Africa's highest mountain on the quiet and less demanding Rongai Route.
The Rongai Route approaches Kilimanjaro from the north and retains a sense of untouched wilderness lost on the crowded Marangu and Machame trails. The easiest of all the routes and prefect for student groups, it has a relatively gentle gradient and short daily stages as it winds its way from the starting point just south of the Kenya-Tanzania border. It passes through farmland and forest, past Alpine moorland to the beautiful summit cone. There are magnificent views throughout, with possibilities for wildlife viewing, and an extra two days to aid acclimatisation as the trails climbs beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi - giving you a good chance of reaching the summit. The final ascent is arduous and made in darkness, but tyour group will be rewarded with a spectacular dawn view of the glaciers and ice cliffs of the summit, and across the East African plains far below. Descending through lush forest, there is time to relax and recover before the flight home.
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Trekking group on Uhuru Peak, Kilimanjaro