kili charity climb 2018

panda juu!

climb to the top!


About the trek

Standing tall at 19,341 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa. Often called the "Rooftop of Africa," Kili is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Because it is not part of a mountain range, the expansive views from Uhuru Peak allows climbers to see the curvature of the earth.


In summer of 2018, at least 30 climbers will climb Kili to raise funds and awareness for the O'Brien School. Follow this page for more updates, and please donate to the school on behalf of their trek! All climbers are paying for their entire trip and climb, so all donations are tax-deductible and will go straight to the school's operations, educational programs, and women's empowerment activities.


To learn more about the climbers and encourage them by donating to the school, click here or choose their names from the drop-down menu.

about the guides

Serengeti Sunset Tours was founded by Neema & Mark Brostrom in 2006. Neema was born and raised in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. Today, the Brostroms live in Minnesota with their two children, managing Serengeti Sunset Tours with their exceptional staff on the ground in Tanzania, led by the exceptional Athuman Juma Njiku.


This will be the second Kilimanjaro Charity Climb that Serengeti Sunset Tours has led in partnership with the O'Brien School for the Maasai. We are eternally grateful for the attention to detail, professionalism, and social responsibility that Serengeti Sunset Tours displays. Neema and Mark are consistent OBSM donors, and we consider the entire company to be family!


To learn more about Serengeti Sunset Tours, click here.


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All donations go directly to the O'Brien School for the Maasai, a registered non-profit organization (501(c)3). Tax ID number: 50304

OR SEND A check:

Checks can be made payable to "The O'Brien School for the Maasai." Please denote you're donating on behalf of charity climb participants in the memo section of the check. Mail all checks to:


527 West Maple Street

Hinsdale, IL 60521

Please note, this address is for DONATIONS only. For all other mail, please e-mail us at for the appropriate address.


Your donation will directly benefit the O'Brien School for the Maasai.

100% of each donation goes directly to the school.



We like to think of each donation as an investment into children's futures. Every dollar allows us to continue to support our students with a high-quality education, our women with economic opportunity, and our village with an empowered future. 


Learn more about our impact here.


The O'Brien School for the Maasai is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID #50304.

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through quality, holistic education and development programs, we bring an empowered future to youth, caregivers, and community leaders.

O'Brien School for the Maasai
527 W. Maple Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521 | +1.630.654.2291​
©2018 by Rebecca Sliwoski for the O'Brien School for the Maasai