The Kilimanjaro Experience SPCA style is definitely a bucket list item and like nothing you’ve ever experienced; the camaraderie, the physical demands, the soul shifting enormity, not to mention the fact that you’re making the difference in the lives of hundreds of animals.

The Sandton SPCA and Adventure Dynamics International have teamed up once again for the 6th SPCA Kilimanjaro Challenge in 2020. 

We will be a group of 25 climbers from around the world who want to climb Kilimanjaro and want to make a difference.  Our climbers have come from Canada, Germany, India, Netherlands, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and USA to be part of our team and to raise funds for the prevention of cruelty to animals in South Africa. 


Our 2020 goal is to raise ZAR 1 000 000 (approximately USD 70 000).

For the experience of a lifetime, join our expedition from 18 to 26 July 2020.

This is Kili 2.0


Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest freestanding mountain on earth. Its altitude is 5,895m, offering beauty and challenge to those who wish to climb her.

Kilimanjaro is situated 330kms south of the equator, close to the Indian Ocean. Her size and height strongly influence the climate and thus its vegetation, animal life and the climbing conditions. Her volcanic history has left igneous features like none other and her cone is a unique environment of great interest.

Although Kilimanjaro is an easily accessible mountain, it is at high altitude and no “walk in the park”. The way to make Kilimanjaro a truly special trip is to be physically and mentally prepared. Climbing Kilimanjaro can be one of the most rewarding, but also one of the most difficult things that you ever do, so please do not underestimate this beautiful mountain.

An ascent of Kilimanjaro will take you from equatorial forests to arctic conditions, and through all the zones in between, in seven days. The range begins with the warm, dry plains with average temperatures of 30°C where Moshi and Arusha are situated.

The beginning of the hike starts in a wide belt of wet tropical forest with plenty of huge trees and Spanish moss. We then travel through zones with generally decreasing temperatures and rainfall to the summit, where there is permanent ice and temperatures are below freezing.


Our expedition brings together people who have a passion to do something really difficult and really great, and to use this opportunity for good.  We will train together, physically and virtually, sharing training photos and tips, and getting to know each other before we arrive in Arusha, Tanzania to take on this incredible personal challenge


Our chosen partner is Adventure Dynamics International (ADI), an operator that has been leading and guiding trips up Kilimanjaro for over 20 years.

Sean Disney, the CEO of ADI, personally leads our expedition. Sean is supported by an experienced team of Tanzanian guides and porters who have climbed with him over many years to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

About Sean Disney:

  • 25+ years’ experience of mountaineering & guiding
  • 2 x Everest summiteer
  • 2 x 7 Summits summiteer
  • 25+ x Kilimanjaro summiteer
  • (including 5 successful climbs with the SPCA)
  • Multiple summits of mountains in 7 Summits
  • First South African to complete GRAND SLAM with Vaughan de la Harpe (includes skiing to North
  • and South Poles)
  • Co-author of the book ‘Poles Apart with Some Pointy Bits in Between’ with Vaughan de la Harpe.