2018 Young Life into Africa Encounter

​​​Young Life into Africa Encounters 2018
 July 7 - 21, 2018 OR
July 21 - August 4, 2018

This will be the 11th summer Expeditions has sent a teams to serve alongside Young Life Africa in Tanzania.This group will partner in community outreach with local Tanzanian staff and leaders in a remote Maasai village, where Young Life has a growing ministry. At the end of the trip, you have the option to join either a Safari Trip to the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti or climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, to the top
of Africa at 19,430 feet. This group will be hosted by Drew Voyles, Expeditions staff veteran. Drew has summited Mt Kilimanjaro 19 times and has a huge passion for Young Life Africa!


Trip Highlights:
  • ​Visit the Maasaii region, serve alongside Young Life staff and volunteers and be immersed in the African culture. 
  • Choose to either climb and conquer Mt. Kilimanjaro OR experience the spectacular wildlife on a traditional African safari. 
  • Enjoy a Young Life banquet on the last night in Arusha before heading home. 
  • Engage in regular biblical teaching and community meals. 
  • Worship together. 

Choose one of the following dates:
  • July 7 - 21, 2018 OR
  • July 21 - August 4, 2018

Cost: $4300 plus airfare (estimate to be finalized in April)

Included in cost: All ground transportation, meals, lodging, travel insurance, Young Life Africa Project & supplies.  Choice of Kilimanjaro 7 day trek or safari.
Additional Costs: Airfare from the US to Tanzania, visas, guide tips for safari or Kilimanjaro and incidentals.

How to Register:  

  1. REGISTER HERE by creating an account on Managed Missions. 
  2. Select your trip code – XTZ03 for July 7 - 21 trip or XTZ04 for July 21 - August 4.
  3. Send non-refundable deposit of $500 per person to:  Young Life (Attn: YL Into Africa Encounter), P.O. Box 1293, Danville, CA  94526


Additional Details

  • Group minimum is 15 people. 
  • Maximum of 30 people so make sure to get your deposits in early.
  • Questions? Email info@expeditions.younglife.org or call the Expeditions office at 888-963-4443.​ 

(Schedule subject to change.)​​ 

Young Life Expeditions’ preferred travel agents are available to assist you in your travel or you can make your own arrangements. We request that your flight arrive into Kilimanjaro Airport in Arusha (JRO) the evening of July 8 or July 22, depending on which trip you choose.   Departures should be arranged out of Kilimanjaro Airport early evening of July 21 or August 4th.

Day 1
Travel Day - Arrive in Kilimanjaro Airport in Arusha, Tanzania. Welcome to Tanzania by Young Life Africa Staff & Leaders. Check in to Hotel in Arusha, get settled, and rest

Day 2
Travel out of Arusha to a remote Maasai Village where Young Life has active ministry.

Day 3
The group will have the unique opportunity to stay on a Maasai Boma and experience the unique culture of the Maasai people.

Day 4 & 5
Serve alongside the Maasai Young Life staff & leaders on a local community project.

Day 6
Group will return to the Hotel in Arusha. Those climbing Kilimanjaro will have a final gear check and safety briefing with Mountain Guides. The team will have dinner together, fellowship & prayer time before group splits up.

Day 7
Early Morning departure for both the Climb and Safari.
     Kilimanjaro - Drive to Machame Gate to begin Climb. Overnight Machame Camp @ 10,000 ft.
     Safari - Depart Arusha for Serengeti

Day 8
Kilimanjaro - Overnight Shira Camp @ 12,000 ft.
Safari  - Serengeti Camping

Day 9
Kilimanjaro - Overnight Baranco Camp @ 13,000 ft.
Safari - Ngorongoro Crater Camping

Day 10
Kilimanjaro - Overnight Karanga Camp @ 13,500 ft
Safari - Return to Arusha late afternoon

Day 11
Kilimanjaro - Overnight Barafu Camp @ 15,400 ft.
Summit climb begins at Midnight from Barafu Camp
Safari Group with YL Leaders in Arusha

Day 12
Kilimanjaro - Reach Uhuru Peak at sunrise @ 19,340ft.    overnight Mweka Camp @ 10,000 ft.
Safari Group with YL Leaders in Arusha

Day 13
Kilimanjaro - Finish Climb around 2:00pm at Mweka Exit Gate
Return to SG Hotel in Arusha mid-afternoon for showers, naps & reuniting with Safari Group
YL Banquet Say-So Dinner with YL Team & Guides, Hosted by Young Life Africa staff.

Day 14
Morning Shopping & Farewell Lunch with YL Leaders at Maasai Pizza Cafe Group. Departure from Kilimanjaro Airport late afternoon/early evening.

Day 15
Arrive home.

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