Trekking Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

Small Group Holiday



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Africa's highest mountain is yours for the climbing. Hike through rain forest, alpine meadows and high-altitude deserts to the peak and see why this is called the Roof of Africa. The Rongai route has some spectacular views, few trekkers and is therefore the one to take if you want to see wildlife - colobus monkeys, elephants, civet cats and even buffalo. The 'easiest' of all the Kilimanjaro trekking routes, it has a relatively gentle gradient and short daily stages. It has the highest success rates of all the standard climbs.

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On foot with vehicle transfers to/from trailhead


2 Nights comfortable hotel with en-suite facilities, 5 nights full-service camping

Months of Operation

March, June, July, August, September, October, December


DAY 1 Join Marangu
DAY 2 Start trek through Rongai Forest (2600m)
DAY 3 Trekb to Kikelewa moorland (3600m)
DAY 4 Uphill beneath Mawenzi (4330m); afternoon acclimatisation
DAY 5 Across lunar desert to Kibo (4750m)
DAY 6 To Gillman's Point & Uhuru Peak (5895m), to Horombo (3720m)
DAY 7 Downhill to Mandara and Marangu
DAY 8 Trip ends Marangu


All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
All accommodation
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
Kilimanjaro Park Fee
Camping gear
Full porterage throughout

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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