Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route & Zanzibar Adventure

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Overview

Challenging but efficient, the Marangu route up Mt Kilimanjaro affords you time afterwards to explore the many facets of Tanzania on an 11-day tour. With the help of your CEO (Chief Experience Officer) and expert guides, you'll attempt to summit the highest freestanding mountain on the globe via its quickest route with overnights in mountain huts. Revel in your accomplishments on the island of Zanzibar, where you'll explore spice plantations and, most importantly, kick back on the beach for some well-deserved rest.

Itinerary

Day 1: Moshi

Arrive at any time.

Arrive in Moshi and head to the hotel. Attend a pre-departure meeting with the local guide to go over last minute details of the trip.

Day 2: Moshi/Mandara Huts

Hike through the forested, lower slopes to Mandara escarpment.

Most days the hiking will begin early in the morning, with hikes of around 5 to 6 hours. The guides will set a moderate pace, so as to allow for time to acclimatize to the altitude changes. Guides will continually repeat the words, “pole pole” (po-ly, po-ly), which means “go slowly” in Swahili.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Mandara Huts/Horombo Huts

Hike through the heather and moorland zone to Horombo Hut.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Horombo Huts/Kibo Huts

Proceed onto the Kilimanjaro Saddle, through a desertlike alpine zone, to Kibo Hut.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Kibo Huts/Horombo Huts

Night hike to the summit via Stella Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise from the roof of Africa, then descend back to Horombo Hut.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Horombo Huts/Moshi

Descend the mountain, passing through villages and plantations on the slopes en route to Moshi. Meet the mamas of the Moshi Women’s Cooperative, a G supported project, for a climbing ceremony.

Transfer by shuttle bus to Moshi. Time to relax, take a shower, and celebrate with a drink. Cheers to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro! Before dinner, you will be welcomed and congratulated on your climb by the mamas of the Moshi Women’s Cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. They will present you with a gift and a certificate to remember all your efforts on the mountain.

Opt to pre-book the Moshi Mamas Massage by adding it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Moshi/Stone Town

Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town, and opt to continue on for a longer walking tour, or explore on your own.

Transfer to the airport for a short, but scenic flight to this island paradise. Arrive in Stone Town in time for lunch and an orientation walk. If you opt to continue on for a longer tour of Stone Town, you will be visiting the Old Slave Market, House of Wonders, Palace Museum; entrance to these sites are optional and are to be purchased on site.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 8: Zanzibar Beach Resort

Visit a local spice plantation for a guided tour. Continue to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 9: Zanzibar Beach Resort

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 10: Zanzibar Beach Resort

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 11: Stone Town

Morning group transfer from the beach. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.

Onward travel should be booked no earlier than 2:30pm.

Includes: Breakfast

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