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Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route - Exodus Travels
Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route - Exodus Travels
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London
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Mount Kilimanjaro
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Start and end in London! With the hiking & trekking tour Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through London, England and 5 other destinations. Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
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16

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  • AK
    Written on October 18, 2017
    1.0 - Bad

    Incredibly overpriced for a company that gets 100% prepayment and dont have any insurance or refund if you cancel. Had to cancel last minute and got 0 back. Try other companies, like Altezza for example, who has great reviews and only ask for 30% prepayment.
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  • Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route reviewer 2
    Written on August 16, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was the most amazing experience, it is an incredible feeling reaching the roof of Africa, but that is not to undervalue the rest of the trip...every day has different scenery and stunning view points. Well worth it! What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Meeting the other members of the group and hearing their stories and reasons for doing the climb; there was such a variety of people with different motivations. I was a solo traveller amongst a larger group and they all made me feel completely welcome. The gentle words of the group leader (Henry) as we were completing the ascent were inspirational; I became quite choked up when he said that we had only 15 minutes to go...he kept us all moving! Talking the guides, who have done the walk hundreds of times (it doesn't get easier apparently!), they are incredible and supported us all the way (Luce carried by day pack, and someone else's all the way up and down on summit night and fed me water on the way!).What did you think of your group leader?Henry was an excellent leader. He was calm, answered all of our questions and told us what to focus on (only think about the next day ahead). Every day when we were walking, he kept a close eye on all of us to see how we were, and he watched what we were eating to make sure we were all having plenty. He spotted people who were finding it difficult and instinctively knew what to do to support them. He also encouraged the assistant guides to lead some of the walks, so that they could get experience and training and he was happy for our feedback.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Layers, layers, layers! Also a camelbak is brilliant, take a Sigg bottle (or other metal equivalent) so that you can fill it with hot water every night - it is an excellent hot water bottle. I took a space blanket (metal sheet) for the last night at Kibo - it worked well to keep me warm, but it does collect condensation on the top so be careful not to get wet when you take it off. The hired sleeping bags were good quality and clean and included a thermal liner and the walking poles were brilliant. Pack everything in plastic bags; I had trousers in one, tops in another, etc which meant it was easy to find things quickly. You don't have to have the buffet meal in the hotel either; they do a tasty bar menu too!Is there anything else you would like to add?It is simply brilliant! If you have any sort of inkling that would would like to climb Kili (and I guess by the fact that you are reading this then you do) then it is time to just do it! This trip is exceptionally well organised; they thing of everything from good acclimatisation walks to popcorn before dinner. I booked my own flights as I wanted to stay longer (I found some that were also a bit cheaper). Go for it!

  • Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route reviewer 3
    Written on August 16, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was the most amazing experience, it is an incredible feeling reaching the roof of Africa, but that is not to undervalue the rest of the trip...every day has different scenery and stunning view points. Well worth it! What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Meeting the other members of the group and hearing their stories and reasons for doing the climb; there was such a variety of people with different motivations. I was a solo traveller amongst a larger group and they all made me feel completely welcome. The gentle words of the group leader (Henry) as we were completing the ascent were inspirational; I became quite choked up when he said that we had only 15 minutes to go...he kept us all moving! Talking the guides, who have done the walk hundreds of times (it doesn't get easier apparently!), they are incredible and supported us all the way (Luce carried by day pack, and someone else's all the way up and down on summit night and fed me water on the way!).What did you think of your group leader?Henry was an excellent leader. He was calm, answered all of our questions and told us what to focus on (only think about the next day ahead). Every day when we were walking, he kept a close eye on all of us to see how we were, and he watched what we were eating to make sure we were all having plenty. He spotted people who were finding it difficult and instinctively knew what to do to support them. He also encouraged the assistant guides to lead some of the walks, so that they could get experience and training and he was happy for our feedback.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Layers, layers, layers! Also a camelbak is brilliant, take a Sigg bottle (or other metal equivalent) so that you can fill it with hot water every night - it is an excellent hot water bottle. I took a space blanket (metal sheet) for the last night at Kibo - it worked well to keep me warm, but it does collect condensation on the top so be careful not to get wet when you take it off. The hired sleeping bags were good quality and clean and included a thermal liner and the walking poles were brilliant. Pack everything in plastic bags; I had trousers in one, tops in another, etc which meant it was easy to find things quickly. You don't have to have the buffet meal in the hotel either; they do a tasty bar menu too!Is there anything else you would like to add?It is simply brilliant! If you have any sort of inkling that would would like to climb Kili (and I guess by the fact that you are reading this then you do) then it is time to just do it! This trip is exceptionally well organised; they thing of everything from good acclimatisation walks to popcorn before dinner. I booked my own flights as I wanted to stay longer (I found some that were also a bit cheaper). Go for it!

  • Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route reviewer 4
    Written on June 21, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    AMAZING TRIP, VERY WELL ORGANISED, WONDERFULL EXPERIENCE, CANT FAULT ANYTHING, DONT DELAY BOOK THIS TRIP WITH EXODUS, YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED.I BOOKED ON THE SOLO DEPARTURE AND EVERYONE IN THE GROUP WETE LIKE MINDED AND GREAT PEOPLE, PORTERS,COOKS AND GUIDES ARE FABULOUS, OUT OF THE 14 IN OUR GROUP ONLY 7 OF US MADE THE SUMMIT, I WAS LUCKY AND DIDNT GET ANY ALTITUDE SICKNESS, HEADACHES ETC .... ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE !!!   What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?REACHING THE SUMMIT WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS SUCH AS HEADACHES, ALTITUDE ETC....What did you think of your group leader?AMAZING GROUP LEADERDo you have any advice for potential travellers?KEEP A STRONG MIND AND YOU WILL REACH THE SUMMIT, DIAMOX TABLETS ARE ADVISABLEIs there anything else you would like to add?DONT DELAY BOOK THIS TRULY AMAZING TRIP

  • Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route reviewer 5
    Written on June 21, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    AMAZING TRIP, VERY WELL ORGANISED, WONDERFULL EXPERIENCE, CANT FAULT ANYTHING, DONT DELAY BOOK THIS TRIP WITH EXODUS, YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED.I BOOKED ON THE SOLO DEPARTURE AND EVERYONE IN THE GROUP WETE LIKE MINDED AND GREAT PEOPLE, PORTERS,COOKS AND GUIDES ARE FABULOUS, OUT OF THE 14 IN OUR GROUP ONLY 7 OF US MADE THE SUMMIT, I WAS LUCKY AND DIDNT GET ANY ALTITUDE SICKNESS, HEADACHES ETC .... ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE !!!   What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?REACHING THE SUMMIT WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS SUCH AS HEADACHES, ALTITUDE ETC....What did you think of your group leader?AMAZING GROUP LEADERDo you have any advice for potential travellers?KEEP A STRONG MIND AND YOU WILL REACH THE SUMMIT, DIAMOX TABLETS ARE ADVISABLEIs there anything else you would like to add?DONT DELAY BOOK THIS TRULY AMAZING TRIP

  • Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route reviewer 6
    Written on June 4, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Awesome, Fantanstic, Exilirating.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The most inspirational thing about the whole trip is although we had a group of mainly strangers from all over the world, everyone pulled together and made the trip very enjoyable, whether your a lone traveller, brother sister or married this trip will suit everyone.What did you think of your group leader?The group leader was encouraging and put everyone at ease, his interaction with the whole group was remarkable and his briefings after dinner made the itinery very clear and gave everyone clear expectations of what to expect for the coming days..... well done !!Do you have any advice for potential travellers?The only advise i give is to enjoy it, get out walkng in the hills before you go to get the muscles going, listen to the advise the guides give you, after all they have done it many times. Take a good sleeping bag and mat although the hire equiptment is extremely good quality and relativily cheap (and it saves you buying it) be prepared and it will be a blast. Have a good waterproof jacket and trousers and take good warm clothes for summitting, it can be extremely cold, stay organised. Finances, well normally american dollars will be just fine, it's easier to manage and work out, ATM can be problamatic but taking cash isn't an issue if you keep it safe, i kept mine with me all the time, visa for tanzania is 50USD tips for the guides and porters I suggest keep 150USD set by, it sounds alot but it's not, you will feel much better about it during and after the trip, these guys work so hard !! and look after you all week.Add some dollars for food at the hotel and some Kilimanjaro beer to celebrate your trip... :-) Exodus plan this trip very well, and i am glad i had their expertise !!! Good Luck.. and enjoy the feeling of reaching the top ^ .Is there anything else you would like to add?Take plenty of batteries for your camera, keep them warm the cold drains them !!! If anyone is thinking about Diamox, I took some but didn't use it, others didn't either, this isn't a clinical answer but it is what happend for our group, everyone made it to Gilmans Point, but fatigue and sickness prevented some from making it to Uhuru Peak, again take the guides advise, they will look after you all the way, and watch you very closely, take it slow slow and slow again.....!Drink plenty of water, i mean plenty !!! i was drinking 2-2.5 litres each day, it helps !! try and get a flavouring it makes it taste better and more interesting. Have some nice energy bars, sweets, choccy etc to boost the energy. Leave some clean travelling clothes at the hotel ready for when you get back, i have been twice and forgot both times !!!! ususally you can get your clothes laundered at the hotel too.  Enjoy your trip...  

  • Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route reviewer 7
    Written on June 4, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Awesome, Fantanstic, Exilirating.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The most inspirational thing about the whole trip is although we had a group of mainly strangers from all over the world, everyone pulled together and made the trip very enjoyable, whether your a lone traveller, brother sister or married this trip will suit everyone.What did you think of your group leader?The group leader was encouraging and put everyone at ease, his interaction with the whole group was remarkable and his briefings after dinner made the itinery very clear and gave everyone clear expectations of what to expect for the coming days..... well done !!Do you have any advice for potential travellers?The only advise i give is to enjoy it, get out walkng in the hills before you go to get the muscles going, listen to the advise the guides give you, after all they have done it many times. Take a good sleeping bag and mat although the hire equiptment is extremely good quality and relativily cheap (and it saves you buying it) be prepared and it will be a blast. Have a good waterproof jacket and trousers and take good warm clothes for summitting, it can be extremely cold, stay organised. Finances, well normally american dollars will be just fine, it's easier to manage and work out, ATM can be problamatic but taking cash isn't an issue if you keep it safe, i kept mine with me all the time, visa for tanzania is 50USD tips for the guides and porters I suggest keep 150USD set by, it sounds alot but it's not, you will feel much better about it during and after the trip, these guys work so hard !! and look after you all week.Add some dollars for food at the hotel and some Kilimanjaro beer to celebrate your trip... :-) Exodus plan this trip very well, and i am glad i had their expertise !!! Good Luck.. and enjoy the feeling of reaching the top ^ .Is there anything else you would like to add?Take plenty of batteries for your camera, keep them warm the cold drains them !!! If anyone is thinking about Diamox, I took some but didn't use it, others didn't either, this isn't a clinical answer but it is what happend for our group, everyone made it to Gilmans Point, but fatigue and sickness prevented some from making it to Uhuru Peak, again take the guides advise, they will look after you all the way, and watch you very closely, take it slow slow and slow again.....!Drink plenty of water, i mean plenty !!! i was drinking 2-2.5 litres each day, it helps !! try and get a flavouring it makes it taste better and more interesting. Have some nice energy bars, sweets, choccy etc to boost the energy. Leave some clean travelling clothes at the hotel ready for when you get back, i have been twice and forgot both times !!!! ususally you can get your clothes laundered at the hotel too.  Enjoy your trip...  

  • Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route reviewer 8
    Written on May 9, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A truly amazing experience....the trekking, the people and the country made this an unforgettable trip of a lifetime.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The most inspirational aspect of the trip was the way in which the group was looked after by the African Walking Company. They carried our bags, prepared fantastic meals, always checked that the group were ok physically, set-up our camp, welcomed us back to camp after the summit climb (including brushing the dust off our trousers and shoes)....there wasn't anything they hadn't thought of....then the tipping ceremony on the final morning topped it all off...the Kilimanjaro song brought tears to my eyes.Obviously reaching the summit and witnessing the sunrise was incredibly special also...as was the meteor that lit up the sky at 3am on summit night. What did you think of your group leader?Joseph and his assistant guide, Rob, were brilliant. They organised the camp and the other staff very well and were a pleasure to walk with. Their knowledge of the mountain and the way in which they looked after us was second to none Do you have any advice for potential travellers?The porters and guides look after you...so look after them in return. Take lots of chocolate and sweets to hand out during the trek and take any unwanted clothing too....it'll be warmly welcomed.Is there anything else you would like to add?I stayed at KIA lodge hotel and they arranged a trip to a local Masai village....it was well worth it and killed a few hours before flying home.There's too much to say to fit it into a review so if you want to know any more or want some advice then feel free to email me: gary.tyerman@gmail.comHakuna Matata!!! 

  • Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route reviewer 9
    Written on May 9, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A truly amazing experience....the trekking, the people and the country made this an unforgettable trip of a lifetime.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The most inspirational aspect of the trip was the way in which the group was looked after by the African Walking Company. They carried our bags, prepared fantastic meals, always checked that the group were ok physically, set-up our camp, welcomed us back to camp after the summit climb (including brushing the dust off our trousers and shoes)....there wasn't anything they hadn't thought of....then the tipping ceremony on the final morning topped it all off...the Kilimanjaro song brought tears to my eyes.Obviously reaching the summit and witnessing the sunrise was incredibly special also...as was the meteor that lit up the sky at 3am on summit night. What did you think of your group leader?Joseph and his assistant guide, Rob, were brilliant. They organised the camp and the other staff very well and were a pleasure to walk with. Their knowledge of the mountain and the way in which they looked after us was second to none Do you have any advice for potential travellers?The porters and guides look after you...so look after them in return. Take lots of chocolate and sweets to hand out during the trek and take any unwanted clothing too....it'll be warmly welcomed.Is there anything else you would like to add?I stayed at KIA lodge hotel and they arranged a trip to a local Masai village....it was well worth it and killed a few hours before flying home.There's too much to say to fit it into a review so if you want to know any more or want some advice then feel free to email me: gary.tyerman@gmail.comHakuna Matata!!! 

  • Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route reviewer 10
    Written on April 9, 2013
    3.0 - Average

    The overall organisation of the trip was really good. It is a scenic route, our team of porters were amazing, as were the assistant guides. A character building experience!!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The most inspirational moment for me was looking back at the pictures once back in England. It all seemed so surreal during the trip for one reason and another!!What did you think of your group leader?What can I say about our group leader?? He lacked compassion, and lacked the ability to communicate effectively with the group. He was rude on a number of occassions and was insensitive to our individual needs. Not the best person to have alongside you in a challenging environment unfortunately.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?To make sure you take poles, shorts, and a sun hat. You gear up for the cold - but make sure you are equiped for the sunshine!Is there anything else you would like to add?Trekking up Kili is far from a holiday....

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  1. Day 1: Start Marangu.
  2. Day 2: Begin ascent through Rongai Forest (2600m).
  3. Day 3: Climb to Kikelewa moorland (3600m).
  4. Day 4: Steady ascent beneath Mawenzi (4330m); afternoon acclimatisation.
  5. Day 5: Cross lunar desert of the 'Saddle' to Kibo, at the bottom of summit cone (4750m).
  6. Day 6: Early start to reach Gillman's Point in time for sunrise over the crater rim; on to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa (5895m). Descend to Horombo (3720m).
  7. Day 7: Continue descent to Mandara and Marangu.
  8. Day 8: End Marangu.

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Covering a total distance of approx 14,204 km.
  • London (England)
  • 7,055 km
  • Marangu (Tanzania)
  • 40 km
  • Rongai (Tanzania)
  • 19 km
  • Uhuru Peak (Tanzania)
  • 12 km
  • Horombo Hut (Tanzania)
  • 10 km
  • Mandara Hut (Tanzania)
  • 14 km
  • Marangu (Tanzania)
  • 7,055 km
  • London (England)

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