Rongai Route - Kilimanjaro – 6/7 days
Rongai route climbs up Kilimanjaro on the northeast side of the mountain, along the border of Tanzania and Kenya. This itinerary’s big draw is its untouched nature, and offers a very different perspective of Kilimanjaro. The uphill trail runs through easy and uncongested paths. Like the Lemosho route, big game spotting is likely on the first days. Rongai route joins Marangu at Kibo, and both go up to the top. The large caves on the way as well as the view of Kenya’s savannah are some of the attractions you’ll see, aside from Kilimanjaro’s north side. Another distinctive feature of this route is the drier area of the massif, sheltered from the moist winds off the Indian Ocean that affect the south face. This feature can be especially attractive for those planning their climb during the rainy season. The descent is via the Marangu route, while accommodation is in tents.