7 Days Rongai Route

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Rongai Route
Route Overview

This route is one of the official routes but it is a less explored route so expect flower climbers if you are going to choose to climb Kilimanjaro.

Because of how the route is, it isn’t as easy to acclimatize. But don’t worry we will work on that so you get some time to acclimatize.

Route Highlights
  • Look out over Africa as you relish your accomplishment
  • Experience the peaceful beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • The route crosses several diverse climate zones
  • Enjoy the quiet serenity on one of the lesser-used Kilimanjaro routes

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Day to Day Itinerary

$2200p/p Onwards

2 people :$1950 3pp. :$ 1900 4pp: $1870 5pp: $1840 7pp: $1800

Drive from your hotel after breakfast for about 2 hours to Nale moru village for registration and start the Trail through the lush rainforest.

The first day’s hiking is easygoing and you will arrive at Rongai First Cave where you’ll have a chance to freshen up and have dinner.


Camping at Simba Camp

Elevation: 900m/2,900feet to 2,100m/6,890ft to 2,626m/8,610feet

Distance: 6km/3.5 miles

Hiking time: 3-4 hrs

Habitat: Mountain forest

The hike continues today from simba camp and on the way you will see the change in vegitation to shrubs and grasses. We will stop for lunch in the second cave before reaching the junction to the third cave where we will turn east to Kikelelwa Camp for overnight.


Camping at Kikelelwa Camp

Elevation: 2,620m/8,600ft

Distance: 9km/5.5 miles

Hiking time: 6-7 hrs

Habitat: Moorland/alpine zone

Today you will hike for a very short time compared to other days although the terrain will be very steep. Today you will be able to Experience the shadow from Mawenzi peak also you will see Lake Chala and an endemic plant specie of KilimanjaroDendrosenecio plant”.


Camping at Mawenzi

Elevation: 3,200m/10,500ft

Distance: 4km/2.5 miles

Hiking time: 4-5 hrs

Habitat: Alpine desert

Today you will do simple hiking activities but the main point for this day is only for acclimatization


Camping at Mawenzi tarn Camp

Elevation: 4,300m/14,100feet

Distance: 2km/1.2 miles

Hiking time: N/A

Habitat: Alpine desert

The hike today is long but gradual through the saddle area which is formed between the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. The air is dry and the route is barren, but once you arrive at the Kibo Hut, the area provides spectacular views over the plains. You will then be served a hot dinner, prepare your gear for the following day’s summit push, and get some much-needed rest.


Kibo Huts

Elevation: 4,300m/14,100feet

Distance: 9km/5.5 miles

Hiking time: 5-6 hrs​

Habitat: Alpine desert

This day begins at midnight. You’ll be woken up with a hot cup of tea and a biscuit and begin your ascent towards the dark. Hike until you reach Hans Meyer Cave for a break to refuel with an energy bar. Continue in a zigzagging formation as the terrain steepens when coming onto Gilman’s Point. Take a short break get some hot tea and continue your way up.

We’ll then gradually make our way to Uhuru Peak, where you will be able to soak up the incredible views, stay for a picture, and enjoy your great achievement while standing on Africa’s highest point! We will then descend straight down the mountain towards the Kibo Hut where we will stop for a rest, lunch, and a celebration before heading back down towards Horombo Hut.


Horombo hut

Elevation: 4,700m/15,400ft to 5,895m/19,340ft to 3,720m/12,200ft

Distance: 6km to 15km/3.7 miles to 9.3 miles

Hiking time: 6-8 hrs to the summit then 6 hrs to Horombo Hut

Habitat: Alpine desert/arctic/moorland

Today you will descend until the Marangu gate where you will meet our Dubu Adventures representative and drive to your hotel for a deep shower and a well earned rest.

Safari Tour includes the following:

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)

Not included in the  tour:

  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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Dubu Adventures is a reliable Tanzanian safari tour specialist providing first-hand service with a personal touch that customize each and every trip to your own specific tastes, requirements and budget. We offer unique and peerless safaris in Tanzania including mt. Kilimanjaro climbing and Zanzibar beach vacations.

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We had amazing experience with this Safari. We got so excited when the 4*4 car arrived at our hotel. Abdulrazak and his colleague were very professional and experienced. They knew the best spots in Tarangire national park and where to take the best photos. They were knowledgeable and the kids enjoyed their time. Highly recommended
My all Expectations for a life time safari was Excellent and it went as i expected the Experience was Amazing.
King J
My kids and I had an amazing 4 days safari with Edwin and Hassan. Edwin gave us all explanations about wildlife, animals etc… Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire have no secrets for them.
Great company with great services, i recommend that you choose this company for safari based at serengeti national Park, tarangire national Park, manyara national park and ngorongoro conservation areas.
Samy J

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