15-Day Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Package
The 15-day Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar package is an all-encompassing travel plan that offers the best of both worlds - the thrill of mountain climbing and the serenity of beach life. This package allows you to conquer the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro and then unwind on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar. It's a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, designed for those who seek diversity in their travel experiences.
Overview of the 15-Day Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Package
The 15-day Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar package begins with a challenging trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. The climb, though strenuous, rewards you with breathtaking views and a sense of accomplishment. After descending the mountain, the journey continues to the tropical paradise of Zanzibar. Here, one can indulge in various beach activities, explore historical sites, and enjoy the local cuisine. The package ensures a memorable experience filled with adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion.
Itinerary of the 15-Day Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Package
Day 1: Arrival in Moshi and Rest
The adventure begins with your arrival in Moshi. This day is dedicated to rest and acclimatization in preparation for the upcoming trek.
Day 2: Lemosho gate to Mti Mkubwa camp
The trek begins at the Lemosho gate, the starting point of the Lemosho route. The trek to Mti Mkubwa camp covers a distance of approximately 8 km and takes about 4-6 hours. The trail winds through the lush rainforest, offering a chance to spot wildlife and enjoy the serene environment. The Mti Mkubwa camp, located at an altitude of 2,650 meters, provides stunning views of the mountain.
Day 3: Mti Mkubwa camp to Shira 1 camp
The second day involves a trek from Mti Mkubwa camp to Shira 1 camp. This leg of the journey covers a distance of about 8 km and takes around 5-7 hours. The trail ascends through the moorland zone, offering panoramic views of the Shira plateau. The Shira 1 camp, situated at an altitude of 3,505 meters, is known for its spectacular sunset views.
Day 4: Shira 1 camp to Shira 2 camp
The third day's trek takes you from Shira 1 camp to Shira 2 camp. This part of the journey covers a distance of approximately 10 km and takes about 4–6 hours. The trail traverses the alpine desert landscape with its unique flora and fauna. The Shira 2 camp, located at an altitude of 3,840 meters, offers stunning views of the mountain.
Day 5: Shira 2 camp to Barranco camp
The fourth day involves a challenging trek from Shira 2 camp to Barranco camp. This leg of the journey covers a distance of about 10 km and takes around 6–8 hours. The trail includes the daunting task of climbing the Lava Tower, followed by a descent into the Great Barranco Valley. The Barranco camp, situated at an altitude of 3,976 meters, is nestled in a valley below the imposing Barranco Wall.
Day 6: Barranco camp to Karanga camp
The fifth day involves a trek from Barranco camp to Karanga camp. This leg of the journey covers a distance of about 5 km and takes around 4–5 hours. The trail includes the daunting task of climbing the Barranco Wall, followed by a traverse across the Karanga Valley. The Karanga camp, situated at an altitude of 4,000 meters, serves as the base camp for the summit attempt.
Day 7: Karanga camp to Barafu camp
The sixth day involves a trek from Karanga camp to Barafu camp. This leg of the journey covers a distance of about 4 km and takes around 4–5 hours. The trail leads through the alpine desert to the highest camp on the mountain, Barafu Camp, at an altitude of 4,673 meters.
Day 8: Barafu camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka camp
The seventh day is the summit day. The trek from Barafu camp to Uhuru Peak covers a distance of about 5 km and takes around 7-8 hours. The trail leads through the Arctic zone to the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak, at an altitude of 5,895 meters. After spending some time at the summit, the descent to Mweka camp begins, covering a distance of about 12 km and taking approximately 5-7 hours.
Day 9: Mweka camp to Mweka gate back to Moshi/Arusha
The eighth day marks the end of the Kilimanjaro trek. The descent from Mweka camp to Mweka gate covers a distance of about 10 km and takes around 3–4 hours. The trail descends through the rainforest, offering a last chance to enjoy the mountain's diverse ecosystems. Upon reaching the Mweka gate, a vehicle awaits to transport you back to Moshi or Arusha.
Day 10: Fly from Moshi to Zanzibar
The ninth day involves a flight from Moshi to Zanzibar. Upon arrival, you can relax at the hotel and enjoy the island's tranquil ambiance.
Day 11: Hotel Relaxation and Beach Sports
The tenth day is dedicated to relaxation and beach activities. You can bask in the sun, swim in the clear waters, or try various water sports.
Day 12: Jozani Forest Tour
The eleventh day involves a visit to the Jozani Forest, the largest mature forest remaining in Zanzibar. The forest is home to the rare Red Colobus Monkey and a rich variety of other wildlife and plant species.
Day 13: Stone Town and Spice Tour
The twelfth day includes a tour of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its unique blend of Arab, Persian, Indian, and European architectural styles. After the tour, you'll embark on a spice tour, where you'll learn about the island's spice trade history and sample some of the spices.
Day 14: Full-Day Hotel Pleasure
The thirteenth day is dedicated to relaxation at the hotel. You can enjoy the hotel's amenities, take a dip in the pool, or simply relax and soak in the island's beauty.
Day 15: Breakfast and Departure
The fourteenth and final day begins with a hearty breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and depart for your next destination.
We welcome you to experience the 15-day Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar holiday package, a journey that promises unforgettable adventures and serene relaxation. From the towering heights of Kilimanjaro to the azure waters of Zanzibar, this package offers a unique blend of experiences that cater to the adventurous and the leisure-seeking alike. We look forward to making your holiday a memorable one.