Who Wants to Summit Kilimanjaro with Trek for Big Cats?

In November 2018, we’re running a Kilimanjaro climb with the Trek for Big Cats organisation and you’re invited to join us. There are only 20 places available so if you’re interested you’ll need to pounce fast!

The Trek for Big Cats Fundraiser and Awareness Initiative

The Trek for Big Cats expedition is both a fundraising campaign and a movement to raise awareness about the plight of the world’s iconic, yet highly endangered, big cats. It also supports the Born Free Foundation.

The Trek for Big Cats team will undertake two iconic treks in 2018 on two continents, first to Everest Base Camp and then to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Their expedition will create a fun but meaningful way of appealing to people of all ages, both children and adults. Their key goal is to raise awareness about the daily struggle of the different species of big cats, all of which are facing possible extinction in our lifetime.

Above all, Trek for Big Cats aims to create global awareness and give the public a call to action, encouraging everyone to play an active role in protecting our big cats for future generations.

Why are big cats endangered?

The numbers of big cats is declining due to human factors which include:

• Habitat loss;
• Human-animal conflict;
• Exotic pet trading;
• Trophy hunting;
• Poaching;
• Commercial breeding farms;
• Entertainment;
• Disease;
• Traditional Chinese and African medicines.

How the public can help

There are several ways anyone can help including:

• Protesting against government legislation that will negatively impact on the big cats;
• Signing global petitions supporting big cat conservation;
• Never participating in unethical tourist activities such as pay to pet, walking with big cats, and captive big cat selfies;
• Donating to Trek for Big Cats or the Born Free Foundation;
• Supporting and joining responsible tourism initiatives.

Climb Kilimanjaro with Trek for Big Cats

An expedition team led by three keen conservationists will trek in realistic custom-made cat mascot costumes representing the lion, leopard and tiger. Their entourage, including up to 20 members of the public, will join them on this monumental effort to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world, standing at 5,895 meters.

The entire Trek for Big Cats Tanzania expedition will take a month, with one week spent summiting Kilimanjaro. While in Tanzania, the team will also visit schools and communities to conduct environmental awareness activities.

The Mount Kilimanjaro summit represents saving the iconic African big cats and will take place from 20-27 November.

Join The Kilimanjaro Pride

We’re proud to be part of this initiative which will help provide a better future for big cats to preserve them for future generations.

If you’d like to take part too, 20 places are available for members of the public to Join The Kilimanjaro Pride. This will be a seven-day Machame Route trek taking place from 20-27 November 2018.

Please email us (info@naturediscovery.com) for details on how to ‘join the pride’. Spaces are limited, so pounce fast!!!

Contact us now to book your own tour

Nature Discovery organises tours for private parties and organisations. We can design a custom tour for you, either as a fundraiser or simply for fun.

Contact us now to find out more.

2018-09-10T16:25:56+00:00

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