High Desert Glaciers
Rongai is the least trammeled of all the Kilimanjaro routes, and the reason for this is the distance to travel from either Arusha or Moshi to commence the climb. It is also the least developed of the main trails and allows for an enhanced sense of oneness with the mountain when there are fewer people to share it with.
Typically Rongai is a 7-day climb, with 5 of those days directed at the summit. The early stages of the climb, as the trails leaves the narrow band of forest and begins its long traverse of the dry northern heathland, accommodation is within or alongside a series of deep caves, until the trail merges with Marangu Route at Kibo Huts.
Expect less ecological variety on this trail, and a lot of human impact along the forest fringe. From Kibo huts the trail continues on to Gilman’s Point, and then the summit, returning to base either via Marangu Route or Mweka Route to Mweka Gate.
Kili WorldBorn Safaris offers several Rongai Route Options, with longer or shorter versions depending on your preference. Contact Us for pricing and itinerary…