MT KILIMANJARO & ZANZIBAR
11 DAYS FROM $4099.00 PER PERSON
13 January - 30 November 2018
Upon arrival you will be transferred from Kilimanjaro airport to the Springlands Hotel located in Moshi Town close to the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. Here you will have a climb briefing and time to prepare and overnight.
The National Park Gate (1,830m) lies at the edge of Marangu. After completing the entrance formalities, you will climb up through attractive and unspoilt forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,700m), a group of comfortable 'A' frame wooden huts. The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest. There is a rich birdlife around the huts and monkeys are often seen as well. (3-5 hours walking). (B)(L)(D)
The first part of the walk today is a steep ascent through the forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and in clear weather there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. You will climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heathers and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach the hut complex at Horombo (3,720m). Sunrises and sunsets here are often spectacular and the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo. There is a real sense of being above the clouds here. (4-6 hours walking). (B)(L)(D)
You will climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to scree and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. You should reach Kibo Hut (4,700m) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday. The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night! (4-5 hours walking). (B)(L)(D)
You will start your ascent by torchlight at about 1.00am, aiming to be up at Gillman's Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over loose volcanic scree but there are some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will have you up to Gillman's (5,685m) in about five or six hours. You will rest here and spend some time taking in the sunrise. If you're still feeling strong, you can make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent is surprisingly fast and you will return to Horombo for the night. (11-15 hours walking). (B)(L)(D)
You will retrace your steps with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the National Park gates. The greenness and lushness of the forest is quite a stunning contrast to the summit day and it really makes you realise how varied the scenery on Kilimanjaro really is. (5-6 hours walking). When you finish the climb, there will be a vehicle waiting to meet you and transfer you back to Springlands Hotel for the night. (B)
After breakfast you are transferred to Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight. (B)
Once you've conquered the highest peak in Africa, relax & refresh on the beautiful island of Zanzibar, home to pristine beached, amazing spice markets and all things Freddie Mercury!
2 Nights Accommodation (1 pre and 1 post climb) in Moshi
4 Nights Accommodation Mt Kilimanjaro
Breakfast Daily, 4 Lunches & 4 Dinners Kilimanjaro climb
Arrival & Departure transfer in Kilimanjaro.
Services of mountain guide and porters.
Hut and Rescue Fees.
4 Nights Accommodation at the Breezes Beach Club Zanzibar in a Standard Room
Breakfast & Dinner Daily at Breezes Beach Club
Physical Rating: 5 - Challenging. Serious high-altitude hikes, cycling, or other instances of heavy exercise.
International & internal flights are not included, let us know your preferred dates and we'll add a great fare to your package! Airport Transfers can also be added.
Prices for a oneway flight from Kilimanjaro - Zanzibar start from $150.00 per person including taxes - subject to availability at time of booking.
We can fly you into one city and our of another for the same price, so why not extend your trip before or after your tour!
The quickest & cheapest airfare to match this itinerary is with Qatar Airways. The offer a one stop service to both Kilimanjaro & Zanzibar (via Doha) from Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney & Canberra* (*From 13th February 2018 & via Sydney).
Alternative airlines offering a one stop service from Perth to Nairobi are Air Mauritius (via Mauritius), South African Airlines (via Johannesburg), Emirates (via Dubai), Etihad (via Abu Dhabi) and Kenyan Airways in conjunction with Cathay Pacific & Thai Airways (via Honk Kong & Bangkok respectively). So there are plenty of options to add a stopover for a few nights or more!