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Kilimanjaro for a cause

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What to Expect
Why is the tour 15 days if the trek up Kilimanjaro is only 7 days?

A 15-day tour ensures you have enough time to arrive safely, hire your trekking gear and settle in before hitting the mountain. It also allows you to immerse in the local culture and to relax a little before you head home. Most importantly, it ensures you have enough time to acclimatise when trekking Kilimanjaro so you are safe.


Day 1

Airport pick-up and welcome dinner. Free day activities available.

Day 2

Visit the Nairobi Giraffe Centre and David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Both of these charities have been working tirelessly to conserve Africa’s unique wildlife for more than 30 years.

After lunch, be inspired by Thomas Nyawir, a slum boy who through the generosity of a stranger received a gift that changed his life. Today Tommy runs a charity called the Mirror of Hope and is incredibly passionate about empowering vulnerable women and children living in Africa’s largest slum.

Day 3

Explore the sights and sounds of Africa’s largest urban slum under the safe guidance of the Mirror of Hope team. Visit the home of your sponsor student and feast on a delicious traditional Kenyan lunch that you will cook.

Day 4

Mystery day.

Day 5

Travel to Moshi, Tanzania.  

Day 6

Rest and preparation day. Free day activities available. 

Day 7 – 13

Challenge yourself on Mt Kilimanjaro. See how far you can mentally and physically push your boundaries, explore the ever changing landscapes, make life-long friends from across the globe and stand on the summit of “The Roof of Africa”.

Quick facts:

Route: Machame

Days: 7 days, 6 nights

Accommodation: Camping

Starting altitude: 1,800m

Summit altitude: 5,895m

Day temp: 5ºC to 25ºC

Night temp: 0ºC to -25ºC

Day 14

Enjoy a relaxing day in Moshi. Go souvenir shopping, get a well-deserved massage or relax by the pool. Celebration dinner at night with our guiding team. Free day options available. 

Day 15

Begin the journey home, departing from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Transfers organised by Adventure Out Loud based on your flight itinerary.


Nights 1 – 4: 3-star guest house that was once a Nunnery.

Nights  5 – 6 & 13 – 14: 4-star guest house that is run by a social enterprise empowering street youth

Nights 7 – 12: Camping (tents and sleeping mats provided)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

By far the most incredible experience of my life. This was my first trip overseas and I was a bit nervous but Nate took care of absolutely everything. Literally all I had to do was get on the plane. If you aren't confident traveling by...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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adventureoutloud, Owner at Adventure Out Loud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Asante sana for the kind words Carly. It was amazing adventuring with you and hopefully we'll see you back in Africa soon.

Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

What an incredible experience AOL gave us from meeting our sponsor students at Mirror of Hope to the top of Kilimanjaro and the animal filled plains of Ngorogoro crater. All of AOL’s partner companies in Africa are one of a kind and add authentic, safe,...More

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adventureoutloud, Owner at Adventure Out Loud, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Asante sana Anna. We also loved exploring the DRC with you and we can't wait to explore Ethiopia with you in a few years. Thank you for your kind words and the unforgettable memories.

Reviewed July 2, 2019

Best in the business, hands down ! AOL's adventures are seriously fun, I've made lifelong friendships, and I never once felt unsafe! I can't wait to travel with Nate and the team again 🙌

Date of experience: April 2019
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adventureoutloud, Owner at Adventure Out Loud, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

Thanks Laura. We can't wait to see you in Africa again soon :-)

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