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The Tanzania Highland Challenge 2016

This January, Colin Brereton and Richard Macdonald, two of Farm Africa's trustees, will be leading a team of ten across the Tanzanian Highlands, on a route that has only ever been trekked once before.

Starting at Lake Eyasi, the team will pass the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro highlands before arriving at an active volcano in the Lake Natron basin. With breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife, the trek promises to be beautiful - but certainly not easy. They'll be climbing steep hills and rocky volcanic craters, covering up to 28km a day. And with high temperatures and even higher altitudes, the trek will be a test of endurance for the whole team. 

Farm Africa runs several projects in Tanzania, and the trekkers will be visiting Babati, a dry region in the north of the country where we support farmers growing sesame. With a first-hand look at the impact our work has on boosting the incomes of rural sesame farmers, the trekkers will be able to see for themselves what a difference the money they raise could make to some of the region's poorest farmers.

You can keep track of the trekkers on their blog, updated daily, or spur them on by making a donation.