Destinations: Kilimanjaro National Park and Zanzibar Islands
7-DAYS TREKKING KILIMANJARO VIA MACHAME ROUTE + 3-DAYS BEACH VACATION
Many say this is the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro; your efforts will be rewarded with a unique scenic splendor that is not seen on the other commonly traversed routes. This route is often referred to as the “Whiskey route" is better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker. Unlike the Marangu route, in which you sleep in huts, you will sleep in tents on this route. However all your equipment and supplies will be carried up the mountain by our friendly porters and delicious meals will be made for you each day.
Most climbers choose to use 6 days to climb but our team experts strongly recommend 7 days to climb on this route (an extra day for acclimatization). Acclimatization is the key to success with this mountain and on this route we climb high to the lava tower (4,630m) on day three and then come back down by nearly 700m to overnight, this helps you to acclimatize even better.
The day before your climb you will receive a full briefing from our climbing team, all your equipment will receive a final check and we will be able to answer any of your questions.
Zanzibar best known as the Spice Island is a true paradise and utter bliss on the pristine Indian Ocean. This area boasts amazing marine life with endless beaches with turquoise waters and coral reefs in the North and West side of the Island. In the Southeast are continuous waves, favored by surfers and dolphin watchers. Visitors can enjoy tasting exotic fruits and spices at legendary spice farms, exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Stone Town, meet the impressive tortoise on Prison Island – some with over 150 years or simply take a deep relaxing massage and a sundowner drink on the fine white sand beaches.
Below is an example itinerary, all our programs are flexible and tailored to the individual groups so please let us know if you would like to make any changes.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). After passport control, our friendly driver will be waiting outside the arrival lounge carrying a signage with your name on it ready to drive you to your Accommodation in Moshi (Approx 40 – 50 minutes). Enjoy a great meal and a relaxing evening before starting your Adventure on the next day.
Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge in Moshi