Climb Kili 4 Elephants

About Us

Climb Kili 4 Elephants was established to raise awareness for poaching of African elephants and promote a deeper understanding of the trafficking of endangered wildlife.

As a project of Kilimanjaro Climbing Company Ltd our fundraising treks to the summit of Kilimanjaro aim to help the efforts for elephant conservation in partnership with conservation groups in Africa and provide wages, equipment and training for vitally needed scout teams in Tarangire National Park.

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 “The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book ” - Sir David Attenborough-

Climb Mt Kilimanjaro to help save Elephants

Every day, approximately 100 African elephants are being killed for their ivory – if the slaughter continues at this rate they will be close to extinction in 10 years. But there is hope – local communities are desperately trying to protect the elephants, and we can help them! Our 10–day "Climb Kili 4 Elephants" adventure is an extraordinary expedition in support of a critical cause: fighting the elephant poaching crisis in Tanzania.

CK4E Adventure

Day 1 – Arrival Transfer to Planet Lodge Day 2 – 8 – Kilimanjaro Climb Day 9 – 10 – Elephant Safari Day 11 – Visit to Ivory Orphans Day 12 – Departure From JRO A fundraising adventure to save the lives of elephants This is a unique three-phase adventure. A constellation of experiences – Breath taking views from the roof of Africa, bush walking […]

Kilimanjaro Climb

Phase One – Day 2 – 8 of your CK4E Adventure A Full Moon Trek to the Roof of Africa Your adventure starts on the cultivated lower slopes of Kilimanjaro through a wet rain forest jungle. As you begin to ascend, the terrain will start to change from lush green to jagged rock. It is a trek that pushes your limits both physically and mentally […]

Elephant Safari

Phase Two – Day 9 & 10  of your CK4E Adventure 2 Days / 1 Night in Tarangire National Park Now our journey ventures off into the deep bush of Tanzania´s Maasai Steppe/Tarangire ecosystem. While Tarangire is one of Africa’s best-known elephant parks, we will be accessing areas where no others go to giving us a unique and in depth wilderness experience and some excellent […]

Fundraising

Help save Elephants by launching your own crowdfunding campaign in minutes! All of our “Climb kili 4 Elephants” treks are run with the aim to help fund the efforts for elephant conservation in partnership with conservation groups in Africa and provide wages, equipment and training for vitally needed scout teams in Tarangire National Park. Once you have joined one of our treks you can run a […]

The Elephant Crisis

 “The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book ” - Sir David Attenborough-

Why Save The Elephant?

Elephants have roamed the wild for 15 million years, but today this iconic species face the biggest threat to survival due to continued ivory poaching. As long as there is a demand for ivory, elephants continue to be killed for their tusks. Today it is estimated up to 25,000 elephants are killed annually.

  • If we don’t act now elephants could face localized extinctions.

  • In some countries of Africa including Senegal, Somalia and Sudan, elephants have already been driven to extinction.

  • Communities across Africa are dependent on elephants for an income through tourism. Saving the elephants also means preventing poverty, sustaining livelihoods and promoting sustainable tourism

  • Elephants are a keystone species. Other animals, plants and entire ecosystems rely on them for survival.

  • ‘As go the elephants, so do the trees.’ Elephants are known as ‘nature’s gardeners’, plants and trees rely on elephants to disperse their seeds far and wide through their dung.

  • Elephant’s large footprints act as water collectors for smaller animals.

  • By uprooting trees to feed, they control the tree population leaving grasses to thrive and sustain animals such as wildebeests and zebras.

  • Elephants share the same emotions and cognitive behavior as humans. They grieve for their lost loved ones, they feel fear, joy and empathy and are highly praised for their intelligence.

  Elephants are living treasures. Nature's gardeners. Nature's great teachers. Tragically some people don't give a damn. They prefer the dead treasure to the living one. The ivory. We must challenge this so-called 'trade' with all our might and shame on those who would condone it.
Virginia McKenna OBE Founder & Trustee Born Free Foundation