Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai route

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  • No booking fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5895 meters
  • Trek difficulty Moderate
  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
  • High success rate of getting to the summit.
  • Amazing adventure on a less crowded route up to the peak.
Zara Tours leads treks up the unique Rongai Route known to be more scenic than the Marangu Route, easier than the Machame Route, and the success rate on the Rongai is very high. Unlike the Marangu Route where you sleep in huts, on the Rongai you sleep in tents (tents are included), and our porters will pitch your tent for you. Meals are served in a dinner tent or on a blanket outside.

The Kilimanjaro Rongai route starts on the north side of the mountain just south of the Kenyan border, and is one of the least traveled routes. The Rongai route joins the Marangu route before the summit climb, then you descend the Marangu Route on the mountain's southeast side.
5 - Excellent
Based on 11 reviews
Julie's review for another Zara Tours tour
4.5 - Excellent
  • Julie
  • From UK
  • On Jun 22 2015
“Three of us climbed the Machame route in the beginning of November (we are aged 50, 52 and 74). The friendly team on the ground sorted out our gear hiring requirements and generally made sure we were ready to go. The guides were professional, helpful, patient and caring and, together with their team, were absolutely phenomenal all round. On summit night a second assistant joined us on the walk and his help was invaluable as two of us suffered with symptoms of altitude sickness and his presence meant that we each had our own guide. Even though our summit took longer than usual because of us not feeling great they made sure that we all made it to the top and back to base camp safely.

I would highly recommend Winford and his team. They did an amazing job in some trying weather conditions and we are very grateful to them for helping us realise our dream.”
Tracy's review for another Zara Tours tour
5 - Excellent
  • Tracy
  • From Canada
  • On Nov 29 2014
“The staff at Zara are wonderful, very friendly and welcoming. The guides that Zara use are professional and speak excellent English. They choose their "team", as I found it interesting to learn that the porters are independent and just contracted work. It's up to the guides to chose who they can rely on. The porters work so hard and are the salt of the earth. I was so impressed. I have met many very happy people who have climbed multiple times and always use Zara. You become part of the famly here. You're never forgotten and you are well looked after. I highly recommend Zara Tours. They get an A++”
Imorse's review for another Zara Tours tour
5 - Excellent
  • Imorse
  • From UK
  • On Dec 05 2014
“A very well organised trek with a very good friendly crew,good food,total age of the 4 of us 239 years and they got us all to the summit.I have trekked in the himalaya and south america and this was the best crew I have used.”
  • Day 1: Arrival and overnight at Springland hotel or similar
  • Day 2: Trek start date
  • Day 3: Trek up to the Second Cave
  • Day 4: Trek up to the Third Cave
  • Day 5: Trek from Third Cave to Kibo Hut
  • Day 6: Trek from Kibo Hut - Uhuru Peak - Horombo Hut
  • Day 7: Trek from Horombo Hut - Madara Hut - Moshi
  • Day 8: Depart for the airport
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guide.
  • National Park gate Fees.
  • Transport from Moshi to the climb starting point on mountain and return to Moshi.
  • Hut/camping fees and tents
  • Porters’ Salaries
  • Rescue fees ( required by the national Park)
  • All Meals on the mountain.
  • Two nights’ accommodation in Moshi bed and breakfast, double or triple occupancy
  • Tents foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment’s and eating utensils.
  • Oximeters are available upon request.
  • Tips for Guides and porters
  • Mountain equipment (eg sleeping bags)
  • Some equipment is available for rent. (ask for price list)
  • Lunches and dinners at the Springlands Hotel.
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20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


A deposit of 20% 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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