AJT071 - Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai Route




ü  Only northern approach route to Mount Kilimanjaro's summit

ü  Offers a true wilderness experience on the early stages of the climb

ü  Ascent and descent via different routes

ü  Watch sunrise over the summit crater rim


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Activities: Mountain climbing.

Accommodation: 6 nights in camps and huts.

Transport: Fully equipped custom built safari minivan or 4x4 Land Cruiser

Escort: Kenya Professional Safari Guide rated driver guide or on special request safari guide

Suggest: Beach or Rwanda Gorilla extension



Day Location Accommodation Board Activity
1 Moshi Ameg Lodge DBB Trsf
2 Mandara Moorland Camp LDBB Climbing
3 Kilelewa Kilelewa Caves LDBB Climbing
4 Kibo Kibo Hut LDBB Climbing
5 Horombo Horombo Hut LDBB Peak
6 Moshi Ameg Lodge LDBB Descend
7 Departure     Trsf

L-Lunch, D-Dinner, BB-Bed and breakfast, LDBB-Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, Trsf-Transfer, E-Early morning game drive, A-Morning game drive, P-Afternoon game drive, HDS-Half Day sightseeing, FDS-Full Day Sightseeing



Day 01 - Moshi - Ameg Lodge
Arrival at your hotel. If you need to hire any extra gear, advise the hotel this evening. Leave any excess clothing and valuables at the hotel - they will lock them up for you. Pack your bag carefully for the climb - remember the weight limit of 12kg. Leave some 'bin bags' in an outer pocket of your bag, and show the porters where they are so that in case of rain they can quickly cover your bag. Keep one out for your personal backpack too! Dinner and overnight at Ameg Lodge - DBB.


Day 02 - Moorland - Moorland Camp
Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Rongai. The climb begins from the attractive wooden village of Nale Moru (1,950 m.) on a small path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the beautiful Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey. These monkeys are black with a long 'cape' of white hair and a flowing white tail. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone (2,600 m.) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains of Tsavo and Amboseli. (3-4 hours walking).

Dinner and overnight at Camp 1st Cave - Moorland Camp - LDBB.


Day 03 - Kilelewa - Kilelewa Caves
The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the 'Second Cave' (3,450 m.) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim. After lunch, you leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Passing the 2nd Cave you reach the 3rd Cave at 3,800m for overnight camp taking 3-4 hours.

Dinner and overnight at Camp 3rd Cave - Kilelewa Caves - LDBB.


Day 04 - Kibo - Kibo Hut
You cross the lunar desert of the 'Saddle' between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach School campsite (4,750m.) at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night! (4-5 hours walking).

Dinner and overnight at Kibo Hut - LDBB.


Day 05 - Horombo - Horombo Hut
You will start the final, and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m. You walk very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic screen to reach the crater rim at Gillman's Point (5,685 m.) You will rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (5,896m.); passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo (4,700 m.) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshment, you will continue the descent to reach the final campsite at Horombo (3,720 m). (11-15 hours walking). Dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut - LDBB.



Day 06 - Moshi - Ameg Lodge
A steady down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m.), the first stopping place at the Marangu Route. Continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m.). (5-7 hours walking). You are transferred back to AMEG Lodge Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight atAmeg Lodge - DBB.



Day 07 – Depart
Breakfast at your hotel. Depending with the mode of transfer and time, you will be picked from your hotel and transfer to your respective destinations.

End of our services


Price includes
2 Nights at Ameg Lodge
1 Night at 1st Cave-Moorland Camp
1 Night at 3rd Cave - Kilelewa Caves
1 Night at Kibo Hut
1 Night at Horombo Hut
All Park Fees
National park approved guides and porters

Price excludes
All International Flights + Taxes
Travel & Personal accident insurance
Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls etc
Excursions not detailed in above program

Added Value:
Complimentary Africa Journeys pen
Complimentary Africa Journeys Safari Hat

Complimentary Flying Doctors membership

Health Requirements
Please note you will need a Yellow Fever Inoculation, this must be done no later than 10 days prior to departure. If you have had any previous history of Liver Disorders you must consult your physician first. Malaria prophylactics are a must.

These are considered to be compulsory for all attempting Kilimanjaro, it has become a tradition! Please budget at least USD80 for this six-day camping hike - per guest - which gets split across the group. Old clothing is also appreciated!

Travel Insurance
Please ensure you have sufficient Medical Cover for the duration of your trip and in particular to cover you while doing the Kilimanjaro Climb.

Optional Transfers:
Private minivan transfer: Nairobi-Moshi:
USD 300 per minivan one-way
Shuttle transfer: Nairobi-Moshi (Vice versa): USD 35 per person one-way
Scheduled flight Nairobi/Kilimanjaro (vice versa): USD 200 per person one-way (excluding international departure tax) (Flight costs are current and may change with/without notice due to factors such as significant fuel cost increment thus occasioning a supplement.)
Private minivan transfer: Kilimanjaro/Arusha-Moshi:
USD 70 per minivan one-way

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