Embark on a remarkable 11-day adventure that combines the awe-inspiring challenge of scaling Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, with the blissful relaxation of the pristine beaches of Zanzibar. This unique itinerary offers the best of both worlds, allowing you to test your limits on the iconic Kilimanjaro trek and then reward yourself with a well-deserved retreat on the sun-kissed shores of Zanzibar.

Your journey begins with the exhilarating climb of Mount Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route, known for its breathtaking scenery and excellent climbing conditions. Trek through diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to sweeping moorlands, and be captivated by the ever-changing vistas of majestic peaks, expansive plains, and vibrant flora. Ascend the Barranco Wall, conquer challenging terrains, and immerse yourself in the unique ecosystems of this legendary mountain.

After conquering the summit of Kilimanjaro and reveling in your accomplishment, it’s time to unwind and rejuvenate on the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar. Picture yourself lounging on golden sands, feeling the gentle caress of turquoise waters, and basking in the warm tropical sun. Explore the charming village of Kendwa, known for its stunning sunsets, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and vibrant history of Zanzibar. Optional excursions await, from wandering the historic streets of Stone Town to discovering the aromatic spice plantations that have made Zanzibar famous.

Throughout your journey, you will be guided by experienced professionals who will ensure your safety, comfort, and enjoyment every step of the way. Indulge in delicious meals prepared by skilled cooks, savoring the flavors of local cuisine. With a perfect blend of adventure, tranquility, and cultural immersion, this 11-day Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar itinerary promises to be an unforgettable experience, creating lasting memories and leaving you with a profound sense of accomplishment and relaxation.

7 Days Machame Route + 3 Days Zanzibar Beach Highlights

  1. Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, via the scenic and renowned Machame Route.
  2. Marveling at panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, including moorlands, rainforests, and the vast ocean of ochre yellow sand.
  3. Trekking through diverse ecosystems, from moss-covered cloud forests to the barren alpine desert, and encountering unique flora and fauna along the way.
  4. Experiencing the thrill of ascending the Barranco Wall, a challenging and exhilarating section of the trek.
  5. Enjoying the stunning vistas of Kibo Peak, Mawenzi Peak, and glaciers such as Heim, Kersten, and Decken.
  6. Taking in the serene beauty of Zanzibar’s pristine beaches, with their golden sands, turquoise waters, and gentle ocean breezes.
  7. Relaxing and unwinding in the peaceful atmosphere of Kendwa, a charming village known for its breathtaking sunsets.
  8. Optional excursions in Zanzibar, including exploring the historical Stone Town, visiting spice plantations, and embarking on water sports adventures.
  9. Immersing yourself in the local culture and traditions of Zanzibar, known as the “Spice Island” for its vibrant history and aromatic spices.
  10. Enjoying the warm hospitality of experienced guides and porters throughout the Kilimanjaro trek, ensuring a safe and memorable journey.
  11. Indulging in delicious meals prepared by skilled cooks, providing nourishment and energy during the challenging trek and on Zanzibar.
  12. Creating lasting memories and forging friendships with fellow adventurers as you conquer the summit of Kilimanjaro and relax on the exquisite beaches of Zanzibar.

Arrival - Kilimanjaro Airport

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by a driver who will transfer you to your hotel in Moshi. Here, you will meet your guides and receive a detailed orientation about your upcoming adventure. They will also check your gear to ensure you are fully prepared for the journey.

Day 2

Moshi to Machame Gate to Machame Camp.

After breakfast, we will drive to the Machame Gate, the starting point of our trek. The 45-minute drive will take us through scenic coffee farms and local villages. At the gate, we will register for the climb while our porters and guides finalize their preparations. Our first day’s destination is the Machame Camp, where we will hike through the moss-covered cloud forest and witness the transformation of vegetation as we gain altitude. The camp will be ready upon our arrival for a well-deserved rest.

Day 3

Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Today’s hike will take us through uphill sections as we make our way to the Shira Camp. Along the way, we will enjoy breathtaking views of forest canopies, golden plains, and the towering peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. The landscape gradually changes, and we will encounter high altitude plants unique to Kilimanjaro. We will reach the Shira Plateau and set up camp for the night, with Kibo and Mount Meru in sight.

Day 4

Shira Camp to Barranco Camp

Our trek continues with a mix of uphill and downhill sections. Despite the modest elevation gain, it is an important day for acclimatization. We will hike across the expansive Shira Plateau, passing the junction of the Shira and Lemosho Routes. The barren alpine desert landscape unfolds before us, showcasing the beauty of Kibo’s glaciers. Our destination is the picturesque Barranco Camp, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks.

Day 5

Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp

We begin the day with a challenging climb up the Barranco Wall, where we will use our hands to navigate certain sections. After conquering the wall, we descend into the Karanga Valley, marveling at the glaciers of Kibo along the way. The trail leads us to the Barafu Camp, located in a bleak alpine desert. From here, we prepare for the final ascent to the summit, Uhuru Peak.


Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Today is the pinnacle of our journey as we make our way to the summit of Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. We start our ascent before midnight, using headlamps to illuminate the path. The climb to the crater rim is physically demanding but incredibly rewarding. As the sun rises, we reach the summit and celebrate our achievement amidst breathtaking views. After taking in the beauty of the surroundings, we descend to the Mweka Camp, where we spend the night.

Day 7

Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Our final day on the mountain involves a pleasant hike through the mystical cloud forest. We urge caution as the trail can be slippery. Upon reaching the Mweka Gate, you can purchase souvenirs and celebrate your accomplishment. Our vehicle will transport you back to Moshi, where you can relax and reflect on your incredible Kilimanjaro experience.

Day 8

Transfer to Zanzibar

Today, we bid farewell to Moshi as we board a flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival, our driver will transfer you to Kendwa, a beautiful coastal village in the northern part of the island. Here, you can enjoy the golden sandy beaches and sparkling turquoise waters, immersing yourself in the beauty of Zanzibar.

Day 9-10

Relaxation in Kendwa

These days are dedicated to leisure and relaxation in Kendwa. You have the freedom to bask in the sun, partake in water activities, or explore the island’s attractions. Optional tours, such as the Stone Town Historical Tour, Spice Tour, Prison Island Tour, or engaging in water sports, can be arranged to enhance your Zanzibar experience.

Day 11


After a delightful breakfast, we will provide transportation to Zanzibar International Airport, where you will connect to your departure flight. You can depart with unforgettable memories of your Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar adventure, carrying the spirit of accomplishment and the serenity of Zanzibar’s beaches with you.

The cost for the whole 11 days Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route and Zanzibar Beach includes and excludes the following items

Kilimanjaro & Zanzibar Price includes

Park fees

Game drives and activities

All accommodation

A professional driver/ safari guide

All transportation

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer


Water / Coffee / Tea or Soft Drinks

Price Excludes

International flights

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tanzania Visa


Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed above

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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