Trek the incredible Rongai Route of Mt Kilimanjaro.
See Africa from a different perspective – from the peaks of Mt Kilimanjaro. Approach the striking mountain from the north for the opportunity to see mountainside animals – monkeys and even the occasional elephant inhabits these parts, so keep your eyes peeled. Traverse through rich forests along the north-eastern side, then embark on a trek to the summit. Discover an enticing array of wildlife and gorgeous scenery along the way and be rewarded by incredible views from Uhuru Peak.
Stay in one of Northern Tanzania's most historic buildings and explore the lush tropical surrounds of Mangaru
Travelling with experienced guides and porters, you'll be in good hands, with one guide for every two passengers
Hike through the dense greenery of Mt Kilimanjaro’s foothills, spotting native creatures and wildflowers along the way
Witness the stark beauty of Mawenzi as the cirque of this stunning 5,149-metre peak towers above you
Hike Kilimanjaro's climactic last stretch by lamplight, reaching Africa’s highest point
Experience the incredible African sunrise from Mt Kilimanjaro – the ultimate reward for conquering Africa's premier peak
We are an official partner of IMEC’s Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP). This means all of our climbs have been assessed and scored based on a number of criteria, all of which are designed to ensure the proper treatment of porters on the Mountain. Read more here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/theme/walking/kilimanjaro-trek
You'll need a good level of fitness for this trip. The distances may not be long, but the altitude makes it much harder than your average uphill hike. The going will be slow as your body adjusts.
Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude.
Tried and tested all-purpose hiking equipment is required. Temperatures at night can get very low when you're above 3,500 metres, so warm clothing and a sleeping bag are essential. You can hire this equipment if need be.
Your safety comes first. Our experienced guides will monitor each passenger for any signs of acute mountain sickness. If you show any signs, you'll descend immediately with a guide.
Hiking for several days without a shower can be tough – be prepared for some dust and dirt. A mask, wet wipes and a face washer may become your best friends!
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1. Passenger Self Assessment Form required for this trip.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please see your booking agent for further information.
3. Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude.
4. Please arrange your flights to arrive at Marangu hotel before 4pm on Day 1 in order to attend the very important pre-climb briefing and information session.
Our Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route trips score an average of 4.83 out of 5 based on 12 reviews in the last year.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is physically and mentally the hardest thing I've ever done. My tip for other travellers is to keep going despite the exhaustion because the view from Uhuru Peak is stunning.
Review submitted 19 Jun 2018