Marangu route Kilimanjaro climb If you are the first time climber and you want to climb Kilimanjaro in few days, here I have suggested you climb Kilimanjaro via the easy Marangu route. Our 5 Days Marangu route itinerary is the only uncomplicated to Uhuru peak on Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing because of its gentle slopes but need optional acclimatization day that one can reschedule to 6 days. The Marangu route is known as Coca-Cola Route meaning simple like Coca cola. However it is the only route on the mountain which offers accommodation in sleeping huts and serves beverages like Coca-Cola on the way.5 Days Marangu route Itinerary:


Kilimanjaro climb Safari, and Zanzibar: (Kisaza)


Day 1: We leave Arusha to Kilimanjaro gate – Mandara Hut.

Take a 73 minutes drive from Arusha town to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate (1,830 m.) lies at the edge of Marangu, which is an attractive village with many small coffee and banana plantations. After completing the entrance formalities, we climb up through attractive and unspoiled forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,700 m.). The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby, and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest. There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well. [3-5 hours walking to Mandara Hut] 5 days Marangu route


Day 2: We leave Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and, in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach Horombo Hut (3,720 m.). Sunrises and sunsets here are often very stunning, the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo, and there is a real sense of being above the clouds. [4-6 hours walking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut]


Day 3: We leave Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

through Desert Saddle we climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to screed and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. We usually reach Kibo Hut (4,700 m.) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday and the afternoon is free (to contemplate the summit ascent!!). The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night! [4-5 hours walking from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut]


Day 4: We leave Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut

we will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up at Gillman’s Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over loose volcanic screen, but there are some well-graded zigzag and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillman’s (5,685 m.) in about five or six hours. We will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. . (11-15 hours walking from Kibo Hut to Gillman’s Point) The descent is surprisingly fast and we return to passing through Kibo Hut take short break for some 20 minute just hugs glass of juice or waters, today will not overnight here at Kibo hut because of attitude to avoids mountain-sickness will go directly to Horombo Hut for the overnight,


Day 5: (5-6 hours walking to the gate for your departure)

Today morning is celebrating take pictures together with all staffs or crews. The lasting day to Tips your Staffs make sure you do fairly after have done this to Kilimanjaro Retrace through Forest We retraces our steps with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the National Park gates to Arusha town. The greenness and lushness of the forest is quite a stunning contrast to the summit day, and it really makes you realize how varied the scenery on Kilimanjaro really is.


End of 5 day Kilimanjaro climb Marangu route. When you will reach in your hotel at Arusha during in evening Driver guide will come to give you a nice brief after briefing taking your time parking all gears of Safaris for tomorrow and leave all dirty closes in the hotel:


Day 6: Arusha – Like Manyara.

Non game-viewing travel time: 2 ½ hours Distance: 130 km Meet our professional tours guide/driver in your hotel Arusha town, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which, we travel to the Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the Camp. After lunch we head into the Lake Manyara National Park. This impressive park is one of Tanzania's most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley's western escarpment. The park's varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa's largest concentrations of elephants, Manyara's famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.


Day 7: Like Manyara National Park- Ngorongoro Crater

Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours & 3 ½ hours distance: 60km & 155 km After breakfast we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a morning, half-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania's last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is it's dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater, after which we travel to the Tarangire National Park. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested Simba Campsite


Day 8: Ngorongoro Crate – Tarangire National Park,

Arusha Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours distance: 120 km After breakfast do we head into the Tarangire National Park for a morning game driving. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania's dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African national park is also home to three rare species of animals - the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. We return to the lodge for lunch after which we will depart for Arusha town and we will end our Trust Tours and Safaris, adventure. The group should tip the tour guide around $20 a day for all our safaris. You will be taken to your hotel, for your preparations to fly to Zanzibar.


Day 9: Stone Town Zanzibar

You will be transferred from Zanzibar International Airport to the Zanzibar Serena Inn, a scenic drive of approximately 45 minutes, giving you the opportunity to get a feel for this enchanting island. After check in you have the option of enjoying a fabulous seafood lunch before spending the afternoon soaking up the sun and adjusting to the relaxed pace of life on the coast. You may want to explore the fascinating network of cobbled streets which make up Stone Town and get a feel for local life on the island.


Day 10: Stone Town Zanzibar

Whilst it would be tempting to spend one’s days relaxing around the swimming pool at Zanzibar Serena Inn, listening to the calming sounds of the ocean, Stone Town has so much else to offer! Today why not go out on an Island Spice tour before returning to the hotel for lunch, and an afternoon of relaxing on the beach or snorkeling in the crystal blue waters. Zanzibar is famous for its trade in spices. For centuries the Arabs sailed with the Monsoon winds from Oman. The two main islands, Unguja (normally known as Zanzibar Island) and Pemba, provided an ideal base for the Omani Arabs, being relatively small, and therefore fairly easy to defend. Your guides on the tour are experts on the subject so be sure to ask questions.


Day 11: Stone Town Zanzibar

The waters around Zanzibar are teaming with marine life and today you can hop on a boat and go on the lookout for dolphins. If you’re lucky you maybe even have the chance to swim with them. As tonight is your last night you can ask the hotel to plan a special dinner for you, perhaps at one of the rooftop restaurants from where you will be able to take full advantage of the spectacular views over the sea and enjoy the cool coastal breeze. This will be last night in Zanzibar you might leave this night or morning since you will realize your rooms on 1030 am, morning or this plan will be according to your flight times, you will have to inform us so we can see how to take you in airport for your departure


Day 12: Depart

Today you will be transferred back to Zanzibar International Airport in time for your onward travel Departure dates The departure dates for all our Trust Tours and Safaris, and tours packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed information.


Tour Price Includes:

 Full board Tent accommodation while on Safari.

 Full board Hotel accommodation while on Zanzibar.

 Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.

 Services of English speaking skilled and experienced driver/guide.

 All park entrance fees to include government taxes.

 Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration of the two day safaris.

 Extensive Game Drives in the National Parks.

 Fair and ethical treatment of porters.

 Quality, waterproof mountain sleeping tents.

 Guides, Porters, cook salaries.

 Sleeping tents, mattresses and pillow.

 Service of a safari cook & Utensils.

 Ngorongoro Crater tour services.

 Drinking water 2 liter person on a daily bases.

 Local airfares and departure taxes

 Flight Doctor Insurance covers.

 Office serves Charges Trust Tours.

 Safari transport by 4 x 4 (6 seat) with a pops up- ideal for game viewing and photography.


Price Excludes:

 International airfares and departure taxes.

 All items of person nature such as telephone beverages, bar bills, call, fax, email etc.

 Trips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, porters, camp staffs and drivers – guide(s).

 Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.

 Laundry services.

 Visa or International flight tickets fees.

 International flights

 International Travel insurance

 Local airfares and departure taxes



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