Kilimanjaro - Rongai route

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-254
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, Tanzanian
  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
  • Follow a lessertrekked path up Kilimanjaro
  • The most beautiful and unspoiled route
The Rongai Route is the only route to ascend up the North side of the mountain, originating close to the Kenyan border. It is one of the less frequently used routes, mostly attributed to the long drive required to reach the gate on day one. This has its advantages though, as it is less crowded and therefore a quieter way to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro. It is also the only route which will give you a close view of Mawenzi Peak, Kilimanjaro's 2nd highest peak, as you sleep under it during night three.

This route meets up with the Marangu route upon decent, allowing climbers a different view of the mountain on the way down.
Although Rongai climbers do not experience the rain forest on day one, they are given the chance on the final day of the trek before reaching the Marangu Gate where the climb concludes.

We highly recommend the Rongai route and are looking forward to provide you with a fantastic climbing experience in Tanzania.
  • Day 1: Moshi to Rongai Cave Camp (2,600m)
  • Day 2: Trek from Rongai Cave to Kikelewa Cave (3,600m)
  • Day 3: Hike from Kikelewa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn (4,330m)
  • Day 4: Acclimatize and rest day at Mawenzi Tarn (4,330m)
  • Day 5: Hike from Mawenzi Tarn to Kibo Camp Site (4,750m)
  • Day 6: Trek to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) to Horombo Camp (3,720m)
  • Day 7: Trek to Marangu Gate and drive to Moshi
  • 1 professional mountain guide
  • Assistant guides/porters
  • Cook
  • Park fees
  • Camping fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
  • Camping Equipment (2 person sleeping tents,mattress,stools,table,mess tent,cutlery)
  • First aid kit
  • Transport to & from Moshi town.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation pre & post trek in Moshi town.
  • Airport transfers to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Items of personal nature
  • Travel visa to Tanzania
  • International flight tickets to Tanzania
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal hiking gears(sleeping bag, duffle bags, clothing)
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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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