MARANGU ROUTE (Coca cola Route)
This route has a moderate slope, making it less difficult to climb. That does increase the possibility of going to fast for your body to acclimate to the altitude however, so discipline is needed to remember to go “pole pole” (slowly). It is the most popular way up Kilimanjaro, and is the only route with emergency evacuation service. Also, it is the only route with huts, including dormitories and dining rooms.
|Marangu gate-Mandara hut:||3-4 hours|
|Mandara-Horombo hut:||5-6 hours|
|Horombo-Kibo hut:||5-6 hours|
|Kibo-Gilmans point:||5-6 hours|
|Giliman’s-Uhuru summit:||1-2 hours|
Minimum: 5 days
Recommended: 6-7 days
This is the second most popular route, and it is considered the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. With a gradual ascend through the forest you emerge to see wide views of the moorland on the Shira plateau, Kibo and Western Breach. The different kinds of vegetation found along the route make it the most scenic route. For a slightly more technical climb on Kilimanjaro, one can conquer Uhuru Peak from Arrow Glacier camp, but a less challenging route can be taken from Barranco Hut.
|Machame gate- Machame hut:||5-6 hours|
|Machame hut- Shira hut:||5-6 hours|
|Shira- Baranco ( 13, 100ft)||5-7 hours|
|Baranco- Barafu campsite (15, 500ft)||6-7hours|
|Barafu to uhuru summit||6-7 hours|
|Uhuru-Mweka camp||4-5 hours|
|Mweka camp-Mweka gate||3-4 hours|
Minimum: 6 days
Recomended: 7-8 days
This is another difficult route up Kilimanjaro with more days for acclimatization. Lemosho route needs you to be accompanied by an armed ranger as you might encounter wild buffalo/ elephant on your first two days of trekking.
|Londorosi- Mti Mkubwa:||3-4 hours|
|Mti Mkubwa-Shira:||5-6 hours|
|Shira I- Shira II:||4-6 hours|
|Shira II- Barafu:||6-7 hours|
|Barafu-Uhuru Summit:||6-8 hours|
|Mweka camp-gate||3-4 hours|
Minimum: 7 days
Recommended: 8-9 days
The Rongai route is much drier than southern routes. Elephants and Colubus Monkeys can be found on the way. As the ascent continues, climbers can enjoy spectacular views over the immense Maasai plains of Kenya.
|Nare Moru- First Cave:||3-4 hours|
|First Cave-Third Cave:||4-5 hours|
|Third Cave- Kibo:||5-6 hour|
|Kibo- Uhuru Summit:||6-8 hours|
|Uhuru- Horombo:||5-6 hours|
|Horombo-Marangu gate:||5-7 hours|
UMBWE ROUTE program can be requested.
Minimum: 7 days
Recommended: 8-9 days
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|Mt. Meru (Alt 4,566m) is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and one of Africa’s most beautiful volcanoes. It is overshadowed by Kilimanjaro, its famous neighbour, and frequently overlooked by most visitors to Tanzania. Meru is a spectacular mountain; the trek involves beautiful hiking through the grassland and forest on the mountain’s lower slopes, followed by a dramatic and exhilarating and, sometimes, tough walk to the summit. The summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge which provides stunning views of the ash cone. Mt. Kilimanjaro can also be seen in the background. The other highlight of this route is the variety of wildlife that can be seen. Elephants, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalo, and baboon to name but a few. Overnight stay is in dormitory style huts.|
|MOUNT OF GOD (alt 2886 meters)Ol Doinyo Lengai means “Mountain of God” in Massai language. It is a steep around 2900m high stratovolcano located in a section of the East-African Rift Valley in northern Tanzania, near the Ngorongongo and Serengeti National parks. The volcano is known for its unique type of natrocarbonatite lava and as such it is the only known active natrocarbonatite volcano on earth. Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, altitude 2886m (9524 feet), is a unique and extremely fascinating volcano that towers above the East African Rift Valley in Northern Tanzania, just south of Lake Natron. It is the only volcano in the world that sometimes erupts natrocarbonatite lava, a highly fluid lava that contains almost no silicon.|
|Remotely located on somewhat bumpy tracks 200km south-west of Arusha, Mt. Hanang’s extinct volcanic crater makes for a stunning feature above the otherwise undulating plains. The two-day climb takes trekkers through numerous tribal areas, including the land of the semi-nomadic Barabaig, recognizable by their goatskin garments.|