The Rongai route starts just south of Kenya- Tanzania border and has been almost unused for many years because the area was considered sensitive. Now open for climbing once again, experienced guides consider this ascent route to be both easier and more beautiful than the main Marangu trail.

Tour Name:- Secluded Kilimanjaro
Route:- Rongai
Duration:- 7 days and 6 nights (5 days on the mountain)

Sample Itinerary

Moshi – Second Cave camp (11,160ft/3400m)
Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park gate for entry formalities then proceed to the starting point. Climb with picnic lunch to Second Cave (3400m) and spend the night here. From this point, you will enjoy a panoramic view of beautiful flower fields, Lake Chara and the Mawenzi peak.

Second Cave camp – Third Cave camp (12,800ft/3900m)
After breakfast, ascend to third Cave with picnic lunch on the way. Spend the rest of the day relaxing which helps acclimatize.

Third Cave camp – School hut (15,090ft/4600m)
Proceed to School hut with packed lunch. Have dinner and prepare for the final ascend to the summit

School hut – Summit (19,340ft/5895m) – Horombo hut
Take the mid-night hike to Uhuru peak, the highest point in Africa getting there at sunrise. Descend to Horombo hut for lunch, dinner and stay overnight

Horombo hut – Moshi
Walk down to the park gate then drive to the hotel in Moshi town.

Depart Moshi
Depart Moshi for onward or catch flight back home