Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar 11 Days Tour
Day 1: Machame Gate (1800m) To Machame Camp (2835m)
Drive from the hotel in Moshi to Machame gate for registration formalities and trekking preparations. Start climbing through coffee and maize plantations leading into the rainforest. The trail leads to Machame camp where hot dinner will be awaiting. Overnight at the camp.
Day 2: Machame Camp (2835m) To Shira Cave (3750m)
Hike through the rainforest into the moorland zone displaying magnificent view of Kibo and Mawenzi (Kilimanjaro’s peaks). Climb steeply crossing over Shira plateau for a lunch break. The path moves on to Shira camp to arrive in the evening. Dinner and sleep at the camp.
Day 3: Shira Cave (3750m) to Lava Tower (4600m) Barranco Camp (3900m)
Trek from the Shira plateau through the ‘Garden of the Senecios’, to climb the great Lava Tower called “shark’s tooth”. This is meant for acclimatization which enables your body getting used to high altitude. Get time to rest while at the tower and have lunch. Descend down the tower and proceed with walking to arrive at Barranco camp in the evening. Dinner and sleep at the camp.
Day 4: Barranco Camp (3900m) To Karanga Camp (4000m)
Climb steeply up the Barranco wall leading into the Karanga valley with stunning views of the Heim glacier. Have lunch enroute and continue walking to reach Karanga Camp (4000m) in the evening. Dinner and sleep at the camp.
Day 5: Karanga Camp (4000m) To Barafu Camp(4673m)
Trek out of Karanga valley to hit the junction connecting with Mweka trail. By this point, Uhuru peak can be viewed from many different angles. The path leads on to Barafu camp. Rest upon arrival and drink large amounts of water in preparation for the summit day. It’s recommended to sleep early by 19:00.
Day 6: Ascend To The Summit (Uhuru Peak) 5895m
Wake up by 23:30 for a hot cup of coffee and putting on trekking gears. Start climbing by midnight through the volcanic screen to reach Stella point (5756m) by sunrise. Take time to rest and make the final round trip to reach Uhuru Peak (5895m). At the summit, take pictures while feeling accomplished standing at the roof of Africa. Start descending which is quite fast. The path leads to Mweka hut (3,100m) to arrive in the evening for dinner and sleep.
Day 7: Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1640m)
Descend through moorland into the beautiful lush green forest. Arrive at the gate by mid-day for tipping the crew (guides, porters and cookers) and certificate awards. Green certificates are awarded to hikers who reached Gilman’s and golden to the ones who reached Uhuru peak. Drive back to Moshi town for resting.
Day 8: Transfer To Zanzibar
Have breakfast and leave for a local tour exploring the beautiful town of Moshi. Have lunch and drive to the airport for a flight to Zanzibar.
Pickup from the airport upon arrival and transfer to the booked hotel in Stone town. Delivery of a short safari briefing by the guide. Check in the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 9: Spice Island and Stone Town Day Tour
Have an early breakfast and leave the hotel for a boat drive to Spice island. Explore the natural beautiful island filled with variety of spices and fruits. Get a chance to taste some of the tropical fruits and climb coconut trees if interested. Continue with walking till mid-day and return to town. Have a local lunch upon arrival in one of the town’s restaurant.
Proceed with the tour in the natural made historical town. Visit the Palace museum, House of wonders and the former Slave market for past historical experience. Take a walk along the narrow Zanzibar streets with mosques and temples on each side. Come across local shops selling handicrafts including ornaments whereby they can be purchased if interested. In the evening, return back to the hotel.
Day 10: Jozani Forest Tour and Transfer To Nungwi Beach
Leave the hotel for a drive to the famous Jozani forest. Explore the beautiful forest which hosts a variety of flora and fauna. Get a chance to see the last remaining sanctuaries of the red colubus monkey. Visit the Mangrove swamp and walk along the Mangrove swamp displaying spectacular views. Return back to town for lunch at the town’s restaurant. Take a drive to Nungwi beach for an overnight stay at the booked hotel.
Day 11: Beach Relaxation and Transfer To The Airport
Have breakfast and enjoy sea breezing for ultimate relaxation of body and mind. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling and diving bringing you closer to the beautiful sea life. Return to the hotel and prepare for departure according to the flight schedule.
End of tour!!
- Kilimanjaro park permits
- Professional mountain crew (guides, cooks and porters)
- Two night’s accommodation (before and after climb)
- Camping facilities
- Boiled water while at the mountain
- Sleeping bags
- First aid kit
- Transport facilities
- All Zanzibar excursion packages
- Accommodation facilities
- 3 proper meals+ mineral water and tea/coffee
- Experienced and professional English speaking guide
- International flights
- Tanzanian Visa
- Tips for guides and cooks
- All things of personal nature
- Extra meals and drinks
- Items not specified in terms and conditions
- Extended tours not specified in the main package