Trip Details

  1. When:
    June 9 - June 17
    Climb begins on the 10th and finishes on the 16th
  2. Safari Adventure (optional):
    June 17 - June 20th
    Safari begins on the 17th and finishes on the 20th.
    Ground transportation to JRO airport on the 21st.
  3. Where:
    Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa
  4. Price:
    $2590 pp climb
    $2228 pp safari
  5. Length:
    9 days, 7 days on the mountain and 2 nights hotel accommodation. Optional safari 4 days; 5th day transfer to the airport
  6. Group Size:
    15 - 20 fabulous Ladies + Sophia + 1 photographer + 1 videographer
  7. Experience:
    No previous experience needed; Must be in good physical shape and able to hike 6 hours on back to back days.

INCLUDED

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Moshi (before & after climb)
  • Pick up and drop off at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • Group transport to and from Moshi to the trail head
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits, camping/hut fees, rescue fees, and Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Expert guide, assistants, cooks, and porters
  • Bottled oxygen (for emergency rescue only)
  • 3 person waterproof Mountain Hardware all-season tents (double occupancy)
  • Sleeping pad, foam, 1.5 inches thick
  • Mess tents, tables, chairs, lanterns
  • Nutritious chef-prepared fresh meals
  • Breakfast at hotel

Cost of additional services:

  • Single tent supplement - $340 per trip
  • Private toilet at camp - $280 per trip
  • Extra porter, for excess gear - $250 per trip
  • Extra hotel night in Moshi - $150 per double room
  • Trekking poles rental - $35 per trip
  • Sleeping bag rental - $120 per trip
*MUST HAVE A PASSPORT VALID FOR A MINIMUM OF SIX MONTHS FROM THE RETURN DATE
*VISA REQUIRED; PURCHASE UPON ARRIVAL AT JRO OR ONLINE AT https://visa.immigration.go.tz/

*Refundable Deposit of $500 to reserve spot
*The remainder of the payment is due 120 days prior to Expedition

Experience

To summit Mount Kilimanjaro, a certain level of physical fitness and mental determination is required. While prior mountaineering experience is not necessary, it is beneficial to have some hiking experience and be comfortable with long, strenuous treks. Additionally, it is important to have a positive mindset, adaptability to altitude changes, and the ability to pace oneself during the climb. Training and preparation, both physically and mentally, are key to increasing the chances of a successful summit of Africa's highest peak. Please visit our training page for more information.

Why This Trip?

My name is Sophia and I am one of the co-founders of Soraka Tours. I am a Black Jamaican woman who has a passion for the outdoors. Over the past three years, I have had the incredible opportunity to summit Mount Kilimanjaro four times. During these expeditions, I noticed a strikingly low representation of Black women on the mountain. In fact, I only encountered three Black women who were not part of the mountain staff. Inspired and driven by this observation, I went on a mission to encourage more women who look like me to experience the thrill of hiking Mount Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro offers invaluable life lessons, teaching us that we possess inner strength and resilience beyond our imagination. Together, let's challenge the stereotype associated with Black women climbing mountains and inspire others to join us on this incredible journey.

BASIC ITINERARY RONGAI ROUTE:

Arrive in Moshi, Tanzania. Meet your guide and transfer to your hotel for rest and acclimatization. Attend a pre-climb briefing to go over the details of your trek.
Start your Rongai Route trek. Drive to the Rongai Gate and hike through the lush rainforest to the First Cave Camp, located at an elevation of 8,530 feet. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and settle in for the night.
Continue your ascent from First Cave Camp to the Second Cave Camp at 11,810 feet. Pass through moorland and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Rest and refuel at the campsite.
Trek from the Second Cave Camp to the Third Cave Camp, situated at 14,110 feet. Traverse the alpine desert and marvel at the impressive sights along the way. Relax and acclimatize at the campsite.
Today's trek takes you to Kibo Hut at 15,420 feet. Hike across the Saddle, a vast high-altitude desert, and catch glimpses of the summit. Prepare for the final push to the summit.
Summit day! Wake up early and begin the challenging ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19,341 feet. Reach the summit in time for a breathtaking sunrise. Descend to Horombo Hut at 12,205 feet for a well-deserved rest.
Descend from Horombo Hut to Mandara Hut at 8,858 feet. Enjoy the lush surroundings as you make your way down through the rainforest. Celebrate your accomplishment with a final night on the mountain.
Descend from Mandara Hut to Marangu Gate, where you'll receive your summit certificates. Celebrate your achievement and transfer back to your hotel in Moshi for a hot shower and relaxation. Farewell dinner to celebrate your successful climb.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home or continue on with our 4 day safari adventure, Sophia will be joining this group.

ACCOMODATION

https://www.kiliwonders.com/ or similar hotel within the Moshi region The specific accommodation arrangements will be made once we have a clear understanding of our group composition, including the number of solo travelers, couples, and friends. Our standard rooms are designed for double occupancy, but should you desire more privacy, single rooms can be arranged for an additional fee upon request.

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