Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

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4.9 Based on 28 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7946
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Exodus takes more clients to the summit of Kilimanjaro than any other UK operator
  • Stand on top of a continent for an unforgettable experience
  • Climb the world's largest freestanding mountain
  • The Rongai route is much less crowded than Marangu and Machame routes
  • An extra acclimatisation day increasing the chances of summit success
  • We use 1 guide for every 2 clients
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Starting and ending in Moshi, the "Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route" tour is a guided climbing tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Marangu, Kibo Hut, Horombo Hut and 6 other destinations in Tanzania. "Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, meals and others.

With its gentle gradient and sense of unspoilt wilderness, the Rongai Route approaches Kilimanjaro from the north and is less crowded than the most popular trails. We trek through farmlands, forest and alpine moorlands as we approach the beautiful summit cone. This route allows an extra day for acclimatisation under the imposing spires of Mawenzi, before the arduous final ascent. The final climb begins in darkness but our reward is an incomparable dawn vista over the sweeping East African plains.
  • Day 1: Start Moshi.
  • Day 2: Begin ascent through Rongai Forest (2600m).
  • Day 3: Climb to Kikelewa moorland (3600m).
  • Day 4: Steady ascent beneath Mawenzi (4330m); afternoon acclimatisation.
  • Day 5: Cross lunar desert of the 'Saddle' to Kibo, at the bottom of summit cone (4750m).
  • Day 6: Early start to reach Gillman's Point in time for sunrise over the crater rim; on to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa (5895m). Descend to Horombo (3720m).
  • Day 7: Continue descent to Mandara and Marangu.
  • Day 8: End Moshi.
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Kilimanjaro Park Fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request - includes single tent)
  • Visas or vaccinations
4.9 - Excellent
Based on 28 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 19 2019
5 - Excellent
I was part of a group of 6 teamed up with a further 10 individuals. We bonded well from the beginning and throughout this amazing adventure and from this experience I would have no hesitation in travelling alone. The team were... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 10 2019
5 - Excellent
Kilimanjaro - Go For It with Exodus
Very well organised, everyone very helpful and friendly. Guides brilliant and supportive. 13 out of our Group of 14 made it to the very top ,Uhuru Summit.What a team and great experience.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 29 2019
5 - Excellent
What a fantastic adventure summiting Africas highest peak with the most amazing and supportive group of people, ever!!!!Easily The most difficult thing I have ever done.The trek was a well oiled machine. Porters were amazing.... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 27 2019
5 - Excellent
What a hard, rewarding experience... although Kili is not the prettiest of mountains it is certainly a mighty challenge... and withholds its beauty till summit day sunrise. The porters enabled summiting to be possible with their... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 29 August 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 29 August 2023, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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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