Mt Kilimanjaro Expedition

Rongai route-7 to 8 days.

Rongai Route Expedition

A Popular Route on Kilimanjaro. Just Choose Your Dates And Go.

Mt Kilimanjaro
Rongai route

7 Days

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, very close to the Kenyan border.

Less People
Drier Route

It offers spectacular views of the Masai lands reaching beyond Tanzania into Kenya. It is drier than other routes making it a good option for those climbing during the wet season. It is also a good route for those looking for a shorter, more remote route with fewer trekkers.

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To improve acclimatization, summit success, and safety, on the Rongai route 7- 8 days are recommended. While we offer this 6 - day hike we recommend that you consider our 7- day hike.

DAY 0: Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you are picked up and transported to your hotel.

DAY 1: Transportation to Rongai gate - Simba camp, Elevation: 2000m - 2650m, Distance: 7km, Time: 3- 4 hours walking, Habitat: Rain forest

Day 2: Simba camp – Kikelelwa camp, Elevation :2650m- 3675m, Distance: 12km, Time: 6-7 hours, Habitat: Moorland

Day 3: Kikelelwa - Mawenzi Tarn hut, Elevation: 3675 m- 4300m, Distance :4km, Time: 3 - 4 hours, Habitat: Alpine desert

Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn hut - Kibo hut campsite, Elevation: 4300 me- 4700 m, Distance: 8km, Time: 4- 5 hours, Habitat: "Lunar" landscape

Day 5: Kibo camp - Uhuru peak and down to Horombo, Elevation: 4700m - 5895m and down to 3700m, Distance: 21km, Time: 12 hours, Habitat: Arctic
Our final assent to Uhuru Peak the "roof of Africa" begins at midnight. After summitting, we descend to Kibo for brunch, then continuing down to Horombo camp (3700m) for dinner and overnight camp.

Day 6: Horombo hut - Marangu gate, Elevation: 3700m 1800m, Distance: 19 km, Time: 6 hours, Habitat: Rain forest
After finishing our descent to Marangu gate, you sign out of the Park, drive to Moshi for lunch and a celebratory drink for those who wish. Later we return you to your hotel in Arusha, where you can enjoy a shower and soft mattress.

You can find a detailed itinerary on the Itineraries page.

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4865 Bench Rd
Cowichan Bay, BC

Ethiopia Street, Kaloleni

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What Our Guests Say

  • Very nice trip with Ari, on recommandation from a friend we went with him for a safari after our climb to Uhuru peak, and it was a pleasure, very nice, very professional, and also very friendly. A safari very close to the animals, where he took time to explain all about everything, and provided all the confort, picking us at the hotel, and even bringing us to the airport in the middle of the night.

    Adrien, France
  • My two friends and I had an incredible time on the safari with our guide ari and our driver (“lion”)!! We would highly recommend this safari. We did a three day safari and three parks and an incredible hotel and food was all included! Our guides were very knowledgeable and helpful and allowed us to have so much fun and adventure along the way. We were able see all the animals we wanted to (rhino!) and it was a wonderful experience out in the parks. Such an incredible and magical place, full of life and wonder. The resort hotel we stayed at was also wonderful and relaxing. Thank you Ari and “Lion”!

  • I was impressed by Aristarick, one of our gides. He was very helpfull, motivating and knows a lot. Thanks to him we made it to the top.

  • We enjoyed amazing safari's in Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the Serengeti National Park, thanks to Kilimanjaro Bliss & Ari. Guide & driver Ari was very flexible and accommodating for our family (5people). Every day again, we were amazed by the beauty of the country, the hospitality of the people and the guidance of our guide & driver.

    Marijke, Belgium
  • Ari of Kilimanjaro Bliss was an amazing host. We had signed up to do our climb to the top of Kilimanjaro with Kilimanjaro Bliss and got so much more than we expected...Ari and his crew took great care of us on the seven days that we took to get to the top and back down again. The food was incredibly delicious and the crew were awesome. It was an amazing adventure and we made it back a day early, so we decided to do a safari to Tarangire National Park. We ended our day with a visit to a Masai village. A truly incredible experience with exceptional service by Ari.

    Gabe, Minnesota, USA
  • The most incredible adventure, with the most amazing people! Two women, aged 55 and 59, apprehensive of the gruelling journey, but hoping for bragging rights of reaching the top; we anticipated sacrificing all comfort to get there. Instead, we were blown away with the great lengths the team went through to, not only make us comfortable, but make us feel like royalty. Meals were better than I have had in 5-star restaurants. Although summit day was tough, the journey getting there will be what I remember best. I miss the team already!

    Brenda, Ontario, Canada