Kilimanjaro Shira Route

Just got back from Mt. Kilimanjaro with my son (we both made it to the peak) and the experience exceeded my expectations in every regard. It was better that I had hoped for and I want to thank you very much for all the assistance, hand holding, and help before the trip. I had never done anything like this, but I can't wait to try it again.

Kurt Welton | USA

Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

The sight of the permanent snow-capped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m) provides a constant source of inspiration when viewed from the vast plains below. It is also a natural focus for any fit trekker keen to summit the highest peak in Africa. While the ascent does not require any technical climbing, the trails are demanding and a sound level of fitness and an ability to acclimatise are essential pre-requisites before attempting the summit. The Rongai Route begins in attractive farmland and delightful forest, with the opportunity for viewing black and white colobus monkeys, and passes through several different climate zones. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north east. From the alluring summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m) we will have amazing 360 views of the surrounding plains.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Marangu
DAYS 2/5 Ascend via Moorland Camp (2600m), Kikelewa Caves (3600m), Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4100m) and Kibo (4700m)
DAY 6 Ascend to Gilman's Point (5681m), Uhuru Peak (5895m), descend to Horombo
DAY 7 Descend to Marangu
DAY 8 In Marangu, trip concludes

traveller reviews

We were delighted with the trip up Kilimanjaro. The guides were wonderful and the stars of our trip, and the quality of the food and service was fabulous. We made it to the top, but even if we had not we would still have rated this trip as outstanding and one of the best trips we have ever had.

Calver family Qld, Australia

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Trip Code: KIR
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Trekking
Next Trip:  Every Saturday from June to October and December to February
price: $2,290.00 USD

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