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Mountain Kilimanjaro Trekking on Rongai Route

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Tour Duration: 08 Days and 07 Nights
Max People : 18

Mountain Kilimanjaro Trekking on Rongai Route

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north. Rongai route is truly one of the more remote and wild trails on the entire mountain. Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience.

Tour Overview:

Mountain Kilimanjaro climb Rongai Route
Duration: 7 Days
Category: Kilimanjaro Trekking
Destinations: Mountain Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route
Major Attractions: Vegetation zones, Wildlife, Mountain Kilimanjaro
Tour Guides Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian. For other languages please send a special request prior to your safari -additional fee may apply.
Start in: Moshi End in: Moshi
Recommended Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with UV radiation filtering etc.
Additional note: Porters will escort and guide you all you’re climbing along the mountain

Key Information:
  • Start at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and Moshi
  • 08 days 07 nights Mountain Kilimanjaro trekking
  • Destinations: Mountain Kilimanjaro trekking
  • Accommodations Type: Camping / Medium Hotels
  • English Safari Driver Guide / Request new language
  • All park fee included
Highlights:
  • Explore Mountain Kilimanjaro Trekking
  • Delicious Meal while on trekking (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Professional services from our experienced staff and guides.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) (Google Map)

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Kilimanjaro Package Includes

  • Airport transfer
  • 02 x overnights at Ilboru safari hotel or similar
  • Shared Kilimanjaro Climb/Rongai Route
  • Full board during climb including mineral/drinking water
  • Professional well experienced Kilimanjaro Team with English-speaking guide
  • Mountain guide, porters and cook
  • Mountain accommodation Huts, mattresses, – Pls bring your own sleeping bag)
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees, rescue fees, Climbing Certificates
  • Overnights at mountain campsites

Kilimanjaro Package Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees (50USD or 100USD for American or Irish passport holders - to be paid upon arrival)
  • Gratuities for Kilimanjaro Team or safari guides
  • Sleeping bag hire (rental fee 20 USD per person)
  • All expenses not in Includes section of this price terms
  • Laundry
  • All items and expenditures of a personal nature

Standard Option

  • 1 person US$2,952.
  • 2 people sharing / per person US$2,586.
  • 3 people sharing / per person US$2,478
  • 4 people sharing / per person US$2,409.
  • 5 people sharing / per person US$2,362.
  • 6 people sharing / per person US$2,322

Comfort Option

  • 1 person US$3,072.
  • 2 people sharing / per person US$2,670.
  • 3 people sharing / per person US$2,562.
  • 4 people sharing / per person US$2,493.
  • 5 people sharing / per person US$2,446.
  • 6 people sharing / per person US$2,406.

Luxury Option

  • 1 person US$3,312.
  • 2 people sharing / per person US$2,910
  • 3 people sharing / per person US$2,802.
  • 4 people sharing / per person US$2,733.
  • 5 people sharing / per person US$2,686.
  • 6 people sharing / per person US$2,646.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival, Tour Briefing and Resting

You will be meet and greet at the Kilimanjaro International Airport of by our Driver/Guide and our representative
You will drive to your booked hotel in Moshi depending on your arrival time. Our Kilimanjaro Expert will come to meet you and to provide you with a briefing on your Trekking.

Standard Accommodation: WeruWeru River Lodge (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Comfort Accommodation: Marangu hotel, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Luxury Accommodation: Alteza Lodge, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)

DAY 2: Hike up through the Rongai Forest approx. 2625m

In the morning we pick you from your hotel in Moshi and drive to the town of Nalemoru on the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro and the trailhead five miles outside of town
From the Park entrance you start the climb passing through pine forest and a short stretch of mountainous rainforest until we reach the heather and moorlands. It is about a 4-5 hour walk to Sekimba camp at approx. 2625m but we advise people to go very slowly
The forest teems with bird life and Colobus and other monkeys may be seen
You will arrive late afternoon so the rest of the day will be used to relax and recheck your equipment

DAY 3: First camp to Kikelewa Moorland (3630m)

Continue through the forest (on this side is no such forest belt), eventually encountering the moorlands just below a large lava overhang known as Second Cave, here you will have lunch, then traverse the open moorlands toward the spectacular peak of Mawenzi, Kilimanjaro’s second major peak rising our second camp is at Kikelewa, (relative) shortly before reaching the saddle that connects Mawenzi to Kibo and Uhuru peaks. (5-6 hours hiking.)

Overnight at a campsite

DAY 4: Mawenzi Tarn Hut

Rising early you climb steadily to craggy jugged peaks of Mawenzi one of the volcanic peaks camp beneath Mawenzi at approx. 4,300m. Some climbers take an alternative route away from Mawenzi and camp on the north side of the saddle (Mawenzi Tarn Hut is in the north).

Overnight at a campsite

Day 5:Outward Bound Hut (School Hut or preferably Kibo Hut)

Trek to the Outward Bound Hut (School Hut or preferably Kibo Hut) at 4,715m between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Mountain vistas are fabulous as we emerge onto the saddle between glacier-covered Kibo and rock-crowned Mawenzi (these mountain views alone are worth the effort of the trek!)
We’ll arrive by lunchtime, and have the afternoon to organize and rest up for the summit attempt
We’ll turn in early (since we’ll be arising before midnight).

Overnight at a campsite

Day 6:Kibo camp to Gilman’s point to Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut

This is the hardest day of the climb and an early start before midnight or one, where it is dark cold and where you use your head torch for the first few hours. You will pass (rest and have coffee at) Hans Meyers cave after about 3 hours climbing. Depending on weather conditions the temperature can be as low as -25 c. At dawn you should reach Gilman’s point and usually see a spectacular sunrise as you stand above the clouds. From here if you have enough energy left a further 1 and a half hours walk before you are standing on the highest part of the African continent- Uhuru Peak. A quick photo session and then you descend down to Kibo and then on to Horombo at 3700m (11-12 hours hiking.)
Overnight at a campsite in Horombo Hut

Day 7:Horombo to Park Gate then to Moshi

Descending across the moorland and into the forest to Mandara hut, where a meal is served, a walk of about 3 or 4 hours and the last stretch of 2 hours through the rain forest to Marangu Gate
After bidding our farewells to our guide and porters, we’ll take you to Moshi for dinner and overnight stay at;

Standard Accommodation: WeruWeru River Lodge (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Comfort Accommodation: Marangu hotel, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Luxury Accommodation: Alteza Lodge, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)

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I did the tour with 3 friends. It was a total of 10 days. It was indescribable. Our guide is a great guy, you can tell that he has been doing this job for years. He was able to show us all the animals. Lions, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, even the rare cheetahs and leopards. If you have never been on safari, you should not miss this experience. We felt very comfortable the whole time. The lodges including service, equipment and service were also first class. Hence 5 stars.

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Lorenz Weissenberger
We have enjoyed our safari with SafariBaseTanzania so much that we are already thinking of going back. Everything has been very great, he has explained details of the nature of the place, the culture, everything that makes Africa unique. We have appreciated the local food as well as the entire lodging experience. It is an unmissable expedition, thank you for taking care of us in all the details, for the laughs and the good times.

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Tanya Rey
I did the tour with my wife. It was a total of 8 days. It was indescribable. Asura our guide was just perfect, no wonder with 20 years of professional experience. We all saw lions, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, and leopards. We recommend everyone to go on a safari tour, the experience was fantastic, the accommodations and the service were perfect. There are 5 stars for that.

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