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FAQ’s2017-10-14T20:55:46+10:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Climb for Kids Itinerary2018-09-18T14:24:11+10:00
 DAY ONE

ARRIVE KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Welcome! Your adventure begins!
Today, you arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). You will be met at the airport by a team representa ve and transferred to the team hotel. Depending on your me of arrival, we will meet for a team dinner and sleep overnight .
Elevation 850m >> Dinner

DAY TWO

REST DAY

Today is a day of leisure, allowing you to se le into the relaxed African lifestyle. Forget about your watch, you are now on African me. Your Trip Leader will deliver a thorough briefing regarding daily routines, timings, altitude, safety and other important topics. A final gear check will be done before you will have the chance to head out for any last minute supplies. Early to bed tonight in anticipation for the start of an amazing adventure.

DAY THREE

TRANSFER TO LONDOROSSI GATE

Depart Moshi a er breakfast and transfer to Londorossi Gate (2375m) which takes around 4 hours for registra on accompanied by Everest One guide, experienced local guides along with our team of cooks and porters. A er clearance proceed to Lemosho trailhead by 4WD jeep for luggage weighing before we set forth on our trek towards Forest Camp which takes between 3- 4 hours. Dinner and Overnight at Mti Mkubwa (Forest Camp)

Elevation 2650m >> 2-3 hours >> Habitat: Rainforest

DAY FOUR

MTI MKUBWA (FOREST CAMP) TO SHIRA 1 CAMPSITE

Leave M Mkubwa a er breakfast to Shira 1 Campsite. We will stop for lunch on the way. Along this stage the weather becomes drier whilst the terrain consists of tall grasses, heather and volcanic rock whilst o ering views of Kibo. Dinner and overnight at Shira 1 campsite.

Elevation 3700 >> 4-5 hours >> Habitat: Heath

DAY FIVE

SHIRA 1 to SHIRA 2 CAMPSITE

Leave Shira 1 Camp a er breakfast to Shira 2 Camp with picnic lunch on the way. The Terrain here is rela vely at and easily from Shira 1. It covers more heather and moorland zone abundant with wild owers and unique Senecio trees. Dinner and overnight at Shira 2 campsite.
Elevation 3850m >> 4-5 hours >> Habitat: Heath

DAY SIX

SHIRA 2 CAMPSITE TO BARANCO

Leave Shira 2 campsite a er breakfast to Baranco. The terrain here is more of alpine desert zone and moorland desert zone especially in the Baranco valley. We will be able to reach lava tower at 4600m. The vegeta on here features the stunning and unique Senecio trees and Lobelia plants around the campsite. You will arrive in Baranco at the same height that you started, however due to the climb above 4000m, this day is extremely important as it helps you acclima se and prepare for our upcoming summit bid. Dinner and overnight in Baranco camp.

Elevation 3900m >> 5-6 hours >> Habitat: Alpine desert

DAY SEVEN

BARANCO TO KARANGA CAMP

After morning breakfast we leave Baranco climbing out of camp via the Baranco Wall. It is a comfortable yet stunning rock scramble ascending rapidly gaining 300m of ascent. It is a safe climb with many at view points along the way. We con nue short climbs and descents before reaching the top of a ridge which a ords us open views across to our camp. The vegeta on is more Alpine desert whilst the air is very dry requiring you to take more water. This is a true highlight of the trek in and one of those days you will never forget.

Elevation 3995m >> 3-4 hours >> Habitat: Alpine desert

DAY EIGHT

KARANGA CAMP TO KOSOVO CAMP VIA BARAFU CAMP

We leave Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp where we connect at a junc on with the Mweka Trail then con nue up to the Barafu Camp (4673m). You will be o ered views of the summit from many di erent perspec ves. We nalise our permit at Barafu before con nuing on, climbing through switch backs of scree and rock to our private camp at Kosovo.

Once in camp, we are able to see our climbing route all the way to Stella Point, with unobstructed views across to Mawenzi Tarn, the 2nd highest peak and ex nct volcano. We will get some much needed rest and food before we prepare for our acclima sa on walk or summit push depending on how the team is feeling. Dinner and overnight at Kosovo Camp.

Elevation 4873m >> 4-5 hours >> Habitat: Alpine desert

DAY NINE

KOSOVO CAMP (ACCLIMATISATION DAY)

After breakfast we leave Kosovo Camp accompanied with picnic lunch boxes. We will head up the steep, switch back route of scree and rock leading up to Stella Point (5756m). Depending on how the team is feeling, or for those who want to con nue, we have the op on to head directly for the summit from Stella Point, which is only a short 1 hour push from there.

For those that just wish to gain a few hundred metres of altitude from camp, and then head back to camp to rest and prepare for the summit the following day, that is also an op on. Many climbers enjoy climbing together as a team and will often make the decision depending on how the team are feeling overall. Dinner and overnight at Kosovo Camp.

Elevation 4873m >> 4 hours >> Habitat: Glacial/volcanic rock

DAY TEN

KOSOVO CAMP — SUMMIT — MWEKA CAMP

We eat an early breakfast and leave camp, bound for the summit at around 4am. We are aiming to reach Stella Point before sunrise so that we a orded incredible views as the planet wakes up with brilliant red rays ltering through with the Mawenzi in the forefront. This really is one of life’s great moments and a sunrise you will never forget.

From there it is a short push to Uhuru at 5895m. You will be now standing on the roof of Africa, on the summit of the highest freestand- ing mountain in the world. Time to grab your photos, call your loved ones or just take in the experience. After taking in the amazing views, along with an unbelievable sense of pride you will be feeling, we commence the descent down to Kosovo Camp for a hot lunch before con nuing on to Mweka Camp.

Elevation 5895m (summit) >> 7-8 hours >> Habitat: Glacial/

DAY ELEVEN

MWEKA CAMP TO MWEKA GATE

After breakfast leave Mweka Camp which takes between 3 to 4 hours. A er clearance and being awarded with your Certificate acknowledging that you have reached the highest Peak of Africa, we then transfer back to our hotel in Moshi for a much deserved hot shower and group celebra on.

Elevation 4873m >> 4 hours >> Habitat: Glacial/volcanic rock

DAY TWELVE

TIME TO HEAD HOME, JOIN A SAFARI OR EXPLORE

After breakfast, your trip concludes. You will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure home. We will be sad to see you go!
Elevation 850m >> Breakfast

How much does it cost2018-04-27T14:38:45+10:00

Costs:  
Teams consisting of 5 – 9 people: $2400AUD per person
Teams consisting of 10 or more people: $2200AUD per person

Cost include all transport / meals / accommodation / water / Safari park fees, and accommodation listed in the itinerary

Payment:
• Confirmation deposit 3 months out from trip – $500 AUD payable to Operation Uganda. (non – refundable)
• Balance payable 3 weeks from departure payable to Operation Uganda.  (airfares are additional approx $1,800 – $2,500 p/p)

Note:
1. Before arrival: $50USD payable for Uganda tourist Visa. https://visas.immigration.go.ug
2. Project funds – we ask each individual to commit to raising a minimum of $1,000 AUD towards the project the group will work on within a community in Uganda, previously people have raised funds through garage sales, BBQ’s, general donations from business and community, car washes, fundraiser dinners/ high teas. Funds raised for project activities are Tax Deductible – Operation Uganda can issue a tax receipt (please note a tax receipt must be requested at time of deposit of funds),  please all costs associated with team members travel cost are not tax deductible.

Sample Itinerary2017-11-28T02:21:33+10:00

Day 1: Fri
◊ 1 – 2pm Arrival at Entebbe Airport, Picked up by Operation Uganda team member in a Toyota 22 seater coaster or 10 seater Toyota minivan depending on size of team.
◊ 3 – 5pm: Jordan House Community centre – Cup of tea / Meet and greet and Orientation. 5pm transfer to Guesthouse.
◊ 7.00pm: Dinner at Guest House (O/night KLA)
◊ (Included meals: / Dinner, bottled water)
Day 2: Sat
◊ 8.00am: B/fast @ Guest House
◊ 9.00am: Transfer to Jordan House Community Centre
◊ 9.40am: Briefing / cup of tea
◊ 10.00am: Community walk /ministry walk (Community walk is an opportunity to visit people in the community we work and minister with – team members will be split up into groups of 3 plus one of our national team members and will walk around the slums and visit homes – this time is also used as a ministry walk whereby visiting team members have opportunity to share a scripture and encouragement to people they visit within their homes.
◊ 1.00pm: Lunch at Jordan House with National team
◊ 2.30pm: Activities with Kids
◊ 5.00pm: Rtn to guest house
◊ 7.00pm: Dinner at Guest House  (O/night at KLA)
◊ (Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner / afternoon & Morning tea, bottled water)
Day 3: Sun
◊ 8.00am: B/fast @ Guest House
◊ 9.30am: Transfer to Jordan House Church
◊ 10.00am: Jordan House Church, Ugandan style
◊ 1.00pm: Community Lunch, help to serve community members (normally about 500 – 800 people for lunch)
◊ 4.00pm: Transfer back to Guest House
◊ 7.00pm: Dinner at Guest House  (O/night at KLA).
◊ 7.00pm: option to attend Ndere Cultural Show – additional charge of $30USD incl Dinner and show.
◊ (Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner / afternoon & Morning tea, bottled water)
Day 4: Mon
◊ 8.00am: B/fast @ Guest House
◊ 9.00am: Transfer to Project site – Project can be flexible and can be modified to suit skills on team. Projects in the past have included: Classroom renovations in local primary schools, preparation of foundation and bricklaying of classroom blocks, teacher capacity training, health and hygiene training, building of children’s playground. Teams are encouraged to raise funds towards a project that they will be involved with whilst in Uganda.
◊ 11.30pm: Morning Break
◊ 1.00pm: Lunch
◊ 2.00pm: Project
◊ 5.00pm: Transfer back to Guest House / Accommodation
◊ 7.00pm: Dinner at Guest House (O/night at KLA).
◊ (Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Morning tea, bottled water)
Day 5: Tues
◊ 8.00am: B/fast @ Guest House
◊ 9.00am: Transfer to Project site
◊ 11.30pm: Morning Break
◊ 1.00pm: Lunch
◊ 2.00pm: Project
◊ 5.00pm: Transfer back to Guest House / Accommodation
◊ 7.00pm: Dinner at Guest House (O/night at KLA).
◊ (Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Morning tea, bottled water)
◊ Option to reduce one day in Kampala and include an extra day in Abim depending on project.
Day 6: Wed
◊ 5.30am: Depart for Abim District which is North Eastern Uganda, this area is a war affected area and as a result of years of instability and being quite remote, the area lacks infrastructure including school buildings – Operation Uganda has been able to complete a 7 classroom block, and plans to initiate more classroom building projects.
◊ 9.00am: Snacks on the road / toilet stop and morning tea in Lira.
◊ 2.30pm: Lunch at Abim
◊ 3.30pm: Meet and greet with School in Oringowello and interaction with children.
◊ 5.30pm: Transfer back to Guest House / Accommodation
◊ 7.00pm: Dinner at Guest House (O/night at Abim).
◊ (Included meals: Lunch and Dinner, Morning tea, bottled water)
Day 7: Thurs
◊ 8.30am: Transfer to Project site – Oringowello Primary School or other Primary school
◊ 9.30am: Project – painting or building / activities with kids / teaching classes
◊ 1.00pm: Lunch
◊ 2.00pm: Project – painting or building / activities with kids / teaching classes
◊ 5.00pm: Transfer back to Guest House / Accommodation
◊ 7.00pm: Dinner at Guest House  (O/night at Abim).
◊  (Included meals: Lunch and Dinner, Morning tea, bottled water)
Day 8: Fri
◊ 8.00am: Breakfast at Guest House
◊ 9.30am: kids program at Oringowello
◊ 12.00pm: Lunch in Abim
◊ 2.00pm: Depart for Lira
◊ 4.30pm Arrive guest house Lira
◊ 7.00pm: Dinner at Guest house (O/night Lira)
◊ (Included meals: Lunch and Dinner, Morning tea, bottled water)
Day 9: Sat
◊ 8.00am: Breakfast at Guest House
◊ 9.30am: Depart for Murchison Falls
◊ 1.00pm: Lunch at Parra Safari Lodge overlooking Nile River.
◊ 2.30pm: Swim in pool or relax
◊ 4:00pm: Afternoon /evening safari Drive – will see Elephants, giraffes, Hippos, plus many other animals, possibility of seeing Lions and leopard.
◊ 7.30pm: Dinner at Parra Safari Lodge
◊ Incl meals: Full board inc. – drinks are additional cost
◊ Option to reduce cost of trip by appox $200 p/p is for team to stay at Red Chilli Safari Lodge – please note this is a budget lodge but is clean and still enjoyable.
Day 10: Sun
◊ 6.00am: Morning game Drive – will see Elephants, giraffes, Hippos, plus many other animals, possibility of seeing Lions and leopard.
◊ 9.30am: Return for Breakfast at Lodge
◊ 11.00am: relax around pool
◊ 1.00pm: Lunch
◊ 2.00pm: Afternoon boat launch up Nile River to Murchesion Falls – will see Hippos and Crocs in the Nile and also various animal drinking and feeding on banks of Nile River.
◊ 7.30pm: Dinner at Lodge  (O/night Parra)
◊ Incl meals: Full board – drinks are additional cost
Day 11: Mon
◊ 8.00am: Breakfast at Lodge
◊ 9.30am: Depart for Kampala
◊ 1.00pm: Arrive in Kampala – lunch
◊ Option to go craft market shopping in Kampala
◊ Overnight at Guesthouse Kampala
Day 12: Tue
◊ 8.00am: Breakfast at Guest House
◊ 10.00am: Jordan House Community centre interact with Preschool children at Jordan House – participate in Community library and story time sessions.
◊ 12:00pm: Lunch Jordan house or option to have lunch out and shop at local markets for remainder of afternoon
◊ 4.00pm: rtn to Guesthouse
Day 13: Wed
◊ 8.00am: Breakfast at Guest House
◊ 10.00am: prepare and pack for departure
◊ 12:00pm: Lunch at Quality hill and debrief.
◊ 2:00pm: Depart for Entebbe Airport for departure

How are children chosen for sponsorship?2017-10-14T21:12:34+10:00

We work with community representatives to identify the areas of greatest need and the community then chooses children from those areas for sponsorship.Participation in all World Vision programs is voluntary, and sponsored children and their families choose to be a part of the program. We always respect the rights of families to make decisions about this.

What does Child Sponsorship do for the child?2017-10-14T21:07:14+10:00

Our Child Sponsorship program helps children living in disadvantaged regions escape poverty by financially supplementing the communities in which they live.
Using your donations, we identify the causes of the child’s poverty and vulnerability, and we create development projects designed to address them.
We work with local families, community groups, and governments to break the cycle of poverty and create long-term change.All children in the community benefit from improved healthcare, education, water sanitation and food.