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You can combine volunteer placement in Tanzania with volunteer projects in Zanzibar or even holiday Adventure Programs in Kenya. For instance the Kenya  Beach program  takes you to the Kenyan Coast. You can swim, dive, tour, snorkel or simply relax on the beach. You can also add jungle safaris to your beach experience with the Kenya Beach Holiday Plus programs
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Tanzania Kilimanjaro Climbing

At jubileeventures.org we offer excellent international volunteer opportunities overseas in Tanzania as well as climbing snow capped mount Kilimanjaro, Africas tallest mountain. You can also spice up your intern experience overseas and volunteer travel abroad in Tanzania, Africa, with great jungle safaris and beach holidays, at jubileeventures.org

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You can choose from two mount kilimanjaro climbing options/routes:
Climbers who havent done much climbing in a while should add an extra day for acclimatization to ensure a successful climb - meaning you are able to peak or get to the top and back without getting significant mountain sickness.

You can sign up for a minimum of 9 days if you only plan to do the climb or  at least 2 weeks if you plan to combine kilimanjaro climbing with Tanzania volunteer work. You can also combine Tanzania Kilimanjaro mountain climbing with overseas volunteer or intership placement in any of our East African countries. So hurry and sign up for affordable, quality volunteer abroad, international  internships and overseas, and mount Kilimanjaro climbing expeditions in Tanzania Africa with jubileeventures.org.

Climbing Kilimanjaro: The Marangu Route

Day 1: Arrival, Airport Pickup and Overnight: Arrival and pickup from Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha, or from your bus stop if you are coming by road from Kenya or Dar es Salaam. Dinner and overnight at a standard hotel in Moshi.

Day 2: Marangu - Mandara Hut :
Early rise for breakfast and briefing from the guide, meet the porters and the rest of the group. Drive to the Marangu gate for registration with the national park services and start your climb. The trail passes through rainforest with lots of plant and bird life and the famous Columbus monkey. You reach Mandara Hut (2700m/9000ft) for dinner and overnight. You can explore nearby Maundi Crater (2hrs walk) for a view of northern Tanzania and southern Kenya. Bathrooms with running water are available.

Day 3: Mandara – Horombo Hut: Rise up for breakfast followed by a hike through rainforest glades, which quickly gives way to heathland abounding with giant lobelias and groundsels. Climb on through open moorlands with small shrubs as the main vegetation. Stop for lunch and enjoy amazing views of Mawenzi sub-peak. Arrive at the Horombo Huts (3700m/12000ft) by 3 PM; from here you can see Kibo’s summit. Dinner and overnight at Horombo. Bathrooms with running water are available.

Day 4: Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut: Rise for breakfast then continue the hike past diminishing heathland, and across the moonscape “plateau” between Mawenzi and Kibo (4700m/15400ft). Meals and Overnight at Kibo Huts. There is no running water at Kibo on any point upward of here.

Day 5: Kibo Huts – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Huts: Wake up at midnight for a light breakfast, before starting ascent at 1 AM. It is dark and headlamps and flashlights are your only source of light. The morning is extremely cold so dress up in warm layers. You want to climb before dawn to avoid the thick mists that engulf the lower mountainside as the day breaks and to reach Uhuru Peak shortly after sunrise for a most spectacular view. Arrive at Gilman’s Point on the crater rim (5,861m/18,640 ft) between 5 and 7 AM. Hike on along the crater rim for another 2 hours to reach Kilimanjaro’s true summit, Uhuru Peak, by 9 AM. You are now at Africa’s highest point. Take lots of pictures to show your friends before descending back to the Kibo Huts for lunch and rest. Then its off across the plateau to the Horombo Huts. Dinner and overnight at Horombo.

Day 6: Horombo – Moshi: Rise as usual and descend through the moorland to the Mandara Huts for lunch. Then continue your triumphant descent through lush forest reaching Marangu park gate by 3 PM. Remember to tip your guides, cooks, and porters, since you will be leaving them here. Drive back to the Moshi hotel for dinner, great celebration and overnight.

Day 7: Moshi – Airport: Drop off at the airport or bus station on your way to other parts of Tanzania or Kenya, or your home country. We can also arrange a trip to the beaches of Zanzibar which is a good way to recuperate.

Marangu Extra Acclimatization Day: You may begin to feel the “altitude effect” on reaching Horombo (day 3). This is a good point to spend an extra day of rest and acclimatization giving your body time to absorb the changes in atmospheric pressure and temperature that occur with the climb. You can spend the extra day and a second night at Horombo either resting at the huts or taking a stroll up to the Mawenzi basecamp then returning to the Horombo Huts.

Climbing Kilimanjaro: The Machame Route

Kilimanjaro elephants view

This is Kilimanjaro’s longer, more scenic, “Whiskey Route.” The typical duration for this trip is 6 days. However, you can also add an extra acclimatization day and make it easier.

What To Bring 

Small Tanzania bills to buy soft drinks, bottled water, and beer at the huts; Heavy sleeping bag; hiking poles; Shorts/light clothing for start of climb; Raingear (pants and jacket); Flashlights and batteries; Sunglasses; gloves; warm clothing for the higher elevation and peaks; Tips for porters, cooks, and guides; hiking weather boots.

Equipment Rental
The following can be rented from the safari company (tentative prices are lsited in USD): Rucksack/Daypack (10); Balaclava (5); Normal Sleeping Bag (15); Thick/mountain Sleeping Bag (32); Batteries (2); Socks (2); Duffel Bag (5); Pair of Hiking Poles (10); Gaiters (7); Torch/Flashlight (7); Gloves (5); Sweater (4); Sunglasses (10); Long Underwear (3); Raincoat (5); Rain Pants (5); Hiking Boots (8); Water Bottle (5); Fleece Pants (4); Warm Jacket (7); Hat (4)

Arrival Dates:
Generally any day of the year but our programs begin on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
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