“Extremely informative and wide ranging.  Perfect for a complete beginner like myself.  The course provided many, many insights and answers.”

Our Partners

African Environments

For more than 30 years we have pioneered the finest travel adventures to be had in Tanzania. We were the first to offer the remote Western Breach Route up Kilimanjaro and we have found the best corners in the Tanzanian National Parks. We are now pioneering walking in the Serengeti which is a recent expansion of our 10 year old Walking Safari Program.

We are proud to have put together a team of the most highly trained and experienced Tanzanian guides who enthusiastically share their country with you. Because of our love for Tanzania and its people we are only satisfied offering trips that benefit the local economy and are sensitive to the environment. A percentage of our profits go to the development of schools in northern Tanzania.

Tanzania will offer you one of the greatest adventures on earth and we will take care of all the details so you can be free to embrace the experience of a lifetime

www.africanenvironments.co.tz


Janam Peace Building Foundation

The mission of Janam Peace Building (JPB) Foundation is “to provide wilderness experiences designed to resolve conflict and create reconciliation, peace and security”. By creating a powerful network of committed peace builders, JPB and its partners, will endeavor to heal our youth, eliminate the destructive aspects of tribalism and create a stable future, full of hope, for the youth of Africa.

Janam comes from the Luo tribe in Kenya and loosely translates as “People of the River/Wilderness”. It is symbolic to the Luo and to our mission in that it serves as a reminder that we can always turn to nature to soothe our pain and hunger – both physically and spiritually.

On a JPB course, notebooks and pencils are as vital as maps and hiking boots. Every course covers a core curriculum, which is outlined in the following paragraphs. We teach our students to be safe and knowledgeable visitors of the wilderness and use the skills learned to develop hands-on experience.

What I hear, I forget; what I see, I remember; what I do, I know.

This Chinese proverb mirrors JPB teaching philosophy. We believe that the best wilderness education comes through experienctial learning. We explain, demonstrate and immediately practice new skills. We give our students responsibility in the wilderness; the relationship between action and result is vivid and gratifying. Student successes and mistakes are equally important to learning.

www.janampeacebuilding.org


To Return

To Return is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of individuals working in the tourism industry in Tanzania on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Our mission and our name come from the idea that as tourists in Tanzania, we would like to give back to the communities that welcome us into their country. To Return allows for us to return the kindness bestowed upon us during Kilimanjaro climbs and safaris in Tanzania.

Specifically, To Return supports porters and guides by improving working conditions and increasing access to education. By distributing new and used mountain equipment, To Return easily and yet drastically improves the lives or porters and guides, providing them with the necessary clothing and gear to carry out their professions safely and comfortably. Through scholarships, To Return gives porters and guides the opportunity for continuing education through scholarships for Sentinel Outdoor Institute courses which will help improve their safety and that of their teammates on Mt. Kilimanjaro and in the broader community. Finally, To Return provides scholarships for the children of porters and guides on Mt. Kilimanjaro to attend local, private schools, giving them the opportunity to the future leaders in their communities.

Learn more about sponsoring a deserving student and the SOI and To Return partnership for Continuing Education.

www.toreturn.org


The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale.

We’ve protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We work in all 50 states in the US and more than 35 countries protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. We address threats to conservation involving climate change, fresh water, oceans, and conservation lands.

It’s who we are and how we work that has made the Conservancy so successful and makes us optimistic that we can expand that great conservation work to meet the challenges ahead. Everything we do is rooted in good science aided by our hundreds of staff scientists. We pursue non-confrontational, pragmatic solutions to conservation challenges. We partner with indigenous communities, businesses, governments, multilateral institutions, and other non-profits. We have the support of more than 1 million members who enable us to continue working on a scale that matters and implement solutions that endure.

www.nature.org



Carbon Tanzania

Carbon Tanzania works with local villages, community-based organizations, and rural extension and conservation organizations to produce sustainable, transparent and scientifically sound carbon offsets. We work with people who demonstrate a commitment to sustainable, long-term forest management, equitable local benefit sharing and transparent governance.

We sell certified carbon credits to entities committed to reducing emissions where possible and offsetting emissions that they otherwise cannot avoid.

Carbon Tanzania connects local offset producers to global markets for offsets generated from local forest conservation and management projects, as well as other offset generation projects. We only select and broker offsets that are real, additional and validated using the highest of standards.

www.carbontanzania.com


International Mountain Guides

International Mountain Guides directors Phil Ershler, George Dunn, Eric Simonson, and Paul Baugher, along with their amazing guide staff, organize and lead climbing, trekking and mountaineering expeditions around the world, from the classic climbs of the Alps and Andes to the 8,000m peaks of the Himalayas. We continue to be one of the most respected and active guiding companies in the world. Since 1986 we have conducted hundreds of expeditions to destinations around the globe, and the fact that most of our customers climb with us again and again tells us we’re doing things right!

www.mountainguides.com


Leave No Trace

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. Through targeted education, research and outreach, the Center ensures the long-term health of our natural world. In its simplest form, Leave No Trace is about making good decisions to protect the world around you — the world we all enjoy.


Wayo Africa

Wayo Africa are a small, dedicated team who have been operating safaris in Tanzania for 10 years and specialise in creating exciting and different activities in Tanzania, giving guests the opportunity to venture out of the vehicle.

Although game drives still form a major part of every safari, almost every area we travel to allows for exploration on foot, where the local tribes are still “unspoilt” and true cultural interaction is possible. On our safaris you are not confined to doing the same thing every day. Instead we can be flexible, taking into account the area, the wildlife movements and adjusting our activities to suit your own preferences. Our guides all have many years of experience running safaris and are rigorously trained to be wildlife experts. Your guide will be your host and friend throughout your safari.

We are specialists in Tanzania safaris, we run the very best walking safaris, we love getting you out of the vehicle with our special activity safaris and giving you the magic and privacy of a luxury private camping safari in our Green Camp. Whatever you choose, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with Tanzania.

www.wayoafrica.com