Women around the World to join together for a once in a lifetime trek to scale Africa’s highest freestanding mountain to Celebrate International Women Day and Summit on 8th March 2018.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY 2018

TOUR OVERVIEW

OUR MOTTO

Women around the World to join together for a once in a lifetime trek to scale Africa’s highest freestanding mountain to Celebrate International Women Day and Summit on 8th March 2018.

 


Price: US $2469 per lady for the Trekking only.

Price: US $4235 per lady for both Trek  and Safari

There will be Optional Safari cost US $1766 per lady

Arrival Dates: 2nd March 2018 or early

Summit Date: 8th March 2018 (International Women Day)


Route to the summit: Machame Route.


Trip Length for lady who will Trek only: 10
 Days (7 Days Trekking + 3 night Hotel, 1 night  before Climb and 2 nights After Climb)

Trip Length for lady who will do both  Trek  and Safari: 14 Days (7 Days Trekking + 3 night Hotel, 1 night  before Climb and 2 nights After Climb and 4 days Safari)

End of Trip for lady who will Trek Only : 11 th March 2018

End of Trip for lady who will do both Trek and Safari :14 th March 2018

ROUTE INFORMATION

One of the most popular routes on Mount Kilimanjaro, and for good reason: the Machame Route scenery is amazing and summit success rates on the 7-day trek are over 90%!
The trek begins at the Machame Gate, located at the southern base of the mountain, within its lush, fertile rainforest. The route heads toward the Shira Plateau, before circling along the southern circuit halfway around the mountain.


The approach to the summit is made from the south-east, and the descent follows the Mweka trail.
The Machame Route is approximately 62 km/ 37 miles from gate to gate. It is designed for physically fit people with some hiking experience

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Kilimanjaro and Transfer to hotel in Moshi (on 2nd March 2018)

Arrive at any time at Kilimanjaro Airport (IATA code: JRO). Eco-Africa Climbing representative will be there to collect and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi. That night or early the next morning you will meet the rest of the group and the Eco-Africa Climbing crew. Your Eco-Africa Climbing guide will provide a full pre trek briefing.

DAY 2: Moshi-Machame Hut (on 3rd March 2018)

A one-hour drive from Moshi lays the gate to the Machame route, where you will complete park formalities, meet your crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and involves real jungle bashing through a magnificent forest. This path is less well trodden and is often wet and muddy underfoot. Camping at Machame Hut (3100m). Trekking Time: 4-6 hours ⎟ Distance: 9 km⎟ Altitude Gain: 1210 m.

DAY 3: Machame Hut – Shira Caves (on 4th March 2018)

The route continues on up through the forest until reaching the steep ascent on the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt. Meru rising high above Arusha town. Camping at Shira Caves (3840 m). Trekking Time: 4-6 hours ⎟ Distance: 5 km ⎟ Altitude Gain: 740 m

DAY 4: Shira Caves - Barranco Camp (on 5th March 2018)

Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. You will traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach, finally reaching Barranco Camp (3900 m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600 m), but you will have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness by aiding your bodies in acclimatization. Trekking Time: 6 – 7 hours ⎟ Distance: 10 km⎟ Altitude Gain: 60 m

DAY 5: Barranco Camp –Karanga Valley (on 6th March 2018)

Start the day by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. Then exit steeply, up what has been termed the Breakfast Wall, which divides you from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It is a climb over rocks, although not technical. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, head towards the Karanga Valley (4000 m) for overnight. Trekking Time: 4-5 hours ⎟ Distance: 5 km ⎟ Altitude Gain: 100 m

DAY 6: Karanga Valley - Barafu Camp (on 7th March 2018)

The day is characterized by a short hike on terrain formed by scree. Walk through arid land towards Barafu Camp (4600 m) where you have the entire afternoon to rest before ascending towards the summit. Trekking Time: 2-4 hours ⎟ Distance: 4 km ⎟ Altitude Gain: 600 m

DAY 7: Barafu Camp - Uhuru Peak – Millennium Camp (on 8th March 2018 Summit Day to Celebrate International Women Day)

We avoid walking too long in the heat of the sun today by starting around midnight, walking steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. You will be climbing scree for 5 to 6 hours but you gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. You should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5750 m) as the first rays of the sun emerge. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround you and the views to Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walk takes you to your goal, the summit of Uhuru (5896 m), the highest point; Uhuru means freedom in Swahili. Trekking Time: 6-8 hours ⎟ Distance: 7 km⎟ Altitude Gain: 1296 m After a quick celebration and photos at the top, you will begin the descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope back to Barafu Camp for breakfast and a short rest before finally heading down to Millennium Camp (3000 m) for a well-earned rest. On the descent, you will have fabulous views of the plains and Mawenzi peak. Trekking Time: 6-8 hours ⎟ Distance: 12 km ⎟ Altitude Loss: 2896

DAY 8: Millennium Camp – Moshi (on 9th March 2018)

A gentle trek takes you down through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate (1640 m), where park formalities will be completed, you will be met by our vehicles, and receive your certificate of ascent courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. Thereafter, drive back to Moshi where you can treat yourself to a well-earned shower and a cold beer or two. Trekking Time: 4-5 hours ⎟ Distance: 10 km ⎟ Altitude Loss: 1360

DAY 9:Day Trip in Moshi (on 10th March 2018)

We will visit Rundagi primary school, a school which orphan student study and children who like under poverty, we will present them with a donation from all of us. Followed by a visit with the local Masai Women to learn about their culture. Then we stop at a local hot spring for an afternoon swim and lunch.

DAY 10: Departure day for those who will trek only BUT for Those who will opt Safari they will Start their Safari from MOSHI to SERENGETI(on 11th March 2018)

For Those who will Trek only this is the day to say GOODBYE and will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home. For those who will opt for SAFARI they will start by driving from Moshi to the Serengeti National Park crossing the Masaai Steppe and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, entering the Serengeti via Naabi Hill Gate. The afternoon will be spent doing game drives in Serengeti until late afternoon when you will drive and check in at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp or Similar Lodge, for dinner and overnight. All meals included.

DAY 11: Serengeti National Park full day (on 12th March 2018)

Wake up for a full day of game drives in the Serengeti plains with picnic lunch taken at one of the designated sites, or if you wish you can do an early morning game drive then go back to the lodge/tented camp for breakfast then relax until in the afternoon. You can then go for a sunset game drives in the plain and overnight will be at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp or Similar Lodge, All meals included.

DAY 12:Serengeti - Ngorongoro Conservation Area (on 13th March 2018)

After breakfast in the morning, we drive back slowly through the Central Serengeti with game viewing on the way until Naabi Hill Gate where we check out of the Serengeti National Park. We will drive to the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. You will have a chance to visit the Olduvai Gorge or Maasai Village (at extra costs) if you wish. After arriving at Rhino Lodge drive to the starting point on the Crater rim about 5 kilometers from Rhino Lodge. The walk is along the Western rim of the Crater past the Oloirobi viewpoint. There are patches of forest, to begin with, and later it opens up into thicket and grassland, giving beautiful views down into the Crater on your right and eventually equally good views towards Olduvai Gorge, the Serengeti and the Gol mountains to your left. This is an easy-paced walk with no arduous climbs, just a few short gradients. It lasts about 2 hours and can be done at any time of day. A good time would be either early morning before departure on a game drive or late afternoon on arrival at the Lodge after a day’s game viewing. Dinner and overnight will be at Rhino Lodge or Similar Lodge. All meals included.

DAY 13: Ngorongoro Crater - Drive back to Moshi or We can Transfer to Airport to Catch evening Flight to return HOME(on 14th March 2018)

Very early morning we drive down the Ngorongoro Crater walls to the Crater floor where we will spend the better part of the day doing game drives in this 8th wonder of the world also referred to as the Eden of Africa. Here we will get the chance to spot the animals that we might have missed at Serengeti with a little luck you can spot the Big 5 that is; Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, and Rhinos, in a single day’s game drive. Later in the afternoon, we shall drive back to Moshi where your safari ends. You can catch a evening flight from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Zanzibar or to Nairobi for further travel or take your international flight back home.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON TREKKING

What's Included in Trekking

  • Meet and greet on arrival by your Eco-Africa Climbing representative at Kilimanjaro Airport and transport to your hotel in Moshi.( 2 transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro airport )

  • Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees.

  • Adequate and appropriate number of guides, porters, and cooks for your group.

  • Government taxes.

  •  All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and team fees.

  •  Carbon Offset.

  •  Transfers to and from the route gate(s) (2 transfers).

  • Sleeping mattress pad(s), dining tent(s), sleeping tent(s), and crew’s equipment–
    Dining tent and sleeping tent for Kilimanjaro trek.

  • 2 nights in a hotel in Moshi on a Bed & Breakfast basis (2 before trekking & 1 after trekking).

  • 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well,
    prepared by skilled professional cook (we also consider your choice of food that you
    would prefer -Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers
    (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain).

  •  Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provided every day on the mountain.

  • 3-4 liters of mineral (per Climber) provided daily during the climb.

  • Portable toilet for the trek with the tent for Kilimanjaro trek.

  • Emergency evacuation covers with AMREF Flying Doctors for Kilimanjaro trek.

  •  Hotel accommodation includes storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes.

  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team).

  •  Chief guide carries a Pulse Ox meter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of
    clients twice a day.

  • Forest fee.

  • Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summit aid).

  •  Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).

  •  Salaries for mountain support crew, as per required MINISTER OF NATURAL
    RESOURCES AND TOURISM IN TANZANIA and KPAP.

  • Porter to carry your duffel bag, with a maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp.

  •  Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt.

  • Certificate of Carbon Offset.

Not Included in Trekking

  • International airfares and departure taxes.

  •  Items of a personal nature.

  • Sleeping bag.

  • Tips for crew – KPAP recommend approx US$300 pp (unless in a group of 2 or below).

  • Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 for most passport holders).

  •  Personal travel insurance (must include trekking to 6000m).

  • Personal hiking/trekking gear.

  •  Travel Insurance.

  • Personal medicine.

  • Meals, snacks and drinks not specified.

  • Single tent and hotel occupancy costs an additional £150 / US$250 per person and must be requested at time of booking.

IMPORTANT FOR THOSE WHO WILL OPT THE SAFARI

 

A Group of 6 Ladies – USD 1766 per lady  sharing (3 double rooms or Twin rooms)


Note:
1. Accommodation is adventure lodge safari.
2. Accommodation may be different from properties listed due to availability but will be of a similar standard.
3. Minimum of 6 ladies on tour.

 

WHAT INCLUDE ON SAFARI

  • 4 days private safari

  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof

    hatch

  •  All meal per itinerary

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in lodges and/or permanent tented camps as mentioned in the

    itinerary

  •  Services of a professional English speaking safari guide.

  • All wildlife reserve entry fees

  • All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary

  • 03 x 1.5 mineral water per person/day during game drives.

  •  03 x FB at safari lodges or tented camps as per itinerary

  • Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

  • Carbon offsetting

 

WHAT NOT INCLUDED ON SAFARI

  • International Flights

  • Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure

  •  All items of a personal nature

  • Gratuities for safari guide and lodge staff (please tip separately)

  •  Travel insurance if needed.

  • Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival).

  • Tip for the Driver, whereby the recommended tip for Safari Driver/Guide is $50 per day per car

  • Drinks and beverages in lodges

  •  Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti National Park, including concession fees

IMPORTANT TREKKING INFORMATION

Tipping

The guidelines for tipping are as follows:

  • Guide - $20 to $30 per day

  • Assistant Guide - $10 to 15 per day

  • Chef - $10 to $15 per day

  • Porters - $8 to $10 per day per porter

  • Tip for the Driver, whereby the recommended tip for Safari Driver/Guide is $50 per day per car


These tips are paid as a group rather than by each climber. For example, in a group of 5 climbers, each climber would contribute $4 - $6/day for the guide’s tip.

Office: Tanzania
Email :Info@eco-africaclimbing.com

Booking:ecoafricaclimbingsafari@gmail.com
Phone:+255 712 528219
Office:+255 786 528219
Skype: fredrick.silayo
Address : P.O BOX 8218 Moshi-Tanzania

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