12 Days Kilimanjaro Climb & Zanzibar Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival
Arrive in Moshi and meet your mountain guide and other hikers.
Day 2: Machame gate to Machame Camp
Today is the first day of your journey! Transfer to Machame Gate and continue hiking to your camp across the mountain’s forested slopes. It’s a lengthy but steady climb.
Day 3: Machame Camp to Shira Cave
Begin today with a steep ascent to the forest’s edge, then rest your legs after reaching a ridge. Before arriving at tonight’s camp, take in the view from Shira Cathedral.
Day 4: Shira Cave to Barranco Camp
Take your time walking to the 4,600m Lava Tower through rocky terrain. At this altitude, the air is thin, so take it slowly and take in the scenery. Then descend 600 meters to Barranco Valley to take in the breathtaking sights.
Day 5: Barranco via Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
The Great Barranco Wall can be scary, and you’re going to climb it this morning! However, as you pass beneath the Helm Glacier on way to camp, the terrain is a steady ascent. Rest up and get ready for the peak tomorrow morning when you arrive.
Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Put your headtorch on before starting the summit attempt because it’s going to be a long day. This is where having a group comes in useful, as each of you encourages the other with the prospect of watching the sunset from Africa’s roof. Before descending to Mweka Camp, take some time to admire the scenery and celebrate your success.
Day 7: Mweka Camp to Moshi
As you descend to Mweka Gate, take in the more air that comes with being at a lower height. Return by road to Moshi, where a hot shower awaits!
Day 8: Moshi to Stone Town
Now that your hike is complete, it’s time to travel to Zanzibar, a tropical paradise where you may relax and unwind after your adventure. Take a short trip and get an introductory tour of Stone Town when you arrive.
Days 9-11: Stone Town to Zanzibar Beach Resort
Spend two days on a lovely beach with free time to sunbathe, snorkel, or go on an island tour.
Day 12: Departure
This morning, your Kilimanjaro climb & Zanzibar tour ends with a transfer to Stone Town for your next destination.