SS51-7 Days Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the largest extinct Volcanoes. It can be climbed at any time except in April and May during the long rains. January to March and August to October are the best climbing seasons. There are two routes Marangu and Machame. The Marangu route is the easiest and the most accessible.

 Day 1: Nairobi - Moshi

Arrive Namanga border town by 1000 hrs. Continue to Arusha for lunch after immigrations formalities. Drive to Moshi where the afternoon is spent organising climbing gear. Dinner and overnight the Hotel.

Day 2: Moshi - Mandara Hut
After breakfast, drive 45 kms to Marangu gate an altitude of 1860M. Walk 9 Kms to Mandara hut, 2744 Ms ( 9,000 vets) through the dense semi - tropical rain forest, for your first overnight on Kilimanjaro. Meals and overnight at the hut.

Day 3: Mandara - Horombo Hut
Start early morning for a ten hours walk through the moorlands towards Horombo. The landscape becomes more rugged and rocky but superb, with both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks in view. You will spend your second night at the mountain at Horombo Hut, an altitude of 3,761 M. ( 12,335 Ft.).

Day 4: Horombo - Kibo Hut
Take a tiring 13 Kms walk through the Alpine vegetation which takes 6 Hrs to Kibo hut 4,732 M ( 15,520 Ft.) above sea level. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant cactus , groundswell and lobelia can be seen. Meals and overnight at the Hut.

Day 5: Kibo - Uhuru Peak - Horombo Hut
The final attempt to the summit is made in the early hours of the morning at 2.00 a.m.. It takes about 5 hours to climb the steepest and most difficult part of the route to Gilman's point (5,681 M.) 18,630 ft. From the Gilman's it takes 11/2 to 2 hours to Uhuru Peak, 5,896 M (19,344 Ft.). Descend to Horombo for Dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Horombo - Moshi
Descent is rapid. After breakfast, walk down to Marangu gate for transfer to Moshi. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 7: Moshi - Nairobi
After breakfast drive to Arusha for lunch, then proceed to Nairobi via Namanga border to arrive early afternoon.

The Cost of the safari ranges from US$950 per person per day,this price range is determined by how many people are booking.Enquire with our reservation office to get exact quote.We offer free airport transfer.

The price includes:

  • Transfers to and back .
  • Porters and guides.
  • Tour guide who is knowledgeable and conversant with the flora and fauna of Kenya.
  • Accomodaion in Semi-Permanent Tents,huts
  • Toilets and Hot shower
  • All park entrance fees 
  • All Government taxes and levies
  • 3 Meals a Day Vegeterain and Non-Vegetarian
  • One Litre Mineral water a day while on safari

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