6 Days Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Safari and Trekking

  • Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

Group Safari in Tanzania

Enjoy the breathtaking views and wildlife of Kilimanjaro! Rongai route is one of the easiest routes and the success rate is very high. The route starts on the north side of the mountain just south of the Kenyan border and is one of the least traveled routes. You can see Kilimanjaro from many viewpoints as you descend the Marangu route on the south side of the mountain. You can also see many villages and coffee plantations en route.

Highlights

  • Kilimanjaro trekking
  • Professional mountain guides
  • Guides, porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Trekking and camping equipment
  • Daily meals and drinking water
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • 6 activity days
  • English
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You will stay for 5 nights at several accommodations in Mount Kilimanjaro including Simba Campsite, Second Cave Camp, Third Cave Camp, Kibo Huts, and Horombo Huts. This package also includes a 2-nights stay at a hotel before and after the program.

Day 1

You will drive to the attractive wooden village of Nale Moru for about 2 hours which include a stop to get permits in Marangu. After signing in and preparing the porters, you will begin the hike on a wide path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering the pine forest.

You will then start to climb through a consistent track and attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife. The first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.

  • Elevation: 2,000 meters / 6,560 feet to 2,650 meters / 8,700 feet
  • Distance: 6 kilometers / 4 miles
  • Hiking time: 3 - 4 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest

Day 2

In the morning, you will hike a steady ascent up to the Second Cave with superb views of Kibo and the eastern ice fields on the crater rim.

  • Elevation: 2,650 meters / 8,700 feet to 3,450 meters / 11,300 feet
  • Distance: 6 kilometers / 4 miles
  • Hiking time: 3 - 4 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

Day 3

On this day, you will continue your hike from the Second Cave to the Third Cave.

  • Elevation: 3,450 meters / 11,300 feet to 3,880 meters / 12,700 feet
  • Distance: 9 kilometers / 5 miles
  • Hiking time: 2 - 3 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-desert

Day 4

You will hike to Kibo Hut Camp at the bottom of the Kibo's crater wall. The remainder of the day will be spent by resting to prepare for the final ascent in the morning.

  • Elevation: 3,880 meters / 12,700 feet to 4,750 meters / 15,600 feet
  • Distance: 5 kilometers / 3 miles
  • Hiking time: 3 - 4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 5

Very early in the morning (midnight to 02:00), you will commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s Point located on the crater rim (5700 meters / 18,700 feet). After that, you will ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. You can take pictures at the summit to show your friends and family.

From there, you will descend and stop for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing the journey to the Horombo encampment. It will be by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there.

  • Elevation: 4,700 meters / 15,500 feet to 5,895 meters / 19,340 feet
  • Down to: 3,700 meters / 12,200 feet
  • Distance: 6 kilometers / 4 miles up / 15 kilometers / 9 miles up
  • Hiking time: 6 - 8 hours up
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 6

After having breakfast, you will take a steady descent through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through the lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will be helpful.

A vehicle will meet you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour). Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters.

  • Elevation: 3,700 meters / 12,200 feet to 1,700 meters / 5,500 feet
  • Distance: 20 kilometers / 12.5 miles
  • Hiking time: 4 - 5 hours
  • Habitat: Forest

Your trekking will take place on Mount Kilimanjaro located in Tanzania.

Large portions of fresh, healthy, and nutritious food will be served for you daily. It includes 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners. Clean purified 1.5 liters drinking water will also be provided for you every day.

  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • All mountain trekking equipment
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Camping equipment
  • Daily drinking water
  • Daily meals
  • Guides, porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Mount Kilimanjaro guided trekking
  • Pre and post-program accommodation for 2 nights at a hotel
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • Rescue fees
  • Optional tours (short safari, Zanzibar beaches, post-climbing activities etc)
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Tanzania visa (50 USD per person)
  • Tipping and any items of personal nature
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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  • Review by Louise L. from Netherlands
    7 out of 10

    "We booked a 4 day Safari with Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris and were picked up nicely from the airport on arrival in Arusha. Staff is very friendly and helpfull. The Safari was good and we saw the big 5! Very professional compagny."

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  • Review by a traveler from Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "The communication was very nice and easy, I received quick and clear answers to all my questions before, during, and after the trip! I did 2 days safari in Tarangire and Ngorongoro. The first day was perfect: good guide, good food, perfect organization, wonderful park, etc. The second was a bit harder. The only problem I really found was the mismatch between the other people in the group having plenty of time and wanting to enjoy their safari, and me having to take my flight. Except this, everything was fine, nice, and well organized."

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    10 out of 10

    "Overall, it was a great experience with Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris. They answered all my questions before the start of safari promptly and provided the service just as promised. Of all the research I did, I found Foot Slopes offered the best package for the time I had. Our driver, Juma, was amazing. He had great knowledge of all the animal and plant species. I went to Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire. Maybe all the safari operators can think of ways to improve food as some people had stomach issues, but Foot Slopes was great in taking care of people who had any health issues. I totally recommend them. "

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  • Review by Jean Cummings from USA
    10 out of 10

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  • Review by Emma Holmberg from Great Britain
    10 out of 10

    "The tour was amazing and we got to see so many amazing animals. We camped in the Serengeti which was fabulous as well as Ngorongoro in which we had a stunning view over the crater from the campsite. The people working for Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris are very nice! They may seem unorganised at times and maybe not as professional as our Western standards. Everything was perfect for me and I would recommend it! Remember that although it is expensive, these packages are amongst the cheapest so don't be too fussy."

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  • Review by KreŇ°imir M.
    10 out of 10

    "Every step of the travel arrangement process with Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris was very smooth and efficient. I would especially emphasize the effort that Gabriel and the rest of the team made for us to enjoy the safari. We were also very satisfied with the accommodation, both the tents in the safari camp in Mto Wa Mbu and a hotel in Arusha. Everything essential was provided, meals were served as agreed, so we really had an opportunity to rest and relax properly in both locations. Our guide was professional and trustworthy and made our game drives even more interesting by providing additional information about the wildlife in the region. He was also very open to making some plan adjustments according to our needs. Overall, we had an unforgettable experience of the safari in Tanzania, and I can fully recommend Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris for their friendly and personal approach in organizing our wildlife adventure. They really went out of their way to help us enjoy our tour."

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  • Review by Inggrid H.
    10 out of 10

    "We all really enjoyed this safari. A few of us had not been on safari before and a couple had but we were all well impressed with the organisation of the company, the greeting on our arrival and the helpfulness and knowledge of the guide. He could not do enough for us and made an effort to go above and beyond what you'd expect. The tents we were expecting turned out to be amazing. Glamping beyond anything I could have dreamed of. Perfect. The only minor glitch was the tourist hotel on the night prior. The staff there didn't seem to realise they were in a service industry but this was more amusing than a problem."

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  • Review by Miyuki from Japan
    10 out of 10

    "The safari game driving I had in Ngorongoro and Serengeti was amazing! Thank you Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris. Actually, we missed our flight on the last day because of several car problems during safari driving, but our consultant Gabriel and Foot Slopes team took care of us everything. They provided us free meals, accommodation in Arusha, all the taxi drives, and new flight tickets. Things happen in safari, lots of unexpected things. I think the best safari tour company is who takes care of their clients until the end no matter what happens - which I think is Foot Slopes team. Their service is excellent!"

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  • Review by Stepan Kratochvil from Czech Republic
    10 out of 10

    "This safari tour was perfect. All begin with an online discussion on the web page, where I can gain all information I need before spending the money. Then, I was picked up from the airport by the owner (included) and taken to the hotel in the middle of the Arusha where I slept the night before and after the safari tour (both nights were included). In the morning, the guide took me directly from the hotel. We have made 3 days safari with Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara. The guide in the jeep is communicative and educated to answer all questions. We had the budget version with accommodation in the camp between the parks (with swimming pool), which was very nice and we liked the "family" dinner with other safari guests. I would definitely recommend this company because of the very reasonable price and the personal approach of all the staff, who really try to make me enjoy the safari. "

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