Kilimanjaro Guide and Porter Fundraiser

We've always believed travel can be a force for good, so with international travel put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic, the impact on local communities dependent on tourism has been devastating.
In the meantime, we've put our heads together and come up with a way to tackle an urgent need in the Tanzanian tourism community – the welfare of our local Kilimanjaro team.

Kilimanjaro guides, camp staff, and porters rely almost completely on the income they receive from assisting climbers and sharing their boundless enthusiasm and expertise. The salary and tips they receive help them feed their families, send their children to school, and pay for any social service needed such as medical care. Without tourists, they have no income stream and are receiving little to no financial support during this time. July through September is typically the busiest climbing season, but COVID–19 has abruptly cut off their means of income.

Wilderness Travel and our partners on the ground are organizing emergency financial relief to our amazing team of local guides who lead our groups up Kilimanjaro, and the hardworking team of camp crew, cooks, and porters who take such good care of our climbers. On August 8th, Tanzanian’s will celebrate “Nane Nane”, or Farmer’s Day, an important celebration in recognition of the contribution of farmers to Tanzania’s economy and people. We are hoping our past climbers will consider assisting us in making sure this year’s Nane Nane celebration is bountiful and filled with joy and the promise of a better tomorrow. Our goal is to raise $9,000 USD in support of our team of about 150 people.

WT is not an NGO, nor do we have a non-profit arm, so these donations will not be tax-deductible.


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  • Lynn Highland 
    • $750 
    • 23 d
  • Subra Narayan 
    • $500 
    • 1 mo
  • Lynn Highland 
    • $250 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 1 mo
  • Elaine Field 
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
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Berkeley, CA

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