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5 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Using the Marangu Route

Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking, Climbing, Trekking, Walking Safari

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the largest extinct volcanoes, It can be climbed any time of the year but best time is July to February, Well April and May is not good time cause of long rains .The mountain itself is 5895 meters high and is made up of three different volcanic peaks: Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira.

Mount Kilimanjaro Snow-capped Peak

One of the Mandara huts - Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing safari Accommodation

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing - The Highest point in Africa

Day 1: Arusha - Moshi – Mandara Hut

After breakfast , drive for 2/ 1hour to Marangu gate an altitude of 1900m, Finish the formalities and start hiking through dense semi-tropical rain forest, for your first overnight on Kilimanjaro , It takes 3-4 hrs walking in 9km to Mandara hut 2700m ,All meals and overnight .

Day 2: Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut

Breakfast , start the hiking through the moor land ,the landscape becomes more rugged and rocky but superb , with both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks in view , the hike is about 5-6hours ,the distance covered is 11km , All meals and overnight Horombo hut .(3700M )

Day 3: Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut

Breakfast ,then the hiking start first to last water point then cross the Alpine desert to Kibo hut 4700m , at the foot of mountain , the hiking is about 5-6 hours slowly. This cover a distance of 13km, it is highly recommended to have enough water for drinking at this point and drink a lot. All meals and overnight at Kibo hut.

Day 4: Kibo – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut

Breakfast, The final attempt to the summit is made in the early hours of the morning at 1:00am .It takes 6-7 hours to climb the most difficult point and most demanding part of your trip to Gilman’s point 5680m .If strong enough another 2hrs will take us to UHURU PEAK (5896m) the highest point in Africa, spend few minutes at the peak then descend to Horombo hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Horombo – Marangu Gate – Moshi - Arusha

Breakfast , Descend through the moor land , rain forest to park gate , where you will collect your Diploma if you make to the summit , transfer back to Moshi for 1hrs or to Arusha for 2hrs.


Safari Cost:

On request and may go down depending on the number of participants



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Victor Muthui Kiyau.
P.O Box 657
Mombasa, Kenya.
Tel: (254) 733-777132, (254) 721-348376