Climb Mt Kilimanjaro, safari in Kenya and chill in Zanzibar

12 days

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is more than a highlight experience  in Tanzania – it is a highlight of a lifetime! On this vacation you’ll take a private  safari in Amboseli National Park, make the climb and finish relaxing  on the beach in fabulous Zanzibar!

Overview

Overview

This vacation includes:
  • Accommodation for 11 nights; Amboseli 3-star tented camp (2), Moshi hotel (2), Mt Kilimanjaro huts (4), Zanzibar hotel (3)
  • Transportation in a chauffeur driven 6-seater minivan in Kenya & a 4 x 4 cruiser in Tanzania with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
  • Services of a Multi Lingual driver-guide.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (11 x breakfasts, 7 x lunch, 7 x dinner).
  • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • Free safari hat.
  • Free mineral water during game drives only.
  • All meet and greet services.
  • All arrival and departure transfers.
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Regional flights Mt Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar; Zanzibar to Nairobi

Itinerary

Itinerary

DAY ONE - NAIROBI TO AMBOSELI
Your driver / guide will meet you at the airport for the drive southeast to Amboseli National Park, one of the most popular parks on the Tanzania border. The backdrop is the snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, and sometimes known as the “ROOF OF AFRICA”. Arrive in time for lunch at your camp. Afternoon game drive. This is a private safari with your own driver/guide and your own vehicle. You’ll stay 2 nights at Amboseli Sentrim Camp with all meals included.

safariDAY TWO – GAME DRIVE SAFARI IN AMBOSELI
Spend today with morning and afternoon game drives in this park. Wildlife here includes the zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala, caracal and serval cat, lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, wild dog among others. There are also over 400 species of birds and this is home to huge herds of elephants.

DAY THREE - AMBOSELI TO MOSHI
After breakfast, check out and proceed for a drive to the Tanzania border, then on to to Moshi. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight accommodation at Springlands Hotel (Bed & Breakfast).

DAY FOUR – KILIMANJARO CLIMB
Begin your climb at the Marangu Gate on the eastern side of Kilimanjaro, approx 6,000 feet. Your hike through rainforest to the Mandara Huts at 9,000 feet will take about 4 hours. A 15 minute side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings as well as views of Kenya.

DAY FIVE - KILIMANJARO CLIMB
Todays climb takes you to the Horombo Huts at 12,000 feet, with a hike time of about 6 hours. You travel through heathland where small shrubs are the main vegetation. Stop halfway for lunch, where you can enjoy amazing views of Mawenzi. At the Horombo Huts you can see Kibo’s summit.

DAY SIX - KILIMANJARO CLIMB
If you wake early today you can get some great photos of the sunrise. The hike today takes you to the Kibo Huts at 15,500 feet. The first half of the day’s hike traverses the upper heathland while the second half crosses the vast saddle is an alpine desert that resembles a lunar landscape.

DAY SEVEN - SUMMIT DAY
Your summit day begins REALLY early. Wake at midnight to a light breakfast, and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak near sunrise. Hiking takes you to 19,340-foot Uhuru Peak - Africa’s highest point! From there you will descend back to recross the saddle to Horombo Huts where you will spend the night. Eat dinner and get some well-deserved sleep!

DAY EIGHT - DESCEND HOROMBO TO MARANGU GATE
Wake as usual, pack and descend to the Mandara Huts. Take lunch there and continue on to the park gate where your transport back to Moshi will meet you. Dinner on own and overnight at Springlands Hotel in Moshi (Bed & Breakfast)

DAY NINE - MOSHI TO ZANZIBAR
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Airport for your outbound flight. Fly from Mt Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar.

Zanzibar is an exotic land. This 'spice island' is a tropical idyll true to its reputation. Dinner tonight at Blue Bay Beach Resort where you’ll stay for 3 nights (half board).

DAYS TEN & ELEVEN - ZANZIBAR
Spend a further two nights in Zanzibar with full days at leisure or on optional activities like Jozani Forest, Dolphin tours, water sports among others.

Day TWELVE – ZANZIBAR TO NAIROBI
After breakfast transfer to the airport your departure flight. Fly Zanzibar to Nairobi

Dates & Conditions

Dates & Conditions

Call Springboard Vacations today for current pricing

Price is per person based on 2 adults traveling together.

A 35% deposit is required within 7 days of confirmation. Full payment is required 45 days prior to departure.

Does not include international airfare, items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, entry visa, departure taxes, nor laundry services.

Subject to availability.

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Package vacation code: 10909EA01