6 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Rongai Route

Rongai is the only northern route up Kilimanjaro. It will take you past the second-highest point in Tanzania – Mawenzi while offering bird’s-eye views of the mountain’s rain forest. The gentle gradient and its gradual acclimatization bring one safely to the highest point of Africa – Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru peak, at 5,895 m. Rongai Route boasts high success rates of 84 and 94 percent on 7-day climbs, respectively. Rongai is great for travelers with previous exposure to high altitude and offers an escape from fellow-climbers, as it requires the longest drive before reaching the park gate



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Super We did safari with the organisation. It is aVery nice experience. Many thanks to Lameck, our guide. He is the best. Recommend
Zwh K
Zwh K
Great Experience We did the one day hike up the Kilimanjaro tour and was great! The tour guide picked us up on time and was very informative through the whole tour. Showed us different types of plants and interesting information. The lunch they provided was also hand made and pretty delicious! They picked us all the way up from Arusha to Moshi and was easy to communicate with other WhatsApp. I would definitely recommend booking with Kisambi Tours again!
maddy m
maddy m
Excellent Moshi Excellent! I did Many city tours but this one really very good. Moshi is nice, the waterfall is wonderful and the coffee tour was very interesting and fun. The lunch was delicious. Congratulations for the staff and especially to Noela, the super pleasant guide.
sergio g
sergio g
A nice experience of the hot springs Everything was well arranged by our friendly guide and drive, Furthermore we received additional information about the area from the guide on the way to and from the hot springs, which was nice.
Fantastische service Wat een ervaring was de beklimming van de Kilimanjaro. In 1 woord: fantastisch! Dag ervoor werden we heel volledig gebriefd, onze materialen werden gecheckt en onze gids ging mee naar de verhuurwinkel voor een aantal zaken die we bewust niet mee hadden genomen. Super service en heel vriendelijk! Vanaf het eerste moment voel je je in goede handen. Dat was ook tijdens onze tocht naar boven zo. De gidsen (Ally en Nassoro) en daarnaast alle overige staff hebben ons fantastisch geholpen om de top te bereiken. Goede adviezen en iedere keer de juiste vertrektijd zodat we voor de regen in het volgende kamp waren 😉 Het was een ervaring om nooit te vergeten, dus mocht je Kili willen beklimmen, doe dat via Elisante en zijn team. Bedankt!
Tyscha W
Tyscha W
Good experience I went to Mikumi national park with two friends. Everything was planned perfectly, the guide was very prepared. It was a very short trip (2 days only) but we saw all the animals in the park.
Gemma M
Gemma M
Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Arusha, Moshi, Materuni I was travelling with my parents and everything was very good.We started our journey from Bariadi, then Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Materuni, Arusha, Moshi, Maji moto For sure I recommend them
Noemi B
Noemi B
Expérience inoubliable Nous avons effectué un voyage merveilleux au côté de l'équipe de Kisambi Tours. Nous avons effectué l'ascension du mont Meru avec notre super guide Tuliza pour apprécier un lever de soleil inoubliable sur le Kilimandjaro. Par la suite nous avons eu la chance de visiter les parcs de Tarangire, Serengeti et Ngorongoro crater. Notre guide Emanuel était particulièrement sympathique, professionnel et arrangeant, ses 25 ans d'expérience nous ont permis de découvrir les parcs de manière unique. Enfin nous avons terminé par 2 jours en immersion dans le village de Materuni pour conclure ce voyage inoubliable.
Antonin R
Antonin R
Unforgettable amazing experience! Ήταν μια από τις καλύτερες εμπειρίες κατά την διαμονή μας στην Αφρική. Ο Dennis μας παρέλαβε από το ξενοδοχείο και μαζί κατευθυνθήκαμε στα χωριά Materuni που βρίσκονται στο όρος Kilimanjaro. Φθάνοντας εκεί και αφού θαυμάσαμε την θέα, κατευθυνθήκαμε προς ένα μέρος όπου είδαμε πως καλλιεργείται και παράγεται ο καφές Arabica. Η εμπειρία αυτή ήταν απίστευτη και θα μας μείνει πραγματικά αξέχαστη. Στην συνέχεια πήραμε το μεσημεριανό μας όλοι μαζί δοκιμάζοντας παραδοσιακά τοπικά πιάτα. Φεύγοντας από εκεί και μετά από περίπου 40 λεπτά περπάτημα μέσα στο δάσος, φθάσαμε σε ένα απίστευτο ειδυλλιακό τοπίο όπου αντικρίσαμε έναν τεράστιο καταρράκτη. Αφού θαυμάσαμε την ομορφιά της φύσης και βγάλαμε αρκετές φωτογραφίες, πήραμε τον δρόμο της επιστροφής. Κατά την διάρκεια της περιήγησής μας, ο Dennis μας εξηγούσε πολλά πράγματα για την κουλτούρα, τις συνήθειες, την θρησκεία και πολλά ακόμη ενδιαφέροντα πράγματα της ευρύτερης περιοχής. Επίσης ήταν πρόθυμος να μας βγάλει όμορφες αναμνηστικές φωτογραφίες και να πραγματοποιήσει κάθε επιθυμία που είχαμε. Αν κάποτε ξαναπηγαιναμε εκεί σίγουρα θα θέλαμε να μας ξεναγήσει πάλι ο Dennis.It was one of the amazing experiences we had during our stay in Tanzania! Dennis picked up us from the hotel and we drove to Materuni Villages! During the trip we made a stop in a local scholl because we asked for that so we can see how the schools there work and we gave some sweets to the children. We we arrived we saw the view which was amazing and then we walked to a place where we saw how coffee is produced. This experience was amazing and it will be unforgettable for us. We danced and we sang with the people and the children there and we were part from this family! We felt like home because they are so nice people and their hospitality was amazing. After that we ate all together local traditional dishes that they cooked for us and they gave us souvenirs from banana leaves and we bought also some nice handmade souvenirs from the store there. After the lunch we left and we walked 40 minutes through an amazing park - forest! This walk was amazing! Dennis was explaining us everything about their history, the plants, the environment there and their habits! During this walk we met local people and they were also so nice with us! After 40 minutes of walking we saw a huge waterfall and we couldn't believe how beautiful was that! Dennis made many nice photos of us and then we walked back to the car! We recommend 100% this tour with Dennis! And if we have the chance to go back to this place it will be our pleasure to meet him again and enjoy more time with hime! Thank Dennis! We already miss you!
Anna Chamilothori
Anna Chamilothori
Kilimanjaro - Machame 7 Day Elisante (owner) and the whole team at Kisambi tours were fantastic from start to finish. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough for a Kilimanjaro climb.From quote stage Elisante was clear, helpful and professional (and the price was great). He allowed us to choose any route and date which meant my friend and I could choose a full moon summit as we had hoped. In the lead up to the trip he was also helpful and gave me great confidence.Once in Tanzania he arranges airport pickups at the standard rate and can organise accommodation and other activities. The day before the climb we met for gear check and briefing, and again I was very impressed at how professional and helpful they were. Driving us to gear rental shops and a cafe, and also arranging a day trip to Materuni village and water falls (amazing) for us. You are very well taken care of with Kisambi!On the mountain the team could not have been better. The trip was the height of luxury, better than some hotels I’ve stayed in! Comfortable beds, food so good that we thought the chef must have been a magician, and two highly experienced guides at our side through it all. We felt that the whole team really wanted us to succeed and that they were all doing everything they could for us to. Incredible people, each and every one.When the climb was difficult on the summit night, our guides high experience became very clear. They make it look so easy and with their help, we made it. I can’t imagine having climbed it with anyone else, they were incredible.If you’re considering a Kilimanjaro climb (or any tourist activity in Moshi) then Elisante is the man to speak to. I have full confidence in recommending him and will be giving him a call when I eventually return. Thank you Elisante, and thank you to our whole team!
Brian O'Mahony
Brian O'Mahony

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Tour Plan

A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold a quick briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle to Kilimanjaro National Park’s northern entrance: Nalemuru Gate (2,020 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group will start trekking up to Simba Camp (2,625 m). Your trek this day will be moderate and take you through coniferous forest up Kilimanjaro’s northern slope. Remember not to hurry and always keep a comfortable pace. By the time you reach the camp, our professional mountain crew will prepare everything necessary, put tents and cook dinner for you This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on: •Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine •Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (littleby little, frequently)
 Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies
 Elevation: 2000m/6560ft to 2650m/8700ft
 Distance: 6km/4mi
 Hiking Time: 56 hours
 Difficulty: Low
 Habitat: Rain forest
Early in the morning after breakfast, the group will depart from Simba Camp to start trekking towards your. second high altitude camp: Kikilewa Camp (3,630 m) where you can see Kibo Volcano at its finest (barring cloudy weather). This trekking is more physically demanding than the previous one, so once you are in the camp, full rest is recommended. • Elevation: 2625m to 3630m • Distance: 10km • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours • Difficulty: Medium • Habitat: Moorland
Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of trekking to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, which is situated at the foot of Mawenzi Volcano, Kilimanjaro’s second summit. When you reach the camp, you will have lunch and a twohour rest, after which there will be an acclimatization hike towards Mawenzi Volcano with a 200meter gain in altitude, followed by a hike back down to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, where you will have dinner in the evening Note: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up thacclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of
altitude sickness. Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,310 m)
 Destination point en route to Mawenzi Volcano
(4,510 m)
Hiking distance: 2 km
Hiking time: 12 hours
 Elevation: 3630m to 4310m
 Distance: 6km
 Hiking Time: 45 hours
 Difficulty: Medium
 Habitat: Alpine desert
This day will be spent trekking towards School Hut Camp (4,715 m). The landscape will change significantly to give way to a rocky semidesert. The actual trekking is not very difficult; just remember to stick with an appropriate pace to keep up your strength for the trekking to Kilimanjaro’s summit. When you reach the camp, we recommend you sleep well, avoid strenuous activity, and drink as much as you can, because that very night you will be ascending Uhuru Peak (5,895 m).
 Elevation: 4310m to 4715m
 Distance: 9km
 Hiking Time: 56 hours
 Difficulty: Medium
 Habitat: Alpine desert
Night departure from School Hut Camp (4,715 m) and the start of your trekking to Kilimanjaro’s summit Uhuru peak (5,895 m). The trekking will be moderate from a physical standpoint, but the altitude presents a much more serious problem. For the entire length of the trekking their own guide, who will be monitoring your stamina and mental resolve, will accompany each pair of climbers. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Kibo Camp and after a twohour rest continue your descent to School Hut Camp (3,720 m). Note: Don’t forget that 90% of all accidents occur during the descent, including all broken arms and legs. Please pay attention to your feet, as there is a high risk of damaging your toenails.  Elevation: (4715m to 5895m) (5895m to 3720m)
 Distance: 21km
 Hiking Time: 1214 hours
 Difficulty: High
You will be offered a warm breakfast in the morning, after which we will head for the Kilimanjaro National Park’s exit: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, and then you will have the chance to share your opinions on the trip in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.
 Elevation: 3720m to 1860m
 Distance: 18km
 Hiking Time: 56 hours
 Difficulty: Medium
 Habitat: Rainforest
Prices/included services
Pricing for the Kilimanjaro Rongai Route 6 days (per person)
1 Person 2 Persons 3-4 Persons 5-6 Persons 7 Persons and more
1990 USD 1720 USD 1560 USD 1530 USD 1480 USD
Included Services:
  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary | Professional, English-speaking guide | Mountain crew (cook, summit porter& porters) | Overnight stays in tents | Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, tables, chairs, etc.) | Meals according to the itinerary | Drinking water, tea & coffee | Oxygen tank and oximeters | All national park fees | Transfer from the hotel to the National Park gate and back
Not included services:
  • Alcohol and soft drinks | Sleeping bag | Flights | Visa fees | Tips | Personal spending money for souvenirs | Travel insurance | Airport Transfer | Pre and Post climb Hotel Accommodation

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