When? approx 8th July - 18th August 2013
How long? Around 5 Weeks
Fundraising Target: £3500 ( Includes £1,300 donation to charity)
Also includes: Flights, project costs and accommodation whilst on project, Kilimanjaro climb and some transfers.
Number of places: 27
Application Form: http://duck-do.es/Expeditions2012-13
Application Deadline: Wednesday 7th November 2012, 5pm
Every year DUCK sends 25 students to Tanzania to summit the tallest mountain in Africa; the world’s highest free-standing mountain,at a whopping 5,895mhigh. The six day trek encompasses terrains from jungle to glacier, snow to scree, with temperatures varying between 37ºC and -24ºC.After 4 days of trekking the overnight summit attempt will be upon us. Starting at 11:00pm, we will trudge up 70 degree slopes, feeling the marvels of altitude sickness (a confusing feeling somewhere between drunkenness and the world’s worst hangover). On eventually reaching Stella point, our hardships are rewarded by the sensational vision of dawn from the roof of Africa. Walking alongside the glacier with the snow glistening amber in the sun’s rays towards Uhuru Peak is an experience impossible to forget.
After this, a week in Zanzibar is much needed and deserved; hedonistic bars, crystal clear waters, white sand beaches, and the world’s best seafood. It is the perfect place to unwind and let the enormity of our achievements sink in. We then split the group in two (during the days) and spend a couple of weeks on community projects for FutureSense Foundation. These could
involve building, and thisyear we aim to incorporate some teaching in rural schools.
The final week is all yours to experience anything that Tanzania has to offer. Maybe this is going on safari to attempt to catch the Big Five in the Serengeti or Ngorogoro Crater? Or returning to Zanzibar to take a PADI course? oreven heading to another of the wonderful spice islands, such as Pemba?
The Kilimanjaro expedition raises money for Save the Children, who do fantastic work towards the wellbeing of children in more than 110 countries. During the community projects, we will work alongside FutureSense Foundation, who aim to further development within local communities.