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12 Days Mt Kilimanjaro climb & Zanzibar Vacations

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

12 Days Mt Kilimanjaro climb & Zanzibar Vacations

OVERVIEW

12 DAYS | 11 NIGHTS

Spend 7 days | 6 Nights climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route. The Rongai Route ascends Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north. The topography of the route does not allow for the application of the climb high and sleep low principle and hikers generally suffer more from altitude sickness on the Rongai Route compared to other routes (an additional acclimatization day is highly recommended on this route). The Rongai Route use the scree summiting path from Kibo hut to Gilman's point and descend via the Marangu Route then escape to Zanzibar Island and explore long stretches of virgin powdery white sand beaches. This itinerary also allows you to spend 5 Days | 4 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, Prison Island Boat Trip and the Safari Blue Sea Adventure. 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 Rongai Route - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

ITINERARY AND QUOTE

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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro via Rongai 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 Rongai Gate, Hike to Simba Camp

Drive to the attractive wooden village of Nale Moru (about 2 hours including a stop to get permits at Marangu). After signing in and preparing the porters, you will begin the hike on a wide path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone with extensive views over the Kenyan plains. Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast included (FB).


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

Meal Plan: Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast (FB)

Elevation: 2000m/6560ft to 2635m/8645ft

Distance: 7km

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Montane Forest


Day 2: Hike Simba Camp to Second Cave

The morning hike is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast included (FB).


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

Meal Plan: Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast (FB)

Elevation: 2635m/8645ft to 3487m/11,440ft

Distance: 6km

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Moorland


Day 3: Hike Second Cave to Kikelelwa Camp

After breakfast we shall hike south easterly turn directly toward the jagged peak of Mawenzi. Traversing, open moorland past vegetation blackened and damage in a fire in 2007, the path meanders and undulate and, assuming you have already walked from Simba Camp this morning, you will feel rather drained by the time you stumble into Kikelelwa camp, situated by a couple of caves by the Kikelelwa River. Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast included (FB).


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

Meal Plan: Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast (FB)

Elevation: 3487 m/11440ft to 3675m/12057ft

Distance: 6km

Hiking Time: 2-3 hours

Habitat: moorland


Day 4: Kikelelwa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Hut Campsite

Trough this stage to Mawenzi Tarn Hut is relatively short, hence is usually to complete our trip during the morning. So that is allowing us to have time for brief and acclimatization to trek in the afternoon for those who feel up it. It`s also steep as you gain 600m, passing trough moorland vegetation as it climbs steadily. Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast included (FB).


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

Meal Plan: Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast (FB)

Elevation: Elevation: 3675m/12057ft to 4302/14114ft

Distance: 4km

Hiking Time: 2-3 hours

Habitat: Semi-desert


Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Hut to Kibo Hut

This lovely day begin with a slight retracing of your steps before you strike out westward crossing the ridge and dropping down the slope to tiptoe along the beautifully barren saddle`s northern edge. With views like screensavers to east and west, it`s a rare trekker indeed who doesn`t rare this day as their favorite on the mountain. Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast included (FB).


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

Meal Plan: Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast (FB)

Elevation: Elevation: 4302m/14114ft to 47oom/ 15400ft

Distance: 9km

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Habitat: Alpine desert


Day 6: Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s Point located on the crater rim (elev 5700m/18,700ft). Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.


The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there! 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/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft Down to 3700m/12,200ft

Distance: 6km up / 15km down

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

Habitat: Alpine Desert


Day 7: Hike Horombo Hut - Marangu gate - Moshi

After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour). Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast included (FB).


Stella Maris Lodge - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

Accommodation: Stella Maris hotel

Meal Plan: Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast (FB)

Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1905m/6250ft

Distance: 19km

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

Habitat: Forest


Day 8: 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 9: 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).


Zanzibar Spice Tour - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

MEAL PLAN: Dinner and Bed & Breakfast (HB)

ACCOMMODATION: The Sands Beach Resort or similar accommodation


Day 10: Safari Blue Sea Adventure

Morning after breakfast pick-up from The Sands Beach Resort for Safari Blue Sea Adventure. A full day sailing / snorkeling / sunbathing on a traditional dhow and seafood barbecue. Setting sail from Fumba, you will explore the Menai Bay where dolphins are often sighted. When dropping the anchor at Kwale sandbank, you can snorkeling the coral reefs. Kwale Island - a great place to explore and climb an ancient baobab tree, which fallen down hundreds years ago but still standing tall. You’ll be served a buffet of grilled fish, lobster, calamari, chickens and coconut rice. The boat sails to a stunning natural lagoon where there is opportunity to swim, before the day is over and back to your hotel. Breakfast included (BB).


Safari Blue Sea Adventure - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

MEAL PLAN: Dinner and Bed & Breakfast (HB)

ACCOMMODATION: The Sands Beach Resort or similar accommodation


Day 11: 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 12: 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

6 Nights Accommodation in Budget Camp

4 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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