Trek Mount Kilimanjaro | ActionAid UK

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Trek Mount Kilimanjaro

Climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and raise money to support vulnerable women and girls across the world.

What will I be doing?

Trekking Kilimanjaro for ActionAid


Climbing the highest mountain in Africa will take a little preparation - we will provide you with detailed training plans to help reach the summit. 

What we will eat on Mount Kilimanjaro


On trekking days we will enjoy big cooked breakfasts, packed lunches and a variety of delicious hot dinners, catering for all dietary requirements.

Lena making friends in Zambia

Making friends

Whether you sign up on your own or with a friend, you’ll meet lots of amazing people and great volunteers of all ages!

Visiting ActionAid projects

Visiting other ActionAid projects

If you wish to extend your trip we can arrange for you to visit nearby ActionAid projects, to gain a broader insight into our work in Tanzania.

Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro


You will be camping in tents on the mountain during the trek, and staying in hotels before and afterwards to ease your aching muscles!

Moshi Market in Tanzania

Local culture

There will be the opportunity to have some free time either side of the trek, to take part in some optional tours and explore the town of Moshi.

What’s the New Year’s Eve itinerary?

Dec 26 — 27th 

Fly to Tanzania, then transfer to Moshi — the gateway to Kilimanjaro National Park. The afternoon is free to relax and prepare for the challenge ahead.

Dec 28th

The experience begins as we start to trek up the lower slopes of the mountain, through thick rainforest to reach Machame Camp. 

Dec 29th

Leaving the rainforest we will ascend over moorland valley and onto some rugged terrain as we head through a dramatic river gorge!


Dec 30th

Today we embark on the first of our acclimatisation treks, hiking across semi-desert terrain, past a lava tower and up to the impressive Arrow Glacier.  

Dec 31st

We continue with our acclimatisation as we trek through alpine desert to our camp in Barafu Camp. The afternoon is free to relax and adjust to the altitude.

New Years Day — The Final Ascent! 


Reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro


Setting off in the dark, we start our zigzagging ascent to the summit in the dark, between glaciers and heavy scree. We see the first sun of New Year at Stella Point, before pushing on, maybe through snow, until we reach the summit and the highest point in Africa.   


An incredible achievement and a spectacular start to the year! We then head down to Mweka camp for our last night on the mountain.


2nd January

A gentle descent takes up down the mountain in 4 hours, when we transfer back to Moshi to relax and celebrate!

3rd-4th January

Enjoy some free time in Moshi before we take an overnight flight back to London, or extend your trip to visit ActionAid’s work in Tanzania. 

What’s included in my trip?

  • International flights
  • Meals and drinking water
  • First aid trained team leader
  • Entry permit to National Park
  • Accommodation
  • Transport within Tanzania
  • Camping equipment, guides and porters

What’s not included

You’ll need to organise some items yourself, and pay for a few things during your time in Tanzania. These include:

  • Any spending money and tips
  • Your vaccinations – more information
  • Lunch on day 9

Download Full Trip details of the New Year’s Mount Kilimanjaro Trek


Contact us

If you have any questions or need support with your fundraising, please get in touch. Email or call 01460 238 000.


Page updated 31 January 2020