MOUNTAIN KILIMANJARO WOMEN ONLY GROUP FULL MOON SUMMIT VIA MACHAME ROUTE SEPTEMBER 2019

Kilimanjaro Mountain Women only September group

TOUR OVERVIEW

Climb Kilimanjaro with Eco-Africa Climbing – the best local guide service on Mount Kilimanjaro. We have the best guides on the mountain, with high standards of safety and reliability.  

We specialize in small group of women climb at a reasonable cost. Not a cheap Kilimanjaro climb, but a great value for everything you need to have a safe, successful experience. We are among Kilimanjaro’s top local operator.  Won’t you join us on 9 days Machame route women only  to Kilimanjaro full moon  summit this  coming September 2019?

Price: US $2650 per lady for the 10 days Kilimanjaro Trek only.
Price: US $1800 per lady for the 4 days Serengeti Safari only.
Price: US $4450 per lady for both Kilimanjaro Trek and Serengeti Safari.
Arrival Date: 7th September 2019
Start Climb Date: 9th September 2019
Route to the summit: Machame Route.
Trip Length for lady who will Trek only: 10 Days (7 Days Trekking + 3 nights Hotel, 2 nights before Climb and 1 night After Climb).
Trip Length for lady who will do both Trek and Safari: 14 Days (7 Days Trekking + 4 night Hotel, 2 nights before Climb and 1 night After Climb and 1 night after Safari).
End of Trip for lady who will Trek only: 16th September 2019.
End of Trip for lady who will do both Trek and Safari: 20th September2019.

TOUR RESERVATION

  • A DEPOSIT OF $300 WHICH IS NON REFUND  IS DUE AT TIME OF SIGNUP TO RESERVE YOU’RE SPOT. WHEN YOU SIGNUP BEFORE 31 DECEMBER 2018.
  •  A 30% DEPOSIT NON REFUND IS DUE AT TIME OF SIGNUP TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. WHEN YOU SIGNUP FROM JANUARY 2019
  • FULL PAYMENT MUST BE PAID BY 1ST AUGUST 2019
CLICK THE  GREEN BUTTON TO SIGNUP 

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
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DETAIL ITINERARY 

DAY 1: ARRIVE KILIMANJARO AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL IN MOSHI ( ON 7 TH SEPTEMBER 2019)
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (IATA code: JRO). Eco-Africa Climbing representative will be there to collect and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi. The hotel check in on this day will be from 11 am EAT.

Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort or similar hotel in Moshi.
Room plan: Double Occupancy based on Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: REST DAY IN MOSHI (ON 8TH SEPTEMBER 2019)
This day all women will meet and get to know each other and visit Moshi town.
In the evening our mountain guides will provide briefly about the Mountain and inspect all the gear.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.
Accommodation: Panama Garden or similar hotel in Moshi.
Room plan: Double Occupancy based on Bed and Breakfast

DAY 3: MOSHI-MACHAME HUT ( ON 9TH SEPTEMBER 2019)
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 kmAltitude Gain: 1210 m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Machame Hut.
Room plan: 2 ladies will share one Tent

DAY 4: MACHAME HUT – SHIRA CAVES (ON 10TH SEPTEMBER 2019)
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.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Shira Caves.
Room plan: 2 ladies will share one Tent

DAY 5: SHIRA CAVES – BARRANCO CAMP (ON 11TH SEPTEMBER 2019)
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 kmAltitude Gain: 60 m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Barranco Camp.
Room plan: 2 ladies will share one Tent

DAY 6: BARRANCO CAMP –KARANGA VALLEY ( ON 12TH SEPTEMBER 2019)
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.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Karanga Valley.
Room plan: 2 ladies will share one Tent

DAY 7: KARANGA VALLEY – BARAFU CAMP (ON 13TH SEPTEMBER 2019)
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.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Barafu Camp.
Room plan: 2 ladies will share one Ten

DAY 8: BARAFU CAMP – UHURU PEAK – MILLENNIUM CAMP (ON 14TH SEPTEMBER 2019 FULL MOON SUMMIT 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 kmAltitude 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.
Accommodation: Camping at Millennium Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Room plan: 2 ladies will share one Tent

DAY 9: MILLENNIUM CAMP – MOSHI ( ON 15TH SEPTEMBER 2019)
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
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.
Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort or similar hotel in Moshi.
Room plan: Double Occupancy based on Bed and Breakfast

DAY 10: DEPARTURE DAY FOR THOSE WHO WILL TREK ONLY BUT FOR THOSE WHO WILL CONTINUE WITH SAFARI THEY WILL GO TO
SERENGETI ( ON 16
TH
SEPTEMBER 2019)
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.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp or Similar Lodge in Serengeti
Room plan: Double Occupance

DAY 11: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK FULL DAY (ON 17TH SEPTEMBER 2019)

Wake up for a full day of game drives in the Serengeti plains with picnic lunch taken at one ofthe 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.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp or Similar Lodge in Serengeti

Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 12: SERENGETI – NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA (ON 18TH SEPTEMBER 2019)
After breakfast in the morning, we drive back slowly through the Central Serengeti with gameviewing 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.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Rhino Lodge or Similar Lodge in Ngorongoro.
Room plan:
Double Occupancy

DAY 13: NGORONGORO CRATER – DRIVE BACK TO MOSHI ( ON 19TH SEPTEMBER 2019)
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.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.
Accommodation: Panama Garden or similar hotel in Moshi.
Room plan: Double Occupancy based on Bed and Breakfast

DAY 14: DEPARTURE DAY (ON 20th SEPTEMBER 2019)
We will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home.if you will have more time you can extend to Zanzibar, but additional cost will be required.
Meal Plan: Breakfast

WHAT INCLUDED IN TREK

  • Meet and greet on arrival by your Eco-Africa Climbing representative at  Kilimanjaro Airport who will pick group of women and transport to them hotel in Moshi.( 2 transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro airport per group).
  • Tanzania 18%VAT on tourism activities and park fees.
  • Adequate and appropriate number of guides, porters, and cooks for the 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.
  • 3 nights in a hotel in Moshi Double Occupancy based on a Bed & Breakfast basis (2 nights before trekking & 1 night after trekking).The hotel check in is from 11 am and checkout is at 10 am EAT.
  • 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 toilets for the trek with the tent for Kilimanjaro trek.
  • Emergency evacuation covers with Helicopter 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 Oxmeter, used to take blood-oxygen level Readings of women twice a day.
  • 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

WHAT NOT INCLUDED IN TREK

  • International airfares and departure taxes.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Tips for crew – KPAP recommend approx US$300.
  • Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 for most passport holders).
  • Personal travel insurance (must include trekking to 6000m).
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear.
  • Travel Insurance (we are highly Recommend).
  •  Personal medicine.
  • Meals, snacks and drinks not specified.
  • Single tent and hotel occupancy costs an additional $250 per person and must be requested at time of booking

WHAT INCLUDE ON SAFARI

  • 4 days Serengeti 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, Double Occupancy based on full board basis.
  •  Services of a professional English speaking safari guide.
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees and concession 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.
  • 1 night at hotel in Moshi after Safari.
  • 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 $30$50 per day per car.
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges.
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti National Park.

 Guidelines for tipping are as follows

  • Guide – $15 to $20 per day
  •  Assistant Guide – $10 to $15 per day
  • Chef – $10 to $15 per day
  •  Porters – $5 to $8 per day per porter
  • Tip for the Driver, whereby the recommended tip for Safari
    Driver/ Safari Guide is $30$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 $3 – $4/day for the guide’s tip.

ETHICAL KILIMANJARO CLIMBS

We are doing ethical climbs and responsible Trekking; we believe the tourism industry has an obligation and a great opportunity to protect the world‟s natural habitats, cultural heritage sites and communities. We actively promote environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
We are not doing cheap Climb, cheap climb means we are doing tourism while exploiting our Porters who are the ones who make Kilimanjaro trek possible for the vast majority of climbers, and who do all the heavy lifting. Fair and ethical treatment of our porters (crew) is one of the important priorities of Eco-Africa Climbing when we do climb.
Eco-Africa Climbing has begun the qualification process to become a Partner with the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP). Please contact (info@kiliporters.org) to confirm this.
KPAP raises public awareness regarding the proper treatment of porters on Kilimanjaro and assists climbing companies with implementing procedures that ensure fair and ethical treatment of their porters.
Every of our climb is audited by KPAP to ensure crewmembers are provided proper salaries, tips, food, equipment and sleeping conditions.
 

IMPORTANT LINK FOR TREKKING

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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