Any trek to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is “the trip of a lifetime”, but this one is really special: we’re climbing to feed the Kids of Kilimanjaro. These children are hungry because the COVID-19 Pandemic has stopped almost all tourism to Tanzania, so their parents are not able to work. The money we raise will support expansion of a school lunch program operated by the Human Outreach project.

Our climbing party will include Dr. Art Ulene, the former TODAY Show doctor who—at the age of 85—will be climbing Kilimanjaro for the third time. He invites you to join him—actually or virtually—on the 19,341′ peak of Africa’s tallest mountain.  Some deserving kids will eat lunch for a year because of your participation.

A MESSAGE FROM DR. ART ULENE

On July 5, 2022, I will walk through the Londorossi Gate on Mt. Kilimanjaro, and—for the third time—start trekking to the 19,341’ summit.  The first two trips were just for the adventure. I’m doing it this time to feed the Kids of Kilimanjaro, whose parents have lost their jobs and income because COVID has stopped almost all tourism to Tanzania.

We’re raising money to support a school-based lunch program that is currently feeding 1,200 Kilimanjaro Kids every day. You can help by actually climbing Kilimanjaro with me, or by making a donation to feed some kids and climbing with me virtually. Either way, I can promise you this: this climb will be one of the most meaningful actions you ever take.

You’ll find much more information about both options by clicking on one of the links below this message. You can also learn about the amazing organization that’s feeding these children—the Human Outreach Project—by clicking here.

Thanks for your consideration.

Art Ulene, M.D.

P.S. I call this a “climb” because it sounds so adventurous, but it’s really a very strenuous trek at high altitude—the “trip of a lifetime”.

SUMMARY

TRIP TYPE: Trek

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Strenuous*

TRIP LENGTH: 14 days/13 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 10 – 20

TRIP COST: $8,000 (double occupancy) + $1,000 tax-deductible donation to Human Outreach Project (required)

* Two extra days have been added to the usual itinerary to allow for a slower pace than usual and to provide extra time for acclimatization to the altitude.

DATES

July 3 – 16, 2022

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Climb with Dr. Art Ulene on a custom trip to feed Kilimanjaro’s Kids
  • Join us as we climb at an optimal time of year for a trek in ideal weather
  • This trip has been modified to have extra days for the comfort and safety of our guests
  • Conditions have been adjusted slightly so our guests will have stand-up tents and be sleeping on cots
  • Dean Cardinale, owner of World Wide Trekking, will lead this trek personally
  • Conquer one of the Seven Summits – Mt. Kilimanjaro – and the world’s tallest freestanding mountain
  • Experience 5 different ecozones on a mystical journey to the “Roof of Africa”
  • Extend your adventure with one of our fascinating safari add-ons…

Double Occupancy

$ $8,000

per person

Tax-deductible Donation

$ $1,000

per person

Single Supplement*

$ -

Contact for Details

*Single supplement refers to an extra charge for single guests who will have private accommodations such as single lodging pre and post trip and a private mountain tent. Contact us for more details.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!

Phone #: (801) 943-0264

Email: info@wwtrek.com

Office Address: 7404 South, Union Park Ave, Midvale, UT 84047

MAP

ITINERARY

July 3: Welcome to Tanzania!

  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) Tanzania Africa.
  • A World Wide Trekking representative will meet you and transfer to the luxurious Ndarakwai Ranch.
  • Welcome Reception Dinner.
  • Overnight: Ndarakwai Ranch or comparable
  • Meals included: D

July 4: Tanzanian Walking Safari

  • After breakfast, we depart for a walking safari through the protected lands that surround Ndarakwai Ranch. These lands are home to elephants, zebras, elands, giraffes, wildebeests, gerenuks, lesser kudus, mountain reedbuck, cheetahs and lions.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to the ranch.
  • Kilimanjaro briefing and gear check.
  • Overnight: Ndarakwai Ranch or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

July 5: Londorossi Gate (7,824') to Big Tree Camp (9,120')

  • Transfer to Londorossi Gate, register with park authorities, and continue on to the trailhead.
  • Leave the trailhead and trek to Big Tree Camp.
  • Overnight: Big Tree Camp (9,120′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D

July 6: Big Tree Camp (9,120') to Shira I Camp (11,500')

  • Our first full day on the mountain takes us up out of the rainforest and into expansive savannahs and grasslands. We’ll make our way through lush hills and up to the Shira Ridge before descending slightly into Shira I Camp.
  • Overnight: Shira I Camp (11,500′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D

July 7: Shira I Camp (11,500') to Moir Camp (13,697')

  • Today we enjoy a beautiful trek heading east, first passing through the ‘Garden of the Senecios’, and then entering the alpine desert zone.
  • The morning is spent trekking up toward Lava Tower. Here we merge into the Northern Circuit as we head down to Moir Camp at 13,697′.
  • Overnight: Moir Camp (13,697′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D

July 8: Moir Camp (13,697') to Pofu Camp (13,205')

  • Today we have a moderately steep climb out of Moir Valley.
  • There is an option for a small detour here to climb the summit of Little Lent Hill at 15,337′ before returning to the Northern Circuit trail.
  • Our route follows a series of inclines and declines, skirting around the northern slopes of Kibo to Pofu Camp (13,205′). Enjoy expansive vistas across the plains that lie north of Kilimanjaro and stretch out to the Kenyan/Tanzanian border.
  • Today’s trek is great for the acclimatization process, as we will hike to a high altitude and then sleep lower.
  • Arrive at Pofu Camp for lunch and enjoy an afternoon of relaxation.
  • Overnight: Pofu Camp (13,205′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D

July 9: Pofu Camp (13,205') to Rongai Third Cave (12,910')

  • Today we will continue east around the northern slopes of Kilimanjaro to Rongai Third Cave.
  • This trek is shorter than the previous day and by now you should be feeling well acclimated to the altitude.
  • We will arrive at the Third Cave just around mid-afternoon.
  • Overnight: Rongai Third Cave (12,910′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D

July 10: Rest Day

Spend today relaxing around camp, cleaning up, and getting ready for the summit push. This day will give your body a chance to recover and prepare for ascension to the top of Kilimanjaro.

July 11: Rongai Third Cave (12,910') to School Hut Camp (15,560')

  • After breakfast, we will trek at a steady incline up and over the saddle between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi Peak.
  • We continue walking south west up to School Hut Camp, inching closer to Uhuru Peak.
  • Overnight: School Hut Camp (15,560′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D

July 12: School Hut (15,560') to Crater Camp (18,850')

  • Today, we will move slowly up towards the summit of Kilimanjaro, stopping for a night’s rest in the crater camp (18,500′).
  • The crater camp puts us within 850 feet from the summit of Kilimanjaro.
  • From here we can view the Bismarck Towers, rock pinnacles along the rim, and the hanging Redman Glaciers. To our west, the second highest point in Tanzania, Mount Meru (14,977’), and the southern exposure reveals the sprawling plains of East Africa and the Mawenzi Peak (16,893’) of Kilimanjaro.
  • Overnight: Crater camp (18,500’)
  • Meals included: B/L/D

July 13: Kilimanjaro Summit (19,341') to Kosovo Camp (15,995')

  • After a rest at the crater camp, we will wake in the early hours of the morning and ascend to the summit of Kilimanjaro, the Roof of Africa (19,341′).
  • After celebrating on top of Uhuru Peak, we will descend down the south-east side of the mountain to the Kosovo camp (15,995′) to rest for the night.
  • Overnight: Kosovo Camp (15,995’)
  • Meals included: B/L/D

July 14: Kosovo Camp (15,995') to Mweka Camp (10,104')

  • Today we will continue our descent through the alpine desert to the Mweka camp (10,104′).
  • Overnight: Mweka Camp (10,104′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D

July 15: Mweka Camp (10,104') to Mweka Gate (5,423') to Lodge

  • Today we will make our way to the Mweka trailhead and say our goodbyes to our local team.
  • We will return to our lodge for a well deserved shower and some time to relax.
  • Celebration Dinner.

July 16: International Departures or Extended Adventures

What's Included:

  • Pre-trip planning, consultation, and customization
  • Transportation by private vans, vehicles, and buses throughout
  • 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 13 dinners, and a welcome reception
  • 10 nights accommodations in World Wide Trekking Kilimanjaro camps (4-person tents with 2 guests per tent)
  • 3 night hotel accommodations in Lodges/Hotels
  • 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

Not Included:

  • Medical expenses and immunizations
  • International airfare (origin > Tanzania > origin)
  • Passport and Tanzania visa expenses and handling fees
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Meals other than those specified in the 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 guides, crew and western guides

Add-On Adventures

4-Day Tanzanian Safari | From $2,800/person
Lake Manyara National Park | African tribes | Ngorongoro Crater National Conservation Area

4-Day Serengeti Luxury Safari | From $3,500/person
Serengeti National Park | Ngorongoro Crater National Conservation Area

6-Day Epic Tanzanian Safari | From $5,800
Serengeti National Park | Ngorongoro Crater | Tarangire National Park

10-Day Ultimate Tanzanian Safari | From $6,900
Serengeti National Park | Ngorongoro Crater | Tarangire National Park | African Tribes and more

Rwanda Gorilla Tracking | From $4,995
Silverback Gorillas | Volcanoes National Park

Zanzibar Island | From $1,800
Stone Town, a World Heritage Site | white sand beaches | turquoise waters

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN TANZANIA

The Human Outreach Project (HOP)

Over the fourteen years since the Human Outreach Project began, its goal has remained constant: to give back to the communities whose homes we so cherish visiting.  HOP is engaged in various community projects in Tanzania, Nepal, Peru, and the USA.

Kilimanjaro School Lunch Program

In 2016, HOP and WWT founder Dean Cardinale sat down with the headmaster of the Makuyuni School in Kilimanjaro to ask what the children needed most. To Dean’s surprise, the greatest need wasn’t for textbooks or for more teachers- it was for food. Many kids were missing school simply because they didn’t have enough to eat, and those who did attend were often unfocused and lethargic from hunger. Since then, hop has provided funds for food, staff, and cooking supplies. As a direct result of the lunch program, attendance at the school has spiked from 700 students attending daily to around 1,200, and the children’s test scores have improved significantly! In July, 2022, the First Annual Charity Climb to Feed the Kids of Kilimanjaro will be held to support the expansion of this important program.

Annual Charity Climb to Feed the Kids of Kilimanjaro

This annual custom climb has been specifically organized with “giving back” in mind. Dr. Art Ulene, who shares our passion for trekking as well as for giving back to the communities which we visit, would like to invite you to join him on a once in a lifetime trek up Mount Kilimanjaro that has the added purpose of helping to fund the Kilimanjaro school lunch program. Join us and be a part of helping to feed Kilimanjaro’s kids!

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HUMAN OUTREACH PROJECT IN TANZANIA

One of World Wide Trekking’s founding principles is giving back to the places we travel. Through our sister non-profit, Human Outreach Project, we are making a difference in lives around the globe, and connecting trekkers with voluntourism opportunities in local communities. We have a number of diverse projects in Tanzania that WWTrek guests can get involved with.

The Kilimanjaro Kids Community is HOP’s proudest achievement. This 4-acre orphanage sits in the shadow of Kilimanjaro and currently houses 12 Tanzanian children and 4 full-time staff. HOP has also been working at the Makuyuni Primary School to provide daily school lunches for the school’s 850 children, supporting the Mama Na M’toto women’s empowerment group in the village of Mto wa Mbu, as well as providing start-up funding to one of our long-time porters for his business, Bima’s Rice and Beans.