8 Days Kilimanjaro Mountain & Zanzibar

Country

Tanzania

Duration

8 Days, 7 Nights

Best time to visit

Jan - Mar, Jun - Nov

Best time to visit

Jan to March, Jun to November

Price

On Request

Your Journey Overview

Visit the finest wildlife parks in northern Tanzania, like the wonderful Ngorongoro Crater, which is home to almost 30,000 animals, including the Big Five. Or Tarangire National Park: the kingdom of elephants, birds, and baobabs. And of course, the famous Serengeti, which offers an abundance of wildlife unmatched anywhere else in Africa. Mix this impressive safari with a round of golf on one of the best golf courses in Africa.

What to expect

  • Once in a lifetime safari adventure
  • Witness dozens of wildlife in most popular parks in Tanzania
  • Interact with local people and lean their daily routines
  • Experience stunning landscapes and the beauty of the African savannah

Tour Map

Itinerary

Day 0: ARRIVAL - DRIVE TO MOSHI

Welcome to Tanzania: Meet and greet at arrival point by our transferring driver who will escort you to the waiting vehicle for loading your luggage then drive you to the Hotel in Moshi town. After checking in the hotel you will get a briefing about your next day’s trek then your mountain guide will check your gears. The rest of the day can be spent relaxing at the pool or exploring the town of Moshi.

Accommodation

Selinero Hotel

Day 1: MARANGU GATE (1980M) – MANDARA HUT (2700M)

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from Moshi and driven to the Marangu gate. At the gate, the porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while you and your waiting lounge registering with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA). You will then begin your ascent into the rainforest. During this section of the hike, you should expect rain, mud, and fog. Also, be on the lookout for wildlife, including Colobus monkeys! About halfway up the trail, you will have a lunch break and you will reach the Mandara Huts in the late afternoon or early evening. The porters and chefs who move very fast up the mountain will reach camp before you and set up your tents, boil drinking water, and prepare snacks for your arrival. After washing up, a hot dinner will be served followed by overnight. Your Marangu Route 5 Days starts today.

Accommodation

Mandara Huts

Day 2: MANDARA HUT (2700M) TO HOROMBO HUT (3720M)

Following breakfast, hikers will begin their ascent out of the rainforest and into the heather moorland. Hikers will pass the Maundi Crater and are able to climb up to its rim for a spectacular view of the Kibo Crater. In the moorland, you will spot exotic plants, including giant lobelia and groundsel. After 6 hours of hiking, you will reach Horombo Hut (3720m). Horombo Hut sleeps 120 hikers and is located on a small plateau. Similar to the first night, the porters will prepare drinking and washing water for you. You will enjoy evening snacks then dinner prepared by our chef. Be prepared for a cold night as temperatures drop below freezing at this site.

Accommodation

Horombo Huts

Day 3: HOROMBO HUT (3720M) TO KIBO HUT (4700M)

Following an early morning breakfast, you will continue your ascent into the alpine desert habitat. Hikers have the option of 2 trails that lead to Kibo Hut (4700m). The upper route (located to the right of the fork) is the same trail used the previous day for the day hike to Mawenzi Hut. The lower route (located to the left of the fork) is the more popular route because it is a shorter hiking distance (1 hour shorter). Kibo Hut is located in the “Saddle,” which refers to the area located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo in an alpine desert. There is no water at this camp, but hikers can buy mineral water and soft drinks at the camp office. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!

Accommodation

Kibo Huts

Day 4: SUMMIT ATTEMPT (FROM KIBO HUT TO UHURU PEAK (5895M) THEN DOWN TO HOROMBO HUT (3720M)

Your guide will wake you up around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The trail is rocky up to Hans Meyer Cave (5150m). You continue your ascent to Gillman’s point (5681m). Reaching this section is an impressive achievement as the trail is steep, rocky, and at high altitudes. Gillman’s is located on the crater rim. From this point, you will usually experience a snow-covered trail until you reach the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Kibo Hut takes about 3 hours. At Kibo Hut, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Horombo Hut (3720m). You will have dinner, wash, and rest soundly at the hut after a strenuous day. Summit attempt of Marangu Route 5 Days.

Accommodation

Horombo Huts

Day 5: HOROMBO HUT (3720M) TO MARANGU GATE (1980M)

Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for 6 hours back to Marangu Gate (1980m). The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Gillman’s Point (5681m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, you will drive back to Moshi for long overdue showers and more celebrations. End of Marangu Route 5 Days

Accommodation

Selinero Hotel / Airport

Day 6: Flight to Zanzibar

Today your flight to Zanzibar leaves at 1.30 pm and takes an hour and forty minutes. One of our drivers will be there to pick you up and bring you to your hotel. Real relaxation starts here! Enjoy tropical Zanzibar! The crystal clear water of the ocean and the white sandy beaches are almost too beautiful to be true. Spoil yourself by relaxing under the palm trees and enjoy the wonderful food and beverages of Zanzibar. There is plenty to do on Zanzibar. The island has a rich history and a visit to impressive Stone Town with its Arabic influences can’t be missed. But the stunning ocean and the interior of the island also offer plenty of entertainment with a wide variety of activities.

Accommodation

Melia Hote

Day 7: The Safari Blue Tour

The Safari Blue trip is a day trip where you’ll have the chance to visit 2 different snorkel spots with a Swahili traditional wooden boat called dhow. Those amazing spots are located in Menai Bay Conservation area which is known as one of the most beautiful snorkel spots in Zanzibar. There you will swim between beautiful colored fish! This tour includes a guide on the boat and professional snorkel equipment is also provided!  

Accommodation

Melia Hotel

Day 8: Enjoy a bit more before going home

Enjoy the last few hours of your trip before our driver comes to pick you up and you commence the journey home.

END OF THE SAFARI

Price

Pax Low Season High Season Peak Season
2 $1315 pp $1688 pp $1831 pp
4 $1063 pp $1413 pp $1537 pp
6 $979 pp $1322 pp $1439 pp

Inclusions

Included

  • All Accommodation as per itinerary
  • All meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • All transfers
  • All activities indicated in the itinerary
  • All park fees
  • All Transport on Safari in 4 x 4 open-roof Land Cruisers
  • An English-speaking professional safari guide
  • Mineral water
  • Government Taxes

Excluded

  • All excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Any extra changes requested by you
  • Drinks at the camps or lodges
  • International flights
  • Local flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry Service
  • Tips
  • Visa

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