Day 1: Arrival; Diner & Breakfast included
Upon arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport (arrival time to be advice), you will be met and transferred to Tulia hotel and spa.
Dinner and Breakfast will be provided.
Day 2: All Meal included.
Kilimanjaro National Park Gate to Mandara Hut
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), 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.
5,500 ft / 1,700 m to 9,000 ft / 2,740 m
Accommodation: Mandara Hut
Day 3: All meal included.
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.
9,000 ft / 2,700 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
Accommodation: Horombo Hut
Day 4: All meal included
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.
12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 15,400 ft / 4,700 m
Accommodation: Kibo Hut
Day 5: All meal included.
Kibo Hut to Summit then 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!
15,400 ft / 4,700 m to 19,300 ft / 5,895 m
19,300 ft / 5,895 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
4 km up / 14 km down
Accommodation: Horombo Camp.
Day 6: All meal included.
Horombo Hut 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).
Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!
12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 5,500 ft / 1,700 m
18km, 5-7 hours
Your driver will meet you at Marangu village to drive you to Tulia hotel and spa.
Day 7: All meal included.
After breakfast a bit relax, then you will be picked up and transferred to restaurant in Arusha Airport take lunch then transfer to airport for your flight at 14:00hrs to Zanzibar Island.
Arrive Zanzibar meet and greet transfer to Matemwe Village check in at Green and Blue Beach Lodge.
Day 8: All meal included.
Full day relaxation in the beach of Matemwe village North east Coast of Unguja Zanzibar.
Day 9: All meal included.
After breakfast take a boat to Mnemba island Marine park snorkelling trip, back in resort for lunch
dinner and overnight.
Day10: Departure day: Lunch at Mercury Restaurant.
After breakfast transfer to stone town walking on the old town afternoon Lunch at Mercury restaurant seafront view. Day room uses at Shangani Hotel take shower, relax and late evening transfer to airport take flight to Dar es Salaam connect to your international flight back home.
(a)In regards to your climb.
-All transfers as specify in the itinerary.
-Accommodation and meal as specify in the itinerary.
-All park entrance, camping (or hut) and rescue fees,
-All meals and filtered drinking water while on the mountain,
-Guide (Wilderness First Responder certified), cook and porter salaries and fees.
-Camping equipment including mountaineering sleeping and mess tents (North Face, Marmot and
-Mountain Hardware), foam mattresses, toilet tent, chairs and tables,
-Emergency oxygen bottles,
-Flying Doctors evacuation insurance
-All transfers in Zanzibar as specify in the itinerary.
-Accommodation 3nights in Sea front room at Green and blue Ocean Lodge Matemwe beach.
-Meal: one night half board and 2nights Full boards.
-Tour of Old stone town and spices.
-Snorkelling trip to Mnemba island marine parks.
-Day use room/s at stone town Shangani hotel.
-Lunch at Mercury Restaurant with soft drinks included.
-All fee included for stone town.
-Mineral water in the tour.
-Snacks and soft drinks in the snorkelling trips.
- All snorkelling gears included.
- Full time English or German speaking guide.