Kilimanjaro - Rongai route, 7 days

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  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-253
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  • Operated in English, Tanzanian
  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania
  • Rongai route is best option during the rainy season,
  • The Rongai Route is the only route to ascend up the North side of the mountain.
  • Less crowded way to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro and also close view of Mawenzi Peak,.
Rongai route approaches Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern section of the mountain, not far from the Kenyan border. It is considered quite remote but has seen a surge in trekkers in recent years. On this route, the drive to the trailhead at Nale Moru is long but the road is tarmac most of the way. With a starting point in Arusha, the routes on the souther or western side are more popular because of accessibility. On this route, we camp at the base of Mawenzi Peak before walking across the Saddle to perch ourselves in the the busy camp of Kibo in readiness for the summit assault.

This route over 7 days allows for an extra night at Mawenzi Tarn with acclimatisation walks during the spare day. Doing this will increase the chance of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro.
  • Day 1: Hike from Arusha (1,950m) to Simba (2,600m)
  • Day 2: Hike from Simba (2,600m) to Kikelewa (3,330m)
  • Day 3: Hike from Kikelelwa (3,330m) to Mawenzi Tarn (4,330m)
  • Day 4: Acclimatisation day at Mawenzi Tarn (4,330m)
  • Day 5: Hike from Mawenzi Tarn to Kibo (4,700m)
  • Day 6: Kibo to Summit Uhuru Peak (5,985m) to Horombo
  • Day 7: Hike from Horombo (3,720m) to Arusha (1,830m)
  • All transport - 4WD Land Rovers or safari vehicles
  • Accommodation as detailed - 3 person tents shared by two people when camping
  • Camping equipment (except sleeping bags and personal kit)
  • Services of guides and porters
  • All National Park entrance and camp site fees.
  • All food - breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals
  • Donations and payments to local community project
  • International flights
  • Accommodation & airport transfer before and after the trek
  • Travel and personal accident insurance
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines
  • Tips
  • Expenditure on personal bar bills (including all additional drinks) drinks, souvenirs, personal items
  • Optional excursions/activities not detailed in itinerary
  • Any additional services requested
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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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