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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro helps local communities

Some good news from Tanzania…

A recent study has shown that the local communities around Mount Kilimanjaro benefit directly from foreign visitors trekking Africa’s highest peak.

Mount Kilimanjaro in TanzaniaThe study, carried out by the SNV-Overseas Development Institute (ODI), claims that 28% of earnings from the climb goes straight to the pockets of local communities in the region and amounts to more than US$13 million.  What’s more, they say that this is the world’s ‘most successful transfer of resources from international tourists to poor people living around the destination.’

That’s the kind of news we like to hear!

This is what our travellers have said about the highlights of their Mount Kilimajaro climb:

“Making it to the top and getting engaged!  Apart from that Evans made the whole experience amazing from encouraging us to making us feel safe and comfortable! 

“My guide Evans was superb, gave excellent guidance and information the whole way.  Also, when I thought I was down and out his calmness and encouragement got me to the summit.”

Find out more about the Kilimanjaro climb on our Volunteer Projects and Trip Add Ons page.

If you would like to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, you can do so before any of our trips starting in Nairobi – check out our Africa overland trips

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