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12 Days Tanzania Women Trekking And Wildlife Safari

12 Days Tanzania Women Trekking and Wildlife Safari

12 DAYS TOUR OVERVIEW:

The Machame route: is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro as also known as the “Whiskey” route,. Machame’s draw is in its scenic beauty. It is the route of choice for many people because it provides impressive views and a variety of habitats. However, the trail is considered difficult, steep and challenging, particularly due to its shorter itinerary. Therefore this route is better suited for more adventurous folks or those with some high altitude, hiking or backpacking women experience.

The Machame route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the south, beginning with a short distance to drive from Arusha to Machame Gate. The path leads hikers through the rain forest to Shira Plateau. Here, many of Kilimanjaro’s routes converge. Then the route turns east and traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka Route.

After Mountain Trekking cerebration you’ll have another 3 days to explorer more than 2 Tanzania Northern parks  as Lake Manyara National ParkNgorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park before you go back to your lovely country.

Lake Manyara National Park: This safaris or holidays travel tours will also take you to the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The size of the park makes it perfect for a one-day game drive and is notably famous for it’s tree-climbing lions and other many animals.

Ngorongoro Crater: This safaris will also take you to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game and arguably the densest population of predators and carnivores in Africa. Here you’ll witness an amazing spectacle of Tanzania wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals.

Tarangire National Park: This unforgettable Tanzania safaris, tours, holidays and travel packages will take you to Tarangire National Park, which features some of the greatest concentration of game in Tanzania – second only to the Ngorongoro Crater – but less crowded and unspoiled – possessing a wild and unkempt beauty.This park known as home of bull elephant and other animals as Wildebeest, zebra, common eland, hartebeest, gazelle, buffalo.

DAY 01: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha.

Distance: 43 Km

Time: 45 Minutes

Welcome to Tanzania.On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you’ll meet your company arranged driver who will transfer you to Arusha city to Green Mountain Hotel for dinner and overnight. Our driver will display your name on an Mupana Tours signboard. These procedures ensure that you are picked up by the correct driver, rather than by some of the airport taxi drivers who are looking for business. You’ll get a chance for Mountain Trekking briefing/introduction before your dinner.

  • Meals: Dinner and Overnight
  • Accommodation: Green Mountain Hotel
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 02:Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Elevation: 5,380 ft to 9,350 ft
Distance: 11 km/7 miles
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

After early breakfast at 07.00, followed by a 2 hours (86Km) drive from Arusha city to the Machame Gate. The guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies and your equipment at the gate. After registering at the gate office, you start your ascent and enter the rain forest almost immediately. There is a strong possibility of rain in the forest, which will transform the trail into a very soggy, muddy and slippery experience. You’ll have your delicious  lunch before you reach Machame Camp in the late afternoon.Your porters (arriving at the camp site long before you) will have erected your tent on arrival. In the evening the porters will bring a small bowl of washing water to your tent while your chef prepare the dinner, before you have a sleep in your tent for the night. Night temperatures can already drop to freezing point at this campsite.

  • Meals: Breakfast- Picnic lunch box and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Machame Camp (9,350 ft)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 03: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

After breakfast at Machame camp you’ll start to climb an hour to the top of the forest and then for 2 hours at a gentler gradient through the moorland zone. After a short lunch and rest, you continue up a rocky ridge onto the Shira plateau. By now you’ll be able to see in an easterly direction, the Western Breach with its stunning glaciers. You are now due west of Kibo and after a short hike you’ll reach the Shira campsite. The porters will once again supply you with a small bowl of washing water, before serving dinner. The night at this exposed camp will even be colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing.

  • Meals: Breakfast- Picnic lunch box and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Shira 2 Camp (12,500 ft)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 04: 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

The route today turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower, where you reach an altitude of 4642m after about a 5 hour trek. Lunch is served at a designated area. This is definitely the toughest day so far. It is normally around this point, where for the first time, some climbers will start experiencing symptoms of breathlessness, irritability and headaches. After lunch you descent again by almost 658m to the Barranco camping area.

After summit the high altitude at Lava Tower, the true acclimatization benefit of this day becomes clear. This descent to Barranco camp takes about 2 hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photographs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for your dinner to be prepared.

  • Meals: Breakfast- Picnic lunch box and Dinner
  • Accommodation:  Barranco Camp (13,044 ft)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 05: 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

After early breakfast today you’ll begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then you’ll start to climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall you’ll cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization. Rest in your camp for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast- Picnic lunch box and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Karanga Camp (13,106 ft)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 06: 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

After breakfast you’ll leave Karanga where you’ll hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. Then you’ll continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position. Dinner and Overnight at Barafu Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast- Picnic lunch box and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Barafu Camp (15,331ft)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide

DAY 07: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

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: 12 km/7 miles
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

Today early in the morning (around 01.00 Midnight), you’ll beagan begin to summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. You’ll ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you’ll be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, you arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point as our target peak on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

DESCENT.

From the summit at Uhuru Peak, you’ll now start descent continuing 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, you’ll enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and a well rest in the camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast- Picnic lunch box and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mweka Camp (10,065 ft)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 09:Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate  to Arusha

Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
Distance: 10 km/6 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast, complete the trek with a descent to Mweka Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. You’ll continue another hour to Mweka Village, watch your step during the descent as the trail can be slippery.Our vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to Arusha City to your hotel for hot shower.

  • Meals:Breakfast-Picnic Lunch box and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Green Mountain Hotel
  • Professional English speaking guide

DAY 10 : Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park.

Distance: 101 Km

Non – game viewing time: 2-3 hrs

After tasty breakfast from your hotel the tour will departs to Lake Manyara National Park. First stop is Arusha Town for any last minute purchases before you head off on safari.Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. And thanks to this the small Park is able to support a large number of animal species and incredible bird life. Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world, also include Buffalo, Elephant Wildebeest, Zebra, Waterbuck, Warthog, Impala and also Manyara health population lion are famous for their tree-climbing antics.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 11: Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro Crater

Distance: 51 Km

Non – game viewing time: 1 hrs

After early breakfast you’ll leave to Karatu via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu, after 1 hour you’ll arrival in Ngorongoro Conservation Area stop at the gate for registration. You’ll descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. You’ll visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater; you’ll have your picnic lunch in the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Late afternoon drive from Ngorongoro Crater to Karatu to Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 12: Karatu to Tarangire National Park to Arusha-Airport (JRO)

Distance:130Km
Non – game viewing time: 2 – 3 hrs

After breakfast the tour departs to the Tarangire National Park for a game drive with picnic lunch at the park. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of an annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebras. In Tarangire National Park northern Tanzania’s you will enjoy finest birding. The low baobab-clad plains and fever-tree groves here support many cool species including three Tanzanian endemics and near-endemics: Over 550 birds species found in the park including Ashy Starling, Yellow-collared Lovebird, and Rufous-tailed Weaver. The lush grasses are full of ground birds like Northern White-bellied Bustard and both Red-necked and Yellow-necked Francolins and many others. Early afternoon you’ll drive back to Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport at 17:30 where you’ll board your International Flight 19.30 back to your lovely country.

TOUR INCLUDES.

Mupana Tours – Transport:

Coaster Bus

Mineral Water

Mupana Tours – Trip Crew:
* Mupana Tours mountain guide
* Mupana Tours mountain chef
* Mupana Tours mountain porters

Mupana Tours Treat

8 Breakfast, 7 Lunch & 6 Dinner
Treated Drinking Water

3 Safari Breakfast 3 Safari Lunch 2 Safari Dinner

Accommodation:

2 night in Arusha, 6 nights on the Mountain

2 night in safari

Park Entrance Fee:

Park Fee
Camp Fee

Camping Equipment:
* Sleeping Tents
* Dinning Tents
* Sleeping mattress
* Utensils
* Tables and chairs

Award:

Certificate of Achievement if you reach Gilman’s point(5681M), Stella point(5685M) or Uhuru point(5895M).

TOUR EXCLUDES.

Flight:
International Flights

Visa:
$100 per person for US Nationals and $50 per person for other Country Nationals

Personal items:
* Laundry
* Toiletries

Tips

  • Mountain guide: $15 US per day / per guide / per group.
  • Mountain Chef: $10 US per day / per group.
  • Mountain Porter: $8 US per day / per porter.

 

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