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Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and build an organic farm in Zanzibar

2013 Dates: JUN 23-JUL 4 | JUN 30-JUL 11 | JUL 7-18 | JUL 21-AUG 1
                     AUG 11-22 | NOV 16-27 | DEC 8-19

Price for 5-7 people: $5,499 / person
Price for 8-10 people: $4,999 / person
Price for Groups & Families: Gladly given upon request.

Single supplement available upon request.

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Climb Mt. Killimanjaro, at 19,345 feet the highest peak in Africa, and walk to the shrinking glacier fields before they become a historical memory. Then journey to the island of Zanzibar, a confluence of African & Arabia culture, for a micro-volunteer project that gives back, sustainably, to a local community.

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We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character ~ Henry David Theoreau

expedition route & itinerary

For 7 days, we will climb Kilimanjaro's rugged and scenic Machame Route, through rain forest, moorland, high-desert moonscapes and lush valleys with giant fauna. This expedition's special treat is that it take through the truly awesome (and we don't use that word casually) Western Breach, to the crater of the extinct volcano that formed Mt. Kilimanjaro. This is an entirely non-technical climb, and our unusual route will separate our expedition from other groups on the trail. If you're in good physical condition, you can do it! 

After a rest day in Moshi we'll travel to the volunteer site €“ either in Tanzania or on the island of Zanzibar.  

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your volunteer project

Following our summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, we'll spend 3 days working with a local community in Tanzania or on Zanzibar, building something sustainable and needed with a local non-profit partner.

You'll get your hands dirty and accomplish something few others have the chance to do: immerse yourself in Tanzania's culture, people and economy.

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what's included?

The price of this expedition includes: accommodations, ground transportation and domestic flights (if applicable), meals, local guides and porters, tents and cooking gear, tips for Roadmonkey leaders, and the development and coordination of a 3-day, hands-on volunteer project that you will complete with other expedition members. 

The price does not include: international airfare to/from the expedition, visas, tips to third party guides and porters, and a meal or two while you're on free time.

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lodging & food

Upon arrival and after descending the mountain, we provide a soft landing in a private room at superior local hotel. During our 7 days on the mountain, you'll be sharing a tent (provided) with another expedition member. During our volunteer project, rooms will be at a clean & comfortable hotel in a shared or single room, depending on availability.

Maintaining your energy is vital, and you will eat very well on this expedition! While climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, all meals are prepared by a professional cook. Vegetarian and other specialized meals are available. On the mountain, we have a chance to sample Tanzania's national dish: Ugali. In Moshi, both traditional local and Western-style food is widely available.

During the volunteer project, fresh tropical fruits, meat and seafood are abundant, as are vegetarian, grain (pasta) and meat dishes.

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when to arrive & depart

We'll pick you up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We ask that you arrive at JRO on the Saturday before the start of your expedition and plan your departure from Zanzibar (ZNZ) no earlier than the evening of the final scheduled day. 

Better yet, leave the following day, with no rush or hassles.

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