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8 Days Mt Kilimanjaro climb & Zanzibar Vacations

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

8 Days Mt Kilimanjaro climb & Zanzibar Vacations

OVERVIEW

8 DAYS | 7 NIGHTS

Spend 5 days | 4 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 3 Days | 2 Nights at The Sands Beach Resort which is located in the South East 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 and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys. 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

You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude. Dinner, Lunch and Bed & 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: Hike Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb. 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: 5-6 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert


Day 4: 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. 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/4mi up / 15km/9mi down

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

Habitat: Alpine Desert


Day 5: Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to 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 Stella Maris hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour). Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast included (FB).


Stella Maris Lodge - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

Meal Plan: Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast (FB)

Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft

Distance: 20km/12.5mi

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Forest


Day 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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

2 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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