Hike4Healthcare is an initiative of Pothawira International, a 501(c)(3) organization based in The Woodlands, Texasa. All donations for the Hike4Healthcare will be processed by Pothawira International. 

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is a "bucket list" adventure that will also raise money to bring quality medical care to Malawi.  You also have the opportunity to visit the "Warm Heart of Africa" and serve at the Pothawira project.  It will be an experience of a lifetime! 

2020 Mt. Kilimanjaro: hike4healthcare

Trip Itinerary: 

July 23, 2020 - August 2, 2020

Travel

​Leave US                     July 23                       

Arrive in Tanzania     July 24  

Acclimation

Optional Safari           July 25 - July 26    

Drive to  Moshi               

Mt. Kili Hike- 6day Shira route

Arrive and drive to Sopa Lodge Safari (3 day/2 nights); Full day game drive in Ngorongoro crater

Next day drive to Lake Mantra National Park or Tarangire National Park, then an afternoon game drive

Climb Day 1            July 27          

Climb Day 2            July 28           

Climb Day 3            July 29                    

Climb Day 4            July 30                   

Climb Day 5 (Summit)    July 31           

Heading back to camp Day 6      August 1                          

Travel    

Leave Tanzania            August 2    

Arrive US or Malawi   August 2    

*Optional: Malawi Service Trip ( Need a Malawi Trip Waiver)

Estimated Expenses​

$4,060- climb and Malawi (includes safari, visas, lodging, transportation, food, park fees) 

$1000-$1,500 for equipment (approximately) 

$2,000-$2,500 for travel (this must be done as soon as possible to secure low rates

Malawi is optional 

$650 registration fee 

Reminder paid in installments (Nov. 2019, Dec. 2019, Jan 2020, Feb. 2020, Mar 2020)

Jan.   2020       $650        Registration

Feb.  2020       $1,260      Safari  (optional) 

Mar.  2020       $ 1,100     remaining balance for the climb

Apr. 2020       $ 650        Misc. Tanzania expenses ( tips, visa, and water)

                         $ 400        Misc. Malawi expenses if you are going to Malawi (tips, visa, water, lunch and dinner)

We will discuss Malawi lodging options and other travels costs such as passport, immunizations, gratuities, etc..​ Individuals may opt for their own Lodging in Malawi. 

Fundraising

Each individual will be required to raise a minimum of $5,000 in addition to the trip cost.  Families will be required to raise a minimum of $10,000. You will be provided with a fundraising portal to create a personal fundraising page to make it easier for you to ask for donations via email, text or social media.

Malawi Service ​Project

 

You can work at the medical clinic, the local hospital or on a non-medical project.  (need a Malawi Trip Waiver as well)

For more specific trip information, download the Event Packet.

If you are working at the local hospital, the Medical Council Appilcation form will be needed.

Here is what is needed for the registration:

1. The medical practitioners will have to fill out the "Medical Council Application" form. The nurses/midwives fill out the nursing registration form and the transcript form. Other documents needed to be sent with the filled out application forms are: 

2. Copies of your training/medical certification,

3. Copy of diploma certificate(s), 

4. Certificate of good standing (letter from your employee stating when you started working with them and what you do at work - similar to recommendation letter), 

5. Current evidence of nursing/medical registration, 

6. Updated resume, 

7. Other nursing/medical training certificates you have, 

8. 2 passport photo sizes

9. $200 fee each for those coming to do a medical camp (has to be 5 or more). Otherwise fee is $600+