Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Rongai Route

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • tour type Private Tour
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5895 meters
  • Trek difficulty Medium
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi , Tanzania
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Take the challenging 7Day Rongai, the most beautiful and unspoiled route
  • Reach the summit at 5,895M and savor the unique feeling of standing on the roof of Africa
  • Enjoy thrilling and safe scrambles on the very edge of Africa's highest mountain
  • Visit the welcoming region of Moshi town and enjoy ¨Mbege¨ a local brew beer
The 7-day Rongai route ascents Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern side of the mountain along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective of Kilimanjaro by approaching the famous mountain from the north. Rongai is ideal for those who are not confident to hike steeper paths, those who want to avoid traffic, and those who want to enjoy a quieter hike.

The Rongai route’s premier advantage is that it is one of the quietest routes on the mountain, although it becomes busier when it connects with the Marangu route just before reaching Kibo hut. The route also descends along the Marangu route, however, on this trip, the intrepid climber will retain a sense of wilderness and adventure by sleeping in tents and not using the A-frame huts of the Marangu route.

Scenically, Rongai is extraordinarily beautiful as it travels through an unspoiled rain forest and remote wilderness area, although it is not as scenically varied as Machame, Lemosho and Shira. It is also preferred when climbing during the rainy season because the north side of the mountain receives less precipitation.
Customer reviews about Dahlia Africa
5 - Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
Jamal's review for another Dahlia Africa tour
5 - Excellent
  • Jamal
  • From Australia
  • On Apr 05 2019
“This tour was absolutely AMAZING with Dahlia Africa, if you're even considering doing it just take the plunge it's worth every penny! I can't say enough about our safari guide Faza and his Kili team & Our Safari Driver guide Hans.

FOR SAFARI PART:
Hans is an awesome animal seeker and spotter, well informative with a wealth of knowledge about everything in the National Parks.
We can’t say enough about Brian who organizes this trip from our first email, the choice of accommodation was breathtaking, we had our recommendations but he advised other cozier accommodations which we trusted and was the best.



FOR KILIMANJARO PART:
is more about the team led by Faza and his team of porters and chef they are story teller and the trip would not have been the same without them. I went into this excited for the physical adventure but I learned so much which was just icing on the cake making the trip that much better. These guys are amazing cooks (I wish they sold a guide cookbook, I ate way better on the trip than I do at home) and made sure each and everyone one of us was well taken care of. We had a group of 7 plus our two guides which was the perfect size and afforded us the ability to split up into two groups on the second day so part of the younger group could trek fast than the older ones. The hike in and out was not as bad as I expected just make sure you are well hydrated and eat plenty of snacks and drink enough water, which the guides make sure you do.
All in all I can't recommend this trip with Dahlia Tours enough! I am a professional travel advisor and will be recommending this trip and company to all of my clients. We are selective about the companies we work with, only partnering with the most reputable companies who will take care of our clients and have them coming back raving and wanting to do another trip. I am glad I was part of this trips”
Salete's review for another Dahlia Africa tour
5 - Excellent
  • Salete
  • From Germany
  • On Apr 05 2019
“Our only ladies group from Germany trekking Kilimanjaro 9Days Northern route with Dahlia was the experience of a lifetime. As a beginner hiker but masters adventurers, I wanted to hike camp to camp very fast than anyone to celebrate a major birthday 45th with my two sisters. Dahlia tours planned and prepared a fantastic experience for us. Before the trip, they explained the itinerary and sent detailed information about what to pack and what to expect in Tanzania and especially Kilimanjaro. Catherine, our tour advisor sent an email to each person welcoming us and sharing her personal thoughts and recommendations about the hike. The guide Samwell patiently took care of all of our needs and answered every question along the trail. I will, "trust my boots" more in the future because of Samwell he perfectly timed our treks so well, our porters and chef made delicious meals each day we even had pizza on the mountain! The gear that Dahlia tours provides is in excellent condition and easy to use. The drive to and from the Climbing gate was a bonus as both drivers were well versed in particular Tanzania and were happy to share their experiences. I highly recommend this hike to fully experience the Mount Kilimanjaro.”
Lena's review for another Dahlia Africa tour
5 - Excellent
  • Lena
  • From Germany
  • On Oct 19 2018
“From start to finish this trip was perfect. In Tanzania, our guide was a top notch professional and extremely knowledgeable, taking us off the beaten path to provide us with an unrivaled experience in the parks. Dahlia’s advice for Tanzania were also unimpeachable. Our guide provided us with a social and political perspective no travel brochure could provide. It was a privilege for us to have him share his story with us which was honest, raw, and poignant and changed us in profound ways. We surprised by the level of hospitality from the owner of Dahlia Africa, he organized for us a free BBq dinner at the end of our trip and he bother to drive us to the airport himself he made us felt we paid less for all we got. We recommend you to our friends and travelers.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Rongai start point (1996m) – Simba Camp (2626m)
  • Day 2: Day 2 Simba Camp (2626m) – Kikelewa Camp (3679m)
  • Day 3: Kikelewa Cave (3679m) – Mawenzi Tarn camp (4303m)
  • Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn Camp
  • Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn camp (4303m) – Kibo hut (4730m)
  • Day 6: Kibo hut –Uhuru Peak (5895m)–Horombo hut (3705m)
  • Day 7: Horombo hut (3705m) – Marangu Gate (1860m)
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Moshi (before and after climb)
  • Transport to and from Moshi to the trail head
  • Professional mountain guides/porters
  • Accommodation in mountain tents
  • Three meals a day while on the mountain
  • All park entrance fees and taxes
  • Emergency and Rescue Team services
  • Airport transfers
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Your climbing gear
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Tips for guide, porter and cook
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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