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In aid of Balashram School

OVERVIEW

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ITINERARY

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INFORMATION

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The challenge

  • Trek across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to the foothills of the Crater Highlands
  • Travel alongside the Maasai people, one of Africa’s great nomadic tribes
  • Walk in the shadows of some of Africa’s most impressive peaks
  • Many opportunities for incredible game-viewing
  • 100% of your sponsorship monies will go to help the children of Balashram School

This exciting challenge takes place in the wild African bush, home to several Maasai communities. Perhaps the most revered of the great African nomadic tribes, the Maasai are the fiercest of warriors, but struggle to retain their modest lifestyle in modern times.

Led by Maasai guides, we begin from the bottom of Mt. Longido (2,590m), trekking across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to the foothills of the Crater Highlands.

Expect to be captivated by the beauty of this incredible region, otherwise known as “the Cradle of Mankind”. The spectacular route passes Mt. Kitumbeine, the game-filled plains of Nagarirat and the escarpment of the Rift Valley.

Please note this is a bespoke challenge managed by Charity Challenge for Kriya Yoga to raise funds for Balashram school. Charity Challenge operates hundreds of challenges internationally. If you have any questions on the trek either prior or after booking please contact Charity Challenge on email info@charitychallenge.com or tel +44 (0)20 8346 0500.

Please read the Challenge Information and Frequently Asked Questions PDF here for more information on the challenge.

Gallery

Maasai trek campsite

Maasai trek campsite

Rift valley bush

Rift valley bush

Day 2: Water stop overlooking Kitumbeine Valley

Day 2: Water stop overlooking Kitumbeine Valley

Longido to Kitumbeine Day 2

Longido to Kitumbeine Day 2

Group with zebra and volcanic ash cones in distance – day 2

Group with zebra and volcanic ash cones in distance – day 2

Trekking with giraffes in Tanzania - Day 3

Trekking with giraffes in Tanzania - Day 3

Trail through the bush day 3

Trail through the bush day 3

Refreshing tired feet day 3

Refreshing tired feet day 3

Resting at Nagarirat Camp day 3

Resting at Nagarirat Camp day 3

Sunset from  Nagarirat Camp day 3

Sunset from Nagarirat Camp day 3

View of Kilimanjaro from Gelai Camp day 4

View of Kilimanjaro from Gelai Camp day 4

Walking the rim of the crater - day 5

Walking the rim of the crater - day 5

Gelai to Sunken Crater Day 5

Gelai to Sunken Crater Day 5

Picnic lunch at Engaruka Ruins – day 6

Picnic lunch at Engaruka Ruins – day 6

Balashram trek with Maasai Mara in Tanzania - day 6

Balashram trek with Maasai Mara in Tanzania - day 6

Trekking toward volcano with its head in the clouds

Trekking toward volcano with its head in the clouds

Trekker greets Maasai family

Trekker greets Maasai family

Trekkers visit a local Maasai school

Trekkers visit a local Maasai school

Sam our local trekking tour leader with young Maasai

Sam our local trekking tour leader with young Maasai

Zebras watching us

Zebras watching us

Trekking across the plains

Trekking across the plains

Trekkers make their way across the valley floor

Trekkers make their way across the valley floor

Charity Trek with the Maasai Mara in Tanzania

It was remarkable to be so remote and to see the real African Bush and how little the Maasai tribes live with.  They are so happy with so little - we really have too many material things at home!

Joy Mitchell

Charity Trek with the Maasai Mara in Tanzania

I have just had the most fascinating experience of my life. We were trekking in "Real" Africa where, for 5 days, we saw no-one else apart from our group and the Masaai people. A humbling and life-changing experience and never to be forgotten.

Estelle Nicol

Charity Trek with the Maasai Mara in Tanzania

An incredible few days where we were all physically and emotionally challenged. I would recommend to everyone.

Emmi Matsunaga

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