home of one of the Adventure Out Loud sponsor students. This is a fantastic opportunity to ask questions about Tanzanian culture, learn Swahili and connect to the huge impact you are having in the world by travelling with a responsible tourism provider.

Day 3: Kilimanjaro Prep. Day (Guest House | Meals: B, L, D)

Rest and preparation day with an option to explore town and to hire additional equipment and clothing.

Day 4-10: Mt. Kilimanjaro (Camping | Meals: B, L, D)

Challenge yourself on Mt Kilimanjaro, “The Roof of Africa”. See how far you can mentally and physically push yourself, explore the ever changing landscapes, make life-long friends from across the globe and stand on the summit of “The World’s Highest Free Standing Mountain in the World”.

Quick Facts:
✓ Route: Lemosho Route
✓ Days: 8 days, 7 nights
✓ Accommodation: Camping
✓ Starting altitude: 1,800m
✓ Summit altitude: 5,895m
✓ Day temperature: 5ºC to 25ºC (gradually decreasing as you ascend)
✓ Night temperature: 0ºC to -5ºC (may drop as low as -20ºC with wind factor)

Day 11: Make your own adventure (Guest House | Meals: B, L, D)

After a healthy, freshly prepared breakfast, it’s time to make your own adventure! Explore the bustling Moshi, get lost in a coffee plantation, visit a waterfall, go for a horse ride or see where your curiosity leads you.

At night, we celebrate new friends and the end an unforgettable adventure that has left us with a life time of memorable experiences.

Day 12: End of Tour (Meals: B, L)

Begin the journey home, departing from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Transfers organised by Adventure Out Loud based on your flight itinerary.

Other details

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Start & end

Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania

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.
  • 24/7 English speaking Western guide who has lived in Tanzania
  • Meals (B: 11 | L: 12 | D: 11)
  • 10 nights accommodation twin share in guest houses and camping on Kilimanjaro (single supp. A$300)
  • Camping tent and mattress
  • Park entrance fees
  • Airport transfers (in Tanzania)
  • All activities listed in the itinerary
  • All transport in private vehicles
  • Pre-departure information and support

Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Compulsory travel insurance
  • Personal spending money, visas & tips
  • Single supplement $300pp

Spending money

US$500-$700 cash recommended to cover personal expenses during your adventure.
  • Souvenirs, drinks, laundry, etc.
  • Tips
  • Visa (US$50 - US$100)

Complementary

  • Pre-departure support and info kits
  • Fundraising support
  • Personalised travel kit, including an epic adventure shirt and travel journal
Training, packing and other important information

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

Make a difference
Sponsor a disadvantaged student as part of your adventure.

111 million African children didn’t go to school in 2017. We’re not ok with this and we’re doing something about it! 

With 47% of Africa’s population living below the poverty line, sponsoring a disadvantaged child through school is one of the best ways to fight poverty. Education empowers children to change their circumstances while educated women have fewer babies, a significant problem in Africa where birth rates are double the world average.

For less than $20 a week, you can make a real difference during your adventure. Simply tick the sponsor box when you register and we’ll send you a profile for a student who is looking for a sponsor. 

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
  • “The mountain is indescribable; best thing I’ve done in my life.”

    Janice
    Australia
FAQs

How do I sponsor a student/how does sponsorship work?

✓ We introduce you to a local charity we trust and you sponsor through them.
✓ They will send you a student profile and you pay them directly.
✓ We will take you to visit the charity and meet the student you are sponsoringas part of your adventure.

How fit do I need to be to trek Kilimanjaro?

✓ You need to be able to comfortably complete 1 hour of continuous,
strenuous exercise (i.e. a 1-hour gym class, boot camp or run, etc.).

How hard is the trek?

✓ Kilimanjaro is extremely challenging.
✓ Most people can comfortably trek to base camp but summit night is hard for
everyone, even athletes.
✓ It is achievable for most people though and we have successfully taken 100%
of our trekkers to the summit in the last 3 years.

Why is the trek so long?

✓ We do not offer treks under 7 days due to the risks of altitude sickness.
✓ Kilimanjaro is a huge mountain and you need to give your body the time to
acclimatise to the decreasing oxygen levels as you ascend.
✓ For example, if you went from sea level to the top of Kilimanjaro
immediately, you would likely be unconscious in 10 minutes due to the lack
of oxygen. If you give your body the 7 – 10 days required to acclimatise, most
people will comfortably summit.

How do I train for Kilimanjaro?

✓ The best way to train is to do what you will be doing on Kilimanjaro – trek.
✓ It is also important to build your leg strength by walking up and DOWN hills
and stairs.
✓ Yoga and stretching are fantastic way for you to reduce the risk of injury.
✓ We provide training advice and workout plans once you register.

Where do we sleep?

✓ Tents and sleeping mats are provided as part of your fee and our trekking
team will set-up and collapse your tent each day.

Who carries my bag?

✓ Our team of Wagumu (Swahili for “strong mountain men”) carry all of our
bags, tents, cooking equipment, chairs and food.
✓ You will only be required to carry a day pack with your lunch, snacks, water,
first aid kit and waterproof gear (approx. 6kg).

What do we eat?

✓ You will have a personal chef on your adventure who will cook healthy, fresh
meals each day.
✓ Breakfast usually consists of toast, cereal, eggs, sausages, fruit and
coffee/tea.
✓ Lunch is usually a lunch box with a sandwich, fruit, biscuits, popper, etc.
✓ Dinner is often carb-heavy to ensure you have enough energy to trek each
day (i.e. potatoes, rice, pasta, etc.).

What does a typical day look like?

✓ You will trek between 5 – 12 km each day.
✓ This will take you between 4 – 8 hours.
✓ The objective is to go as slowly as possible so that you can keep your heart
rate low. This helps manage the risk of getting Acute Mountain Sickness
(altitude sickness).
✓ Summit night will be considerably harder. This night, you will start your trek
at 12am and you will walk all night until you summit at sunrise. After 30
minutes for photos and to enjoy your accomplishment, you will walk 3 – 4
hours back to base camp.