Mount Kilimanjaro June 2020

Thursday, June 4 - Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Mount Kilimanjaro

June 4-16, 2020
Trip Details

Trip Cost: $5000 + airfare + visa

See Cost & Payments Tab Below for Details


June 4-16, 2020

Team Size

20 people max

Team Leaders

Shelly Owens, Go Be Love CEO
+ experienced Kilimanjaro guides

This is a trip to serve in Tanzania, culminating with a 6-day, 7-night hike to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and the literal “ceiling” of Africa.

 Prior to the hike we will serve locally with the community in Arusha, Tanzania as we work with and learn from the people there. The in-country itinerary will look like this: Days 1-2 service in Arusha, days 3-9 on the mountain and days 10-11 recovery and debriefing about your trip.

 Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano, with three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira.

The mountain towers over southern Africa with a backdrop that stretches across the horizon and into Tanzania’s neighbouring nations. The highest point, Uhuru Peak is a challenging, yet rewarding climb with a 97% success rate and over 15 000 summits to date. Hikers are accompanied by experienced, professional guides and a porter team that set up tents with comfortable mattresses. The attraction of summiting this majestic mountain lies in knowing that you’ll be standing on the highest point on the African continent. And for those few moments, will literally be on top of the world.

 This is a once in a lifetime trip! Space on this trip is limited and will fill up fast. Sign up now!

Trip Type
Extreme – this trip culminates with a 6-day/7 night hike up Mt. Kilimanjaro. Team members would need to be reasonably fit but Kilimanjaro is more of a very long hike, at altitude, than technical climbing. 

Ideal Demographic
This trip is appropriate for individuals, families and groups who are able to handle a several day hike, sleeping in tents, long travel times, walking, rides on bumpy roads, long days and the difficulties involved in seeing impoverished and difficult conditions. If you are pregnant or think you might be during this trip, please check with your doctor and trip coordinator before planning to travel.

14 and over with a parent, 15 and over without. 

Total Trip Cost
$5000 + airfare + visa
*This team will meet at a departure airport and from there to Arusha, Tanzania (Kilimanjaro International Airport)i. Final total varies depending on flight costs which will vary depending on your departing airport.  Flight prices change all the time so this cost varies but as a very general range – we are currently seeing flights to this location out of most US cities in the $1600-$2500 range. Your exact total trip cost will be given to you after flights are booked. An overnight stay the night before your international flight may be required.

Trip Payment Schedule
DUE FEB 5, 2020  – $500 FIRST PAYMENT
DUE MAR 5, 2020 – $3000 SECOND PAYMENT (for booking flights, visas, etc)
*If you sign up for the trip past any of the above payment due dates, you will need to fundraise to catch up on those deadlines quickly.

The following items are included in the trip cost:
✓ International airfare plus domestic connections from your home airport (see flight info below for more details on flights)
✓ Meals on the international portion of the trip
✓ Accommodations based on tents with comfortable mattresses set up by a porter team for the Mt. Kilimanjaro portion
✓ Other accommodations based on sharing rooms with other team members (see FAQ page for more info on room arrangements)
✓ In-country transportation
✓ Experienced Translator/Guides
✓ Trained leader for the team
✓ ACE Travel Insurance Coverage (medical, liability, travel and security assistance services)
✓ Tipping for guides, meals out, etc.
✓ Administrative costs
✓ Excursions

Costs not included in the trip price are: meals on airport travel days when traveling to and from the US, any additional costs due to deviations, any fees associated with baggage or immunizations, passport, personal shopping money and incidentals such as snacks, additional beverages, laundry, phone calls, film and other personal items. Costs for any items needed for activities your team takes to do with the children or people you serve are also not included in the trip cost.

Required Documentation
1. Submitted trip application (with deposit)
2. Current passport that will not expire within 6 months of travel date

Documents Needed (2 weeks from registration)
1. Signed Child Protection Policy & Guidelines document
2. Signed Code of Conduct document
3. Signed Short-Term Mission Trip Guide document
4. Signed Release, Hold Harmless & Consent Form
5. Signed Cancellation Policy
6. Signed Background Check Consent Form
7. Signed Statement of Faith
8. Spiritual Leader Reference Form #1
9. Spiritual Leader Reference Form #2

*A background check will be run on all teams members under the age of 18.
*All documents should be turned in to us within two weeks from the time you sign up for the trip.

Team Member Commitment
I understand that the mission trip starts the day I apply for the trip and agree that, as a part of a Go Be Love mission team, I am committing to being available for conference calls leading up to the trip and reading all emails and materials pertaining to the trip, and responding when necessary. I understand that these communications are needed to maximize the effectiveness of my team on the mission field, to prepare each person for the trip and to build team unity. For some teams, this may include 4 to 8 conference calls leading up to the trip. I understand that a large part of these conference calls will focus on a spiritual preparation and will include doing a pre-trip discipleship study together.

Go Be Love advises all travelers to read the US Department of State background notes on their website. Travelers can also check the latest health information with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention at to get the most recent health advisories, immunization recommendations/requirements, and advice on food and drinking water safety for regions and countries. We also suggest that all participants consult their physician before traveling abroad. Yellow fever is a required vaccination for entering Uganda and proof of this vaccination is also required in the pre-trip visa process. We recommend travelers schedule their yellow fever shot as early as possible as it can often take some time to find a clinic who has it in stock and get scheduled for it.

Paying for Your Trip
Go Be Love encourages our team members to raise support. Once you are signed up for a trip, you can fundraise with all items on the team member fundraising section of our online store, you can send out support letters or come up with your own creative ideas. We use a team member database called Managed Missions that allows you to create your own custom fundraising page. Unlike other online fundraising pages, those donations will go directly into your trip account and will also be tax deductible for your donors. This feature is called Public Profile and we encourage all team members to create one and send the link to your donors who would like to give online. You and your donors can also make tax deductible payments toward your trip total by mailing checks to Go Be Love.

About Your Leaders

Shelly Owens

CEO of Go Be Love International,
Mt. Kilimanjaro Trip Team Leader

Shelly serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Go Be Love International. She has over 15 years of non-profit fundraising and development experience, having previously served as both a Regional Director and National Director for the March of Dimes. In 2010, Shelly and her husband, Dan, founded SixtyFeet, an international juvenile justice ministry.

She has organized and led countless short-term missions trips and has also served as a long-term missionary while living in Kampala, Uganda for a period of 18 months with her husband and children. Today, Shelly and Dan live in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with their 5 children, three biological and two adopted.

When she’s not working for Go Be Love or driving kids around, Shelly enjoys trail running, hiking, and other activities that keep her outside, active, and close to the ground.

I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.
I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.

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