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Rongai Route

We have over 40 Open Group Kilimanjaro climbs, including the Rongai Route throughout the year departing from the UK and Ireland.  Anyone can join and you can sign up today from just £449!  Alternatively, if you have your own group of 10 or more people we can help you plan a Private Trip on the Rongai Route.


11 day trip
7 days / 6 nights - (the itinerary can be shorter or longer as required for Private Trips).

Monkey on grass and dirtA group of climbers trek through a wooded areaIce caps on Mount Kilimanjaro


Rongai is the only route that approaches from the north. Due to its remote starting location, which requires a little extra effort to get to, it is one of the least frequented trails on Kilimanjaro, which is perfect for those looking for a more ‘wilderness’ experience. Technically speaking, ‘Rongai’ is not its true name, but is the one it is best known by. The trail used to start right on the Kenyan border at Rongai Village, but now begins in the small town of Loitokitok, which is the official name of the trail. Rongai is by no means an ‘easier’ route, but it takes a slower pace, usually over 7 days, and has more of a gradual ascent than other routes. The route follows a trail through farmland and then up to a smaller forest section before continuing in the shadow of Mawenzi Peak, Kilimanjaro's second highest volcano, where trekkers have the chance experience arguably the most picturesque camp on the mountain at Mawenzi Tarn. From here the route crosses 'The Saddle' through desert terrain up to Kibo camp, and from here joins the Marangu Route on its approach to the summit via Gillman’s and Stella point.

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To view our Open Group 7 day Rongai trip and depature dates please click here >

To plan your own Private Kilimanjaro Trip on the Rongai Route, you can complete our online Private Trip Planner click here >

Alternatively, please give us a call on +44 (0) 20 7609 6695 or send an email to with your requirements and we will be happy to help.




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