Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar 12 Days Tour
Day 1: Rongai Gate (2000 m) To Simba Camp (2670 m)
In the morning, drive from Moshi to Rongai gate for registration formalities and trekking preparations. Proceed with the drive till Rongai’s starting point at 2000 m. Start climbing through coffee and maize plantations leading into the rainforest. The path leads to Rongai cavefor resting and overnight stay.
Day 2: Simba Camp (2670 m) To Kikelewa Camp (3600 m)
Trek out of the rainforest into the moorland zone passing through Eastern ice fields. The path leads on to Rongai’s second cave to break for lunch and some rest. Proceed with climbing to finally reach Kikelewa camp in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 3: Kikelewa Camp (3600 m) To Mawenzi Tarn (4335 m)
A short steep climb is done while entering the alpine desert zone. Climb beneath the jagged spires of Mawenzi to finally reach Mawenzi tarn in the noon. Have a hot lunch upon arrival and take the rest of the day off resting. If interested, you may take a walk exploring the landscape and return later to the camp. Dinner and sleep at the camp.
Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn (4335 m) To Kibo Hut (4720 m)
Trek through the Saddle formed between beautiful peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Continue hiking where the landscape displays Kibo’s stunning view. The path leads to Kibo hut where you will arrive in the evening. It’s recommended to drink lots of water and as preparing for the summit. It’s recommended to sleep early by 07:00 pm.
Day 5: Ascend To Uhuru Peak (5895 m)
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 Gilman’s (5,685 m) 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 to reach Horombo Hut in the late afternoon. Dinner and sleep at the hut.
Day 6: Mweka Camp (3100 m) to Mweka Gate (1640 m)
Descendthrough 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 Arusha for resting and much celebrations or Moshi for a flight back home.
Day 7: 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 8: Mnemba Island Day Tour
Pickup from your hotel for a drive to Nungwi. Upon arrival, proceeed with the transfer to the exclusive Mnemba island. It’s a breeding site for turtles who are seen along with dolphins and whale sharks. Spend quality time swimming, snorkeling and diving to see different fish species including striped snapper, surgeon fish. Proceed with sailing on a traditional dhow to Muyuni beach for a barbeque seafood lunch. Sea breezing at the beach for ultimate relaxation. Return back by boat to Nungwi for a drop off to the previous accommodations in Stone town.
Day 9: Jozani Forest Day Tour
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. Break for a picnic lunch. Visit the Mangrove swamp and walk along the Mangrove swamp displaying spectacular views. Exit the forest and drive back to town
Day 10: Stone Town Day Tour and Transfer To Nungwi
Pickup from the hotel for a half day tour in the beautiful coastal town. Explore the town by visiting House of wonders, Old Fort, Slave market , Palace museum and Darajani market. Walk through the streets to see Zanzibar curved doors decorating the town. Break for a barbeque lunch. Pass through the narrow bazaar streets and curio shops to purchase handmade items like jewels, khangas etc. Proceed with a drive to Nungwi beach for an overnight stay at the booked hotel.
Day 11: Full Day Beach Relaxation
Have a whole day to yourself sea breezing for ultimate relaxation of body and mind. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling and diving bringing you closer to the beautiful sea life. Break for lunch at the hotel and proceed leisuring at the beach till late afternoon. Dinner and sleep at the hotel.
Day 12: Spice Farm Tour and Transfer To The Airport
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 drive back to town. Have lunch and transfer to the airport for departure.
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
- Trekking gears rentals
- Tips for guides and cooks
- All things of personal nature
- Extra meals and drinks
- Extended tours
- Items not specified in terms and conditions
- Extended tours not specified in the main package