Afriland Tours and Safaris

6 Days Kilimanjaro Rongai Route

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Overview

The Rongai route ascends Kilimanjaro from the northeastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective of Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north.

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Details

Duration: 6 Day(s)

Places to visit: Mount Kilimanjaro

Inclusions

  • Park fees
  • Conservation Fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

Exclusion

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance and medical repatriation
  • Items of a personal nature

Itinerary

Arrival

Arrive Arusha, overnight at Zawadi on House Bed & breakfast

Drive to Marangu
DAY 1

Drive to Marangu gate to collect your permit. Then drive from Marangu to Rongai gate (Rombo village) Start trek begins from the gate winding up to the lush tropical forests and out into heather moorland. Overnight camping at First Cave. (2100m)

The trek continues
DAY 2

Through the fine open moorlands, we get great views of the plains of Kenya below and spectacular Mawenzi turn above. Overnight at Third Cave. (3800m)

Acclimatization day
DAY 3

Overnight at Third Cave (3800m)

Trek through the lunar desert of the Saddle
DAY 4

the lava-covered expanse between the two peaks Mawenzi and Kibo Reaching Kibo hut by the end of the day at 4700m. Overnight at Kibo Hut. (4703m)

Trek to The Final Steep
DAY 5

At midnight the trek begins up to the final steep, scree section to reach Hanzi Meya Cave (half way to the summit). Huge glaciers and cliffs can be seen which mark this part of the Gillman's Point (5695m) - Trek to Stella Point and the summit at Uhuru peak 5896m. From the summit the trek descends to Horombo Hut for the final night. (3720m).

Covering the last section of the mountain
DAY 6

the trek continues down through the forests to the Marangu gate where your vehicle will be waiting to transport you back to Arusha. Overnight at Zawadi on House Bed & breakfast.

6 Days Kilimanjaro Rongai Route
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