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8 days

Mount Kilimanjaro

Rongai Route

The route is also known as the Whiskey route, given its reputation for being a tough climb, in contrast to the easier Marangu route, which is known as the Coca Cola route. Unlike the gradual incline and hut accommodations found on the Marangu Route, the climbers on Machame hike steeper trails, for longer distances, while sleeping in tents.

Met on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and brought to your hotel in Arusha for overnight.

Overnight: Zawadi Lodge

After breakfast leave the hotel to Marangu Gate transfer to Rongai. Walk through an attractive forest
that shelters a wild variety of wildlife, including the beautiful black and white Colobus monkey to the
first camp at the edge of the moorland zone (2,600m) approximately 3 – 4 hours walking.

 (3,450)., with the views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fielde on the
crater rim to the peak on Mawenzi. The Campsite is in a sheltered valley near Kikelelwa Cave (3,600m), 6
– 7 hours walking.

From Shira Plateau you continue to peak of Kibo. Ascend to Lava Tower, called the”Shark’s Tooth” and
on the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 4,876m. Continue on the Barranco Hut at 3,860m (12,795ft), 6

Day 6:
Start the final steepest and most demanding part of the climb by torchlight around the midnight
crossing through the loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5,685m). For those
who still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (5,685). Passing close to the
spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to our final
campsite at Horombo (3,720m) approximately 11 – 15 hrs walking.

A steady descent down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m), the continue descending through lovely lush forest to the National Park Gate at Marangu (1,850m) approximately 5 – 6 hrs waliking then drive back to Arusha or Moshi.

Overnight at Chanya Lodge

After breakfast leave the hotel for Kilimanjaro International Airport or continue for safari with us.


  • Accommodation during the safari on Full Board basis
  • Ground transportation in 4×4 Land Cruisers BOTH in Kenya & Tanzania
  • Complimentary 1 Litter bottled mineral water per person per day on safari
  • Park entrance fees
  • Transport on private basis
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Meet-and-greet services
  • Airport transfers


  • All international air transportation
  • Any domestic flights unless specified above
  • Visa fees
  • Any item (s) of personal nature i.e. tobacco, porterage and laundry
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