Spectacular Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa – its peak at 5,895 metres. Towering over the plains of Tanzania and Kenya, it is considered the highest ‘walkable’ mountain in the world – the ultimate adventure for climbers in Africa. We offer mainly customized, private climbs, but if you are looking for group climbs, we offer these departing on fixed dates. Have a look at the 6 day Rongai Route climb which is one of our favourites. For details on alternative routes and other climbs please contact us for more information.
Please note this is just a suggested itinerary highlighting some of the best aspects of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. We believe the Rongai Route is really spectacular and less crowded, as well as being slightly more accessible. However, we offer several different routes up Kilimanjaro and a shorter route on Mount Meru. We can tailor any aspects of this itinerary to best suit your needs, feel free to talk to us to explore all of the available options.
Rongai Route climb:
Transfer from Onsea House to Marangu National Park gate. Transfer to Trailhead to begin your climb on Rongai route.
Morning walk up to the Second Cave.
After lunch, walk to Mawenzi.
Morning walk to next camp at Mawenzi Tarn. Afternoon at leisure or explore surrounding area.
Walk to cross Kibo Campsite.
Remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent.
Start final climb around 1am to Gillman’s Point. Descent to reach our final campsite at Horombo.
Marangu route descent to the National Park gate at Marangu.
Transfer to Onsea House.
Return home or relax in Arusha for an extra day or start the next part of your safari!
Climate from January to mid-March: One of two dry seasons (the other being from June to October). Climbing at these times is preferable, not only to avoid walking in the rain but also to maximize your chances of enjoying great views. You can definitely have an enjoyable climb at other times of year but the chances of snow on the trails and encountering slippery conditions is greater.
Depending on what time of year you travel, we will recommend the best areas and camps to visit and which parts of the Serengeti National Park to go to in order to have the best chance of seeing the migration. We want to make sure that you have the best chance of seeing a lot of game - the migration is more than just wildebeest – it means predator action, and generally a huge congregation of all kinds of mammals!
From mid July to October, the migration is usually concentrated in the the northern part of the Serengeti and the wildebeest accumulate in the Mara River area. From December to March, the migration is usually located in the Southern Serengeti where the wildebeest congregate for calving season. Some of the camps (like Olakira) move twice a year to follow the migration, so will be located either in Southern or Northern Serengeti depending on when you visit. At other times of the year, the migration won't be so concentrated, but there is still plenty of game in the Serengeti - we will advise the most appropriate locations to visit.
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