You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town (Keys Hotel, Panama garden resort,
or Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel); you
will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the
necessary mountain gear. The missing gear can be rented on this day.Meals: No Meals Included.
After completing the necessary registration formalities at Marangu National Park gate, the porters and guides
will be ready and go back to the car drive to Rongai gate. The climb begins from Nale Moru (1,950 m) on a small path
treks through the fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. 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 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, Rongai One Camp (2,600 m) with extensive views over the
we now leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi.
Our campsite is in a sheltered valley with giant senecios near Kikelewa Caves (3.600 m). After lunch, there is time to
explore the valley or to rest.
A short but steep climb is rewarded by superb all round views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave vegetation
behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn hut (4,330m), spectacularly situated in a cirque directly
beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area as an aid to
We cross the lunar desert of the â€˜Saddleâ€™ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite (4,700m) at the bottom of the
Kibo crater wall. You will meet other people from Marangu route who will be staying in the hut. The remainder of the day
is spend resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.
we will start the final, and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m.
We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at
Gillmans Point (5,685 m) we will rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who
are still feeling strong can continue to the next two peaks Stella point and Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), passing close to the
spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs which surrounding most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo (4,700 m) is
surprisingly fast in which you will have hot soup, juice for refreshment, we continue the descent to reach our final
campsite at Horombo (3,720 m).
After breakfast you will celebrate with you team for Kilimanjaro song, jambo song then descent down through moorland
to Mandara Hut (2,700m), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. We continue descending through lovely lush forest
on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m).
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Tips is recommanded for a group sharing as follows:
I did the Marangu Route with African Traces at the end of December 2020. For me the most important thing in the experience was the safety of my self and my team, what i can say its that my guide was checking up on me every hour and at the beginning and the end of every day we did a-lot of checks and test with a form which gave me a-lot of confidence for my situation. see more
New Plymouth, New Zealand
I did the 8 day Lemosho route with the addition of the Western Breach and a night in the crater over NYE 2021. African Traces customized my trip to be exactly what I wanted it to be! Even tayored a gluten and dairy free meal plan while on the mountain which was so appreciated. The food was fantastic, my team was amazing‐ upbeat and helpful at every turn. see more
We were traveling for 7 days safari with Marco and Tony. The best experience I�ve could ever get!-great and interesting explanations.,-flexibility about the things we want to see.-the lodges was great, more than I thought it should be specially the guest house in Serengeti.-the food was amazing, I�m vegetarian and it was delicious for me. see more
I went for a 3 days safari in Serengeti and Ngorongoro national park with African Traces and I just loved it. Marco took care of me as I was solo traveller. He picked me up from the airport and helped to buy a bus tickets after Safari. And the safari tour was amazing, good car, good food and guide who was speaking English very well so he told us many interesting things about animals. see more
We contact Marko Mtui from African Traces about a month and a half before our trip to Tanzania in order to book ourself a safari trip. Marko was very communicative and answered all our questions and wonderings.
We checked a few Safari operators in Tanzania and decided to go with African Traces (which had the best "value for money" proposal and a lot of great reviews), and we couldn't choose better!
Ich bin derzeit auf Weltreise und habe Marko und African Traces von einem anderen Reisenden empfohlen bekommen. Wir hatten unsere Kili-Tour (leider) schon woanders gebucht, eine Safari sollte noch Folgen.
Die Nummer per Whatsapp kontaktiert und es hat vom ersten Moment an gestimmt. Marko weiss was die Kunden wollen. Weiterlesen