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Climb 4 Kids Kilimanjaro

2024 Date

June 11 – 24, 2024

World Wide Trekking is committed to giving back to the communities in which we travel, through our Human Outreach Project (HOP). HOP began its initiatives in Tanzania over seventeen years ago and has helped thousands of children and entire communities since. Over time we found that our guests were just as passionate about these efforts as we were, and we wanted to create a bridge that would allow our guests to experience our projects firsthand and spend time learning about them ahead of their Kilimanjaro climb.

Thus, the Kilimanjaro Climb 4 Kids!

Our Kilimanjaro Climb 4 Kids offers a personal experience for our guests to learn about the efforts of the Human Outreach Project in Tanzania through site tours, volunteering, and bonding with the children and staff within each of our projects. We would love for you to join us in taking part in this magical adventure!

Pre-Trip HOP Voluntourism

$ 2,500- $3,400

per person 

Dependent on occupancy and itinerary

Post-Trip 4-Day Luxury Serengeti Safari

$ 3,500

per person Double Occupancy

+$ 850

per person Single Supplement

+ $250 Tanzanian-Imposed VAT Tax

Kilimanjaro Climb 4 Kids

$ 4,900

per person Double Occupancy

+$ 850

per person Single Supplement

+ $350 Tanzanian-Imposed VAT Tax

Pre-Trip
HOP Voluntourism

  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) Tanzania Africa.
  • A World Wide Trekking representative will meet you and transfer to the lodge in Arusha, Tanzania, where we will hold a private welcome reception.
  • Overnight: Planet Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: Welcome Reception
  • Following breakfast we will depart for the Embukoi Primary School.
  • We will learn about the history of the program, and help pass out school lunch.
  • We will then transfer to the Kilimanjaro Kid’s Community (KKC) where we will take a site tour, participate in a project, and spend time with the children. 
  • Overnight: Kilimanjaro Kid’s Community Guest House
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Following breakfast we will begin our transfer to Karatu. 
  • We will stop by the Makuyuni School for a site tour and brief history of the program.
  • Continuing on to Karatu, we will meet our group of KKC children and staff, as well as our Mountain Guides and their families. 
  • We will take part in a pool party, followed by a group dinner and nighttime performance.
  • Overnight: Bouganvilla or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • After breakfast this morning we will load in our safari vehicles and head to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
  • Our entire group will enter the crater for a day of exploring, meeting halfway through for a picnic lunch at a highly frequented wildlife watering hole.
  • Return to hotel for relaxation and refreshment before meeting for dinner.
  • Overnight: Bougainvilla or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • After breakfast this morning, your guide(s) will conduct a trip briefing for the Kilimanjaro Climbers to go over the itinerary and what to expect on your trek. 
  • We will then explore the foothill villages surrounding Kilimanjaro, stopping to take a tour of a coffee plantation along the way.
  • In the afternoon we will conduct individual gear checks to ensure Kilimanjaro Climbers’ preparedness before our hike begins the next day.
  • You will pack one duffel for your porter to carry on the mountain and pack another to leave at the hotel with your travel and safari gear.
  • If you are not climbing, you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.
  • Overnight: Serena Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Climb 4 Kids
  • Following a delicious breakfast, and a briefing with your Safari guide(s), we will make our way to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where guests will enjoy a picnic lunch.
  • After checking in with the park service, we will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive. We will spend our afternoon driving the world’s largest unbroken caldera and experiencing the wilds of Africa first hand.
  • Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Welcome Reception
  • We will spend our morning driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, witnessing the amazing variety of flora and fauna.
  • As we make our way to Serengeti National Park for an afternoon game drive, wildlife can be viewed from your safari vehicle.
  • Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • We will spend both our morning and our afternoon revealing in the wonders of a Serengeti game drive returning to our lodge for a tasty lunch in between.
  • From the comfort of your safari vehicle you will witness the expansive and wild Serengeti National Park, capturing glimpses of some of the most spectacular animals in nature.
  • Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Celebration Dinner
  • We will have one last chance to marvel at the African wildlife during a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park, being sure to pay a visit to the hippo pool.
  • We will then make our way to the Seronera Airstrip (EDT) for a charter flight back to Arusha, witnessing the plains of Africa from above.
  • Upon landing we will head to the Cultural Heritage Center for lunch and last-minute shopping.
  • You will be given a day room for refreshment and relaxation as you prepare for you international flight. (JRO) If time permits, we would love to offer a site tour of our Kilimajnaro Kid’s Community!
  • Meals included: Breakfast, and Lunch
  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) Tanzania Africa.
  • A World Wide Trekking representative will meet you and transfer to the lodge in Arusha, Tanzania, where we will hold a private welcome reception.
  • Overnight: Serena Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: Welcome Reception
  • After breakfast this morning, your guide(s) will conduct a trip briefing to go over the itinerary and what to expect on your trek. 
  • We will then explore the foothill villages surrounding Kilimanjaro, stopping to take a tour of a coffee plantation along the way.
  • In the afternoon we will conduct individual gear checks to ensure guest preparedness before our hike begins the next day.
  • You will pack one duffel for your porter to carry on the mountain and pack another to leave at the hotel with your travel and safari gear.
  • Overnight: Serena Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Today we will travel to the Machame trailhead, winding through coffee fields, small villages, and forests of ferns and flowers.
  • At the trailhead, we will meet the rest of our crew and mountain team and register with the Kilimanjaro Park Service.
  • We will trek underneath a beautiful rainforest canopy to the Machame Camp, stopping for a sit-down lunch along the way.
  • Overnight: Machame Camp
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Ecozone: Rainforest
  • This morning we will leave the Machame camp to cross the valley and continue our ascent.
  • The environment changes from heath forest to moorlands.
  • Halfway up the trail we meet the river gorge and ascend across the Shira Plateau.
  • Each day along the trail, we stop for a sit-down lunch in our large dining dome outfitted with tables and chairs, as well as setting up our private, flushing toilet tents.
  • Overnight: Shira Camp
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Ecozone: Heath | Moorland
  • Today we will ascend from the Shira Camp up the Shira Plateau.
  • While crossing the ridge at the Lava Tower, we will have great views of the African plains far below.
  • Here we will eat lunch, acclimate and admire the ancient glacier ice of the Breach Wall from the Lava Tower.
  • We will then descend about 2,000 feet into Barranco Camp for the night.
  • Overnight: Barranco Camp
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Ecozone: Alpine Desert | Moorland
  • Today after breakfast, we will climb the Great Barranco Wall, also known as the breakfast wall.
  • We will top out at about 14,500 feet before traversing across the Karanga Valley to our camp at the Karanga River.
  • This completes another day of acclimatization as we pass below the famous Breach Wall, the largest ice and rock face in Africa.
  • Overnight: Karanga Valley Camp
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch,  and Dinner
  • Ecozone: Moorland | Alpine Desert
  • From the Karanga Valley camp, we trek to Barafu (Ice) Camp, where we will enjoy a sit-down lunch and a short rest.
  • Afterwards, we will wind through a sparsely traveled high desert plateau, littered with volcanic boulders. Looking south, we view the desert plains as the pinnacles of Mawenzi Peak tower before us.
  • After lunch we will continue up to the Kosovo Camp.
  • While our cook staff prepares our dinner, we will spend our time packing and preparing for our midnight departure, the final push for a sunrise summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Overnight: Kosovo Camp
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Ecozone: Moorland | Alpine Desert
  • We climb wearing headlamps until the predawn light is reflected off the African plains and high mountain glaciers.
  • Following a distinct ridge we approach the crater’s rim, then traverse northwest along the rim to the main summit of Uhuru Peak!
  • We are now on the highest freestanding mountain in the world, as well as the highest point on the African Continent!
  • After enjoying the view from the “Roof of Africa”, we descend to Kosovo Camp where we will rest, eat, break camp, and begin our trek down the Mweka route on the southern side of the mountain.
  • We descend down into the jungle to the Millenium Camp for our last night on the mountain.
  • Overnight: Millennium Camp
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Ecozone: Alpine Desert | Arctic | Alpine Desert
  • The sun’s rays congratulate us with a spectacular light show as we awake below the towering mountain on our final day of our Kilimanjaro journey.
  • We descend through the lush green landscape of the Mweka Route into the thickest jungle we have encountered yet.
  • The environment becomes primordial, with 20 foot-tall fern trees creating a prehistoric atmosphere. Rain is likely, so we recommend bringing a rain poncho for your comfort.
  • After reaching the Mweka Gate we say our farewells to the mountain staff and drive back to our lodge for a well-deserved shower and celebration dinner.
  • Overnight: Serena Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Celebration Dinner
  • Ecozone: Rainforest
  • After breakfast you can relax at the lodge and prepare for your departure flights home or your onward travel. (JRO)
  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Ecozone: Cultivation
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Trek Inclusions

  • Pre-trip planning, consultation, and customization
  • Transportation by private vans, vehicles, and buses throughout
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, and a welcome reception per scheduled itinerary
  • 6 nights accommodations in World Wide Trekking Kilimanjaro camps (4-person tents with 2 guests per tent)
  • Hotel accommodations in Lodges/Hotels based on itinerary
  • Transfers and baggage handling on program arrival and departure for all participants
  • Baggage handling throughout adventure
  • World Wide Trekking Lead Guide(s) and local Tanzanian guides based on group size
  • Services of local English speaking guides throughout
  • Services of local porters and staff
  • All services, tours, hikes, entrance and excursion fees described in the attached itinerary
  • Any necessary permits for trekking, national parks, etc.
  • Services of World Wide Trekking Operations Manager in Tanzania
  • Services of local crew, cook staff, tent manager & staff, servers, porters and additional staff
  • One local Tanzanian licensed guide per every two guests on Kilimanjaro
  • Medical expenses and immunizations
  • International airfare (origin > Tanzania > origin)
  • Passport and Tanzania visa expenses and handling fees (1-year visa is: $100, paid before arrival to JRO airport)
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Meals outside of scheduled itinerary
  • Personal trekking gear other than that which is provided with the guest amenity package
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Items of personal nature, laundry, wifi charges, incidentals, etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to circumstances outside of World Wide Trekking’s control
  • Gratuities for local Kilimanjaro and western guides and crew
  • Tourism Taxes When Applicable

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Photography by Brandon Flint | Story Directive