7 Days from$3500 p/p in USD
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
Camping, Mid Range
Experience the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro on an exciting trek to the top of Africa along the less crowded and remote Rongai route, offering hikers a unique wilderness experience that combines climbing one of the world’s most iconic peaks and the chance to see some of the continents magnificent creatures. The only trail from the north is a slightly easier route with less moisture and more cloudless views of the peak. An exciting journey to the top that allows you to challenge yourself and in the process, realise a lifelong dream of conquering one of the world’s highest mountains.
Safari types:Mountain Safari, Trekking Safari
You will visit:Kilimanjaro National Park
Getting around:Transfer Vehicle, 4x4 Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Arusha/Moshi
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 2,500 per person
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- Mountain crew (cook & porters)
- Overnight stays in hotels and mountain tents
- Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Drinking water
- All national park fees
- All mentioned transfers
- Flights & visas
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Sleeping bag
- Tips & personal spending money
- Travel insurance
Day by Day Overview
You will be picked up by one of our representatives at your hotel in Arusha and taken to the Marangu Park gate. Here you will register for the trek before making your way to Rongai Gate, the trailhead of your hike. Here you will be met by your guide and porters along with the rest of the team that will support you on your journey. You will begin your hike from Nale Moru village along a small winding path that crosses numerous maize fields before entering a pine forest. A gentle climb takes you through a beautiful landscape before arriving at Simba Camp, where you will spend the night.
Habitat: montane forest | Elevation: 1,950m – 2,600m
Enjoy a late breakfast, giving you time to experience a crisp morning at Simba Camp before proceeding with a slow hike up to Second Cave. The slow pace will give your body a chance to start acclimatising to the slightly higher altitude. Arrive at the camp, greeted with a tasty hot lunch. Later relax and build up some energy for the next day’s climb with some dinner and a good nights rest.
Habitat: moorland | Elevation: 2,600m – 3,450m
After breakfast, you will continue your ascent up towards Kibo. Trek along a winding trail, offering amazing views of the surrounding lowlands, giving you the first real feeling of the sheer size of the mountain. Make your way to Kikelewa Cave where you will spend the night. A beautiful stream below the campsite offers easy access to water.
Habitat: moorland | Elevation 3,450m – 3,600m
Today you will have a short but steep climb up grassy slopes on the edge of the vegetation zone. Amazing views of the wilderness area below reminds you that you are in Africa and you should keep your eyes pealed for animals in the distance. Reach Mawenzi Tarn Camp, situated beneath the towering Mawenzi spiers. Spend the afternoon acclimatising and exploring the area.
Habitat: moorland | Elevation: 3,600m – 4,330m
Today you will continue ascending the mountain on the eastern side of Kibo, crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo before reaching Kibo Hut after about 5 hours. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. Your guide will brief you before you head to bed for an early night to build up your energy levels.
Habitat: alpine desert | Elevation: 4,330m – 4,700m
You will wake up before midnight for some tea and biscuits and then head into the night along the trail that leads to the summit. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path that takes you to Hans Meyer Cave, where you will take a short break. You will then zigzag up to Gillman’s Point, located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone scree and is often regarded as the hardest part of the trek, requiring a lot of physical and mental effort. The last stretch from Gillman’s Point to the summit is covered in snow but at the end, you are rewarded with making it to Uhuru Peak, the top of Africa. A totally exhilarating experience that will take you through a range of emotions. Enjoy some time at the top of the mountain to take in the views and a few photographs before you begin your descent back to Kibo Hut. After reaching Kibo, you will catch your breath before continuing down to Horombo Hut where you will spend the night. Enjoy your final dinner on the mountain and get a well deserved nights rest.
Habitat: stone scree & ice-capped summit | Elevation: 4,700m – 5,895m – 3,720m
After a final breakfast, you will continue your descent, passing Mandara Hut and making your way down to Marangu Gate. Here you will sign your name and details in a register and receive your summit certificate. You will then be driven back to Arusha, marking the end of your Kilimanjaro safari where you can enjoy a long anticipated hot shower and celebrate your success.
Habitat: moorland & forest | Elevation: 3,720m – 1,980m