9-Day Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Package
The 9-day Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar package is a unique blend of adventure and relaxation that combines the thrill of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route with the serene beauty of Zanzibar's beaches. This package offers a diverse range of experiences, from the rugged landscapes of Kilimanjaro to the tranquil beaches of Zanzibar. It's an experience that promises breathtaking views, diverse wildlife, and memories to last a lifetime.
The Overview of the 9-Day Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Package
The Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar package is designed to provide a rich and varied experience for 9 days. The journey begins with a five-day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, followed by a four-day relaxation and exploration in Zanzibar, one of the world's most beautiful islands. Along the way, you'll encounter stunning landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture.
Itinerary of the 9-Day Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Package
Day 1: Marangu gate to Mandara hut
The adventure begins at the Marangu gate, where you'll start your trek through the lush rainforest to Mandara Hut. The journey covers a distance of approximately 8 km and takes about 4–5 hours. The hut is situated at an altitude of 2,700 meters, offering a stunning view of the forest canopy below.
Day 2: Mandara hut to Horombo hut
On the second day, you'll trek from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut. This part of the journey covers a distance of about 12 km and takes approximately 5–6 hours. The hut is located at an altitude of 3,720 meters, offering breathtaking views of the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks.
Day 3: Horombo hut to Kibo hut
The third day involves a trek from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut. This leg of the journey covers a distance of about 10 km and takes around 6–7 hours. The hut is situated at an altitude of 4,703 meters, providing panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
Day 4: Kibo hut to Uhuru Peak to Horombo hut
The fourth day is the climax of the trek, taking you from Kibo hut to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak, and then down to Horombo hut. This part of the journey covers a distance of about 22 km and takes approximately 12–15 hours. The peak is located at an altitude of 5,895 meters, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
Day 5: Horombo hut to Marangu gate back to Moshi
The fifth day marks the end of the trek, taking you from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate and then back to Moshi. This leg of the journey covers a distance of about 20 km and takes around 5–7 hours.
Day 6: Fly from Moshi to Zanzibar (relaxing hotel)
On the sixth day, you'll travel from Moshi to Zanzibar. The journey covers a distance of about 560 km and takes approximately 1.5 hours by flight. Once in Zanzibar, you can relax at the hotel, enjoy the beach, and participate in various water sports.
Day 7: Dolphin Tour and Spice Tour
The seventh day is dedicated to a dolphin tour and a spice tour. You'll have the opportunity to see dolphins in their natural habitat and learn about the rich variety of spices grown on the island.
Day 8: Prison Island
The eighth day involves a visit to Prison Island. Known for its history and giant tortoises, the island offers a unique experience that sets it apart from other destinations.
Day 9: Stone Town Tour, then Departure
The ninth and final day involves a tour of Stone Town, the old part of Zanzibar City. You'll have the opportunity to explore the historic buildings, narrow streets, and bustling markets. After the tour, you'll depart for your onward journey, marking the end of the 9-day Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar holiday package.
We hope that this 9-day Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar package provides you with an unforgettable experience, filled with adventure, natural beauty, and cultural immersion. We look forward to welcoming you to Tanzania and making your journey memorable.