An 8 day tour (with 6 day trek) taking a more off-the-beaten-track route starting on the Eastern side of Mount Kilimanjaro – a relatively dry area with a short forest zone .The route skirts the base of Mawenzi, ascends via Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak and descends via the Marangu route trail.



Pick up in Kilimanjaro and transfer by road to Moshi and to Parkview Inn. For the semi-deluxe and luxury options, accommodation will be at Rivertrees Lodge in Arusha. Dinner and overnight.


After breakfast transfer by road to Rongai Gate to register and meet your guides. The hike commences through farmland and pine plantations and then continues through afromontane forest. Overnight at Simba Camp (Full Board).


After breakfast we ascend to Second Cave and its views of the Eastern ice fields. After lunch we leave the main trail and head towards Mawenzi and later to the Kikelewa Caves Camp in a sheltered valley. Overnight Kikelewa Caves Camp (Full Board).


Breakfast followed by a hike to see Mawenzi Tarn located beneath Mawenzi Volcano at 4330 metres. In order to avoid altitude sickness we head out for an acclimatisation walk in the afternoon. Overnight Mawenzi Tarn Camp (Full Board).

DAY 5   MAWENZI – KIBO        

Today we cross the saddle between the majestic volcanic peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo through the alpine desert zone to reach Kibo Camp which is situated at 4700 metres. After an early dinner there is a chance to get some rest before departing late this evening / early next morning on the final ascent to the summit. Overnight Kibo Camp (Full Board).

DAY 6   KIBO – HOROMBO      

Depart very early (around midnight) to arrive in time for dawn to break on the Roof of Africa! We ascend Kibo Volcano via Gilman’s Point (5685 metres) which takes around six to seven hours. It is then a further one and a half to two hours to the summit. Descend to Kibo Camp for refreshment and food and then continue down to Horombo Camp. Overnight Horombo Camp (Full Board).


The final section descends to Marangu Gate via Mandara and Marangu. From here we transfer back to Parkview in Moshi (standard option). For semi-deluxe and luxury options, accommodation at Rivertrees Lodge in Arusha for dinner and overnight.


After breakfast transfer back to Kilimanjaro. Drop off at the international airport for your onward flight.


Click here to view our price tables:

View Prices Request a Quote

Rongai Route: Price in USD$

A 6 day ascent of Kilimanjaro starting on the Eastern side of Kilimanjaro. This side of the mountain is relatively dry and has a relatively short forest zone. It skirts the base of Mawenzi and then ascends via Gilman’s point to Uhuru Peak. The descent is via the Marangu route trail. Kilimanjaro: views over the Mawenzi and Kibo saddle, close views of Mawenzi, the Kibo crater and ash pit and glaciers on the roof of Africa

Tour includes: transfers and accommodation as stated, Full Board on trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner), guest tent, mess tent, table, chairs, lamps and fully trained, expert guides, porters and cook and all park fees, camping fees and rescue fees. Luxury tour also has private portable wc, larger tents (3-person tent used for 2 people) with 3 inch foam mattresses, 18 Celsius rated sleeping bags with liners, pillow, a large walk-in mess tent. All tours include safety equipment, safety briefings and staff fully trained in First Aid.

Please select your currency:
Standard Climb
Date From Date To 01 pax 02 Pax 03 Pax 04 Pax 05 Pax 06 Pax Single Supplement
1-Jan-21 31-Dec-21 2795 USD 2340 USD 2280 USD 2250 USD 2105 USD 2095 USD 250 USD
Semi Deluxe Climb
Date From Date To 01 pax 02 Pax 03 Pax 04 Pax 05 Pax 06 Pax
1-Jan-21 30-Jun-21 6352 USD 4361 USD 3922 USD 3509 USD 3504 USD 3501 USD 320 USD
1-Jul-21 31-Aug-21 6384 USD 4393 USD 3954 USD 3541 USD 3536 USD 3533 USD 336 USD
1-Sep-21 31-Dec-21 6352 USD 4361 USD 3922 USD 3509 USD 3504 USD 3501 USD 320 USD
Luxury Climb
Date From Date To 01 pax 02 Pax 03 Pax 04 Pax 05 Pax 06 Pax
1-Jan-21 30-Jun-21 6707 USD 4612 USD 4082 USD 3740 USD 3735 USD 3732 USD 320 USD
1-Jul-21 31-Aug-21 6739 USD 4644 USD 4114 USD 3772 USD 3767 USD 3764 USD 336 USD
1-Sep-21 31-Dec-21 6707 USD 4612 USD 4082 USD 3740 USD 3735 USD 3732 USD 320 USD

Note: An extra day is available as follows: Standard (US$ 428 Per Person)

Note: There are no single huts available.

Extras for hire include on the Standard option:

Oxygen – US$ 190 per entire climb

Hyperbaric chamber – US$ 225

Automated External Defibrillator (AED heart saving device) – US$ 280 per entire climb

Pulse Oximeter: US$ 80 per entire climb

Booking Enquiries: click the button below to use our online enquiry form:

Request a Quote Now »

Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you.

Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

For contact details of all our overseas based Safari Advisors in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, India and South America click here, or call us using the numbers below:

USA & Canada USA & Canada   Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)

UK & EU UK & EU   Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)

Kenya Kenya   Tel: +254 (0)774-136523

Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari?

We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.