Zanzibar – The Magical Island
The largest island in the archipelago, Zanzibar Island (Unguja), is Africa’s tropical paradise. The beautiful island is 80 kilometers long and 30 kilometers wide, covered in coconut plantations, spice farms, and lush vegetation. It offers the world’s most beautiful beaches for the explorer, the adventurer, and the romantic.
Exploring the beautiful Zanzibar
Laze on the beach and explore the narrow alleyways of Stone Town. Hear the chatter of the locals as they bargain in Ki Swahili and feel the rhythm of life in the markets. Smell the peculiar odor of a 1000-year-old town mixed with the aroma of freshly ground spices. Taste its offerings, an ancient village that has not changed for the last 200 years. Because of the long history in the spice trade and numerous spice plantations, these islands are also known as the Spice Islands.
There are beautiful roads through mango groves and the forest near Jozani, where you can witness the unique Kirk’s red colobus. Everywhere you will find small rural communities, where chickens and children run all over the roads, and you are greeted with smiles.
At high tide, the coastline features picture-perfect beaches. The coral reefs, accessible by boat for snorkeling and diving, are rich in marine life and turtles. Small fishing settlements may be found at the bank of the beaches, shaded by coconut trees. Fat ducks waddle around, fishing nets dangle from crooked wooden racks, and seaweed is stretched out to dry in little houses sunk in sand drifts.
The culture of Zanzibar
Zanzibar Island is not only known for its laid-back beach life, but it also has a diverse range of activities as well as a vibrant culture and history. The historical Stone Town is a fascinating cultural spot. Foodies and culture vultures must visit the Sultan’s Palace, the House of Wonders, and the Darajani or Forodhani food markets. You may take a Spice Tour or swim among tropical reef fish while exploring the magnificent coral reefs. Zanzibar Island provides everything you need for a wonderful vacation.
Things to do in Zanzibar
Whether you’re seeking a place to relax after climbing Kilimanjaro or want to hang out in an island paradise, Zanzibar Island has a lot to offer!
Take a 30-minute boat ride to Prisoner Island, which was originally a prison for slaves. It is now a nature reserve for giant tortoises and a place to see the ruins of the former prison. Stroll through the narrow streets of Stone Town and visit some local markets and the former slave market.
Visit Jozani forest with lots of monkeys, like the rare red colobus monkeys, and walk with a guide through spice plantations where pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and fruit grows. Take a snorkeling trip and dive to the most popular snorkeling spot, Mnemba Island. Explore the Safari Blue and have a nice BBQ.
About The mountain
At 5,895 meters Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain on the earth; it is one of the Seven Summits. The snow-capped peak of Africa is a dormant volcano. This majestic mountain can be found inside the Kilimanjaro National Park of Tanzania, at 005.00 degrees south, 036 degrees east, 5895m above mean sea level.
Exceptional climb success
Since 1994, ClimbingKilimanjaro has been fore runner in operating Kilimanjaro tours. We have a proud and unbeatable track record of more than 15,000 safe and successful summit attempts.
The specialised experience of ClimbingKilimanjaro puts us, as a tour operator, in a unique position to offer the most professional support, guidance, information and motivation to realise this proverbial “bucket-list” dream.
ClimbingKilimanjaro can provide references from previous successful and satisfied clients – on request. Visitors are also welcome to visit our Testimonials & Summit Gallery pages
Real-Time Tracking Service
ClimbingKilimanjaro is the only operator that offers real-time tracking to hikers on Mount Kilimanjaro. This unique service will allow family and friends to track the live progress of their loved ones, as they hike to the summit of Kilimanjaro, subject to availability, pre-booking and at a small supplementary fee.
Guides and porters
ClimbingKilimanjaro only utilises highly trained and registered guides, with several years of experience, to lead a mountain support team that are properly equipped to look after climbers on the mountain.
All of the Climbing Kilimanjaro package options includes the services of one porter per hiker, who will carry the client’s duffel bag (max. 15kg) from one camp to the next.
The above average staff ratio of the Climbing Kilimanjaro Mountain Support Team to climber is: 2 Porters per climber and 2 guides for a maximum of 4 hikers – a very favourable ratio to directly enhance safety and enjoyment on the mountain.