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Calling all adventurous ladies! Make the most out of your time in Tanzania by combining an epic climb of Mount Kilimanjaro with a classic safari. The best part? Your trip is 100% carbon offset.
On this trip, you’ll do the climb of Mount Kilimanjaro first and then relax afterward with a leisurely safari in the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The climbing portion of the trip will last 7 days and take you through the Kilimanjaro National Park and to the summit via the Machame Route. The Machame Route, also known as the “Whiskey” Route, is one of the most popular paths up Mount Kilimanjaro.
After you descend the mountain, you’ll spend a day in Moshi where you’ll visit some community projects our company supports. We’re very involved in profit sharing and spreading out tourism revenue across the Moshi community, and we love to show our travelers this first-hand.
The following day, we’ll leave for our 4-day safari. We respect the animals on our game drives by not feeding them and informing our guests about the consequences of feeding the wildlife. We never lead hunting safaris; and we never participate in off-roading, which can kill some species. The Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater are fantastic for viewing big game animals. The crater in particular is well-known for being the biggest undisturbed volcanic crater in the world and attracts many popular animals.
In addition to employing local guides and adhering to high standards of safety and reliability, we specialize in small-group, women-only trips. Experiencing Tanzania this way is a special experience and we can’t wait for you to join us! (Please note: We do have female porters and guides, but not enough are working in this industry to guarantee an all-female Mountain Crew. Therefore, it’s very possible your Mountain Crew will either be mixed or be comprised of men.)
Seasonal Notes: The best time for this Kilimanjaro climb is June through October, and December to March. June through October will have less rain than December to March. Temperatures are relatively consistent year-round (around 75-80°F / 24-27°C), being on the warmer end from December to March.
This is a set itinerary. Download detailed itinerary to read more.
Day 1: Moshi [Tanzania] (arrival day)
Day 2: Moshi
Day 3: Moshi (1890m) to Machame Hut (3100m)
Day 4: Machame Hut (3100m) to Shira Caves (3840m)
Day 5: Shira Caves (3840m) then to Lava Tower (4600m) then Barranco Camp (3900m)
Day 6: Barranco Camp (3900m) to Karanga Camp (4000m)
Day 7: Karanga Camp (4000m) to Barafu Camp (4600m)
Day 8: Barafu Camp (4600m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) then Millennium Camp (3000m)
Day 9: Millennium Camp (3000m) to Mweka Gate (1640m)
Day 10: Moshi
Day 11: Moshi (departure day)
--Optional extension for the safari--
Day 11: Moshi to Serengeti National Park
Day 12: Serengeti National Park
Day 13: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation
Day 14: Ngorongoro Crater to Moshi
Day 15: Moshi (departure day)
Our View on Sustainable Travel
We focus on organizing responsible and ethical tours that make places better for people to both live in and visit. Our dream is to combine community development with cultural tourism and conservation. We believe that the tourism industry has an obligation and a great opportunity to protect the world's natural habitats, cultural heritage sites, and communities.
We are a member of Carbon Offsetting Tanzania and for every climbing trip done with us, we offset the carbon impact and travelers will receive their carbon offset certificate. We provide Leave No Trace Tanzania training to our workers and donate some of our profits to planting trees in Moshi.
Our company has created employment opportunities for more than 400 locals (porters, guides, chefs), which helps with Tanzania's unemployment problem.
We do not believe in "cheap climbs." Our prices reflect fair and ethical wages for all. We do not exploit any of our Mountain Crew (porters, guides, and chefs), without whom our climbs would not be possible. To ensure this, we are a member of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) which requires that our Mountain Crew are paid fair wages, receive proper equipment and sleeping conditions, and are fed well. KPAP audits our climbs raises public awareness of fair treatment of porters. We also collaborate with KPAP to provide financial education to our Mountain Crew about saving, spending, and investing their money.
We do not indulge in animal slavery, cruelty, or luring through bait during the wildlife experiences.
We stay at hotels that use or are trying to use renewable energy and eco-friendly cleaning products. We also stay in tents during the climb.
Use the Google map to orient yourself about where in the world this trip is. The location indicates the starting point for this trip.
A specific route map is included in the downloadable detailed itinerary.
To reserve your spot on a tour, a non-refundable deposit equal to 30% of the trip price will be required. If you need to cancel, your deposit will be kept as a lifetime credit which can be used on a future trip.
This trip takes place on the following dates. Book for when you feel comfortable and safe to travel. This trip also has the possibility of being privatized in which you may choose your own departure date.
International Women's Day 2023
Be sure you have traveler's insurance.
Please be fully vaccinated and boosted before traveling. You may also need proof of a negative Covid test before arrival to the country. Keep a mask and hand sanitizer with you at all times.
TEMPERATURE CHECK DURING CLIMB
BAGS AND LUGGAGE
SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS ON MOUNTAIN
FOOD AND DINING
DURING YOUR CLIMB
Remember that this is your once-in-a-lifetime trek. Simple, common-sense practices implemented by both guests and the Mountain Crew will help everyone feel at ease – without intruding on your enjoyment of this awe-inspiring experience!!
Q: What does the Physical Rating of "Mildly Strenuous" mean?
A: Kilimanjaro climbing involves physical training. You will have to be fit for this trip as it involves hiking for long hours. The safari portion is easy as it involves sitting in the car and watching animals during game drives.
Q: What are the accommodations like?
A: This is a mid-range tour that includes 3 to 4-star hotels at Moshi. While on the climb you will be sleeping in a four-season tent.
Q: Is this tour fully escorted?
A: Yes, this trip is fully guided by a professional Mountain Guide who will escort you throughout the climb.
Q: Is this trip safe for solo travelers?
A: Yes, it is safe and feasible for solo travelers. Solo travelers can book this as a private tour.
Q: Do I need a visa?
A: Yes, you will need a visa upon arrival in Tanzania.
Duration: 11 days for the climb only; 15 days for the climb and the safari.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Transportation: We will use a Hiace (small van) to transfer you to the trailhead for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. We will use 4x4 Land Cruiser safari vehicles.
Accommodation: 3-4 star hotels, tents.
Group Size: This is a small-group tour specifically for women with a max group size of 15 travelers. This trip may also be privatized for 1+ travelers, in which case you'll only be traveling with those you book the trip with. Max group size for private tours is 12.