Goal: $40,000


The Serengeti Challenge is TEMBO’s 2021 virtual walk, run and cycle fundraising event. This year we will take you across the Serengeti National Park, a world hertiage site abundant with wildlife and natural beauty.

The Challenge runs for 10 days from May 1 – 10, 2021. Consider walking, running or cycling one of two routes while helping to meet the ongoing need for formal and informal education in Longido District, Tanzania. Your participation will help TEMBO provide informal education including literacy and skills development programs for women in remote villages and life skills classes for primary school students. In addition, your support will help girls complete an education and pursue careers that lead to better lives and healthier communities.

It all starts with you …

How to participate in the Serengeti Challenge virtually.

  • Register online by CLICKING HERE
  • Choose your preferred route and distance.
  • Create an online fundraising page with all of the tools provided by TEMBO – and then share your page with families and friends through email and/or social media and start collecting donations.
  • Walk, run or cycle for a distance that works for you from May 1 – 10th. Consider working in a team where each member completes a portion of the route, and together (at a distance), your team completes the Challenge.
  • Share stories and photos with your friends – and TEMBO – during the Challenge.
  • Earn medals for distances and fundraising achievements.


Route # 1: Naabi Hill Gate to Fort Ikoma Gate

Distance: 88.8 km

Route # 2: Naabi Hill Gate to Bologonja Gate

Distance: 140 km

If you’re a walker, the Fort Ikoma route is about 11,000 steps a day in the fresh spring air. Or, if you’re feeling more ambitious, you can go for the gusto with 17,500 steps a day on the Bologonja Gate route.  


If you’re a runner, the Fort Ikoma Gate route is a total of a couple of marathons, and the Bologonja Gate route is less than 7 half marathons!  Pace yourself!


If you’re a cyclist, the Fort Ikoma Gate route is a leisurely 10 km per day and the longer Bologonja Gate route is only 14 km per day. Great distances to build those legs!


Earn one or all of the 5 medals awarded for Distance and Fundraising Achievements.

Distance Medals

Elephant: walk, run or cycle 88.8 km.
Gazelle: walk, run or cycle 140 km


Fundraising Medals

Zebra: Awarded to those who raise $100
Giraffe: Awarded to those who raise $500
Lion: Awarded to those who raise $1000


Nasikoi lives in Kiserian, a remote village about 15 km. from Longido. In 2018, desperate to attend secondary school, she walked with her father from Kiserian to Longido to apply for sponsorship with TEMBO. Later, that same day, they walked home hoping that Nasikoi had been accepted into the sponsorship program. Walking 30 km. for education was her only hope. Today, with the support of TEMBO, Nasikoi is attending secondary school in Form 4.


Every Monday, Nalepo sets out from Ranch village where she lives in a traditional boma with her family. After completing her morning tasks (preparing chai for the family, collecting firewood), she walks 8 km along a dusty path to the Learning Centre for 3-hr lesson in the tailoring program. At the end of the day, she walks home quickly knowing that she needs to start preparing the evening meal. Walking to the tailoring program gives her hope that she might be able to earn an income and help feed her family.


All funds raised during The Serengeti Challenge will be used to support women and girls like Nasikoi and Nalepo pursue their dreams. TEMBO Canada provides support for educational opportunities including formal education at the secondary and post-secondary level, and informal education for women in rural communities. As we continue to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, TEMBO works to keep girls and women healthy and safe with lessons on handwashing and sanitation, and provision of soap and food packages for families in need.


You can be a part of The Serengeti Challenge even if you are not walking, running or cycling.

Consider making a donation or supporting registered participants. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for all donations.


Thank you for your support.