- duration 8 days
- tour type Group Tour
- age requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5895 meters
- Trek difficulty Hard
- Famously known as the 'Coca Cola' route
- Experience the sunrise from the roof of Africa
- Sleep in dormitory style huts
Approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast, the Marangu route uses the same ascent and descent route which means it is less scenic than the other routes. For climbers who do not wish to camp, then Marangu is the only route that offers dormitory-style hut accommodation. The huts have a communal dining room, simple washrooms and toilets which lower down will be flushable, but as you move higher up the mountain will be "long drop" loos.
Although some climbers like the idea of staying in the huts rather than camping, you need to remember that on the Marangu route you will be sharing the hut with lots of other climbers in open dormitory accommodation. Bring ear plugs just in case!
Thank you so much. You were all amazing!
The food was excellent; very nutritious and plentiful in supply, and they catered well for my vegetarian diet. The celebratory cake made for us after summiting was a very nice touch, as was the very refreshing glass of juice waiting for us as soon as we came down to Barafu!
The tents were of high quality, and the strong winds roaring at Barafu did test this feature out, but thankfully the tents withheld with no problem and provided a great protection against the elements.
All in all the whole experience was truly excellent and very memorable, both thanks to the local onsite team in Tanzania, and through the support and useful info provided by the team in the UK.
Personal highlight for me was definitely the local songs on the last day at Mweka C there was a strong energy and passion behind them at this point and it was great for us to share that special moment with the full expedition team!”
I felt lucky to have had August as my lead guide. He is very knowledgeable about the nature and history of the area and could answer any question regarding anything. I felt very safe climbing with him. He seemed to know at all times where exactly each of us was and what was our condition. You could see him paying attention to everything all the time and that made me feel very relaxed and taken care of.
All in all, August and his team did a great job! Thanks!!!”
We wanted to write and give our testimony to all the sweet facts regarding the Kandoo Adventures and the Team that you employ.
First, we selected Kandoo for our Trekking Adventure because they were the most reasonable with price and for the respect of their Porters. We were taken back and in awe to actually see that played out. Wow! The whole Kandoo team was thorough from day one. They emphasized repeatedly the importance of safety and gave us tips on how we were going to be successful.
The second aspect that we really appreciated and grew to love was the friendliness of all the Guides: Abraham, lead, and assistant guides, Vincent and Elias; and the Porters. It felt like we were all family! They went out of their way to greet us with Jambo and Habari-asubui, no matter how tired they probably were. We felt like they went out of their way in giving special treatment by making sure we had warm wash water on our return from each days hike, extra snacks, and they made sure that all the meals were different and delicious each meal we had. They also paid special attention to the only female in our trekking group for wee wee times.
We had clean water for each Trekking day, we had mini mental/physical exams each day to make sure we were all fit to be successful. At the daily briefing we were always told about what to expect for each day’s adventure.
We cannot say enough about the team of Porters that were part of our team for this Trek. They came to give assistance when we faced the skree descents, met us coming down from the Summit with Lemonade and Gingers nap cookies-Yum, just we needed to get some energy to finish the descent. The Porters were truly amazing. Each day we reached camp, they were way ahead of us and had camp set up and wash water ready and smiles on their faces, ready to take our day packs and poles each and every day. Quite an experience that we will never forget!!
After we descended from the Summit, we were all exhausted. We think we can speak for all our group members in that we were very thankful in how the Guides were thoughtful in changing the schedule a bit to hike down the mountain the next day. It worked out well and we even passed some of the groups that did not do the same.
Especially worth noting was how we felt the connection with us from the Guides and the Porters that was really special. Post climb, they stopped at special souvenir shops for us to get those post climb souvenirs that you cannot go home without.
Abraham, the lead guide, said something simple but yet profound that helped most if not all of us Summit; Don’t think about the mountain because the mountain is not going to think about you, just keep your eyes on my boots and you’ll have no problem.
We wholeheartedly recommend Kandoo Adventures to anyone seeking to trek up Mt Kilimanjaro!
Tracy & Tamara Tripp
Phoenix, Arizona, USA”
Day 1: Day 1: Arrive in Kilimanjaro, transfer to hotel
Day 2: Day 2: From Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut
Day 3: Day 3: From Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
Day 4: Day 4: Acclimatisation Day at Horombo Hut
Day 5: Day 5: From Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
Day 6: Day 6: From Kibo Hut to summit at Uhuru Peak, descent t
Day 7: Day 7: Descent from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
Day 8: Day 8: Depart Kilimanjaro
- Airport transfers return
- All transport to and from the mountain
- All National Park entrance and camp site fees.
- All food - 3 hot meals a day and drinking water
- A fully supported climb (average ratio of support staff to climber is 4:1 in open groups)
- A private portable toilet
- High quality mess and sleeping tents with a comfortable foam mattress
- Access to emergency oxygen and first aid kit
- A certificate documenting your summit ascent
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Crew tips
- Personal trekking gear
- Snacks and personal medications
- Visas and vaccinations
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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.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.We run at least one open group Marangu route each month, and often more. Each group can accommodate 12 people, and we guarantee to run every booked climb, no exceptions. We can also arrange a private trek on any date that works for you.