The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, the Rongai route still experiences low traffic. Rongai is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the crowded Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation).
Arrive at your preffered time.
Accommodation: Simba Camp
Climb up the less-visited northern slopes through varied ecosystems.
Accommodation: Simba Camp/ Kiwelewele Camp
Continue ascending with superb views of the eastern ice fields.
Accommodation: Mawenzi Tarn Camp
Ascend through grassy slopes up to an area with majestic views.
Hike slowly though the famous "Saddle" between the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks.
Accommodation: Horombo Hut Camp
Night hike to the Summit via Gillman's Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise before descending to Horombo Hut Camp.
Continue descent through forested lower slopes to Moshi.
Depart at your chosen time.
Arusha - Ngorongoro - Serengeti - Singita/Sabora - Depart
Arusha - Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro - Arusha
Dar Es Salaam - Ruaha National Park - Mikumi National Park- Selous Game Reserve - Depart
Arusha National Park - Miriakamba Hut - Walk to Rhino Camp - Walk through Open Grassland - Descend to Marangu Gate
Nairobi - Tarangire - Ngorongoro Serengeti - Arusha - Depart