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Trek the highest free standing mountain in the world along with helping to raise funds to provide care and education to the children of sub-Saharan Africa.

Date

Date

Wednesday, 02 August 2017

Start

15:15

Venue

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Highlights

Rising almost 20,000 feet Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, and has been nick named “the roof of Africa”. Set across the stunning Serengeti plains, participants can expect to encounter anything from rainforests, moorland, alpine deserts and glaciers.


Children of sub-Saharan Africa

The money you will raise will go a long way in providing the security of education for many children. The overwhelming majority of these children would otherwise have no access to any kind of schooling or education at all. At Muslim Hands, we firmly believe education is a doorway out of poverty as it breaks the culture of dependency and lack of job opportunities for people later on in life.

That is why Muslim Hands has been focused on providing an accessible and high quality level of education for the children of Sub-Saharan Africa since 2003.

Sudan, Niger, Mali, Senegal, Mauritania and Gambia. In total we have 11 schools in these countries and support over 4420 impoverished children.

All the facilities we offer the children are free. As well as having their school fees covered, children are given textbooks, exercise books, stationary and uniforms.
Sponsored orphans are provided with nutritional meals, medical checkups and transportation to school.

Q. How much do I need to raise?

A. All participants are required to raise a minimum of R45000 sponsorship money. To secure your place you must pay a holding deposit of R5000 upon registration.

Q. Who can take part?

A. Anyone over the age of 18 who is looking for a challenge can take part. The group size will be approximately 25 - 30 with people of all ages and from all backgrounds.

Q. How fit do I need to be?

A. Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro is reasonably tough challenge but with the right amount of strength, stamina and determination it is achievable. Your training should include endurance building and strength building exercises. Most importantly you should get comfortable in the boots you are going to be wearing on the challenge, so go for long walks.

Q. Where will I stay?

A. You will stay in various huts along on the way up and down the mountain.

Q. What will the trekking be like?

A. The Marungu Route is the most popular route and the only one serviced by mountain huts to provide protection from the elements. The hike is the most direct path to the summit, with the help of experienced guides and porters.

You will hike through forests and alpine meadows, over rocky ravines and past lunar landscapes to the spectacular summit of Africa's highest peak. The panoramic views from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro must be seen to be believed.

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Questions?

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.

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Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands South Africa is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.