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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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Mount Kenya is the largest mountain in Kenya and offers a breathtaking array of landscapes. The trek encompasses multiple terrains and a whole host of African wildlife is visible throughout the days on the mountain. Watching the sun rise over the vast African plains is a truly unforgettable experience.

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Kenya

TBC

9 Days (+ option to extend to 16)

£195 (at sign up)
+ £195

= £390

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£1000

Overview

 

Our Mount Kenya challenge is a 9-16 day adventure (including or excluding optional travel time after your climb).

 

The climb itself spans over 5 days of trekking taking you to the summit of Mount Kenya and back down again.

After a well-earned celebration and rest, you will get the unique opportunity to visit one of Dig Deep's local projects, to see the impact the funds you raised will have on schools and communities in Kenya.

After this, you have the opportunity to discover the wonders of East Africa for 6 full days. We work with our local suppliers to organise amazing value packages for you to purchase including Safari and relaxing on the stunning beaches of Diani.

 

You then transfer back to Nairobi where you can catch your flight to return to the UK or you can choose to extend your adventure.

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 sign up

  • Fundraising welcome letter

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

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

  • Regular personal fundraising chats

  • 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

  • Accommodation on the mountain

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

  • Relevant private ground transport including airport pickup option

  • Organised optional extension package (additional cost)

  • Daily medical checks

  • 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

  • Opportunity to visit a local school with a Dig Deep funded project

  • In country support staff

  • 24/7 emergency support line

  • Highest ethical standards - we use trusted local climb suppliers who adhere to our strict criteria of the safeguarding and ethical treatment of climb crew

Before Challenge
 

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

  • Visas ($51 USD)

  • Travel Insurance (we recommend some policies for you ranging between £40-£80 depending on policy type and coverage)

  • Personal medication/vaccinations

  • Travel to/from airport of departure in UK

  • Personal trekking clothing

 

During Challenge
 

  • Evacuation costs (in event of serious medical injury your travel insurance company will cover the costs and we provide policy recommendations to ensure you're covered for this)

  • Meals and drinks other than those mentioned

  • Tips and gratuities (porters: $90-$130)

  • Extension package costs after the climb

  • In country airport transfer if different to the group

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