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6 Days Rongai Route

Route Overview

Embark on a remarkable 6-day trekking expedition along the Rongai Route with Victoria Expeditions. This less crowded and captivating trail on Mount Kilimanjaro offers a unique blend of wildlife encounters and breathtaking scenic vistas. Experience the thrill of summiting Africa’s highest peak while savoring the abundant natural beauty that surrounds you.

Embark on your trek from Rongai Gate, where you will meet your experienced guides. As you venture through the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro, keep an eye out for intriguing wildlife encounters, including colobus monkeys and various bird species. Settle into Simba Camp for the night, surrounded by lush landscapes.

Continue your ascent, leaving the dense rainforest behind and entering the heathland zone. Absorb the breathtaking scenic views that unfold as you hike towards Second Cave Camp. Along the way, you may catch glimpses of wildlife such as zebras and antelopes, adding to the allure of the journey.

Traverse the alpine desert terrain as you make your way to Kikelewa Camp. This leg of the journey offers expansive panoramas of the surrounding landscapes, dotted with unique plant species adapted to the rugged high-altitude environment. Watch for grazing animals like eland and buffalo along the way.

As you ascend to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, be captivated by the striking beauty of the Mawenzi Peak, the second-highest peak of Kilimanjaro. The campsite provides a stunning backdrop of jagged cliffs and glacial valleys, creating an awe-inspiring setting to rest and rejuvenate.

Prepare for the final push towards the summit as you move closer to Kibo Hut. Marvel at the ever-changing landscapes and breathtaking scenic views along the rugged trail. Keep an eye out for high-altitude adapted wildlife, such as mountain reedbuck, as you approach the base camp.

Embark on an exhilarating pre-dawn trek towards Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. Ascending through the challenging Gilman's Point, witness the awe-inspiring sunrise transform the surrounding glaciers and vast landscapes. Celebrate your accomplishment before descending to Horombo Hut, where you'll find well-deserved rest and serenity.

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