Climb Mount Kilimanjaro on Foot, choose to trek on Lemosho route 6 to 8 days, Machame route 6 and 7 days, Rongai route 5 to 7 days, Marangu route 5 and 6 days. Therefore, hiking mount Kilimanjaro can be combined with the Tanzania Wildlife Safari in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Parks.
Rongai route is the only route approach Kilimanjaro from the north just at the Kenyan border. It will take you past the second-highest point in Tanzania Mawenzi while offering bird’s-eye views of the mountain’s rain forest. The gentle gradient and its gradual acclimatization bring one safely to the highest point of Africa Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru peak, at 5,895 m.
Rongai is great for travelers with previous exposure to high altitude and offers an escape from fellow-climbers, as it requires the longest drive before reaching the park gate. Rongai Route will leave you with great impressions while testing your strength over the distance of 65 km (40 miles).
Marangu route also “Coca-Cola” is the most popular amongst Kilimanjaro climbers. It is unique in that it provides extra comfort with its permanent huts. Fabulous vistas of Kilimanjaro’s Mawenzi and Kibo peaks are an added advantage of the Coca-Cola Route! Marangu Route offers 5 and 6-day itineraries, the 5 days being best for experienced trekkers.
Those who climb Kilimanjaro on Marangu can look forward to a trek that covers the distance of 64 km (40 miles) with comfortable conditions resulting in a 92% success rate for the longer program.
Machame or (Whiskey Route) at a total length of 65km, is one of the most popular for Kilimanjaro climbers.
The main difficulty lies in an altitude gain of over 2,000m (6,600 feet) in 24hrs including summiting, resulting in a 7% drop in success rates. If you are planning to take Machame Route in November, April, or May, the path may be eroded by rain making the climb more difficult. The 7-day program offers success rates of 85% due to gradual acclimatization and will suit anyone aspiring to climb Kilimanjaro.
Mount Kilimanjaro climb through the 5-Days Marangu route is the most chosen trail as it saves the budget cost through spending fewer days being on Mountain. It is only 4 nights sleeping in huts plus 2 nights before and after climbing make the total of 7 days tour. 5-days Marangu route Tours provide an easy attempt to the summit and success to many trekkers due to the additional day for acclimatization with altitude.