TRIP #1 - JULY 7-19, 2020

TRIP #2 - JULY 21-AUGUST 2, 2020




Why an Expedition to Tanzania?

Experience. Over the past 13 years Young Life has hosted hundreds of friends on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Engage. Groups will be hosted by local staff & leaders, spending 5 days alongside ministry outreaches in the heart of Arusha, where Young Life is active and growing today. Personally see where leaders do ministry and witness how they show up in a teenager's life.

Explore. Your Expedition continues with your choice of adventure. Or choose both. Arrangements can be made to extend your time in Tanzania to include both experiences.

Option 1: Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

One of the world’s seven summits, Mt. Kilimanjaro, called the rooftop of Africa, stands at 19,340 ft. and is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Previous climbing experience is not a requirement, the climb is not technical. If you choose to Climb Kili and would like to extend your trip to include a Safari, that can be arranged as well.

Option 2: World-Class Safari

Choose a 4 day Safari to the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti. Hosted by experienced guides and accompanied by YL staff.

Trip Itinerary Overview;

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Travel Day. Flight Departs U.S. to Kilimanjaro

Day 2: Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania. Welcome to Tanzania by YL Africa staff & leaders, town tour of Arusha, Check-in to hotel in Arusha for overnight. Dinner together, trip orientation, get settled and rest.

Day 3: Community Outreach Project with YL Africa Staff & Volunteer Leaders. Participate in Local YL Clubs in Arusha

Day 4: Community Outreach Project with YL Africa Staff & Volunteer Leaders. Participate in Local YL Clubs in Arusha

Day 5: Community Outreach Project with YL Africa Staff & Volunteer Leaders. Visit Homes of YL Leaders, Experience life in a different culture

Day 6: Packing & Preparations for Kilimanjaro or Safari, Hangout with Team. Final Gear Check & Mountain Safety Briefing with Guides. Dinner Together, Rest & Relax, Praise & Worship Together.

Day 7. Early Morning Departure for both Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari.

Day 7 (Kilimanjaro): Drive to base of the Mountain to begin Trek @ 6,000 ft. Overnight Machame Camp @ 10,000 ft.

Day 7 (Safari): Depart Arusha to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Overnight

Day 8 (Kilimanjaro): Overnight Shira Camp @ 12,500 ft.

Day 8 (Safari): Serengeti Lodge Overnight

Day 9 (Kilimanjaro): Overnight Baranco Camp @ 13,100 ft.

Day 9 (Safari): Serengeti Lodge Overnight

Day 10 (Kilimanjaro): Overnight Karanga Camp @ 13,500 ft.

Day 10 (Safari): Safari - Bush Charter Flight returns from Serengeti to Arusha

Day 11 (Kilimanjaro): Overnight Barafu Camp @ 15,400 ft.

Day 11 (Safari): Hosted by YL Staff & Leaders in Arusha

Day 12 (Kilimanjaro): Summit Climb begins at Midnight. Reach the Crater Rim and Peak at Sunrise @ 19,340 ft. Overnight Mweka Camp @ 10,000 ft.

Day 12 (Safari): Hosted by YL Staff & Leaders in Arusha

Day 13: Kilimanjaro group finish Climb around 12:00pm, Hot Lunch at Mweka Gate. Return to Hotel in Arusha for Warm Showers & Naps, & be reunited with Safari Group. Special Trip Banquet Dinner Say-So with YL Team in Arusha. Hotel Overnight in Arusha

Day 14: Morning Shopping & Farewell Lunch at Maasai Pizza Café with YL Team. Evening Flight Departure from Kilimanjaro Airport

Day 15: Arrive Home in U.S.

Cost: $5200* + International airfare

*Cost includes all ground transportation, meals, lodging, project supplies, Kilimanjaro 7-day trek OR 4-day Safari, park fees, and VAT tax. Cost is per person estimate and can change up until the deposit deadline.

**Does NOT include: Airfare to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), visas, hiking gear, guide tips for Kilimanjaro or Safari, and incidentals

Note on Flights: We can assist with travel logistics including booking your flights and securing travel insurance.

What's Next?

Register for the trip using this link: Register Here.

For trip #1: July 7-19, 2020 - Select Trip: XTZ03

For Trip #2: July 21-August 2, 2020 - Select Trip: XTZ04

Once on our Managed Missions Site, you will be asked to create an account and select your trip. Once your registration has been accepted this will be your main portal for all pre-trip information and tools including a fundraising page.

Contact Information:

  • Young Life Africa Expeditions Coordinator: Tina Atkinson: tinaatk10@gmail.com or (520) 730-9813

Fundraising and Deadline Schedule:

  • January 1: Register and Deposit of $500 due
  • March 1: 25% of trip cost due
  • April 1: 50% of trip cost due
  • May 15: 100% of trip cost due

*Due to IRS regulations, fees associated with checked baggage not included in airfare price, immunizations or other medications, entrance or exit taxes not included in airfare price, passport expenses, etc. cannot be included in the published trip price or included in fundraising goals.


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