Kilimanjaro - rongai route

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-524
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, Tanzanian
  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania
  • Airport transfers before and after Kilimanjaro trekking
  • Hotel Kilimanjaro park gates before and after trekking
  • Trekking during the day and overnight in campsites
Rongai is the only route that approaches from the north. Due to its remote starting location, which requires a little extra effort to get to, it is one of the least frequented trails on Kilimanjaro, which is perfect for those looking for a more ‘wilderness’ experience. Technically speaking, ‘Rongai’ is not its true name, but is the one that it is best known by. The trail used to start right on the Kenyan border at Rongai Village, but now begins in the small town of Loitokitok, which is the official name of the trail. Rongai is by no means an ‘easier’ route, but it takes a slower pace, usually over 7 days, and has more of a gradual ascent than other routes. The route follows a trail through farmland and then up to a smaller forest section before continuing in the shadow of Mawenzi Peak, Kilimanjaro's second highest volcano, where trekkers have the chance experience arguably the most picturesque camp on the mountain at Mawenzi Tarn. From here the route crosses 'The Saddle' through desert terrain up to Kibo camp, and from here joins the Marangu Route on its approach to the summit via Gillman’s and Stella point.
  • Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Day 2: Moshi to Simba Camp
  • Day 3: Simba Camp to Kikelewa Camp
  • Day 4: Kikelewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp
  • Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn Camp to Kibo Camp
  • Day 6: Kibo Camp to Horombo Camp
  • Day 7: Horombo Camp to Moshi/Arusha
  • Day 8: Transfer to the airport
  • Hotel accommodation in Moshi or Arusha, BB
  • Quality, waterproof private mountain tents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides, cook and porters
  • All Kilimanjaro Park fees
  • Rescue fees for Climbing Kilimanjaro Route
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Insurance and ethical treatment of porters
  • Camping Mattress.
  • International flights to and from Tanzania
  • Tanzania Visa; $50 per person on arrival
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb, etc)
  • Tips to the mountain guide, cook and porters
  • Sleeping bags
  • Trekking sticks/poles.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • When is the great wildebeest migration?

    The great wildebeest migration starts anytime between late April and early June. And if you are interested in seeing the grand spectacle of wildebeest crossing the Grumeti or Mara Rivers, you should plan your trip around late July or early August. However, it is important to note that the timing of herd movements can vary.

  • Is Tanzania a family-friendly safari destination?

    Tanzania is an excellent safari destination for families. The country has one of the most diverse wildlife populations in Africa, and there are countries with action-packed game drives that your children might enjoy. Furthermore, many of the destinations are quite affordable for family safari holidays. The only caveat is that Tanzania falls under Africa's malaria belt. Thus, traveling with children under six years of age is not recommended. Many safaris have age restrictions due to safety concerns.

  • Do I need a visa and passport to travel to Tanzania?

    You must present a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of visa issuance to gain entry into Tanzania. The immigration officers would also require you to present a roundtrip ticket and show proof that you have enough money to cover the duration of your stay.

  • What is the best month to visit Tanzania?

    The peak tourist season in Tanzania is from June to September, and any of these months would be suitable to enjoy all the beauty on offer. You can read our article on the best time to visit Tanzania to learn more about what each season offers.

  • What are Tanzania's best birding spots?

    With more than 1,000 avian species, Tanzania is one of the best countries in the world for bird watching. Mount Kilimanjaro, Ruaha National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area all promise an unforgettable bird-watching experience.

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