Departure dates

2020 & 2021

Hike & fly expeditions for paragliding pilots that go beyond the ordinary.

Hike & Fly Kilimanjaro

Specialist expeditions for experienced paragliding pilots & friends. Complete package with all the logistics, support and authorisations taken care of. 

25 August – 03 September 2020 (on request)
10 – 19 September 2020 (available)
25 September – 04 October 2020 (on request)
04 – 13 March 2021 (available)
25 August – 03 September 2021 (available)
09 – 18 September 2021 (available)
24 September – 03 October 2021 (available)

Eastern Arc Safari

A true off the beaten track African safari for the adventurous paragliding pilot and friends/family to join! Enjoy shorter days hiking & flying and game viewing. A great warm up before heading up Mt Kilimanjaro!

18 – 25 August 2020 (on request)
18 – 25 September 2020 (available)
25 February – 04 March 2021 (available)
18 – 25 August 2021 (available)
17 – 24 September 2021 (available)

Rift Valley & Serengeti Safari

Hike & fly the active volcano of Ol’Doinyo Lengai and the Rift Valley, meet the Maasai and game viewing in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Ideal for your non-flying friends to join!

03 – 09 September 2020 (available)
04 – 10 October 2020 (on request)
13 – 20 March 2021 (available)
03 – 09 September 2021 (available)
03 – 09 October 2021 (available)

Zanzibar Island

Explore the Island of Zanzibar or Pemba or Mafia after your expedition. Kite surf, snorkel, dive, shop or simply relax. Tailored to suit your travel dates and budget.
4 day + package deals

NOTE: These are not standard Kilimanjaro hikes and should not be compared to standard hiking packages – its tailored to the needs of paragliding pilots wanting to fly from Kilimanjaro. Complete package from start to finish in partnership with Tanzania Authorities and all necessary permissions in place. 

Why did James want to hike & fly Kilimanjaro?

“What inspired me to take up paragliding? I have always loved the idea of free flight: no engine, no heavy gear. Easy to travel with and walk up mountains with your own aircraft.”

James Braid has been the support crew for former Red Bull X-Alps athlete, Pierre Carter in 2009, 2011 & 2013. He is well known in the South African paragliding community since the 90's and is the dealer in SA for Gradient. He also joined the 2011 Paraglide Kilimanjaro expedition (due to some 'Pierre Pressure') with his sister Samantha Braid.
James Braid