Our Safari Overview
If you are looking to climb Kilimanjaro with the minimum amount of traffic and are not absolutely confident about your fitness then Rongai is the rout for you.
The total number of days for the package is 9 days (7 days hiking 1 day of arrival 1 day for departure). The arrival and departure days include airport transfers and a night at a hotel. If you are already in the country then the arrival and departure days should be disregarded. We’ve also provided two sets of prices for the full package 9 days and prices for just the 7 days of the climb.
Rongai approaches Kilimanjaro from the north east close to the Kenyan side and its suitable for climbing during stormy season. It retains a sense of un-spoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective.
Lost in Africa professional mountain guides will do their best to make sure that you safely reach the top of Kilimanjaro hence fulfilling your goal and dream. They will adjust the pace accordingly and monitor your health periodically throughout the hike. You will be accompanied by your guide a cook and a team of porters (a crew of 9 people for 2 climbers). The more the climbers, the more the crew will be.
Duration: 9 days (7 days hiking, 1 day of arrival, 1 day for departure).
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport or point of entry and be transferred to your accommodation followed by a pre-climb briefing and equipment check.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (as per arrival time). | Accommodation: Masailand safari lodge.
Registration will be at Marangu gate, then a 3 hour drive to Rongai gate. Starting from Nale Moru village crossing through farms this gentle hike will take you past a pine forest through pleasing surroundings before reaching Simba Camp. This toilet equipped camp site with a creek just down below (for water) is where we will spend the night.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Simba Camp.
You’ll ascend the open moorland to camp at the second Tarn cave. As much as this day’s hike is aimed at covering ground it is also aimed at helping your body with acclimatization. This will intern reduce the chances of you suffering from altitude sickness and also help increase your odds of summiting.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Second Tarn Cave.
Leaving the moorland behind your climb towards kikelewa cave will give you breathtaking views. Once at Kikelewa cave, Mother Nature will provide us with clean water for sanitation, drinking and cooking via streams just below the cave.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Kikelewa Cave.
A steep but short climb with impressive vistas of the surroundings will bring you to your camp right beneath the towering Mawenzi peak. We will be able to acclimatize here whist exploring the surroundings.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Mawenzi Tarn Camp.
A 4-5 hour hike on the stretch between Mawenzi and Kibo will bring us all the way to Kibo hut leaving us with enough time to rest in preparation for the tough summit day which will start at around midnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Kibo Hut.
As it is the norm after a warm cup of tea and biscuits, hiking will start at around midnight.
The tough climb on a rocky trail will take you past Hans Meyer Cave (5150m) to and past Gillman’s Point (5681m) located on the crater rim and up a mentally and physically challenging steep stony scree, to a snowy section that will bring us all the way to Uhuru (5895m) peak. Africa’s highest point
After feeling much joy and relief because of a successful summit and after taking pictures rejoicing, congratulating yourself and your mates, you will start on a six hour decent through Kibo hut to Horombo hut where you’ll camp for the final day in the mountain.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Horombo Hut.
The final day of the hike will take between 5-6hrs taking us all the way back to the park gate. Check out will follow along with receiving our Kilimanjaro climbing certificates as well as saying our farewells to the mountain crew.
Please note; Green certificates will be given to climbers who’ve reached Gillman’s point (5685m) while Gold certificate will be given to those who’ve reached Uhuru peak (5895m)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (as per Departure time). | Accommodation: Masailand Safari Lodge.
The final day will see your itinerary extension begin (if any) or you’ll be transferred to your port of exit be it the airport for your flight home or to zanzibar or to the national parks for your safari extension depending on your destination and time of departure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (as per departure time). | Accommodation: Accommodation: (as per the next destination)
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Prices with arrival & departure days (9 days total
|Prices without arrival and departure days (7 days of climbing only)||$3750