Mt.Kilimanjaro climb, Marangu Route: 8 days, 7 nights (6 days on trek)

Kilimanjaro. The name itself is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness or Mountain of Caravans. Or it might not. The local people, the Wachagga, don't even have a name for the whole massif, only Kipoo (now known as Kibo) for the familiar snowy peak that stands imperious, overseer of the continent, the summit of Africa.

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A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1810 - $2020
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
8 days
Best months:
January - February, June - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Not specified
Activity level:
Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
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Kilimanjaro, by any name, is a metaphor for the compelling beauty of East Africa. When you see it, you understand why. Not only is this the highest peak on the African continent; it is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrubland – elevation around 900 metres – to an imperious 5,895 metres (19,336 feet).

Kilimanjaro is one of the world's most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman's Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates.And their memories.

Day 1: Transfer from Kilimanjaro airport to Mountain Inn. Pre-climb briefing on trek and overnight Mountain Inn [D

Day 2: Start climb at Marangu Gate (1860m) through montane forest. Trekking time: 3-4 hours, approx. 7km distance. Overnight Mandara Hut (2720m) [B,L,D]

Day 3: Trek through grassy moorland and heather. Trekking time: 5-6 hours, approx. 11km distance.  Overnight Horombo Hut (3720m) [B,L,D]

Day 4: This is an additional day for acclimatisation, trekking towards Mawenzi peak, passing via Zebra Rocks. Trekking time: 3-5 hours, approx. 5-8km distance.  Overnight Horombo Hut (3720m) [B,L,D]

                  Day 5: Continue ascending passed ‘the last water point’ traversing the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi through

                   the alpine desert zone. Trekking time: 5-6 hours, approx. 12km distance.  Overnight Kibo Hut (4700m)    


                  Day 6: Around mid-night, start for the summit to Gilman’s Point (5681m) and then continue to Uhuru Peak (5895m).

                    Descend to Horombo Hut. Trekking time: 12-16 hours, approx. 21km distance. Overnight Horombo Hut

                    (3720m) [B,L,D]

Day 7: Continue your descent through the heather and moorland, and the forest to Marangu Gate (1860m). Transfer to Moshi. Trekking time: 5-6 hours, approx. 12km distance. Overnight Mountain Inn [B,D]

                  Day  8: Check-out. | End of our services [B]

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  • Horombo hut
  • Kibo hut
  • Mountain inn.

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