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.
|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|
The walk up Kilimanjaro was absolutely amazing – a real personal challenge. I was fortunate enough to make it to the top and I have to say, the view from the top has to be the best view I have ever experienced. From Kili the safari was really stunning.