Day 1: Arusha to Machame camp
In the morning, we depart from our hotel to the Gate at approximately 6:30 pm. This will take a 3 hour drive. It will take about one hour to do registration before you start trekking. You will walk for about four to five hours depending on the pace of the climbers. You will walk through a dense forest of fig and rubber trees, begonia flowers, and other tropical vegetation. A stop for picnic lunch will be made halfway to this evening’s campsite. As you continue your ascent, you will find that the tropical forest has given way to tall grasses and giant heather.
This initial stage of the climb is tranquil and relatively easy. There is no point in rushing to get to the camp, as there is little to do there. Guides tend to recommend a slow ascent, even at this point, for gradual acclimatization. Do not try to keep up with your porters, who will usually bind ahead. Instead, take time to admire the beauty of the rainforest. Overnight at Machame Camp (3,000m)
Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
On this day you will wake-up at 6:00 or 6:30 pm. You will be greeted with a steaming cup of tea or coffee, and weather permitting, by a fabulous view of Uhuru peak if the view will be clear. Today’s trek takes you up a steep track through a savannah of tall grasses, volcanic rock, and bearded heather. You will encounter giant groundsels as you hike through a ghostly landscape of volcanic lava, caves, and streams.
Lunch will be taken just below the Shira Plateau, about three to four hours from Shira Camp. The hike to the next campsite takes approximately five hours and you should arrive between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Most climbers tend to pace themselves, walking slowly and resting about every half-hour. Overnight at Shira Camp (3,800m).
Day 3: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp
The entire Shira Plateau greets you this morning with sweeping vistas across to Meru and the Shira Needles. A steady walk takes you up to the pass at Lava Tower (4,600m), where you stop to have lunch. Crossing the Bastains stream, you will begin to descend towards Barranco Camp. The descent takes you along an immense canyon called Grand Barranco. Along the way, you will see numerous waterfalls, which are fed, by streams coming from the mountain, converging here to form the Umbwe River. Your camp is set at almost the same altitude as the night before. Today’s trek lasts for about six hours and arrival at camp is between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Overnight at Barranco Camp (3,950m).
Day 4: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
This morning you begin your hike to Barafu Camp via Karanga Camp, which is at the same altitude as Barranco Camp.
You will encounter a bit of a climb at Barranco Cliff and spend the rest of the trek climbing up and down the slopes of the mountain most of the way to camp. The climbing is not considered difficult and you should arrive in time for lunch (approximately 1:00 pm) having trekked for about four hours.
In the afternoon you have to hike into the Karanga Valley, where giant senecios and Lobelia grow; then continue with the scenic climb to Barafu which is mostly on a moraine with a view of Mawenzi peak towering majestically to the right, and overhead, Kibo peak seemingly just out of reach. The alpine desert terrain encountered at this point is mostly a mineral environment with few lichens and mosses. The climbers arrive at Barafu Camp at around 3:30 or 4:30pm. Climbers who choose to ascend the peak will go to bed very early this night, as the next day is the longest one. Overnight at Barafu Camp (4,600m).
Ascent to Summit (5,895m) / Descent to 3,100m
Day 5: Barafu Camp to Mweka Camp (3,100 Mts)
You will be awakened at midnight and after a light breakfast, start climbing at around 12.00 0r 1:00 am. It is at this stage that the climb becomes much more difficult. Here, very few will not be suffering from altitude sickness in some form or another; and climbers should carry as little as possible on this portion of the climb. Temperatures will range from -4° to 5° Fahrenheit. Making your way up a path that is flanked by the Ratzel and Rebman glaciers, you will climb for about six hours before reaching the edge of the crater, between Stella and Hans Meyer points. Another hour of climbing brings you to the summit.
Uhuru stands at 19,340 feet and is the highest point on the continent of Africa. The track around the edge of the crater is rocky and icy. Concentrate on your feet, and follow your guide very closely for this portion of the journey. 6 Days Kilimanjaro climb Machame route.
The descent is no easier than the ascent. You will reach Kibo Hut after about three hours (around 11:30 am). Climbers will be given the opportunity to rest and have some refreshments before continuing on to Mweka Camp for the night. Arriving in camp at around 5:00am, you will have trekked a total of thirteen hours today. Overnight at Mweka Camp (3,100m/10,200ft).
Day 6: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
On the final day of the journey, climbers descend from Mweka camp to the base. The descent to the gate will take approximately 3 hours and climbers usually arrive before noon. Upon arrival at the gate climbers will be rewarded with certificates for their success at climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and then get transferred back to your hotel in Arusha or Moshi.
5 day Zanzibar beach holiday
5 Days Zanzibar beach holiday is a well designed and implemented beach holiday package for total relaxation and Zanzibar peoples’ culture.
On arrival you will be met and then welcomed the transfer to Hotel starts immediately after famous Swahili greet JAMBO! Check in and brief explanations about the program, though the rest of the day may be spent on your leisure dinner and overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast depart the hotel for a full day city Tour whereby the tour leads you through the historic old city, The tour starts from the Zanzibar central market, which was established in 1904 you will see a lot of tropical fruits and various types of spices where one can even buy them if you have interest.
Thereafter the tour proceeds to Anglican cathedral which built by bishop steers in 1874 right on the site of the former slave market, then visit National museums of Zanzibar commonly known as a peace memorial museum, British consulate, Old fort or house of wonders then the tour go ahead to Dr Livingstone House before going to maruhubi palace ruins which were built by Sultan Bar gash in 1880. Lunch at Mtoni Marine Park after lunch you get on with the tour to kizimbani spice plantations for spice tour, your stay in Zanzibar will be deficient without a spice tour in Kizimbani spice plantation you can see, touch and have time to taste a wide variety of spices, fruits, herbs and decorative plants and flowers, this is the cheapest place to buy spices and spice oils till late afternoon back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Today you will start in the morning after a late breakfast, then travel south to Jozani Forest Reserve on the way at place called Bungi you will take a short visit to Bikhole ruins and listen to the romantic stories later proceed to Jozani forest Reserve where you will be able to see Zanzibar red colubus monkey, bush babies and many other species of flora and fauna, Walking through the mangroves boardwalk, on the midday drive back to stone town for lunch at sundowner restaurant which is located just on the edge of stone town. After lunch you will be taken back to the hotel and the rest of the time will be spent on your leisure and pleasure.
This is going to be the most beautiful day as most of your day will be spent just nearby Jambiani for a cultural tour through the village to the beach and then enjoy yourself for a full relaxation on the east cost of this island, though the cultural tour starts by visiting the local fisherman with their local fishing boat called Ngalawa, while on the north of Bwejuu offers the most excellent snorkelling grounds on the reef, lunch will be obtained at a nearest local hotel it’s another time for you to discover the local cuisine. Then continue to visit to Jambiani fishing villages where you will meet villagers working in different professions. Such as herbalists, Fisherman’s then take a visit to a local organic plantation on coral stone where farmers cultivate under difficult circumstances, and seaweed farms managed by women you will learn about the unique culture and diverse environment of Zanzibar village’s and to meet the friendly Waswahili natives. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
After a breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Dar or Nairobi to connect flight back home.
- Transfers from/to Kilimanjaro airport (JRO)
- Transfers to/from Kilimanjaro entrance gate
- All national park gate fees
- Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides
- Porters and Cook salaries
- Rescue fees (required by national park)
- All meals on the mountain
- Mountain tents
- Double layered Sleeping Mats
- Filtered water throughout the trek
- Cooking equipment and eating utensils
- All government tax
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Visa fee
- Tips to mountain crew
- Laundry Services
- All items of a personal nature
- Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra
The price include:
- Airport transfers, Flight ticket from Arusha/Kilimnjaro-Zanzibar.
- From Zanzibar-Dar es Salaam/Kilimanjaro.
- Accommodation, Breakfast and tours as per detailed itineraries.
- Alternate Hotels may be used if our hotels may not be available.
- All Meals are in bed & breakfast basis.
- All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc.
- Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, porters, camp staff and driver – guide(s).
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
- Laundry services.
- Visa and International flight tickets fees.
For the Head
Wool Hat, Balaclava, Sunglasses, glacier glasses better, Sunscreen (SPF 25+), Lip Balm (SPF 25+), Sun Hat, Bandana
Clothes (No Cotton)
Synthetic base layer (2) , Wool or synthetic layer (2), Wool or fleece sweater, Wind/Water-proof jacket, Convertible hiking pants, Underwear, Water-Proof Pants, Synthetic or wool pants for layering, Gloves or mittens, Glove Liner, Lycra tights.
For the Feet
Thin sock liners (2), Wool hiking socks (6), Good- broken-in hiking boots, Gaiters (knee lengthy is better), Tennis shoes or sandals (for camp)
Zero degree sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner (optional), Inflatable pillow (optional)
Day pack (no larger than 2,200cu), Water bladder 100oz/3ltr, Rain cover for pack, Headlamp, Extra batteries, Large duffel bag for gear (porters carry), Energy bars/gels, Plastic bags
Toiletries, Small first aid kit, Small towel, Diamox for altitude sickness, Cash for tipping, Wet wipes, Bug Spray
Sunglasses, Sunscreen (SPF 25+), Lip Balm (SPF 25+), Sun Hat, Bandana, Camera, Bug spray, Malaria pills, Flashlight/torch, Batteries, Cash for tips, etc.