The Marangu trail is the route most taken by the tourists, being the easiest way up the mountain. Starting from the Marangu park entry gate at 1800 metres, it is a fairly easy three to four-hour walk through the thick rainforest. The route climbs steeply through giant heath of Mawenzi and finally to the Horombo camp (3720 metres). If possible you can spend two nights at Horombo Hut which can make the trek to 6 days otherwise you can continue to Kibo Hut where you can have the pre-summit rest and sleep.
Around 1 am you will have to start out for the summit so that you can approach the peak before sunrise. The mist and cloud close in and obscures the view around 8 am and sometimes earlier. Expect to take five to six hours from Kibo Hut to Gilman's point and a further one to two hours from there to Uhuru Peak. On the same day, you will descend from the summit to Horombo Hut and spend the night there.
You can climb Kilimanjaro all year around. Depend on the what time of the year you wish to travel then we have both private and open group Kilimanjaro tours which you can join, Let us know your preferable time of travel and we will help you arrange your adventure tour in Tanzania.
Depend on the time of your travel, weather in Kilimanjaro is unpredictable, you can experience anything from hot to humid and to freezing, it is advisory to read thriller our Kilimanjaro clothing and equipment guide so you can have the best trek experience in terms of weather.
Our driver guide will be at the airport holding a paper written your name ready to pick you up and drive to the hotel in Moshi
Depends on what you wish to do after your trek (i.e Going on Safari or Travel to Zanzibar) our driver guide will drop you off at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Had a wonderful time with Shizi Safaris on my trek to the roof of Africa and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Tanzania!! My guide Regan taught me Swahili the whole trip up and down the mountain and never got tired of me asking for new words. He was also a great photographer whenever I needed him to be. :P I also appreciated the flexibility when my flight was delayed and the arranged pickup was still there when I arrived at JRO as well as not insisting I stay at Horombo to acclimatize when I felt good enough on day 3 to continue going and let me finish the whole trip in just 5 days instead of 7. The guys also helped arrange a taxi for my transport to Arusha when we got back to Moshi which was really great! Would definitely recommend Shizi Safaris for a memorable trip up Kilimanjaro!!!