All Women Safari and Kilimanjaro Climb, Lemosho Route

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Join a unique all-inclusive safari and Kilimanjaro climb for women, and explore some of the most amazing sites of Tanzania on an action-packed 10-day adventure led by the best guides in the region.

Group

10 Days

Mar

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy a unique Tanzania adventure and climb the highest mountain in Africa.
  • Join a group of like-minded women on an exciting African adventure.
  • Discover the gorgeous wildlife of Tanzania on an unforgettable safari.

Description

On this unique all-women Kilimanjaro climb and safari, you will discover the best of Tanzania on a 10-day adventure.

The program will begin when you arrive at Kilimanjaro National Airport, and from there, you will be transferred to your hotel in Moshi. The next day, you will begin this group adventure with an unforgettable Kilimanjaro climb via the Lemosho Route. You will have enough time to acclimatize and, once you reach the impressive summit, then you will be at the highest point in the whole of the African Continent.

Once back down, this amazing Tanzania experience will end with a safari. You will visit some of the most stunning spots where wild animals find their food and water. This will be the perfect ending for the perfect adventure. You will then be transfered back to Moshi where you will spend the night before flying back home.

A full day-by-day description is detailed below. Keep in mind that although this is not a technically demanding program, you do need to have an excellent fitness level. Also, this is an all-women climb in celebration of International Women’s Day.

We hope to hear from you so that we can start planning this amazing adventure together! Send your request and inquiries and we’ll reply as soon as we can!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Our representatives will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and take you to your hotel in Moshi.

 In the evening there will be a briefing with our managers, who will also make sure you are ready to begin the climb.

 

Meal Plan: Bed& Breakfast

Dinner & Overnight: Salinero Hotel

Day 2: MACHAME GATE and CAMP

Elevation: 5,380 ft. to 9,350 ft.

Distance: 11 km/7 miles

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

Habitat: Rainforest

We will drive around 50 minutes from Moshi to the Machame Gate. On the way, you will pass Machame village, on the lower slopes of the mountain.

As we leave the park gate, we will walk through the dense rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge until we reach the Machame Camp where we will spend the night.

Day 3: MACHAME CAMP TO SHIRA 2 CAMP

Elevation: 9,350 ft. to 12,500 ft.

Distance: 5 km/3 miles

Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

Habitat: Heath

We will leave the rainforest and continue on an ascending path up to a steep, rocky ridge.

On the Shira Plateau, we will pass through heather and open moorlands, then, we will cross a large river gorge until we reach Shira 2 Camp and overnight.

Day 4: SHIRA 2 CAMP TO LAVA TOWER

Elevation: 12,500 ft. to 15,190 ft.

Distance: 7 km/4 miles

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

LAVA TOWER TO BARRANCO CAMP

Elevation: 15,190 ft. to 13,044 ft.

Distance: 3 km/2 miles

Hiking Time: 2-3 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

We will continue to the east up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft. tall volcanic rock formation.

We will descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft.

Although you will begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization

Day 5: BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP

Elevation: 13,044 ft. to 13,106 ft.

Distance: 5 km/3 miles

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

We will begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we woññ climb a non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft. cliff.

From the top of the Barranco, we will cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One steeper climb up will take us to Karanga Camp.

This is a less demanding day meant for acclimatization.

Day 6: KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP

Elevation: 13,106 ft. to 15,331 ft.

Distance: 4 km/2 miles

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

We will leave for Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail.

After, we will continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you will have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from different angles. We will camp, rest, and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.

The Mawenzi and Kibo peaks are visible from where we will be.

Day 7: BARAFU CAMP TO UHURU PEAK/UHURU TO MWEKA

Elevation: 15,331 ft. to 19,341 ft.

Distance: 5 km/3 miles

Hiking Time: 7-8 hours

Habitat: Arctic

UHURU PEAK TO MWEKA CAMP

Elevation: 19,341 ft. to 10,065 ft.

Distance: 12km/7 miles

Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

Habitat: Rainforest

Around midnight, we will begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging stretch of the climb. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme.

We will go up in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft.), you will be rewarded with a magnificent sunrise over Mawenzi Peak.

Finally, we will arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Kilimanjaro and Africa.

From the summit, we will then descend straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch.

The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we will enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and some well-earned sleep.

Day 8: MWEKA CAMP TO MWEKA GATE

Elevation: 10,065 ft. to 5,380 ft.

Distance: 10 km/6 miles

Hiking Time: 3-4hours

Habitat: Rainforest

On our last Kilimanjaro day, we will continue the descent to Mweka Gate and then receive summit certificates.

At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel Moshi.

Meal Plan: Bed& Breakfast

Dinner & Overnight: Salinero Hotel

Day 9: MOSHI TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

You will be picked up at your hotel in Moshi at 5:30AM and transferred to the Tarangire National Park to begin your safari experience in this magnificent park which is famous for its large collection of baobab trees, spectacular large mammal population, and variety of bird species, not to mention one of the largest concentration of elephants in the country.

After your tour around the park, you will be transferred to the Lodge/Hotel for your overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Bed& Breakfast

Dinner & Overnight: Endoro Lodge

Day 10: NGORONGORO CRATER TO ARUSHA

After breakfast, we will descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a morning, half-day game drive.

The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater, supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is the dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and leopards, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. After enjoying a picnic at the crater,  you will return to Moshi. You will be taken to your hotel.

Meal Plan: Bed& Breakfast

Dinner & Overnight: Masailand Safari Lodge

Day 11: Transfer from the hotel to the airport

 

Details

Accommodation

2 Night Hotel accommodations in Moshi Full board accommodation whilst on safari in en suite tented camps and lodges Camping while on the Kilimanjaro climb

Meeting point

Kilimanjaro International Airport

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About the guide

We offer our clients the most memorable adventures in Tanzania. We take our clients on the most amazing tours on our beautiful country, which we know inside out, like Mount Kilimanjaro, Beach Trips, Wildlife Safaris or Cultural Trips.

We have a team of excellent, professionally certified mountain guides. They have all climbed Mount Kilimanjaro more than a hundred times, through different routes. They also have a deep knowledge of the country’s national parks and about the animal kingdom. Each of our guides is a specialist in a specific area, like ecology and animal behavior.

We look forward to taking you on an unforgettable adventure!


Deal opportunities

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Mar 03, 2023 - Mar 13, 2023

USD 2614 per traveller


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2614 Each

Group of 2

USD 2614 Each

Group of 3

USD 2614 Each

Group of 4

USD 2614 Each

Group of 5

USD 2614 Each

Group of 6

USD 2614 Each

Group of 7

USD 2614 Each

Group of 8

USD 2614 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Clean drinkable water

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

2 Night Hotel accommodations in Moshi

Transportation to and from your selected route.

Transfer from Airport/Bus station in Moshi on arrival and return to the airport/Bus station after the climb.

Certified, experienced, English-speaking mountain guides.

All Tanzanian National Park Fees.

Government Climbing Taxes.

Climbing permits.

All hot meals prepared by our cook while on Mountain.

Guides, Porters, and Cook Salaries.

Fair and ethical treatment of Porters.

Enough porters to carry your luggage

Safety Equipment:

-Emergency Oxygen

-Pulse Ox meter

Hot drinks at every meal

Water provided on the climb, mineral water for the first day, and boiled water every day.

Emergency rescue fees.

Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park and your Guide.

Full board accommodation whilst on safari in en suite tented camps and lodges

Extended Toyota Land Cruiser Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing

All entrance Park fees

Ngorongoro Crater fees

18% VAT to our entrance fees

All meals while on safari

DOES NOT INCLUDE

Tips for guides, porters, and cooks (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain.

Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber);

-Guides: $20/day/guide

-Cook: $15/day

-Porter: $10/day/porter

All Non-alcoholic and Alcoholic beverages.

All items of personal nature such as telephone, fax, email, etc.

Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100

Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 570 per person etc.)

N/B: Our guides, cooks, and porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) regardless of the amount.




 

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