We Welcome Your Application to Join Us!

We build each of our groups with care, keeping the groups small (no more than twelve students), and paying close attention to age, grade, gender, and the mix of hometowns and schools. Our goal is to put together great groups — groups where nice kids thrive in a supportive, wholesome, and caring environment. Please note: availability as shown is based on students traveling without a friend; if your child is interested in traveling with a friend, please call our office for availability.

Important Information about Availability


This departure of this trip has good availability. Apply as soon as possible since availability changes quickly.


This departure of this trip has limited availability. Apply as soon as possible, and on receipt of your application, if space is still available, we’ll confirm a spot for you. If all of the spots are taken, we’ll call you to discuss options.


This departure of this trip is currently full — please call us to discuss options.

How to Apply

Apply online using a credit card for the $795 deposit (your card will not be charged until we confirm a spot for you). Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received (we do not hold spots over the phone).

When to Apply

The flow of applications starts in July and peaks in January/February. Some groups fill by the December holidays, and others will have space into the late spring. Our advice? Apply as soon as possible — it only takes a few minutes — and we’ll get to work right away to find a great spot for you.


Call (413.458.9672) or email (info@overlandsummers.com). We look forward to hearing from you.

Kilimanjaro Challenge

Immerse yourself in the vibrant life and sublime beauty of Tanzania.

Tanzania — its beauty and promise — distilled.

We’ll explore the wildlife-filled Ngorongoro Crater and spectacular Serengeti. These are must sees on any trip to East Africa, but we’ll do more: we’ll take a number of hikes and camp in these beautiful areas. In Arusha, we’ll volunteer at an orphanage. At the end of our trip is a climb of Kilimanjaro — a spectacular snow-draped volcano. Experiencing all of this is the stuff of dreams. Kilimanjaro Challenge makes those dreams a reality, and lets you share them with a fun — and friendship-filled — Overland group.


Download the
Kilimanjaro Challenge Itinerary
for all of the details!
"I returned from my Overland trip feeling enlightened and nourished. I truly believe that Overland has shaped my character and has highlighted the importance of exploration for me. I loved Tanzania and felt that the design of this trip was perfect and something I will never forget. "

Nina S.


"This was an exceptional trip for Mary. She knows she can do anything she puts her heart into, but climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and summitting is an amazing feat. Thank you!! "

Emily B.