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“The roof of Africa”


The Rongai Route approaches Kilimanjaro from the north and retains a sense of untouched wilderness, which has been lost on the crowded Marangu and Machame trails. It is the easiest of all route options, as the gradient is relatively gentle and daily segments are short. From the starting point just south of the Kenya-Tanzania border, the trail winds through farmland, forests, and Alpine moorland, ending at the beautiful summit cone. There are magnificent views throughout, with possibilities for wildlife viewing, and an extra day to aid acclimatization as the trail climbs beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi peak. The final ascent is arduous and made in the dark of night however; daybreak offers the rewarding once-in-a-lifetime view of glaciers, ice cliffs and the vast East African plains below. Descending through the lush forest, there is time to relax and recover before the flight home.

adventure itinerary

We at Wild Bug Adventures would love to support you throughout your trekking journey. Our experienced and upbeat guides will march and sing with you to the “Roof of Africa”

Rongai Gate (1950m) – 1st Caves camp (2600m) Distance: Approx 8 kms Habitat: Forest (Montane) Hiking time: 5hrs

1st Cave (2600m) – Kikelewa Cave (3600m) Habitat: Moorlands Hiking time: 6 – 7hrs

Kikelewa Cave (3600) – Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m) Habitat: Moorlands Hiking time: 3 – 4hrs

Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m) – Kibo hut (4700m) Habitat: Alpine desert Hiking time: 4 – 5hrs

(Summit Attempt) Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo hut (3720m) Habitat: Stone scree / ice-cap summit Distance: Approx 6 kms ascent, 21 kms descent Hiking time: 8hrs to Uhuru, 6hrs to Horombo

Horombo hut (at 3720m) to Marangu Gate (at 1980m) Distance: Approx 27 kms Hiking time: 6hrs


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