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 Expedition

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

Tanzania — its beauty and promise — distilled.

Some people dream of the wildlife. Others the service. Still others Kili. What’s your dream? What will you look forward to most? When you join a Kilimanjaro Expedition group, your dreams flow together, and the group very quickly shares one dream: to have the greatest three weeks possible in a beautiful, fascinating place.

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 experience the rugged simplicity of camping in beautiful natural areas off the beaten track. Our first week on safari is a great introduction to Maasai culture. Our Maasai guides will lead us through remote parts of the land. The days are long, but the rewards are great as we catch glimpses of giraffes and gazelles through stands of acacia.

In Arusha, the focus is service. We’ll volunteer at an orphanage and primary school, teaching English to young children, playing games, and helping with after-school chores. We’ll spend two mornings studying Swahili with a local language instructor and learning about the geography, culture, and history of Tanzania.

On Kilimanjaro Expedition we’ll wrap-up by challenging ourselves with a weeklong summit bid. At 19,341 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak on the continent — a spectacular snow-draped volcano astride the equator.

Experiencing all of this — the Crater, the Serengeti, Arusha, Kilimanjaro — is the stuff of dreams. Kilimanjaro Expedition makes those dreams a reality, and lets you share them with a fun — and friendship-filled — Overland group.

Have a question about availability?

Contact Us or call: (413) 458-9672

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Overland offers introductory, hiking, language, and service programs domestically and abroad for students in 4th through 12th grade.