KILIMANJARO CLIMB- 7 DAYS RONGAI ROUTE

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Activity type: Trekking
Activity level: Easy/ Moderate
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12 Feb 2019 - 31 Dec 2020

Duration: 7 Day(s) / Tour with flexible start dates
Price: from $1552 / Negotiable

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The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, this route still experiences low crowds. Rongai has a more gradual slope than the mountain’s other routes. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the popular Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation). Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience.

Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for nearly the entire way. Descent is made via the Marangu route.

Shika Tours and Safaris offers Rongai as a seven day group climb or a six or seven private climb. The six day variation does not have an acclimatization day on day four at Mawenzi Tarn.

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Price includes

  • - Private transport from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi. - 2 nights of accommodation at Parkview Inn. - Private transport to and from the hotel to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate - National Park entry fees and hut fees - Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees - Government taxes - 3 freshly-prepared delicious meals daily on the mountain prepared by professional cooks whom are happy to accommodate your dietary needs - 3-4 liters of mineral/treated water per person per day - Hot drinks on the mountain and hot water for washing - Friendly and highly qualified mountain guides, assistant guides and professional cooks - Enough Porters to carry camping gear and additional baggage - Accommodation in Huts/camping - Portable oxygen tanks, ox meter and emergency first-aid kit - Porter’s Cook’s and Guide’s Salary.

Not included in price

  • - Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel in Moshi before climb and before safari. - Personal items and toiletries - Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain. Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber): • Guides: US$10/day/guide • Cook: US$8/day • Porter: US$5/day/porter N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.

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Levis Manase

 Levis Manase 

33 years, Tanzania

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I began climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2011 as a porter and after about two years, I became one of the most beloved and skilled guides in the business. I have an amazing sense and knowledge of the mountain and has led hundreds of clients to its peak. I have also been guiding safaris for three years, using my vast knowledge of Tanzanian nature and wildlife. I studied at the Professional Tour Guide School in Mombasa Kenya, completing My course in 2010. I worked with Popote Africa Adventure and another well-known company before founding SHIKA TOURS AND SAFARIS. I’m energetic, extremely funny, and most importantly, experienced. I will give you a trip your Lifetime

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Tanzania, Kilimanjaro Region, Rombo

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