Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro

6 Days

Experience an entirely different side of Africa, climbing through six unique ecosystems on your way to Uhuru Peak.  Along the way, you will discover strength you never thought imaginable while pushing yourself to the mental, physical and spiritual limit.  Conquer the tallest freestanding mountain in the world and stand atop the Roof of Africa.

“I like to push myself. I like to see how far I can go. And if I can climb a mountain, then what can I do next?”

Kia Sawyer, Tanzania

Why Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro?

Aside from pushing yourself to the limit and summiting the highest peak in Africa…

see a different side of africa

Travel from the turquoise waters and white sands of Zanzibar Island to the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro and watch the sun set over the vast African plains below.

 

the glacier is disappearing

86% of Kilimanjaro’s glacier has melted in the last 100 years and it will likely disappear in the next few decades.  Don’t miss the opportunity to to lay eyes on this iconic glacier. 

you won’t want to leave the squad

70% of your fellow volunteers will climb Kilimanjaro after their Tanzania Excursion. Extend the adventure with your new GIVE family and conquer the mountain together.

Mt. Kilimanjaro Itinerary

GIVE’s Tanzania Volunteer Excursion concludes just minutes away from the highest peak in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to extend your stay in Tanzania for 7 days to climb this iconic mountain. GIVE’s exclusive Mt. Kilimanjaro Add-On includes your expert guidance, accommodations, meals, transfers, park fees, camp fees, porter fees, and emergency rescue and evacuation insurance for only $1,795.00 USD.

Day 1

Begin your trek on a winding path through the rainforest until you arrive at Macheme Camp (10,200 feet). (5-7 hours trekking)

Day 2

Leave the glades of the rainforest and continue on an ascending path, crossing a valley into a steep ridge covered with heathers. The route then turns west into a river gorge towards Shira Camp (12,500 feet). (5-7 hours trekking)

Day 3

Continue east towards a massive lava tower named, “The Shark’sTooth.” Reach the arrow-shaped glacier and continue to Barranco camp(13,000 feet). (5-7 hours trekking)

Day 4

Pass the mighty Barranco Wall on a steep ridge through the Karanga Valley and behold the volcanic peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo.  Overnight: Barafu Camp (15,100 feet). (8-9 hours trekking)

Day 5

Begin your summit approach just after midnight, trekking past StellaPoint on your way to Uhuru Peak (19,340 feet), the highest point in Africa! Spend some precious moments on the roof of Africa before descending to Mweka camp. (5 hours trekking)

Day 6

Descend to the Mweka Park gates for your transfer back to Arusha for the best night of sleep you’ve ever had!

Day 7

All good things must come to an end.  Say goodbye to your Kili family and head home.

What’s Included

  • All accommodations
  • All meals
  • All national park, camp, and porter fees
  • ​All transportation within Tanzania
  • Drinking water 24/7

What’s not included

  • Minimum $150 tip for your porters (aka the superheroes who carry your gear, set up & breakdown camp, cook for the squad, etc!)
  • Personal snacks
  • Hiking gear

Gear Rental Available

  • Sleeping bag with sleeping pad: $25 USD
  • Miscellaneous hiking gear (e.g. trekking poles, gaiters, etc.) for $15 USD per item