Zamunda Tours & Safaris

Serengeti national Park

5 days Kilimanjaro Hike Via Marangu Route

On this 5 day Kilimanjaro hike Via Marangu Route, you will follow a gradual path up Kilimanjaro spending your nights in huts, this hike is recommended for the rainy season & for those who can’t consider the camping option however you should

Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut

add an extra day for acclimatization to improve your summit chances

Trip Highlights

  • only route with hut accommodation.

Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate and hike to Mandara Hut.

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 2 hours), register, and commence the climb. – Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. – A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, birdlife, and Colobus monkeys. – Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft – Distance: 8km/5mi – Hiking Time: 3-4 hours – Habitat: Rainforest – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut.

On this day will go far parts of the Serengeti north, south, east, and west depending on wildlife movements, so after an early breakfast will go on an early game drive, we will later have lunch and continue the game drive to the evening then return to the campsite for dinner & overnight stay
note; animals can be spotted on campsites.

Day 3: Hike Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut.

After an early breakfast will go on an early game drive seeing a lot of animals till the afternoon where will head to camp for lunch and pack doing a game drive while we exit the Serengeti heading to Simba campsite (2hrs drive) near the rim of Ngorongoro crater.
note; animals can be spotted on campsites.

Day 4: Hike Horombo Hut to the trailhead, and drive to Arusha or Moshi.

After an early breakfast will descend the crater (6:15 am) on a journey to find the black rhino, rhinos are the hardest to spot in the beautiful crater as most animals will be easier to spot from this park due to it being floor crater
After lunch will do a game drive and ascend the crater to camp and pack for the trip back to Arusha for dinner and overnight or drive you to the airport.

Day 5: (Summit attempt) Barafu camp (4550m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)

Today’s walk will take a few hours because the route is steep and needs slowly walk so to avoid tiredness. You will completely walk across an alpine desert with strong and cold winds blowing from the ever closer Kibo peak and its ice. You will have an early dinner at 1700hrs then rest until midnight when we, commence your push for the summit. Elevation : 3900m to 4620m. Distance: 8km. Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert


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  • All park entrance fees
  • Budget hotel before & after
  • Fly & bug spray (for use in parks)
  • Meals
  • Professional Guide
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