5th  to  13th July 2019 | Tanzania, United Republic of

Trek to the Roof of Africa

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Larchfield Charity Organisation was founded as a response to the desperate plight of Tanzanian children who have been abandoned by parents – either by reason of disease and death, divorce, or other incapacity to maintain the family unit. A group of Tanzanian private citizens decided to register a children’s home and to call it, “Larchfield”, to serve as a happy, safe and secure environment for Tanzanian children who have no home.   

The objective is to build and operate a purpose built children’s home, initially for 60 children, but phased to accommodate eventually up to 300.     

As of May 2018, Phase 1 has been complete and is now ready to accept 60 children. The children have been chosen and the board are hiring and training 15 staff to be able to open the doors soon. This will include 1 centre manager, 1 cook, 6 mamas, 6 dadas, and 1 driver.                                                           

Trek to the Roof of Africa

5 to 13 July 2019


Our return to Kili! One of the world’s most challenging mountain treks and one of our most popular adventures. We’ll trek through rainforests, meadows, moorlands, via mountain huts, and up through “The Saddle” before the final ascent to Uhuru Peak (5,895m).

Level: This challenge is an EXTREME test of our fitness at high altitude, but achievable by anyone in good health and willing to train for a minimum of 3 months to build fitness and stamina. We run a variety of free, weekly training sessions that we encourage you to join before the challenge.

No. of participants: Max. 25

Registration Fee (non-refundable): AED 2,500 + VAT (AED 125 / US $715) to reserve your space on the challenge

Challenge Cost: AED 7,700 ($2,098) plus international flights (at your own organisation and cost)  

Minimum Charity Donation: AED 5,000 (US $1,360) 

(USD 1 = AED 3.67)

Assistance provided in advance by G4G: Fund-raising ideas; training & fitness suggestions; safety & medical advice; clothing & equipment advice.

What G4G provids on the challenge: 
Internal flights and transfers (if applicable), hotels/home stays/motels (on a double-occupancy basis), food, guides, medical & vehicle back-up.

Leave behind your day-to-day problems and instead come armed with determination and a sense of humour!

This challenge will only go ahead with a minimum of 10 trekkers.

This event is under process for approval by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department.

Day 1 - Friday July 5th - Dubai to Moshi, Tanzania

Overnight in Marangu hotel


Day 2 – Saturday July 6th - Charity Visit & acclimitization

After breakfast we will travel by mini bus to the charity where we will spend time interacting with the children and meeting staff. In the afternoon there is an option to visit some lovely waterfalls at a spot near Kilaremo and for those who wish, a chance to look around the local markets. In the evening, we will do a final kit check and pre-trek briefing.

Overnight in Marangu hotel


Day 3 – Sunday July 7th - Marangu to Mandara Hut (4 hours)

The first day’s climb is relatively easy and passes through rain forest to reach Mandara Hut. We will have a great chance to enjoy the verdant scenery, abundant bird life and monkeys that inhabit the forest. We will have lunch along the way before reaching the hut, where there will be some time to relax and explore before dinner.

Overnight at Mandara Hut


Day 4 – Monday July 8th - Mandara to Horombo (6/7 hours)

After breakfast, we will trek for about half an hour before emerging from the rain forest into Alpine meadow. The rest of the trek today is beautiful, with splendid views and spectacular vegetation.

Overnight in Horombo Hut


Day 5 – Tuesday July 9th - Rest/acclimatization

There will be a gentle trek to the Zebra rocks.

Overnight at Horombo Hut


Day 6 - Wednesday July 10th - Horombo to Kibo (6 hours)

After breakfast, we will begin the climb to the Kibo Hut. The route crosses the saddle between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi and then onto the high altitude desert, before reaching the hut.

Early dinner and overnight at Kibo Hut


Day 7 – Thursday July 11th - Kibo to Summit (12 hours)

Rising at 1am, we will start the ascent to attempt the summit. We should reach the rim of the crater at Gilman’s Point after a steep 6 hour climb up a loose scree slope. From here, those of us who still have the energy to spare(!) will continue on around the snow-covered rim to the highest point, Uhuru Peak, taking around an extra 2 hours. All climbers will descend past Kibo hut to the Horombo Hut for a well-earned overnight rest.

Overnight at Horombo Hut


Day 8 – Friday July 12th - Horombo to Park Gate

Today we will complete the descent to the Marangu Gate via the Mandara hut, and then transfer to the hotel.

Celebratory dinner and overnight at the Marangu Hotel


Day 9 – Saturday July 13th - Back to Dubai

If you have what it takes then download the booking form, print it off and send the signed and completed form with a cheque or draft for the required deposit to:

Gulf for Good

P.O. Box 506006
United Arab Emirates.

Tel:+971 4 3680222