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Trek and Climb Kilimanjaro via the Rongai Route

Starts: Arusha, Tanzania
Finishes: Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Visit: Arusha, Engare Nairobi, Barangata, Mawenzi , Nanjara, Barangata, Moshi, Arusha, Kilimanjaro

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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This Kilimanjaro trek takes us along the quieter Rongai Route. This is one of the most scenic trekking routes on Kilimanjaro, providing a gradual climb through forest, farmland, open moor and has expansive views northwards to Amboseli National Park in Kenya. As an aid to acclimatisation, we include a rest day at the idyllic Mawenzi Tarn Camp, beneath the imposing rock spires. This additional day on the mountain dramatically increases our chances of summit success as we are better adjusted to the altitude. A pre-dawn start on the last day of our ascend enables us to reach the high point at Uhuru Peak (5895m) in time to see the summit snows illuminated by the golden light of sunrise. Kilimanjaro's prominence, being one of the world's tallest freestanding mountains, and Africa’s highest, makes it a great objective for either a life-time goal or a personal challenge.

This exceptional trekking adventure holiday offers the chance to summit Kilimanjaro by way of its finest and most enjoyable routes, alongside an additional day to acclimatise. This is probably not a journey you are going to do more than once, so ensure you have the best chances of summiting, and that you enjoy it!

Highlights

    • Trek the Rongai Route, with an additional day on the mountain vital for acclimatisation and summit success
    • Our highly experienced and expert guides work hard to give you the best chances to summit
    • Watch the African sunrise from the crater rim of Africa’s highest mountain
    • Join the exclusive group who have climbed one of the world’s ‘7 Summits’

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 62492
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Arusha, Tanzania
Finishes: Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Duration: 9 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • A professional and qualified tour leader and full support crew
  • Single timed airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • All accommodation as described
  • All meals
  • All land transport required by the itinerary
  • All park fees and permits (total of $970)

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $3,230 ($359/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

Itinerary

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Tanzania Kilimanjaro, Marangu, Rongai, Kikelewa Caves, Mawenzi Tarn, Kibo Hut, Horombo, Kilimanjaro National Park
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Trekking

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Karen E.  

This was an awesome trip and the most memorable birthday I have ever had. I was very impressed with the services provided and the people who provided them. Our guides were superb at setting a realistic pace and making sure everyone achieved their potential. A BIG THANKS to our guide for getting me to the top. I was quite weak due to not eating much in the previous days. He allowed Judy and I to go at a very slow pace. (It took us over 10 hours to reach the summit). Having looked at the other companies I don't think they would have let us take that amount of time. I shall be eternally grateful to him for allowing me to realise my dream. I shall definitely be recommending your company to all my friends and indeed anyone I meet!

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Ariel L.  

It was our first real climbing experience and I am sure none of us will ever forget it. The only advice I’d give anyone who asked me about climbing Kilimanjaro is to go with you.

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Maria O.  

All absolutely outstanding! We had an amazing local team led by a guide who couldn't have been more supportive, encouraging and helpful. The route was good and the pace was set according to our ability. And the food was excellent! As mentioned earlier, the guide is an excellent trip leader who we trusted 100%. He was constantly checking up on our health, taught us the best way to successfully make it to the top and never stopped encouraging us. You could tell he was very well liked and respected also by the locals. You have found a star of a trip leader! Simply the best!!!

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Melanie C.  

I was impressed with the trip dossier and detailed information sent. Any communication sent via email was prompty answered. They displayed outstanding leadership. I would very confidently recommend their guiding services to friends and family and would jump at the chance to complete another trekking adventure with either. They were knowledgeable, patient, and wonderful to be around. After making it to Hans Meyer Cave on summit night I became ill and very disappointingly had to turn around. I thought my chances of summiting were over; however, the next day, the guide incredibly generously offered me the chance to make a second attempt that morning. He went far far far beyond what I expected in a guide and I am so very grateful that I was able to summit with him. I would recommend both him and Elias as guides in a heartbeat. The trip greatly surpassed all of my expectations. Thank-you so much for a wonderful trip!

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Dan C.  

Onex was an exceptional leader, able to quickly spot when team members needed help or guidance. He performed his role quietly and efficiently and made sure he allowed time for each team member. Climbing Kili was always going to be memorable, but the local team made it something very special. I wouldn't hesisate to recommend TVR tours to any of my friends.

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Lee H.  

This trip was more amazing than I could have ever have hoped. I'm ready to quit my job and work as a porter or guide in Tanzania. I chose this tour company because I passed the shop window whilst walking in Keswick. Having compared them with other similar companies I know I made the right choice. Thank you and keep up the good work.

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Jonathan W.  

This trip was truly a trip of a lifetime for me. It's not an easy trip but, with the excellent guides, the trip was enjoyable and successful if any one was to plan a trip to Kilimanjaro I would thoroughly recommend this tour company, Onyx and the team. Most enjoyed - The challenge of the trip both physically and mentally and the great team environment from the group.I genuinely don't believe the trip could be better it was 100% perfect.

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Simon R.  

Fantastic holiday and the trip of a lifetime. There were no major issues and overall the service and support for first rate. We will definitely be back (once we know what to do next!!!) Our guide was a super star, he helped up massively when trying to update our charity face book page which is something that we were struggling with given the reception of our mobiles. Top top man. We could not have asked for more the entire experience and crew were fantastic. Summit day was fantastic, although by far it was the most demanding. The trip exceeded expectations and also it was a lot harder than we thought it would be. I would recommend that people take an extra day either at the beginning or the end as you start and end the trip exhausted with all the travelling.

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Clodagh M.  

A life changing experience! I enjoyed most the fantastically cheerful porters, the amazing food and the beauty of our surroundings.

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Emma T.  

We were really impressed with the efficiency of the contact section of the website and the staff that answered my queries. Also very friendly and helpful in the office when I visited, thank you! The hotel at Marangu, the staff seemed a bit disorganised at the end of the trek - fortunately our guide was able to sort things out. The food that the team produced during the trek was amazing considering the conditions they had to prepare and cook in. I was expecting to possibly get ill from the food - but had no problems at all.

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Jacqueline  

We had a great time on the Rongai Route. The local agents, Tanzania Rift Valley Tours, were fantastic. Our leader, guides and porters were friendly, hard working and very knowledgeable about the local area and the mountain. We were very well looked after throughout our stay. I would say though that you need to do some decent preparation to get fit to climb Kili. Much of the trip is straightforward but the final ascent is very challenging so if you're going to do this, do read up on what to expect so you can make the most of it. Overall an amazing trip.

Tour Operator

KE Adventure Travel

KE is your number one choice for classic treks such as Everest Basecamp in Nepal, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Toubkal in Morocco or the Tour du Mont Blanc in the European Alps. Our record is also second-to-none on climbing expeditions to peaks as diverse as Mera Peak in Nepal, Mount Khuiten in Mongolia and Monte Rosa in Switzerland

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