Embark on an extraordinary 13-day adventure that combines the awe-inspiring challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with the idyllic relaxation of Zanzibar Island. This unique safari experience will take you on a journey of physical endurance, cultural immersion, and natural beauty. Conquer the mighty Kilimanjaro through the Rongai Route, where you’ll witness breathtaking landscapes and push yourself to reach the summit at Uhuru Peak. After your triumphant ascent, reward yourself with a well-deserved escape to Zanzibar, where you can unwind on pristine beaches, explore vibrant markets, and soak up the fascinating history and culture of the island. This incredible itinerary offers the perfect balance of adventure, rejuvenation, and discovery, ensuring an unforgettable journey from the peak of Kilimanjaro to the shores of Zanzibar.
This is a 7-day itinerary for the Rongai Route on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route is a steady ascent, making it a good option for those with less experience. The itinerary includes a day of acclimatization at Mawenzi Tarn, which helps to reduce the risk of altitude sickness. The final day of the climb is a long and challenging ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. After reaching the summit, there is a descent to Horombo Hut, followed by a final descent to Marangu Gate.
The itinerary also includes 3 days in Zanzibar, a beautiful island off the coast of Tanzania. In Zanzibar, you can explore the historic city of Stone Town, go on a spice tour, or relax on the beach.
Day 1-3: Kilimanjaro Climb (Rongai Route)
Embark on a thrilling 3-day climb up Mount Kilimanjaro via the Rongai Route. Over these three days, you will gradually ascend through diverse landscapes, including lush rainforests and moorlands. The route offers stunning views and a chance to acclimatize to the increasing altitude. Experienced guides will lead you, ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the journey.
Day 4: Kilimanjaro Summit (Uhuru Peak)
On the fourth day, reach the ultimate goal of your Kilimanjaro climb – the majestic Uhuru Peak. Start in the early hours of the morning to witness a breathtaking sunrise at the summit. The trek to Uhuru Peak is challenging but incredibly rewarding. Stand on the highest point in Africa and savor the incredible accomplishment.
Day 5-12: Zanzibar Island Exploration
After conquering Kilimanjaro, take a well-deserved break and head to the tropical paradise of Zanzibar Island. Spend the next eight days exploring the island’s stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and rich history. Relax on pristine white sands, swim in turquoise waters, and indulge in delicious local cuisine. Explore the charming Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and immerse yourself in the island’s unique blend of African, Arab, and European influences.
Day 13: Departure Bid farewell to Zanzibar with unforgettable memories and head back home or continue your journey to other destinations.
7 Days Rongai Route + 5 Days Zanzibar Beach Highlights
- Hiking through the rainforest, moorland, and desert on the Rongai Route.
- Stunning views of the surrounding countryside from Rongai One Camp.
- The Kibo Crater, a lunar desert with amazing views of the surrounding area.
- Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro and seeing the amazing views from Uhuru Peak.
- Exploring the beautiful island of Zanzibar and relaxing on the beach.
- Meeting your fellow climbers and making new friends.
- Learning about the local culture and history.
- Challenging yourself physically and mentally.
- Achieving a personal goal.
- Making memories that will last a lifetime.