6 Days from$1485 p/p in USD
DeparturesJan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
A hiking safari that takes you to Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro on an exciting adventure as you attempt to summit Africa’s highest peak. Make your way across the Rongai Route allowing you to traverse from the north to the south on one of the quietest routes to the summit. A beautiful trail that borders Kenya and allows for easier hiking conditions, increasing your chance of success. Enjoy amazing panoramic views of the famous Kilimanjaro National Park below and the imposing Mawenzi Peak above as you make your way higher up the volcano. Reach the summit filled with emotions you will never forget and experience being on top of the world. Make your way down the Marangu Route and return home with unbelievable stories of you time on the mountain.
Safari types:Mountain Safari, Trekking Safari
You will visit:Kilimanjaro National Park
Wildlife:Birds, Colobus Monkey
Getting around:Transfer Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Arusha
This is a private trip guided by professionals with mountaineering skills, climbing experience and safety knowledge on how to acclimatise. Hikers will make their way through farmlands, forest and alpine moorlands on one of the lowest traffic routes. Porters will help carry hiking gear and other supplies including food and cooking equipment. A chef will prepare energy-rich food to help you with the demanding hike.
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 1,485 per person
Discounts available for a party of 5 or more – min. 2 pax
- Airport transfers from Kilimanjaro Airport
- Accommodation, meals, equipment & drinking water
- AMREF Flying Doctors air rescue insurance
- Government taxes, park fees & climbing certificate
- Guides, porters & chef on the mountain
- First Aid Kit
- Flights & visas
- Hotel in Moshi (can be arranged)
- Climbing gear (available for rent)
- Private medical & travel insurance
- Personal expenses & tips for guides, porters & chef
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Kilimanjaro Tanzanite Safaris‘
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- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
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Day by Day Overview
Make your way to the Marangu park gate for registration and proceed to the Rongai trailhead. Meet your guide and porters before you begin your hike from the Nale Moru village. The small winding path crosses maize fields before entering a pine forest where you can see some of the primates that live there. The trail is not steep and provides an easy first day hike through the beautiful countryside. Arrive at First Cave camp.
Hiking time: 5 hours / elevation: 1950m-2600m / distance: 8 km / habitat: montane forest
The trail continues up towards Kibo, passing Second Cave before reaching Kikelwa Cave at about 3600 metres. The views start to open up and you begin to feel you’re on a really big mountain. Make your way past the stream below before reaching your campsite.
Hiking time: 6-7 hours / elevation: 2600m-3600m / habitat: moorlands
A short but steep climb up grassy slopes offers superb views of the surrounding wilderness. See animals in the national park below if you are lucky. The Moorlands vegetation zone ends shortly before you reach your next camp at Mawenzi Tarn situated beneath the towering Mawenzi spires. Spend the afternoon acclimatising and exploring the area.
Hiking time: 3-4 hours / elevation: 3600m-4330m / habitat: moorlands
Continue ascending the mountain on the eastern side of Kibo, crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo until you reach Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight.
Hiking time: 4-5 hours / elevation: 4330m-4700m / habitat: alpine desert
Wake up around 23h30 for some tea and biscuits before heading off into the night. This is where the going really gets tough. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave and then zigzags up to Gillman’s Point, located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone scree and is the most demanding section of the route. Pass Gillman’s Point and encounter snow all the way up to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. Expereince the thrill of reaching the summit and take some photographs. When it’s time, head back down to Kibo Hut for a short rest before pushing on to Horombo Hut. Prepare for around 14 hours of hiking filled with stirring emotions as you create amazing memories.
Hiking time: 8 hours up & 6 hours down / elevation: 4700m-5895m-3720m / habitat: stone scree
After breakfast, continue your descent and pass through Mandara Hut on your way to the Marangu gate. At the gate you will sign your name and details in a register and receive your summit certificate. Drive back to Arusha for a overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations.
Hiking time: 6 hours / elevation: 3720m-1980m / habitat: montane forest