11 DAYS KILIMANJARO AND ZANZIBAR
Day 1 Marangu Gate (1860m) to Mandara Hut (2700m)
This is the first day in the program of 6 Days Marangu route. The Marangu Gate lies at the edge of Marangu, which is an attractive village with many small coffee and banana plantations. After completing the entrance registrations, we take 3-5 hours climb up to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut through passing in beautiful and unspoiled forest where we will see a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys Overnight stay at Mandara Hut – 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Day 2 Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo Hut (3700m)
The second day of the program starts with a steep climb between 4-6 hours to reach Horombo Hut through passing the swathe of rainforest but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and, in clear weather, there are good views of twin peaks Kibo and Mawenzi. We climb bit by bit through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach Horombo Hut. Sunrises and sunsets here are often very stunning, the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo, and there is a real sense of being above the clouds. Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Day 3 Acclimatization trek to Zebra Rocks (4020m) then back to Horombo Hut (3700m)
After breakfast, a 4 hour climb follows to the Zebra Rocks (4020m). The distinctive black and white stripes give the rock formation its name. When you come back to Horombo Hut, a warm lunch will be waiting for you. After relaxing in the afternoon and regain your strength for the climb the following day.. This greatly improves your chance of success in reaching the summit.
(break fast, lunch and dinner included)
Day 4 Horombo Hut (3700m) to Kibo Hut (4700m)
Today’s destination is the Kibo Hut that is usually reached in about 5 – 6 hours. Here, you will enjoy an early evening meal followed by an early night, as the night will be short.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Day 5 Kibo Hut (4700m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) & down to Horombo Hut (3700m)
In this day, you will begin your final climb around midnight which will be long and exhausting. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 – 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 – 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut.
Day 6 Horombo Hut (3700m) to Marangu Gate (1860m)
The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to your hotel. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro.
Day 7: Depart to Zanzibar:
Zanzibar is one of the cosmopolitan islands with ethnic background to Indian Ocean. Majorities are Africans and some coloured, Indians, and few Chinese. Kiswahili is widely spoken to whole Zanzibar’s and English is the second one but not spoken to every body
Zanzibar has a tropical climate with seasonal variation.
December – March is hot and humid.
April – mid of June is wet because of long rain.
July – August is dry and breezy
October – November is the short rain season.
while we are in Zanzibar we will perform Spice Tour, City Tour, Prison Island Tour, Jozani Forest Tour, Dolphin Tour, and Sunset Cruising, special cultural tours to North Coast, Safari Blue & Diving Package, and Honeymoon Package etc. Zanzibar, known also as Spice Island, is home to many spice plantations.
Day 8: Stone Town Zanzibar
You will be transferred from Zanzibar International Airport to the hotel, a scenic drive of approximately 45 minutes, giving you the opportunity to get a feel for this enchanting island. After check in you have the option of enjoying a fabulous seafood lunch before spending the afternoon soaking up the sun and adjusting to the relaxed pace of life on the coast.
You may want to explore the fascinating network of cobbled streets which make up Stone Town and get a feel for local life on the island.
Day 9: Stone Town Zanzibar
Whilst it would be tempting to spend one’s days relaxing around the swimming pool at Zanzibar Serena Inn, listening to the calming sounds of the ocean, Stone Town has so much else to offer! Today why not go out on an Island Spice tour before returning to the hotel for lunch, and an afternoon of relaxing on the beach or snorkeling in the crystal blue waters.
Zanzibar is famous for its trade in spices. For centuries the Arabs sailed with the Monsoon winds from Oman. The two main islands, Unguja (normally known as Zanzibar Island) and Pemba, provided an ideal base for the Omani Arabs, being relatively small, and therefore fairly easy to defend. Your guides on the tour are experts on the subject so be sure to ask questions.
Day 10: Stone Town Zanzibar
The waters around Zanzibar are teaming with marine life and today you can hop on a boat and go on the lookout for dolphins. If you’re lucky you maybe even have the chance to swim with them.
As tonight is your last night you can ask the hotel to plan a special dinner for you, perhaps at one of the rooftop restaurants from where you will be able to take full advantage of the spectacular views over the sea and enjoy the cool coastal breeze.
Day 11: Depart
Today you will be transferred back to Zanzibar International Airport in time for your onward travel
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
- A driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water on all days
- All things of personal nature
- Tips and gratitudes for Driver Guide and Safari Cook
- Laundry Services
- Travel Insurances
Passenger travel information:
- Passenger should bring only soft sided bags on safari while duffle bags and bigger backpacks are suitable for the Kilimanjaro climbing as well as for Mount Meru climb.
- All passengers must have identification card or international passport with them for internal flights.
- Luggage for internal flights is strictly limited 15 kilograms per person including hand luggage. Any excess baggage will be changed by the airline company during check–in.
- All passengers landing in Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.