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HayleyL Hey Sophie and trip followers- here's an idea for you guys to toss around..
There's a little NGO called 'Make a Difference Now' working out of Moshi and Himo in Tanzania.
I have been here doing volunteer work for them for the last 3 months and absolutely LOVE it. The organization is currently putting 22 orphans through some great private schools (even including college) all around the kilimanjaro region.
They organize a big 'climb for education' every year.
The program fee includes:
Donation to our Education Fund for the Children
Airport pickup & Drop Off
24 Hour Security & Assistance
2 days of safari (Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Crater--I did this last week...AMAZING!)
Swahili & Cultural Lessons
Park entrance fee and 6 days of climbing to the top or Kilimanjaro and back
Climbing Guide, 4 Porters, Cook and Assistant Guide
1 week of time with the children at the orphanage
6 days/ 5 nights at guest house near orphanage
7 days/ 6 nights hiking and camping on mountain with staff
2 days/ 1 night camping on safari
1 night hotel with pool after safari
All meals
All transport
Read more info on the trip at

Its a truly inspiring organization and I can't say enough great things about all of the wonderful kids! Such a rewarding experience.
And Ill have you know that there is no better feeling than reaching the peak of kili! Touching the highest point in Africa..So awesome!

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