Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

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Are you brave and strong enough to take on Africa’s highest mountain and help feed orphans and needy children worldwide?

By taking part, you can help us reach more children suffering from hunger-related illnesses and ensure they stay strong and healthy through their daily lives.

Through the funds raised Muslim Hands will ensure:
1. Each child will have a balanced and nutritious meal.
2. Children will receive essential vitamin supplements and regular health check-ups.
3. Teachers are trained in recognising and treating malnutrition.
4. Children are tested and treated for parasite infections.

Join the team from the 5th - 15th December 2018.

*Only 15 spaces available*



Wednesday, 05 December 2018


Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania


Over the past 9 years, our Muslim Hands volunteers have taken on the highest mountain in Africa, rising almost 20,000 feet, to raise vital funds for our various campaigns. Here are our volunteer experiences:
‘I have discovered things about myself on that mountain that I would never have learned in any classroom or book. These lessons will stay with me forever. When you get off the mountain, you realise that it’s not about what you have in life but rather what you surround yourself with. I was privileged to have spent my once in a lifetime journey with amazing human beings, and being able to connect with The Almighty in one of His most spectacular settings.’ Sadiyya Absalom – Kilimanjaro Participant August 2017

Food for Kids

We take pride in caring and nurturing our children. Providing them with nutritious meals to sustain them throughout the day is a central part of their development. For many of us meal times are something to look forward to for the whole family.

But for millions of children around the world, life is not so simple. Without access to nutritional food, a child dies every ten seconds from hunger-related diseases.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. With simple interventions, such as providing healthy meals, nutritional supplements and treatment for infections, so many lives can be saved.

Raising awareness is also a central part of the programme. We therefore train teachers and healthcare workers on recognising and treating malnutrition.

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 15-25 people, of all ages and from all backgrounds.

Q. How much do I need to raise?

A. All participants are required to raise a minimum of R60,000 sponsorship money. To secure your place you must pay a non-refundable deposit of R5000 upon registration.

Q. How fit do I need to be?

A. Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro is a tough challenge but with the right amount of strength, stamina and determination it is achievable. Your training should include endurance and strength building exercises. Most importantly you should be comfortable in the trekking boots that you’ll be wearing on Kilimanjaro. So make to go on plenty of long walks to wear them in!

Q. Where will I stay?

A. You will stay in various huts that are placed on the trekking route on Mount Kilimanjaro.

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.

Q. Who can I contact for more information?

A. For any queries or concerns, please contact [email protected]


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

We aim to reply within two working days, however this may take longer during busy periods.

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.