This 15-day safari, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar beach trip include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, going on safari in the greatest national parks in Northern Tanzania, and relaxing on the Zanzibar beach. Trek along the Machame route while staying in a tent in close proximity to the outdoors and wildlife of the African savannah. After the hike on Mount Kilimanjaro, go on a luxurious wildlife safari that is undoubtedly worth the money and packed with unending adventures. While on this journey, you will experience the best attractions that Tanzania has to offer. Finish it off by unwinding on the stunning white sand beaches of Zanzibar Island and discover why they call them the spice islands of Zanzibar, the birthplace of the legendary Freddie Mercury as you take a stroll on Stone Town.

6 Days Machame Route + 5 Days Safari + 3 Days Zanzibar Beach

For 6 days you will trek Kilimanjaro using the Machame Route, otherwise known as the “whiskey route” then after descending you will transfer to Arusha for an overnight stay before heading to Lake Manyara National Park where your 5 days safari in Tanzania will begin. For your safari game drives, you will tour Lake Manyara National park, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro, a great chance for you to spot the big cats and the big 5 animals if you are lucky. After your safari, you will fly to Zanzibar for a more relaxing adventure at the beach.

When is the best time for this 15-day Machame Route trek, Tanzania safari & Zanzibar?

The warmest and driest months of the year, from December to mid-March and mid-June to the end of October, are the ideal periods to climb Kilimanjaro, go on safari and relax on the beach of Zanzibar.

  • This 15-day Mount Kilimanjaro, safari, and Zanzibar trip starts in Moshi and ends in the Zanzibar islands
  • Book your own international flights
  • Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) near Arusha/Moshi. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Transport from and back to the airport is included

The 15 days Kilimanjaro safari & Zanzibar overview

Below is the day-by-day glance at the 15 days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route trek and safari itinerary in Tanzania.

Start Moshi (Day 1)
Day 1 Kilimanjaro Airport
Day 2 Machame Gate to Machame Hut
Day 3 Machame Camp to Shira Camp
Day 4 Shira Camp to Barranco Camp
Day 5 Barranco Camp – Barafu Camp
Day 6 Barafu Camp to Summit down Mweka Camp
Day 7 Mweka Camp – Gate Out
Day 8 Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
Day 9 Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park
Day 10 Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park
Day 11 Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
Day 12 Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha – Zanzibar
Day 13 Beach at Leisure in Kendwa Rocks
Day 14 Beach at Leisure in Kendwa Rocks
Day 15 Zanzibar – Depart

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: Mountain trekking, game drives, Beach activities, Big 5 wildlife safaris
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included

Arrival - Kilimanjaro Airport

When you arrive, we’ll pick you up at the airport and take you to the pre-booked lodge/Hotel in Moshi, where you’ll spend the night. We will assemble that evening at 5:30 pm to go through the pre-climb instructions and inspect our gear. Your overnight stay will include a half-board at the pre-booked Hotel for both dinner and breakfast.

  • Driving distance: 55 km/miles,
  • Driving Time: 1 hour
  • Hotel: Bed and Breakfast
Day 2

Machame Gate to Machame Hut

We will start our journey through the lovely and lush forest after completing the mandatory registration procedures at the Machame gate. We’ll stop for a picnic lunch along the way. We will camp at Machame Hut Camp after the approximately five- to six-hour hike (9,800 ft).

  • Elevation: (1490m) to (2980m)
  • Hiking time: 7 hours
  • Distance: Approximately 18 kilometers
  • Habitat: Montane forest
Day 3

Machame Camp to Shira Camp

After breakfast, we’ll leave the rainforest’s glades and climb up the mountain. We’ll hike over a narrow, rocky ridge covered with heather till it comes to an end when we cross the valley. The path now takes a river valley to the west. The day will come to a conclusion with time for relaxation, dinner, and your stay the night at the Shira Campsite. The journey today will be 5 kilometers long and take 4–6 hours. We’ll climb from 9,400 feet to 12,500 feet.

  • Hiking time: 6 hours
  • Distance: Approximately 9 km
  • Habitat: Moorland
Day 4

Shira Camp to Barranco Camp

The trek today will be 10 kilometers and will take approximately 6–8 hours. From 12,500 feet to 13,000 feet, we will climb. We proceed eastward from the Shira Plateau along a hill, past the intersection that leads to Kibo’s summit. As we go on, our course shifts to the southeast, in the direction of the “Shark’s Tooth” lava tower. We’ll reach the second intersection, which leads us to the Arrow Glacier at a height of 16,000 feet, shortly after the tower. Moving on, we descend to the Barranco Hut Camp, which is 13,000 feet above sea level. Here, we’ll take a nap, have dinner, and spend the night.

  • Hiking time: 7 hours
  • Distance: Approximately 15 km
  • Habitat: Semi-desert
Day 5

Barranco Camp – Barafu Camp

After breakfast, we depart Barranco and make our way to the Karanga Valley Campsite through a narrow slope, crossing the Barranco Wall. After that, we’ll depart Karanga and arrive at the intersection of the Mweka Trail. Onward to Barafu Hut we go. You have now finished the South Circuit, which provides a variety of perspectives of the top. We’ll set up camp here, have a nap, eat dinner, and get ready for the summit day. From here, one can view Mawenzi and Kibo, the two summits. This 9km trek, which rises from 13,000 to 15,000 feet, will take 8 to 10 hours.

  • Hiking time: 7h
  • Distance: Approximately 13 km
  • Habitat: Alpine desert

Barafu Camp to Summit down Mweka Camp

We’ll continue climbing to the peak between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers quite early in the morning (between midnight and two in the morning). You’ll travel northwest and climb across steep scree in the direction of Stella Point on the crater rim. The hardest part of the walk both physically and emotionally is this section. You will take a brief break at Stella Point (18,600 feet), where you will be rewarded with the most spectacular dawn you are ever likely to witness (if the weather permits). On your hour-long journey to the peak from Stella Point, you could run into the snow the entire way. You will have reached Uhuru Peak, the highest peak on Mount Kilimanjaro and the African continent.

The dawn may be seen from the peak by more quick hikers. We now begin our descent from the peak, going straight down to the Mweka Hut Campsite while pausing at Barafu for lunch. We’ll have our final meal on the mountain later in the evening before a well-deserved rest.

  • Hiking time: 8h to reach Uhuru Peak, 7 – 8h to descend to Mweka
  • Distance: Approximately 7 km ascent – 23 km descent
  • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Day 7

Mweka Camp – Gate Out

Through a wonderful tropical forest alive with bird song and boasting rich undergrowth with significant botanical interest, we descend steadily on a well-built trail. Our path descends steeply to the Mweka (5,400 ft) gate of the Kilimanjaro National Park before continuing through coffee and banana plantations to the villages of Mweka. We will then be driven to our accommodation in Arusha from here. [4-6 walking hours].

  • Hiking time: 3h
  • Distance: Approximately 15 kms
  • Habitat: Forest
Day 8

Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Arusha and taken on a wildlife drive across the East African Great Rift Valley’s Lake Manyara National Park. The park’s northern region is covered in thick forest, but as you travel south, the environment gets dryer.

In this park, you may expect to witness elephants, buffalo, giraffes, herds of baboons, impalas, and occasionally even lions who have taken to sleeping in trees to avoid the bothersome flies. While hippos attempt to cool down in the water from the heat of the sun, a large number of flamingos forage around the edges of the shallow soda lake.

After the wildlife drive concludes just before dusk, your driver will bring you up to the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands over winding, steep roads. You’ll get to take in some breathtaking views of the park and the lake below.

Dinner and overnight at Migombani Campsite

Day 9-10

Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park

Before descending onto the short-grass plains of the Serengeti, the picturesque route to Serengeti National Park travels through the spectacular montane forest around the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. Fantastic views of the Ngorongoro crater, a few large extinct volcanoes, and the huge plains can be seen along the trip. The immense expanses of the Serengeti National Park will be explored over the course of two days. For grazers, the Serengeti is a utopia. On their yearly migration, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and other species like zebras and Thompson gazelles move through this distinctive ecosystem, constantly trailed by lions and hyenas seeking for food.

You are most likely to see elephants, buffalo, giraffes, ostriches, and a variety of other animals and bird species while on a game drive in Serengeti National Park. If you’re lucky, you could spot a leopard taking a nap in a tree or a cheetah hunting.

All meals are served in Mbugani Camp, your semi-luxury camp.

Day 11

Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast this morning, you’ll drive to Ngorongoro. In the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will then descend for a fantastic wildlife drive (with a picnic lunch). The Ngorongoro Crater boasts the largest wild animal population on earth because so few animals travel in and out of the crater’s 2000-foot high walls. Lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinoceroses, lions, and many other animals are among the species. The “Big Five” may be expected to be seen in a single day.

You will have dinner and spend the night at Farms of Dream Lodge.

Day 12

Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha - Zanzibar

We go to Arusha town after an early breakfast. You’ll depart for Zanzibar in the middle of the morning. Your local representative will welcome you when you arrive in Zanzibar. After being driven to your accommodation, you will settle in and then start the Stone Town tour.

As you explore the beauties of this ancient city, which has managed to preserve much of its original character while still accepting modernization’s components warmly, albeit warily, your Stone Town tour of Zanzibar will be filled with several moments of awe.

Every detail of its rich history is seen in the stunning structures, some of which hint at the arrival of the Omanis in Zanzibar and others which speak of the roots of Swahili architecture combined with a Persian Shirazi influence. Numerous domestic homes with authentic Swahili-Omani design elements adorn the small streets.

You will spend the night at the Tausi Palace hotel.

Day 13-14

Beach at Leisure in Kendwa Rocks

This beachfront hotel has options for every requirement and price range. In little time at all, the tranquil environment of Zanzibar will calm you down. From Zanzibar Town, Kendwa Rocks is located in the northernmost part of the island, about an hour’s drive away. The road falls to one of East Africa’s most stunning beaches.

Sunbathing could be sufficient, but you can also go diving, fishing, snorkeling, and taking leisurely small boat rides in the clear seas.

Moonlit nights on the white coral and seashell beach provide for a memorable experience, and stunning sunsets are a daily pleasure.

There are several options for lodging. Choose between a family room, a large suite, a wooden bungalow with a jacuzzi, or a coral stone cottage. Coconut palms and lovely tropical gardens around the apartments.

Day 15


The morning is yours to spend at the beach. We will set up the transfer in accordance with your departure flight from Zanzibar Airport. Your departure flight will be dropped off at the airport by our local agent.

The cost for the whole 15 days Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route, safari and Zanzibar Beach includes and excludes the following items

Kilimanjaro, Safari & 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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