Kilimanjaro Backpack

TanzaniaSharing the Gospel among the Chagga people of Tanzania on Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the world’s tallest free-standing mountains, will be an experience of a lifetime!


Teen Missions Trip (ages 13-19)

Travel: After Commissioning you bus to the Orlando International Airport for a flight to Washington D.C. before boarding a flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A connecting flight takes you across the Equator to Kilimanjaro International Airport. You then bus one hour to the Teen Missions in Tanzania Bible, Missionary & Work (BMW) Training Center, located at the base of the mountain.

Ministry: Your team will continue construction on the BMW building. After the project time is completed, you will backpack on the lower slopes of the mountainside to remote villages.  After pitching your tents, your team will hike into surrounding villages to present the Gospel using puppets and personal testimonies. Watch the faces of the children light up as you come into their schools bringing the story of Jesus to them for the first time. Warning: This team is not for the faint of heart. Members should be in good physical health and free of respiratory difficulties.

Adventure: Before returning home, you will have the opportunity to put your bartering skills into action while you shop for souvenirs such as drums, jewelry and wood carvings.

Dates: June 18 – August 13

Estimated Project Expense: $4490 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee


(Note: Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis.) Return to 2016 Mission Trips List



  1. Do you know what day that next years missions come out on the website?

  2. Are we allowed to bring a swiss army style pocket knife?

  3. Have the team fact sheets been sent out yet? I received the monthly update and was wondering if the team fact sheet was coming at a different time.

  4. When will the team fact sheet be sent out?

  5. Hi I was wondering if sweat pants are allowed to be wore at boot camp and on the mission field? Like baggy sweat pants.

  6. Wondering if this trip is still open for girls? We registered, very excited to find out!

  7. Beth,
    We registered our daughter yesterday. This was her first choice. Are there still girl openings on this trip? Hoping that she gets it but not sure how long until we find out?

  8. I have heard that while on site in Africa girls must wear skirts around the clock. Is that true? There are a few girls in the photo that are wearing pants.

  9. What day is commissioning?

  10. Are there any spots left for girls on this trip?

  11. my sister want to know if this team is till open.

  12. My child went on this trip last summer and was disappointed that there was not much backpacking or Evangelizing. They also did not have much for sightseeing while they were there. Most of their sightseeing was in Florida. I don’t think the trip was well represented in the little paragraph they shared about it.

    • Julie, I am sorry that your child was disappointed in this trip. Most of the backpacking trips that do involve work will work for three weeks and backpack for one week. Even during the “working” time, there are opportunities for evangelism, especially on the weekends. My daughter was on this team a couple of years ago and they were able to get a lot of evangelism in during that one week. We do advertise that these are not sightseeing trips. If there is something in the area, then we will make every effort to see it. The biggest draw in Tanzania is Mt. Kilimanjaro and they did backpack the lower portion of that. There was not any sightseeing listed in the paragraph, but I do know that they went shopping while in Tanzania for African souvenirs.

  13. Do the kids that go on the mission already know each other…do they go to the same church, or do people just sign up and develop friendships during the trip?

  14. are there still spots open? just found out about this. also, do we pay for the flight to the training center or is that included in the fee.

    • Emily, Kilimanjaro is still open. You are responsible for your round-trip transportation to/from FL. Your flight to your project country is included.

  15. how big is the Kilimanjaro trip normally

  16. Is there still space? I know it is late timing

  17. Is there a specific tribe/people we will be teaching? Or is it just generally the “surrounding villages”?

  18. Is there still a open spot for this trip?

  19. How many slots are left for this team?

  20. is this a popular team ??

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