Join MAD’s award-winning trekking partner on a breathtaking hike and safari that will enrich your life and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable youth.
Your first week with us you will be learning about the local Chagga culture and meeting the students we help. The second week will be spent climbing Africa’s highest peak, followed by an optional safari! Reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro is a once in a lifetime achievement you’ll cherish forever!
Get to know the children you will be helping.
Trip Dates: Jul 19, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
Optional Safari Add On: To Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater (details below).
Please read the following information on what to expect from your expedition.
If you have any questions make sure to visit our contact page.
+ Trip Itinerary
- DAY 1: Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), transfer to Moshi, overnight MAD Guest House by Make A Difference driver.
- DAYS 2-5: Meet the children you’re climbing to support, visit one of the villages they come from, learn about the local culture and help paint one of the schools that they attend as well as work on an educational project. Overnight MAD Guest House
- DAYS 6-12: Kilimanjaro Machame Trek
- DAY 13: Overnight at Make A Difference guest house. Transfer to airport by MAD or optional add on.
- Recommended add on days 14-15: 2-day optional safari to Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater.
For more information on climbing Kilimanjaro, we suggest reading: Beyond Mountaintop
+ Cost of Expedition
- Early Bird Special: Register and pay for your trip by May 1, 2019 and pay $2,845 (US)/person $250 less than the regular price (price contingent on 4 or more people and is subject to change). Use promo code: KILI when you register and pay the deposit to receive discount.
- Regular Price: Register and pay after May 1, 2019 and cost is $3,095 (US)/person (price contingent on 4 or more people and is subject to change).
*Recommended add on 2-day safari: $545 (US)/person (minimum of 6 people needed, price goes up if less than 6 people).
Find out if you’re eligible for a Charity Climb Rewards discount.
Before you leave on your journey, consider purchasing a MAD hat or bag and help educate a child. Shop and Make a Difference
*Fundraising is REQUIRED (see Fundraising)
Included in expedition price:
- 24 Hour security & assistance
- Swahili & cultural lessons
- Time with the children at their school
- 4 nights at Make A Difference’s volunteer guest house
- 7 days/6 nights hiking and camping with tents with climbing staff on Kilimanjaro.
- All meals except lunch and dinner at Moshi hotel
- All transport
Not Included in expedition price:
- International flight and tips
- Lunch and dinner at the hotel in Moshi
- Personal hiking gear (sleeping bag, day pack, etc.)
- Fundraising goal
+ Trek Preparation
Check out these helpful resources to prepare you for your trip:
+ Fundraising Details
Fundraising Requirement: $2,000 Total
Breakdown of Fundraising Goal: $1,400 for our education endowment which goes directly to the kids and $600 towards your program costs with MAD (food, airport pickup, daily accommodation, transport, guide, projects).
An easy way to ask for support of your MAD fundraising trip is by setting up a fundraising page. It’s a great way to spread the word that you are making a difference and keep track of your donations.
+ Travel Insurance
To ensure that your time with MAD is enjoyable and free from worries, MAD has made travel insurance compulsory for all programs and events. Without limitation, MAD is not responsible for any injury, damage, loss of property or delays during your stay. Dates and fundraising minimums are subject to change. Please confirm with us before you purchase your flight. *Travel insurance is mandatory.
Register and pay your initial fundraising deposit of $250.
Your fundraising deposit is refundable up to 24 hours. This money goes directly to Make A Difference to support the children we help.
Reserve your spot by paying your $400 trip deposit.
This deposit goes toward your total trip cost and ensures your reservation is held for you. This payment is due right after you finish Step 1.
Pay for your remaining balances. Please enter two separate payments using the button below. One will be the remaining balance owed for your trip and the other your fundraising balance. These are both due 60 days before your trip. Using matching funds?
Attach matching funds documents here.
Dates and fundraising minimums are subject to change. Please confirm with us before you purchase your flight.