CLIMB KILI 4 ELEPHANTS

STAND ON THE ROOF OF AFRICA ON WORLD ELEPHANT DAY

Challenge yourself in 2021 and climb to the roof of Africa to Save Elephants

CLIMB KILI 4 ELEPHANTS

A LIFE CHANGING ADVENTURE TO HELP SAVE ELEPHANTS

CLIMB KILI 4 ELEPHANTS

Every day, approximately 100 African elephants are being killed for their ivory – if the slaughter continues at this rate they will be close to extinction in 10 years. But there is hope – local communities are desperately trying to protect the elephants, and we can help them! Our ``Climb Kili 4 Elephants`` adventure is an extraordinary expedition in support of a critical cause: fighting the elephant poaching crisis in Tanzania.
A fundraising adventure to save the lives of elephants

SUMMIT KILIMANJARO ON WORLD ELEPHANT DAY

Climb Kili 4 Elephants is a project of KCC that was established to raise awareness for poaching of African elephants and promote a deeper understanding of the trafficking of endangered wildlife.
With our CK4E treks to the summit of Kilimanjaro, we aim to help fund the efforts for elephant conservation in partnership with conservation groups in Africa and provide wages, equipment and training for vitally needed scout teams in Tarangire National Park.
IF YOU LOVE ELEPHANTS - THIS IS AN ADVENTURE FOR YOU

CLIMB KILI 4 ELEPHANTS

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STANDING ON THE ROOF OF AFRICA

THE TREK

This 9 day journey will begin in the lush rainforests of Mt Kilimanjaro. At a colossal 5,895m, Kili breaks through the clouds and stands as the highest point in Africa. Our challenge over the next 7 days is to clamber through the 5 climatic zones and above the sea of clouds to its summit via the Machame Route. This will most likely be one of the toughest but most exhilarating adventures you will ever embark on.

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GETTING UP CLOSE WITH THE ELEPHANTS

A 2 DAY ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE

Over the next 2 days you will reconnect, with nature and reflect in the presence of the majestic African wildlife in the deep backcountry of Tarangire. Here you will live the unique and sensual experience of being up close with elephants in the African wilderness. . After a day in the bush with the elephants we will spend the night 10 km into the park, relaxing at Tarangire Safari Lodge. The following morning we will continue with our elephant encounters in the National Park and then make our way back to Arusha in the early evening.
We Can Help

STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE AND TAKE ACTION

“The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book ”

 – Sir David Attenborough-

96 ELEPHANTS KILLED PER DAY
415 THOUSAND LEFT IN THE WORLD
96 ELEPHANTS KILLED PER DAY
415 THOUSAND LEFT IN THE WORLD
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IN 10 YEARS ELEPHANTS COULD BE EXTINCT

FIGHT THE PLIGHT THAT ELEPHANTS FACE

Fueling this poaching boom is a market for ornately carved ivory and rhino horn sold as a very expensive cure-all in prospering Asian countries.
Many conservationists feel anger, rage and despair. You will understand when you have spent a couple days in the remote corners of Tarangire National Park.
After watching huge herds of elephants as they feed, bathe, play and socialize, we challenge anyone not to feel awe at the sight of them. To kill them for something so trivial as decorative craft is utterly beyond comprehension.
A DAY TO DAY DETAILED ITINERARY

WHAT DOES YOUR ADVENTURE LOOK LIKE?

SUMMIT ON WORLD ELEPHANT DAY

7 DAY TREK

06.08.2021 - 13.08.2021
MACHAME ROUTE
DAY 1DAY 2DAY 3DAY 4
Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4
DAY 1DAY 2DAY 3
Day 5Day 6Day 7
GET UP CLOSE WITH THE ELEPHANTS

2 DAY SAFARI

14.08.2021 - 15.08.2021
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
DAY 1- 2 SafariLODGEWALKING SAFARINIGHT DRIVE
Day 1&2 – Elephant SafariTarangire Safari LodgeWalking SafariNight Drive
CLIMB KILI 4 ELEPHANTS
SHAKE OFF THE DUST FROM THE BUSH AND RELAX

TARANGIRE SAFARI LODGE

Since 1985, family owned & managed Tarangire Safari Lodge has been well known for its location and panoramic views and has catered to wildlife enthusiasts and those seeking rest and relaxation among one of Tanzania’s most popular national parks. The perfect finish to our first day of safari - we will spend one night here, relaxing and absorbing the ambiance of Tarangire.
SUPPORTING COMMUNITY BASED CONSERVATION

HOW DOES YOUR ADVENTURE HELP SAVE THE ELEPHANTS?

Tanzania’s elephants plummeted by 60% between 2010 and 2015 due to poaching. There are now only 45,000 elephants in Tanzania (compared to the 316,000 that roamed the plains in 1979) and they desperately need protecting.
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Change is Driven by Communities Taking Ownership

ENLISTING THE SUPPORT OF LOCAL PEOPLE

One of the most effective ways to save elephants is to enlist the support of local people: villagers who share elephant habitat, and, crucially, community scouts who are the ‘ears and eyes’ on the ground. Our trek raises funds for a group of community scouts who use dogs to track down poachers. This is hugely effective: poachers greatly fear these dogs so their very presence in an area is a big deterrent.
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OUR PARTNERS IN TANZANIA

THE HONEYGUIDE FOUNDATION

Honeyguide runs community-based conservation initiatives across nearly 1.2 million acres of wilderness in Tanzania. The foundation works with communities across five program areas—enterprise development, management & governance, communications, human-wildlife conflict prevention, and wildlife & habitat protection—to advance sustainable practices in local conservation. These programs are interlinked, supporting and depending on each other to create robust, fully-functioning community protected areas.

A MASSIVE DETERRENT TO POACHERS

SUPPORTING THE K-9 TRAKKER DOGS UNIT

STAND ON THE ROOF OF AFRICA AND HELP SAVE ELEPHANTS LIVES
Honeyguide established its first tracker dog unit in 2011. It proved so successful in the fight against poaching that there are now tracker dog units in ten protected areas of northern Tanzania.
Our trek supports the K-9 Tracker Dog Units. They have successfully intercepted a number of poachers, and the rate of elephant poaching has decreased – in the last year not one elephant was lost in this area.

Placing K-9 units in parks is a massive deterrent to poachers and brings about a fast decline in poaching attempts. This project is crucial for the conservation of Northern Tanzania’s elephants. But it needs help. The annual cost for running the Serengeti K-9 Unit is $28,240. Whatever we can raise towards this is hugely appreciated.

SUPPORTING COMMUNITY BASED CONSERVATION

WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?

Honeyguide is a dynamic fast-growing organization that has a record of delivering results for community-based conservation ventures in the field. While Honeyguide built its name on the success of supporting effective wildlife protection teams, today the organization has expanded and synthesized its programs into a five-program integrated approach to community-based natural resource management. Honeyguide has a promising future, but does need to diversify and expand its revenue streams in order to realize that future.
10 1 WEEKS'S FOOD FOR A RANGER (USD$)
30 SLEEPING BAG (USD$)
75 FULL UNIFORM & BOOTS (USD$)
100 HIGH POWERED FLASH LIGHT (USD$)
300 ANTI-POACHING SCOUT FOR 1 MONTH (USD$)
500 HANDHELD RADIO (USD$)
1500 RANGER SOLAR (USD$)
4500 NIGHT VISION GOGGLES (USD$)
EVERY TREKKER COUNTS

RAISING THE FUNDS

Each participant is asked to raise a minimum of $250. Recognizing that fundraising is daunting for many people, we provide you with support and ideas that you can use to raise funds, such as asking your family and friends to sponsor you for each kiliometer you climb. We will invite and assist you to set up a fundraising page with Given Gain, and once the trek is complete and all the donations are in, the monies are transferred to the Honeyguide Foundation.
EVERY TREKKER COUNTS

SUMMIT KILIMANJARO ON WORLD ELEPHANT DAY

STAND ON THE ROOF OF AFRICA AND HELP SAVE ELEPHANTS LIVES
CLIMB KILI 4 ELEPHANTS
  • Day 4

    We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization.

  • Day 3

    We pack up and leave Shira camp for a 4-5 hour trek to the well-known landmark of Lava Tower (4.600m) for acclimatization. Once reaching Lava Tower we will have a short break for lunch for some bonus acclimatization before starting a 2 hour descent by 650m to Barranco Camp, following the golden rule of acclimatization ‘climb high and sleep low’. This will be our toughest day so far but the climb offers multiple terrific opportunities for photos. As we descend through the valley, the amazing sight of the Giant Groundsels is bound to stop you in your tracks. Barranco Camp gives you a beautiful view of the Western Breach and Breach Wall and be prepared with your camera while you are waiting for dinner for what could be one of the most spectacular sunsets you have ever seen as the sun drops down into the valley.

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    Day 2

    You will be woken up after your first night on the mountain with a nice cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate at 6:30am in your tent. After breakfast we leave the rainforest and continue our ascent crossing a small valley into open moorlands where the vegetation is sparse with small shrubs and up to a steep rocky ridge. After a short break, our route turns onto a river gorge and up to Shira Plateau where you will catch your first glimpse of the Western Breach and its stunning glaciers. Continuing on to Shira Camp, where the cook will welcome you with boiled drinking water and hot washing water. After a hot lunch, there is plenty of time to explore the Shira Caves or just relax and rest until being served your hot dinner. Due to the camp being very exposed it can get very cold and sometimes windy.

     

  • Day 1

    Following a final cross-check of equipment and supplies, our staff will drive you to the Machame Gate. Anything you do not want to take with you on the mountain can be left at a lock up in the hotel. The drive from Arusha to the Machame Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. As we leave the park gate, we walk through the dense rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge until we reach the Machame Camp

  • Day 7

    On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Arusha.

  • Day 6 – SUMMIT DAY  – Part 1

    Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

    Day 6 – SUMMIT DAY – Part 2

    From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

  • Day 5

    We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. After a short break, we will push on to our special camp – Kosovo. This is our secret weapon for acclimatisation – leaving the crowds of Barafu we will ascend 4800m Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position.

  • Night Drive

    Night here is another world altogether, an alien landscape waxed in silver moonlight. Ghosts of hippos emerge from the rivers, giant shapes of elephants melt into and out of clearings like silent battleships passing in the night, and the throb of lion roaring pierces the chilly black. Keep an eye out for eyes shining back at you from the spotlight, and watch for nocturnal creatures you won’t likely find out during the day, like bush babies and porcupines.

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    Paces are limited to 6 people maximum for each night drive. Bookings will be arranged in advance of departure on a first come -first serve basis.

  • kilimanjaro climbing company walking safari Walking Safari

    • Start: 6:30
    • Duration: 2 hours

    Waking very early and setting off at 6:30 in the morning, you will embark on a very different experience of the bush. The morning walking safari brings about a different scope and sense of adventure where you get to experience the wild without the safety or enclosures of your vehicles. It definitely brings about an exciting dimension in the whole safari experience that should be very memorable.

    Note:

    Spaces are limited to 6 persons maximum. Books will be made in advance on a first come first serve basis.

     

  • TARANGIRE SAFARI LODGE

    FULL BOARD

    Since 1985, family owned & managed Tarangire Safari Lodge has been well known for its location and panoramic views and has catered to wildlife enthusiasts and those seeking rest and relaxation among one of Tanzania’s most popular national parks.

    Relax, put your feet up, and sip a refreshing drink in our bar and lounge area. Fresh Tanzanian coffee and teas are complimentary from 5:45am to get your day started before heading on safari. Join us on the terrace at 6pm for daily ‘sundowners’, complimentary savories, and the unparalleled African sunset. Free Wi-Fi is available in this area, but our location in the bush doesn’t allow for a very fast connection… so we kindly recommend browsing our breathtaking views and not the Internet.

     

     

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    DAY 1-2

    Tarangire National Park

    Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
    Distance: 240 km

    After breakfast you are met by our professional tour guide/driver, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which we travel east to the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season.

    The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. Over the next 2 days, we will cover numerous parts of this ecosystem, providing a useful and important context to the land, people and wildlife which is critical to the issues of elephant conservation both in regards to poaching and dispersal needs and the effects of land degradation in the outlying areas adjacent to Tarangire.

    Lunch will be taken at a picnic spot and in the afternoon you will get to see more of this amazing and beautiful park. After lunch we will continue exploring the park making our way to the Tarangire Safari Lodge, where we can wash off the bush and wind down watching the sunset with a pre dinner drink.

    TARANGIRE SAFARI LODGE

    FULL BOARD

     

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