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KILIMANJARO TREKKING -RONGAI ROUTE

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KILIMANJARO TREKKING -RONGAI ROUTE

The Kilimanjaro Rongai Route trek begins in the remote, northern parts of Kilimanjaro, near the Kenyan border. We hike through true wilderness area towards the jagged Mawenzi Peak, then cross a barren desert saddle, before climbing up Kibo’s eastern crater wall. The Rongai route is a more gradual ascent, and is therefore preferred by those with little or no backpacking experience, but is equally enjoyable for even the most hardened trekkers.

DAY 1

Arrive in Tanzania

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your arranged hotel in Arusha Arumeru River Lodge, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day. Read more

Arumeru River Lodge
DAY 2

Nalemoru Gate (1990m) to Si

This morning we will drive to the village of Nale Moru for the starting point of the Rongai route. The first stage of the trek is through farmland and pine forests. You may have chance to see the beautiful Colobus monkeys or if you’re lucky enough, elephants or buffaloes en route. Our first camp will be the Simba Camp located at the edge of the moorland zone at 2625 m. Distance covered: 8km / 5mi. Approx. time taken: 4 - 5 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Read more

DAY 3

Simba Camp (2625m)

Nalemoru Gate (1990m) to Simba Camp (2625m) This morning we will drive to the village of Nale Moru for the starting point of the Rongai route. The first stage of the trek is through farmland and pine forests. You may have chance to see the beautiful Colobus monkeys or if you’re lucky enough, elephants or buffaloes en route. Our first camp will be the Simba Camp located at the edge of the moorland zone at 2625 m. Distance covered: 8km / 5mi. Approx. time taken: 4 - 5 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Read more

Simba Camp
DAY 4

Cave Camp (3480 m) to Kikele

2nd Cave Camp (3480 m) to Kikelewa Camp (3630 m). Kikelelwa Camp Leaving the pine forest behind, we carry on with a steady ascent walking through the moorland. There are superb views of the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim of Kibo, the highest of the three volcanoes which form the mountain. We will leave the main trail and strike out across moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi, the second of Kilimanjaro's volcanoes. We will set up camp today in the sheltered valley near Kikelewa caves at 3630 m. Distance covered: 5km / 3.1mi. Approx. time taken: 3 - 4 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Read more

Cave Camp
DAY 5

Kikelewa Camp (3630m) to Ma

This morning we have a short but steep ascent up grassy slopes which is rewarded by a superb view of the Kenyan plains to the north. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching our next camp at Mawenzi Tarn Hut directly below the towering cliffs of Mawenzi. This afternoon you have chance to rest or explore the surrounding area to aid acclimatization. Distance covered: 8km / 5mi. Approx. time taken: 4 - 5 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Read more

Kikelewa Camp
DAY 6

Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4310 m) t

We leave our campsite and cross the lunar desert of the ‘saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo After a couple hours trekking, reach this spectacular place, with the summit of Kilimanjaro in the background and our trail to the high camp stretched out before our eyes. Upon reaching our camp the remainder of the day will be spent resting in preparation of the final ascent after a very early night! Distance covered: 8km / 5mi. Approx. time taken: 5 - 6 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Read more

Mawenzi Tarn Hut
DAY 7

Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PE

Kibo Hut (4700m) to UHURU PEAK (5895 m) & down to Horombo Hut (3700 m). Horombo Hut Today is “The Big Day” - the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220 m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach Gillman’s Point (5681 m) – the crater rim of Kilimanjaro – where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 - 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 - 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo Hut. Distance covered: 22km / 13.7mi. Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Read more

DAY 8

Horombo Hut (3700 m) to Mara

Horombo Hut (3700 m) to Marangu Gate (1860 m). Marangu Gate The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700 m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you. Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860 m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching the summit of the Kilimanjaro. Distance covered: 20.8km / 12.9mi. Approx. time taken: 8 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Read more

Horombo Hut
DAY 9

Depart Tanzania or Safari / Zanzibar tour

Depart Tanzania or let us know if your interested with safari to Serengeti,Tarangire,Ngorngoro Crater or Lake Manyara National Park

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Arusha
Hotel Arumeru River Lodge
Day 2
Location Mount Kilimanjaro
Hotel Simba Camp
Day 3
Location Mount Kilimanjaro
Hotel Cave Camp
Day 4
Location Mount Kilimanjaro
Hotel Kikelewa Camp
Day 5
Location Mount Kilimanjaro
Hotel Mawenzi Tarn Hut
Day 6
Location Mount Kilimanjaro
Hotel Kibo Hut
Day 7
Location Mount Kilimanjaro
Hotel Horombo Hut
Day 8
Location Arusha
Hotel Arumeru River Lodge

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

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April, United States

The trip with Expect in Africa Safari was a spectacular "endless plain" of big game and beautiful wildlife. Our driver and guide was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable, and made every effort to give us a trip of a lifetime!

aziz1234, France

We choose Expect In Africa Safari because it matched our needs. A small business who is ran perfectly. We had all the information we needed before to do the safari for 2 days. They helped to choose the best option for the national park. We choose Tarangire and Ngorogoro Crater. During the safari, the guide was great always taking time to explain us the wildlife and other facts about the park. He has a lot of experience. The accommodation they booked for us was beyond expectation. Overall the safari was amazing and we saw a lot of animals especially babies lions. I recommend them. Read more

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