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trek Tanzania for NICFC

pre-trip preparation

how fit do I need to be for this trek?

The fitter you are the more you will enjoy the whole experience of trekking in Tanzania. For this challenge you will require reasonable fitness and strength. You will need to be physically and mentally quite “robust” and confident in your ability to walk for 6+ hours a day, in order to complete this challenge.

do I need a visa / insurance / vaccinations?

Visa - Yes. Tanzanian visas will only be valid for 3 months from the date of issue. An email will be sent out reminding you to apply for your visa within 4 months of your departure date. This will include the application form and the details you need to complete it.

 

Insurance - Yes, Insurance is imperative and should cover the costs of medical repatriation and trip curtailment cost. We recommend you obtain insurance as soon as possible.

 

Vaccinations -

 

MALARIA: Tanzania is a high risk malaria zone. Therefore, you are advised to take anti-malarial tablets. There are various brands of medication on the market so please seek medical advice from your local travel clinic about taking anti – malarial prophylaxis medication.

 

BOOSTERS: Please make sure you are up to date on all necessary boosters and vaccinations by speaking to your local GP / travel clinic.

 

YELLOW FEVER: You must have a Yellow Fever Vaccination to enter Tanzania from Kenya. Please speak to your GP or local travel clinic for further advise. Failure to provide a certificate of proof or exemption could lead to participants being made to have the vaccination on entry at a high price.

life on the trek

how big is the group? / what support will there be?

All of our challenges are group adventures and the average size is approximately 20 participants. We welcome individuals, couples and groups of friends on to our challenges, and many who join us literally have a mountain to climb in terms of the scale of the challenge they are taking on. We advocate camaraderie and team bonding, and really believe that this enhances your experience.

 

Your challenge will be led by an experienced Action Challenge leader. Our leaders are selected for their experience, knowledge, enthusiasm, sensitivity and sense of humour, and will ensure that your trip runs smoothly.

 

You will also be accompanied by an Action Challenge doctor, who will be carrying a fully stocked medical kit in case of any emergency. They will carry out daily health checks, and the re-assurance of their presence should allow you to focus on, and enjoy your challenge!

 

We have a full support team in country with two way radio contact between the Action Challenge Head Quarters in London and local staff and satellite phone for emergencies. If for any reason you need to leave the group early local staff will assist you and will arrange transfers, accommodation and medical care if necessary.

what will the food / accommodation be like?

Food - We will have an unlimited supply of fully purified and treated water, and three varied and nutritious meals a day. Breakfast will be at the accommodation/campsite and will typically consist of porridge, toast and eggs. Lunch and dinner will be en-route at a prearranged restaurant or campsite and will be a variety of rice, pasta, vegetables and a selection of meat and fish.

 

We recommend that you bring some of your favourite snacks with you, for that extra energy boost! But please ensure all products are dry and packaged. Cereal bars / sweets / nuts / biscuits / just a few examples.

 

Dietary Requirements - Please note that we will do our best to accommodate all dietary requirements if informed in advance.

 

Accommodation- We will be camping for all nights except the first and last nights of the challenge, where we will be staying in a 3* lodges. Tents will be provided, but you will be required to bring a 2 season sleeping bag with you. All tents/lodge rooms are on a twin-share basis. If there is anyone whom you wish to share with please let the NICFC team know.

 

Single Supplement - If you decide that you would like to have your own room on the challenge, we can accommodate this in the majority of places.

flights and extending your stay

can I book my own flights?

Yes, this becomes our land only package and reduces your minimum sponsorship balance - please contact us for more information if you are looking to book your own flights.

 

You will be required to arrange all flights and transfers in order to meet the group at the starting point of your challenge.

 

Please note you are unable to change your package once final balance invoicing has been completed and tickets have been issued by the airline.

funding, fundraising & inclusions

how can I fund this challenge?

Your registration deposit is paid to the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children (NICFC) to secure your place on the challenge. You are then committed to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for the charity. Part of your fundraising will cover the cost of your challenge.

what's included?

  • Pre-trip briefing by Action Challenge staff
  • International flights
  • Airline fuel surcharges and taxes
  • Action Challenge Representative
  • Action Challenge medic
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Local specialised guides
  • All accommodation
  • All meals, except in free time
  • All participant and luggage transfers
  • All National Park fees
  • 3 litres of water provided daily

what's not included?

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Single supplement
  • Visas
  • Local departure tax (if applicable)
  • Tips for local staff

 

how do I sign up?

To secure your place on this challenge, please click on the VISIT CHARITY WEBSITE TO BOOK button at the top of the page. This will re-direct you to the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children (NICFC) website where you can register your place on to the challenge by completing a registration form and paying a registration deposit directly to the charity.

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