6 Days Tanzania Safari to Serengeti & Ngorongoro

Overview

6 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via The Marangu Route. Marangu Route, commonly known as the Coca Cola route is more popular because it can be done in fewer days and has permanent sleep huts at the campsites. Summit night from Kibo Hut is steep and passes Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak. It is a shorter route with a steeper incline and less time for acclimatization it tends to have a lower summit success rate. This is the only route where the ascent and descent route is shared, thus creating more traffic.

Tour Itinerary

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and transferred for overnight accommodation at Chanya lodge. Your head guide will meet you for your briefing, gear check and arrange for you to hire any equipment you may need.

  • Hotel: Bed & Breakfast

We depart Moshi for Marangu Gate for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins by ascending a beautiful, tropical rain forest. At the upper edge of the forest line, we have the opportunity to see blue monkeys. The trail then widens to expose beautiful hillsides until we reach Mandara Hut.

  • Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft
  • Distance: 8 km/5 miles
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

We start the day continuing through the forest until the trail opens into high moorland. We may get our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks – two of the three volcanic peaks that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro.

  • Elevation (ft): 8,858 ft to 12,205 ft
  • Distance: 12 km/7 miles
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Heath

This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Horombo Hut.

  • Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 14,400 ft / 14,400 ft to 12,205
  • Distance: 5 km/3 miles / 5 km/3 miles
  • Hiking Time: 2-3 hours / 1-2 hours
  • Habitat: Heath

We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.

  • Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft
  • Distance: 10 km/6 miles
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s point (18,600 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

  • Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 12,250 ft)
  • Distance: 6 km ascent / 16 km descent
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours / 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic / Heath

On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.

  • Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft
  • Distance: 20 km/12 miles
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

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