How to Conquer Mount Kilimanjaro & Relax in Zanzibar: Your Ultimate 10-Day Adventure

Embark on an Unforgettable Journey: Mount Kilimanjaro Summit Climb & Zanzibar Island Escape.

Explore lush rainforests and alpine landscapes, summit Africa's highest peak, and discover the ultimate 10-day adventure: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Marangu Route. Next, relax in an all-inclusive beachfront luxury resort in Zanzibar.


The Marangu or main route, is by far the most popular way to the summit. The accommodation on the way up and down is provided in mountain huts with all the basic necessities. It usually takes 5 days or 4 nights for the round trip. The trek can also be taken in 6 days and 5 nights to add acclimatization with an extra day at Horombo Hut.


Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Moshi town, which is commonly known as the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro.

Accommodation Half-board accommodation at Kili Base Hotel


After breakfast and a short tour briefing from the guide, we will depart for the Marangu Gate of Kilimanjaro National Park (it is a 45-minute drive from Moshi to the Marangu Gate). Upon registering with park authorities, our climb will officially commence with a four-hour walk to the Mandara encampment. We will pass through a thick rainforest zone, where there is a high chance of rain in the afternoon. We will spend the night at Mandara Hut (2,750m), an attractive collection of buildings. Bathrooms are available with running water.

Accommodation Mandara Hut


Today we will continue our ascent through the forest for a short time before reaching the heather and moorland zone at roughly 3,000m (approximately a six-hour walk). Enjoy stunning views of the mountain peaks at this altitude. We will spend the night at Horombo Hut (3,720m), which lies in a valley surrounded by giant lobelia and groundsel flora, which are characteristic of this semi-alpine zone. Bathrooms are available with running water.

Accommodation Horombo Hut


Our trek continues past the final watering point and ascends onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro, between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. The vegetation thins out as we enter the desert-like alpine zone (approximately 4,000m) and once we cross the saddle, Kibo peak comes into view. The saddle is an alpine desert that resembles a lunar landscape. Be careful not to notice signs of altitude sickness. This seven-hour walk will be taken at a slow pace. We will spend the night at Kibo Hut (4,703m), a comfortable stone construction (no running water at Kibo Hut). This semi-desert zone receives an annual rainfall of under 250mm; the ground often freezes at night, but ground temperatures soar to above 30 degrees Celsius by day. Few plants other than lichens and grasses survive in these conditions.

Accommodation Kibo Hut


Shortly after midnight, we will commence our climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro, since it is easier to climb the scree slope to Gillman's Point (5,861m) on the crater rim when it is frozen and an early start for the six-hour hike improves our chances of reaching the summit in time for sunrise. From Gilman's Point, it is a further two-hour round trip along the crater's edge to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. From the summit, it is downhill all the way to Horombo Hut, where we will spend our last night on the mountain.

Accommodation Horombo Hut


Today’s descent continues past the Mandara encampment to the bottom of the mountain, where each hiker will receive a well-earned certificate. From here, you will be transferred to a Base Hotel in Moshi for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Kili Base Hotel

DAY 7. Arusha to Zanzibar Island

After breakfast, transfer back to Arusha airport for Auric flight ETD (12:45 hrs) or ETA (14:20 hrs) to Zanzibar Island. Transfer to your beach resort. Meal plan: all-inclusive

Accommodation Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

DAY 8 AND 9 Zanzibar Island

Spend the two days relaxing at the beach or engaging in water sports such as Sailing and Diving activities, Snorkeling trips, Water Sports, Water Skiing, Tours & Excursions. The Sports center at the Hotel has for rent and lessons Hobie Cart, Canoe and Windsurfing. All the activities are available upon request with an additional cost. Meal plan: all-inclusive

Accommodation Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

DAY 10. Zanzibar Island (Departure)

After Breakfast, there will be meet and transfer to Zanzibar International Airport for international flight departure. Meal plan: Breakfast End of our services

Marangu Route: Details of the Huts, Mandara, Horombo and Kibo

Mandara Hut 2700 m. This is a group of comfortable, wooden A-frame huts. The largest cabin has a downstairs dining area and an upstairs dormitory with bunk beds and mattresses; smaller huts sleep 8 each. The total capacity is 60. Water is piped into site from springs above and flush toilets are behind the main cabin. Horombo Hut, 3720m. The buildings are similar to Mandara, but total capacity is 120. Water is piped from the stream behind the huts. There are platform toilets south-east of the main hut, about 80 m down the slope and new flush toilets have been built within the complex of small huts. Kibo Hut, 4703m This stone built block house with a small dining-room and a number of dormitory rooms leading off a main corridor has bunk beds and mattresses for 60 people.


  • Ground transfers with pick-up and drop-off from Arusha or JRO to/from base Hotel in Moshi
  • Transport from Moshi to the Mountain gate
  • Park fees
  • Fees of national park approved guide and porters
  • 4 Season mountaineering tents (On camping routes only)
  • Comfortable mess tents (On camping routes only)
  • Camping chairs (On camping routes only)
  • Camping tables (On camping routes only)
  • Solar lighting in dining tent
  • Daily health monitoring (Twice a day with an ox meter)
  • Delicious food on the mountain depending on the dietary requirements of the clients (B/L/D)
  • Hot water for getting fresh in the morning and once you reach camp
  • Altitude sickness checklist
  • Full trip and safety briefing
  • Fully stocked first aid kit
  • Wash basin for each climber at camp
  • Three delicious and hearty meals per day
  • Snacks upon arrival in camp
  • Drinking water and fruit juices
  • Experienced cooks, guides and porters
  • One-way domestic light flight to Zanzibar
  • 2 Nights hotel in Moshi HB (B/A the climb) in either Park View Inn, Sal Salinero Hotel OR Panama Garden Resort, depending on Availability


  • Tips
  • Visas
  • Airline tickets
  • Airport taxes
  • Laundry
  • Travel Insurances and Evacuation Cover
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Other beverages, apart from fruit juices and mineral water given on the first day of the climb and boiled water given during the climb
  • Other equipment on the mountain. other than tents, camping tables, and chairs). (Mountain gear)
  • An additional SRS will apply for Single tent on Camping routes
  • Zanzibar Infrastructure tax
  • Baggage: Your personal baggage limit is 12 kg per person for the climb.

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