Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most impressive sights in Africa and climbing it is one of the all-time great achievements. It’s the largest freestanding mountain in the world and the trek encompasses terrains from jungle to glacier. Reaching the summit and watching the sun rise over the vast African plains truly is the experience of a lifetime.

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Tanzania

August/September '21

9 Days (+ option to extend to 16)

£195 (at sign up)
+ £200 (by 31st Jan '21)
= £395

£2600

£1300

£1300

Overview

 

Mount Kilimanjaro is a 9-16 day adventure (including or excluding optional travel time after the climb) taking place annually during the end of August - mid September*.

 

Following the registration deadline our climbs are split into groups of 20-40 Dig Deep fundraisers and each group will receive their exact climb dates. 


You will begin your adventure travelling to Moshi, a nearby town to Kilimanjaro. Here you will acclimatise and be briefed on the climb. Your private group will be supported by an experienced local climb crew of between 70-150 people. (The size of your climb crew is dependent on the size of your team)

 

Over a 6 day trek your crew will guide you to the Roof of Africa and provide you with a lifetime of memories. After a well-earned celebration, you have the option to extend your trip to 15 days to discover the wonders of East Africa. Your local suppliers organise amazing value packages for you to purchase, which often include going on Safari and relaxing on the stunning beaches of Zanzibar.

After one epic experience you transfer back to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

*the exact dates are determined based on group size and are confirmed in December 2020 for the 2021 trips.

Before Challenge
 

  • Full time support from a dedicated and fully trained Dig Deep Fundraising Support Officer - based in Sheffield

  • Fully trained local team leader

  • Option to book a personalised fundraising training call upon signing up

  • Fundraising pack (including t-shirt & collection tin)

  • Fundraising welcome letter

  • Online fundraising resources folder including how-tos, sponsorship forms, template press releases, template sponsorship letters, fundraising ideas etc.

  • Peer to peer forums

  • National fundraising opportunities (including discounted entry to Runthrough race events)

  • 5 monthly fundraising ideas

  • Travel Insurance recommendations

  • Best value flight recommendations 

  • Template training plan

  • Discount on kit

  • Public liability insurance (on request)

  • Risk assessment and emergency planning policy

 

During Challenge
 

  • Accommodation a night either side of the challenge

  • All ground staff (guide, drivers, cooks, porters)

  • Relevant private ground transport including airport pickup option

  • Organised optional extension packages (additional cost)

  • Daily medical checks and reports

  • Full climb briefing before the climb

  • Entrance fees into national park

  • Drinking water on challenge days and transfer days

  • Three meals a day on the trek

  • In country support from trained Dig Deep staff members

  • 24/7 emergency support line

  • Highest ethical standards - our climb suppliers are KPAP approved to ensure the safeguarding and fair treatment of all your climb crew 

  • Tent and sleeping mat

Before Challenge
 

  • International flights to and from Tanzania (approximately £600-£800 depending when you book them but we will provide you with the best value recommendations through STA Travel)

  • Visas ($50 USD)

  • Travel Insurance (we recommend some policies through STA Travel for you ranging between £50-£80 depending on policy type and coverage)

  • Personal medication/vaccinations

  • Travel to/from airport of departure

  • Personal trekking clothing (have option to hire all kit in country)

 

During Challenge
 

  • Evacuation cost (in event of serious medical injury your travel insurance company will cover the costs and we recommend a policy through STA which ensures you're covered for this)

  • Meals and drinks other than those mentioned

  • Tips and gratuities (climb crew: $140-$160)

  • Rest & Relaxation extension package costs

  • In country airport transfers if different to the group

  • Items of a personal nature such as souvenirs and telephone calls

 

"It’s one of the toughest but most amazing things you’ll ever do – and doing it for charity makes it 100 times better"

"I never thought I’d be eating chicken and chips at 4000m - Amazing"

"Dig Deep changed my life"

"I signed up in a spur of the moment and it was the best experience of my life"

"The most culturally rich two weeks of my life so far"

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Awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the Charity of the Year category, National Student Fundraising Awards 2018

Awarded ‘Partner for Responsible Travel’ by the Kilimanjaro Porters’ Assistance Project 

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