Itinerary Highlights

  • Test your endurance and climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro
  • you will be accompanied by experienced, knowledgeable guides.
  • end off on the pristine relaxing beaches of the exotic spice island of Zanzibar

What's Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Travel Guide
  • Transfers
15 nights from £5,650 per person

Craig Kaufman

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Snow-capped Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most iconic peaks, and climbing it together is both tough and exhilarating. If you are looking for a challenge, this might be the honeymoon for you. Complete the experience with time to chill at a relaxed beach lodge in Zanzibar and a visit to the 'spice capital', Stone Town. ref 566037


Depart from London on overnight flight to Kilimanjaro Airport via Nairobi
On arrival you will be met and transferred by road to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort for a 1 night stay, breakfast and dinner included
Early morning breakfast at hotel, complete the necessary registration formalities at Marangu National Park gate and transfer by Landrover to Rongai. A gentle start to the climb begins from Nale Moru (1,950 m), on a small, winding path through fields of maize and potatoes leading to a pine forest. Then the track starts gentle consistently climb through a forest which shelters a variety of wildlife including the black and white Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey. As the forest thins out, the first camp, Rongai One is reached, at the edge of the moorland zone (2,600 m) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains. Today’s walking duration is 3-4 hours.
The day starts with a steady ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ (3,450 m) which has superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. We leave the main trail after lunch and cross the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. The day ends at Kikelewa campsite which is in a sheltered valley with giant senecios (genus of the daisy family) near Kikelewa Caves (3,600 m) Today’s walking duration is 6-7 hours walking.
A short steep climb is rewarded by a 360 view and a tangible sense of wilderness. We enter the more desolate section of the climb, reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn (4,330 m), situated in a cirque directly beneath the spires of Mawenzi. In order to aid acclimatisation, the afternoon will be at leisure to rest or explore the surrounding. Today’s walking duration is 3-4 hours.
Cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo, to reach Kibo campsite (4,700 m) at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The afternoon is spent in camp preparing for the ascent, getting in a very early night. Today’s walking duration is 5-6 hours.
At one am, start the final, steepest and most demanding part of the climb by torchlight. Treading very carefully in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5,685 m). Short rest here to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. For the more energetic, make the three hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), passing close to the glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. A quick descent to Kibo (4,700 m), time for some refreshment and continue the descent to reach Horombo Camp (3,720 m). Today’s walking duration is 11-15 hours.
Final steady descent down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m), the first stop on the Marangu Route. Continue the descend through a lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m). Today’s walking duration is 5-6 hours. Day ends at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort for a 1 night stay, breakfast and dinner included.
Road transfer to Arusha for light aircraft flight to Zanzibar Airport. Road transfer to the north of the island for a 5 night stay at Pongwe Beach Hotel in a Beachfront room with breakfast and dinner included.
Transfer by road to Stone Town where you will take your flight home via Nairobi.

Craig Kaufman

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Pricing Information & Dates

15 nights from £5,650 per person
Itinerary Dates

19th Apr 2023 -
31st Dec 2023

Craig Kaufman

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Price Includes

  • Return International Flights as per the itinerary
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Activities and excursions as specified
  • All entrace fees on sightseeing tours as specified
International flights, airport taxes, all internal transfers, 5 nights/6 days on the mountain, 1 night accommodation either side of the climb, Kilimanjaro park fees, all meals as indicated, camping equipment, guides and porters. 5 nights on Zanzibar Island as indicated.

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions
Visa fee, additional entrance fees, personal clothing and equipment, gratuities, comprehensive travel insurance, drinks, laundry, purchases of personal nature, telephone calls, additional activities and medical precautions.

Pricing Notes

Please ask for Kit lists as we can provide information/advice on this.Luggage restriction of 15 kilograms per person in soft bags only

Why Choose Us?

Passionate travel experts

  • We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
  • Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
  • We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences

Personal & tailor-made

  • You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
  • We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
  • Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love

Responsible by nature

  • We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
  • For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
  • We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours
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