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Kilimanjaro + Safari 2020

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Kilimanjaro + Safari

Get Trekking

Join MAD on a fundraising climb and safari that will change your life and truly make a difference in the lives of vulnerable youth.

The first week will be spent learning about the local Chagga culture and at the children’s school. The second week will be spent climbing Africa’s highest peak, followed by an optional safari!

Get to know the children you will be climbing for!

  • Trip Dates: Jul 19, 2020  - Jul 31, 2020

  • Optional Safari Add On: To Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater (details below).


Next Steps

Expedition Details

Please read the following information on what to expect from your trip.

If you have any questions make sure to visit our contact page.


+ Itnerary

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 for, 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

Climbing Kilimanjaro, we suggest reading: Beyond Mountaintop

+ 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. *Travel insurance is manditory.

+ Cost

Early Bird Special: Register and pay for your trip by May 1st 2020 and pay $2,845 (US)/person $250 less than the regular price (price contingent on 4 or more people and are subject to change). Use promo code: KILI when you register and pay deposit in order to receive discount.

Regular Price: Register and pay after May 1st 2020 and cost is $3,095 (US)/person (price contingent on 4 or more people and are 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:

Donation to our Education Fund for the Children

Airport pickup & drop off

24 Hour security & assistance

Swahili & cultural lessons

Time with the children at their school

4 nights at Make A Difference’s volunteer guest house

1 night at hotel with breakfast

7 days/6 nights hiking and camping on mountain with climbing staff

All meals except lunch and dinner at Moshi hotel

All transport

Not Included in expedition price:

International and domestic flights

Lunch and dinner at hotel in Moshi

Personal hiking gear (sleeping bag, day pack, etc.)


+ Fundraise

Fundraising Requirement: $2,000 Total

Breakdown of Fudraising Goal: $1,400 for our education endownement $600 towards your program costs with MAD (food, 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.


Get Registered

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Reserve your spot by paying your $400 trip deposit.

This deposit goes to the travel company we work with and ensures a spot is saved for you on the trip. The $400 goes toward your total trip cost.

Step 3

Pay for your remaining balances. You will need to enter two separate payments using the button below. One will be the remaining balance owed for your trip and the other is your fundraising balance. These are both due 60 days before your trip.

Attach matching documents here.

Dates and fundraising minimums are subject to change. Please confirm with us before you purchase your flight. 

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