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10 Days Mt Kilimanjaro climb & Zanzibar Vacations

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro and escape to Zanzibar and explore virgin powdery white sand beaches!

10 Days Mt Kilimanjaro climb & Zanzibar Vacations

OVERVIEW

10 DAYS | 9 NIGHTS

Spend 6 days | 5 Nights climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route Known as the “Coca-Cola” route, the Marangu Route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established route. Many favour the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, due to its more gradual slope. It is also the only route which offers sleeping huts with dormitory style accommodation. There are 60 bunk beds at both Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut then escape to Zanzibar Island and explore long stretches of virgin powdery white sand beaches. This itinerary also allows you to spend 4 Days | 3 Nights at The Sands Beach Resort which is located in the South Coast of Zanzibar where you will have the chance to discover the best activities in Zanzibar Island including the Zanzibar Spice Tour, Stone Town City Tour and the Prison Island Boat Trip. You can start on any date you request. We can also help to arrange flights and speed boats in and out of Zanzibar.


NOTE:

Depending on your budget and requirements, the itinerary can be altered to make use of a different standard of accommodation.


Kilimanjaro + Zanzibar via Marangu Route - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

ITINERARY AND QUOTE

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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route

ARRIVAL

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a pick up private transfer waiting to Stella Maris hotel in Moshi. All airport transfers are the part of the package, no extra fee is required. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.


Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut

After breakfast you will be taken to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at 1,840 m. Upon completion of the necessary paper work, your trek commences and soon you will be hiking through the dense rainforest of Marangu. Looking up, you might have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the thumb less black and white colobus monkeys. After you have reached the Mandara Hut (2,700 m) in approximately 4 hours and you have had some time to catch your breath, you will have the option to join a walk to the Maundi Crater where you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Kenyan interior, as well as of the gleaming lakes which share the border between Kenya and Tanzania. You will stay the evening at Mandara Hut. Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast included (FB).


Kilimanjaro + Zanzibar via Marangu Route - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

Meal Plan: Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast (FB)

Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft

Distance: 8km/5mi

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Montane Forest


Day 2: Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

An early breakfast strengthens you for the trek ahead and shortly after leaving Mandara Hut you will reach the cross roads between Horombo Hut and Maundi Crater. Heading in the direction of Horombu Hut the vegetation will change to shrubs and you will cross the open moon land reaching your destination in approximately 4 – 6 hours. Looking back your path will already be shrouded in clouds and looking forward you will catch glimpses of Mawenzi, Kibo peak and the Maasai steppe. After your evening meal you will drift off to sleep at the Horombu Hut. Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast included (FB).


Kilimanjaro + Zanzibar via Marangu Route - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

Meal Plan: Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast (FB)

Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft

Distance: 12km/7.5mi

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Habitat: Heathland


Day 3: Horombo Hut (3,700 m) – Zebra Rocks (3,980 m) – Horombo Hut (4,700 m)

Zebra Rocks is on the agenda today, in order for your body to acclimatize to the altitude. Acclimatization plays an important role in improving your chances to reach the summit and this 2 to 4 hour trek offers you the opportunity to stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh air. Zebra Rocks (3,980 m) is named after the distinct black and white stripes covering the rock formation. A hot lunch will await you on your return and the rest of the afternoon is for you to enjoy the spectacular views around you and regain your strength for tomorrow’s hike. You will stay another night at Horombo Hut. Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast included (FB).


Kilimanjaro + Zanzibar via Marangu Route - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

Meal Plan: Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast (FB)

Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft

Distance: 4km/2.5mi

Hiking Time: 1-2 hours

Habitat: Heath and moorland


Day 4: Horombo Hut (3,700 m) – Kibo Hut (4,700 m)

After breakfast a long and tough journey to Kibo Hut awaits you. The vegetation slowly changes into alpine desert and you will pass the “last waterpoint” on your way to the so-called “saddle”, a plateau situated between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. You will arrive at the Kibo Hut in about 5 to 6 hours and go to bed straight after dinner as the summit calls for an early start, at approximately 23h00. Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast included (FB).


Kilimanjaro + Zanzibar via Marangu Route - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

Meal Plan: Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast (FB)

Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft

Distance: 9km/5.5mi

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

Habitat: Alpine desert


Day 5: Kibo Hut (4,700 m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) – Horombo Hut (3,700 m)

The summit day has finally arrived and at around midnight, when the lava ash is still frozen, you will start your ascent. Your path will be strenuous with only your headlight to light the way. You will pass the Hans Meyer Cave at 5,200 m and slowly make your way up. Gilman’s Point at 5,715 m will be reached as the sun rises over the crater rim. You will continue another 1 to 2 hours to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). The cold is soon forgotten as you stand on the “Roof of Africa”, basking in the rays of the morning light. After well-deserved photo opportunity you will descend along the same path. The lava ash will now have thawed, allowing for a faster descent. Upon your arrival at Kibo Hut, a warm meal and approximate 2 hours rest awaits you, before you continue down to the Horombo Hut. Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast included (FB).


Kilimanjaro + Zanzibar via Marangu Route - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

Meal Plan: Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast (FB)

Elevation: 4700M to 5895 and down to 3700M

Distance: 6 km up/15 km down/9 km to Horombo

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down

Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit


Day 6: Hike Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate - Moshi

The surrounding vegetation becomes greener as you continue your descent and soon you will arrive at the Mandara Hut (2,700 m), where a hot lunch awaits you. The journey back to the park gate gives you another chance to observe the beautiful tropical rainforest and spot anything you have missed on the way up, like the Impatiens Kilimanjaro Flower, which is endemic to the rainforest on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro. Arriving at the gate you will say goodbye to your mountain crew and be taken back to your Stella Maris hotel. You can enjoy a shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast included (FB).


Stella Maris Lodge - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

Meal Plan: Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast (FB)

Elevation: 3700M to 1900M

Distance: 19km/12m

Hiking Time: 5-8 hours

Habitat: Moorland to Montane forest


Day 7: Kilimanjaro International Airport - Zanzibar Island

Morning after breakfast drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will take your flight to Zanzibar Island. On arrival you will be Met and greet by our guide and driver at Zanzibar Airport. Our representative would be holding a name card for you for easy identification and transfer to the The Sands Beach Resort (Located in South East Coast of Zanzibar Island). Dinner and Breakfast included (HB).


The Sands Beach Resort - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

MEAL PLAN: Dinner and Bed & Breakfast (HB)

ACCOMMODATION: The Sands Beach Resort or similar accommodation


Day 8: Stone Town City Tour + Zanzibar Spice Tour + Prison Island Boat Trip

Morning after breakfast pick-up from The Sands Beach Resort for the Zanzibar Spice Tour on this tour you will see and taste the tropical fruits, spices plantation or plots in the island. A variety of spices plants used as ornament, medicines, flowers, fruits and another interesting flora can be seen during spice tour and if you will have a time, you will visit Kidichi bath built in 1850 by the first Sultan for his wife Sheharzad (Grand daughter of Fateh Ali Shah of Persia).


After Spice Tour we'll head to Stone Town one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Cultural Arts Centre of East Africa. You will have the Stone Town City Tour takes around the historical culture and architectural important town of Zanzibar with a century history. It includes a visit to former slave market site, now stands as Anglican church built in 1871, town market, visit the Zanzibar Memorial Museum, House of Wonder built in 1883 (Beit-Al-Ajab), Old Arab Fort, Palace Museum, Old Indian dispensary (Cultural Center).


After the Lunch, you will have a trip to Prison Island Boat Trip,Visit Lloyd Mathew's Architecture built in 1893 and the Island is a home of Aldabra Giant Tortoises. Flanged by an amazing beach of reef sanctuary, the island is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and beach relaxation. After tours, you will be dropped off at The Sands Beach Resort for overnight (HB).


Stone Town City Tour - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

MEAL PLAN: Dinner and Bed & Breakfast (HB)

ACCOMMODATION: The Sands Beach Resort or similar accommodation


Day 9: Beach Leisure

Day leisure or swims and play at the beach in front of the hotel, enjoying the beach or flexible to arrange any other activities. Dinner and Breakfast included (HB).


The Sands Beach Resort - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

MEAL PLAN: Dinner and Bed & Breakfast (HB)

ACCOMMODATION: The Sands Beach Resort or similar accommodation


Day 10: Beach Leisure

Breakfast at the Hotel – Swims or Some leisure with the Hotel till the time for the transfer to the Airport/Seaport for the departure transfer (Time will depend on the flight departure timing).


What's Included

2 Nights Accommodation in Stella Maris hotel

4 Nights Accommodation in Water proof tents tent on climb, Mess tent and crew tents

3 Nights Accommodation in The Sands Beach Resort

Services of a professional English speaking safari guide

VAT (18% charged by the Government)

All Park entrance fee

Flight fares if that is part of your Itinerary

All meals while on the Mountain

Transfers from Airport and return

Fair and ethical treatment of porters

Rescue fees in mountain

Huts and Park ranger fees

Hot water for washing every day

Clean, purified drinking water

Management and safety procedures

Fair and ethical treatment of porters

Water proof tents tent on climb, Mess tent and crew tents

Hot water for washing every day

All meals while on the Mountain

Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food

Salaries to the guides, cooks and porters

All Excursions + Entrance fees shown in the package

Experienced Professional Tour guides for Zanzibar Activities

Pick up and drop off from your hotel in private car

All Excursions shown in the package

Bottled water during the tour

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included


What's Excluded

Medical Insurance

International Flights

Visa

Airport Taxes

Expenses of a personal Nature


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