Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain and the world’s highest free-standing peak at 5,895m. It rises up from the seemingly endless plains of East Africa and is a relic of the ancient volcanic activity of the Rift Valley that ultimately created the wildlife havens which surrounds it.
Many adventure oriented travellers seek out the slopes of Kilimanjaro each and every year in the quest to reach the summit and conquer one of the hardest trekking challenges on the continent.
The Askari Project, in conjunction with Duma Safaris & KopeLion is currently looking for conservation minded adventurers to join us on a unique group trek up the mountain with the challenge of reaching the summit for elephant & lion conservation.
Funding raised through this trek will be directed to conservation projects for African elephants via The Askari Project & African lions via KopeLion.
In our effort to keep the tour price as low as possible we are also inviting participants of the trekking group to raise a small conservation levy – a minimum of AUD$500 through some fundraising activities such as getting family, friends or work colleagues to sponsor your attempt to reach the summit through a personalised sponsorship webpage that will be setup for this trek or other fundraising activities you may wish to pursue to help achieve this goal of raising vital funds for these important organisations.
Tour Itinerary - Rongai Route Overview
Day 1 (9/8/19): Arrive JRO Airport, transfer to Moshi (815m/ 2675ft). 45 km/1 hr.
Day 2 (10/8/19): Drive to Nale Moru and trek to Simba Campsite – approx. 4 hrs.
Day 3 (11/8/19): Trek to Second Cave Camp, 3450m (4-5hrs).
Day 4 (12/8/19): Trek to Kikilewa Camp, 3600m (4-5hrs).
Day 5 (13/8/19): Trek to Mawenzi Camp, 4300m (5-6hrs).
Day 6 (14/8/19): Trek to Kibo Huts Camp, 4750m (4-5hrs).
Day 7 (15/8/19): To Uhuru summit, 5895m and then descend to Horombo Camp, 3720m (10- 11hrs).
Day 8 (16/8/19): Horombo Camp to Marangu Gate, 1830m and then road transfer to overnight stay at Moshi Hotel.
Day 9 (17/8/19): After breakfast, transfer to the JRO airport to board the flight back home, or depart for safari or Zanzibar extension.