Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Adventure Picture 1
Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Adventure Picture 1

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Best Time of Year: Jun - Oct/Dec - Feb

Max alt:  5896m

Dist:  65km

Min age:  18

Duration:  15

Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Adventure

Trek Adventure

This is our classic 8 day Kilimanjaro trek to the roof of Africa, but with added sparkle of an additional 4 day extension relaxing on the beautiful spice island of Zanzibar off the East Coast of Tanzania.


Come with Adventure Café to climb the highest free standing mountain in the world. Adventure Café will escort you to the wonderful country of Tanzania, and introduce you to the wonders of the Mighty Kili. Transferring directly to the foot of Kilimanjaro, you will take a steady climb up the highest mountain in Africa on a good acclimatization route increasing your chances of summiting this incredible mountain and seeing Kili’s infamous glaciers and Africa beneath you. The trek is 8 days including 2 specific extra acclimatisation days built into a Machame itinerary. Then you have the opportunity at the end of the trek to continue on to a stunning Rest and Recuperation in the exotic island of Zanzibar! This is a trip of a lifeltime - and an experience not to be missed! Sunrise on the summit cone of Africa's Highest mountain is a simply life changing moment!

 


Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive, Meet in Tanzani early evening
Day 2 - Transfer to Kili and begin Trek
Day 3 - 9 - On Trek up Kili (summiting on day 8)
Day 10 - 13 - Zanzibar Beach / Exploration / Scuba / Snorkelling Days
Day 14 - Tour ends Tanzania late evening, flights usually depart back to UK
Day 15 - Normal Arrival back in UK

Your trek has had some considerable time and thought dedicated to its development. It is Adventure Café’s objective to get you to the top of the Mountain safely, with the minimum chance of altitude sickness. We want you to actually enjoy the experience of standing atop the highest mountain in Africa. In order to do this, it is necessary to spend time at altitude, and to be patient, and wait long enough before making the final ascent of Uhuru Peak, and actually savour the experience.

 

Route Map


Accommodation

In Moshi—we shall be using a comfortable hotel with good facilities, with en-suite facilities. Whilst on trek we shall stay in tented accommodation—actually a great way to stay warm on the mountain—the tent traps air very effectively and helps to insulate you against the cold night time temperatures. Whilst in Zanzibar you will be staying in a comfortable hotel with access both to Stone town and to Zanzibar's awesome beaches.

 

What is a Level 4.0 Trekking Challenge Like?

You are now moving into the realms of serious challenges - where you are likely to encounter rough and steep terrain, sleep deprivation – ie very long days, or even high altitude. In any case - be prepared for an event which is going to take you well past the limits of your comfort zone. Trekking days will be up to 13 hours, or slightly less if the event stretches over several days. The severity of the challenge may be magnified by various factors - and you will need to be more resilient - variable weather conditions, simple food and maybe camping – these factors forms a part of the challenge. You need to be in good shape to undertake any of these events, and you need to be training regularly. The height gain each day is greater than for level 3 - so expect plenty of hills! A level 4 challenge would involve a very long day (in excess of 28 miles) or some serious hill climbing (multiple peaks in one day) - or possibly both!

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 4.0 ‘Trek’?

To participate in these events you need to be in very good fitness. You enjoy taking exercise, and do it regularly (a couple of times a week minimum). You may well partake in several different types of activity, possibly including the gym, swimming, running, or circuit training. You probably are capable of running up to 5 or 6 miles, but in a good steady speed (around 9-10 minute miling). If you do not run - you should be regularly undertaking challenging walks or other strenuous exercise. You should be comfortable walking 17-19 miles in the English lowland countryside.

 

Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.

 

Insurance Details

Travel insurance is required for all overseas adventures and can be purchased through Ventureguard using the link on the left hand toolbar of the website.
Travel insurance is not compulsory for UK adventures but it is advised. For further information, please don't hesitate to contact the Café.

 

Visas / Redtape

When travelling abroad you may require a Visa. Please check the Travcour website (www.travcour.com) for up to date Visa information. Here they can advise you on the best action to take. If you require further information please don't hesitate to contact the Café.

 

Included In Trip

Your transfers from the airport, to the beginning of the trails, your accommodation, your guide, your porters, all food on trek and Safari costs.
Please note that the Zanzibar extension is optional and costs £439 - this cost is included in the trip price - and may be subtracted at time of booking if you only require the Kilimanjaro Component of the trip. You may also wish to combine a safari. A 2 day Safari option is available subject to numbers interested - this is likely to cost around £139.

 

Excluded From Trip

International Airfares - please ask if you require assistance with flights and we will recommend suitable flights for you. Excludes transfers in UK to airport (Lift Share may be available – expect to share costs on Parking at Airport), Excludes meals in M

 

Equipment Required

Medikit
Suncream, Blister Repair Kit, Plasters, Vaseline
Rehydration Salts, Painkillers, Sunbloc, Immodium
Anti-Malarial Medication, Hand Disinfectant Lotion (optional)
Insect Repellant

Washkit
Pack Towel (lifesystems recommended), Soap (small bar)
Shampoo (not a full size bottle!)
Toothbrush, Toothpaste (small size)

Hill Walking Items
Sleeping Bag - 4 season rated to -15°C comfort rating
Sleeping Mat (thick Karrimat/Thermarest style)
Day Sack (25-35 litre)
Big Rucksack (to carry all your overnight gear)
Rucksack Liner(s) / Plastic Liner(s) for Rucksack
Bladder System (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking Poles (highly recommended)
Sun Hat (wide brimmed), Neck Scarf
Snack Foods for time in trek - esp. items that you may crave on the trail

Warm Clothing
Lightweight Fleece, Medium Weight Fleece, Heavyweight Fleece
Duvet Jacket, Lightweight Gloves, Heavy Gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece Hat, Balaclava

Trek Clothing
Long Cotton Trekking Trousers, 1 Pair Tracksuit Bottoms
Comfortable Trekking Shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking Boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Walking Socks, Liner Socks
Underwear, Thermal Underwear
1 Change of Casual Evening Wear

Waterproofs
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Toilet Roll / Pack of Travel Tissues
Diary, Spare Lace
Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Travel Documents, Visa's (if applicable - in most of our long haul countries you may pay for your visa on arrival)
Travel Insurance (compulsory)
Passport
Wallet, Money Belt, Credit Cards, Cash (local currency - please note on long haul treks it may not be possible to get currency before you travel)
Sunglasses, Spare Comfortable Shoes
Penknife, Mobile Phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!)
Emergency Rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek)
Head Torch with spare batteries and bulb

Specialist Items for Long Haul Trips
Mosquito Nets, Water Purification Kit, Sewing Kit
Non-Caffeinated Drinks - i.e fruit powdered drink / green tea / herbal tea
US Dollars are the most convenient and convertible form of currency in many distant corners of the world - recommended!

 

Kit Hire

It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.

 

Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions. Note Your leader's instructions are extremely important - and his primary responsibility is for your safety. His instructions should be followed at all times. All Adventure Café leaders are extremely experienced outdoors professionals.

 

Weather

Year round warmth, some rainy days - note that Tanzania has a rainy season - when climbing Kili is not recommended - this is March until May. The short rainy season does not present such problems - and runs October until early December.

 

Notes on Trekking Events

Trek the Mountains of the World with Adventure Cafe, and our fantastic team of qualified leaders. From the UK, to the Alps, Pyrenees, Atlas Mountains, Himalayas and even Kilimanjaro. Put our International Mountain Leaders to the test!

 

Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


Guide price

£1738

Difficulty
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This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


 

Event Location


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