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Overview

 Highlights


  • Sunrise over Mawenzi before pushing to the summit Uhuru Peak (5896m)
  • Game viewing at Lake Manyara & Tarengire National Parks
  • Option to include a community service learning project that addresses the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Tailor this itinerary to suit your school's needs & budget

The combination of a game viewing safari, summiting Kilimanjaro then exploring the island of Zanzibar is sure not to disappoint. Approaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro by the Macheme Route is an exhilarating option for students to explore the high trails and who are comfortable in variable mountain conditions. From the forest and moorland, take students to explore fascinating rock formations and on our way to the summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m) on the crater rim. Our expert guides and professional crew ensure that there is the maximum possible acclimatisation and flexibility to enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery that extends from the volcanic summit to the vast African plains. A 2-day game viewing safari at two of Tanzania's most protected national parks follows as does an opportunity to rest and explore the island of Zanzibar. Our expert guides, quality inclusions, private vehicle transport, comfortable accommodation and well thought out itinerary will all deliver you to the roof of Africa along with photo opportunities of the incredible game and exotic Indian ocean islands. This is a school trip in Africa to get excited over!

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Day 1

Arrive Nairobi, Kenya. Transfer to Arusha, Tanzania

Day 2

Commence Lake Manyara Safari

Day 3

Game viewing safari Tarengire National Park. Return to Arusha

Day 4

Commence 6 day Machame Route. Trek from Machame Gate (1828m) to Machame Camp (3020m)

Day 5

To Shira Cave Camp (3847m)

Day 6

Trek to Lava Tower (4642m) then camp at Barranco Camp (3984m)

Day 7

Trek to Barafu Camp (4681m)

Day 8

Summit Day (5895m) then descend to Mweka Camp 13-15hrs

Day 9

Descend to Mweka Gate, then to Arusha

Day 10

Free day Arusha, rejoin group & Celebratory Dinner!

Day 11

Depart for home

Day 1

GROUPS SPLIT - Free day Arusha, trek briefing

Day 2

To Shira Cave Camp (3847m)

Day 3

Trek to Lava Tower (4642m) then camp at Barranco Camp (3984m)

Day 4

Trek to Barafu Camp (4681m)

Day 5

Summit Day(5895m) then descend to Mweka Camp 13-15hrs

Day 6

Descend to Mweka Gate, then to Arusha

Day 7

Commence Lake Manyara Safari

Day 8

Game viewing safari Tarengire Np, return to Arusha - GROUPS REUNITE

Day 9

Commence 6 day Machame Route. Trek from Machame Gate (1828m) to Machame Camp (3020m)


Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Life On Land:  Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Climate Action:  Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.


Learning outcomes for students

A World Youth Adventure Journey is a unique learning experience. Students will come away from the journey with a greater knowledge of what it takes to be a true global citizen and how they can first hand help encourage positive change. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development through the act of service and selflessness and to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:

• an appreciation and tolerance of other cultures and a broader mind
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the people of their host community
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals

Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life


Grading

Moderate to Challenging

As with all our Moderate to Challenging programs, we expect clients to be regular outdoors people, enjoying aerobic sport around three to four times a week over some period of time. Preferably this has been a long term interest but if not, you have set a program of fitness preparation with at least three months lead in time to your trip. The fitter you are for your trip, the more of a holiday it will be. Activities as close to the actual activity on your trip are the best training; in this instance hill walking, with and without a daypack. This builds leg strength, aerobic capacity and confidence in your ability to travel comfortably with a pack for extended periods. At the same time, you are also comfortable with the layers you like to wear and footwear. Whilst this ascent of Kilimanjaro is not a technical climb, it is nevertheless a short and steep trek at altitude, and for many people it will be the hardest physical walk of their life. In order to get the most out of the trip, people should join in Arusha with a maximum state of fitness. There is not time to ‘get fit on the trek’ as with some of our other longer trekker programs elsewhere. Come and talk to us if you are unsure about your suitability for climbing Kilimanjaro; we would be happy to discuss your level of experience and fitness with you and put you in touch with one of our guides to help you make your decision.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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