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Marangu Route 6 & 5 Days itineraries

Camping Safaris
Camping Safaris
Safari Highlights
DAY 1: Drive to Marangu gate where the walk will begin through a thick rain forest which takes about four hours to Mandara Hut 2750 m for dinner and overnight.F.B
DAY 2: After breakfast proceed slowly following a trek through the forest and then through the savanna bush to Horombo Hut (3,489m) for dinner and overnight.F.B
DAY 3: This is a day of acclimatization (a rest day) to allow time to explore an interesting area and increase the chance of making to the peak and return to Horombo for an overnight.F.B
DAY 4: A hard days climb to Kibo Hut (4703 m about 6 - 7 hours) crossing the barren sub-Alpine terrain of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. You will need to relax on arrival as the next stage begins shortly after midnight.F.B
DAY 5: You will start early at around 1.00a.m, following the zigzag path up the screen stopping frequently to catch a breath in this starlit air. This is the steepest and most demanding section of the climb, five hours to Gillmans point 5681m to see sunrise behind Mawenzi, illuminating the plains. You will then walk a further 45 minutes around the crater and up to the highest point UHURU peak the summit of Africa.F.B
DAY 6: It is a much easier day as you have the luxury of walking downhill on the way to the waiting vehicle at Marangu gate for transfer to Arusha. H.B
DAY 1: Breakfast, drive from your overnight hotel to Marangu gate, there we will spend some time for registration, payment of fees and final parking. Start climbing through dense semi – trpical to the first Hut – Mandara hut (9,000ft).Dinner and overnight at mandara hut, F.B
DAY 2: Early breakfast then ascend through the alpine meadow, grassland and moor land to Horombo hut(12,000ft).Both mawenzi and kibo peaks can be viewed easily on the way. Dinner and overnight stay at Horombo hut, F,B
DAY 3: After breakfast, further ascending to Kibo hut(15,000ft).The landscape becomes very stony and eroded. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant cactus, groundswell and lobelia appear on the way. Dinner and overnight stay at Kibo hut, F.B
DAY 4: Wake up at midnight, have some snacks and coffee then proceed to the summit through Gilman’s point (18,640ft).Its about 5-6 hours and 1-2 hours from Kibo hut to Gilman’s point and from Gilman’s point to Uhuru peak(19,340ft) respectively. Thus reaching the peak in the early morning of the fifth day and descending after pictures taking on the top to Horombo hut for dinner and overnight after a short break at Kibo hut, F.B
DAY 5: After breakfast, descend from Horombo hut to marangu gate. The waiting car will take you back to Moshi town to your overnight hotel. Breakfast only. This will be the end of your five days Kilimanjaro trek via marangu route.H.B



  • Accommodations
  •  Meals as per the above itinerary – 3 Meals a day – Vegetarians and Non vegetarians.
  • Services of a Senior Bright African Safaris Naturalist Driver/Guide
  • Wildlife viewing drives in a specially customized 4-WD Land cruiser with Pop up roof for game viewing
  • Complimentary bottled drinking water while on safaris (1.5ltr bottled water per person per day).
  • Services of Bright Safaris (Binoculars’)

Not Included:     

  •   Hotel before trek
  •   Soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits (as well as gifts like local crafts etc)
  •   International flights tickets (airline) + Airport transfer.
  •   Tips for staff such as guides and the cook staff
  •   Fees for passport, visas, immunizations and insurance
  •   Laundry, phone and other items of a personal nature
  •   Visit and support s for the orphans center – these can be arranged and paid for direct to the center
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