6 Days Marangu Route

Climb Kilimanjaro for 6 Days Marangu Route – This is the most popular route up Kilimanjaro sometimes known as the coca cola route, the nights are spend in comfortable Hut which offers comfortably and spirit of adventures. Bathrooms are available with running water. All your mountain gears and meals are pottered and a professional mountain cook prepares all your meals. It is possible to do the Marangu route in 5 days, thereby getting to the summit a day earlier than on the Machame route. This is not always the best way because of shorter acclimatization period. The Marangu route does however offer you the option of spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain. This extends the route to a 6-day trek, which greatly increasing your chances of success.

DURATION

6 Days

DESTINATION

Mount Kilimanjaro

TIME OF YEAR

Throughout the year

6 Days Marangu Route

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Arrival and pick from Airport and transferred to the hotel here in Arusha for dinner and overnight (bed and breakfast included).

Hiking time: 4 hours
Habitat: Montane forest
Leave Arusha town about 8:30 am and drive for about two hours to Marangu
Gate on the eastern edge of Kilimanjaro. Complete paperwork at the National Park gate. Begin hike at about 11:00 am. Hike through Montane forest from the park gate (6000 ft) to Mandara Hut (9000 ft), taking about 4 hours with pick nick lunch at half way. Reach Mandara Huts at about 2:00 pm. Relax at the hut have some tea or coffee or other sort of the best things from your mountain Cook. Have Dinner during early evening, about 7:00 pm.

Hiking time: 6 hours
Habitat: Heath land
After breakfast (approx. 8:00am) pack for the next leg. Break camp and start hike to Horombo Huts (12,000 ft). This hike should take 5 to 6 hrs. You hike through lower heath land dominated by small shrubs. Stop half way for lunch. The view of Mawenzi is spectacular and amazing at this point. The summit of Kibo is seen from Horombo Huts. Arrival Horombo Huts about 3:00 pm. Unpack and prepare for dinner.

Horombo hut is a village of huts perched on a small plateau, with buildings similar to Mandara, Normally bustling with hikers, guides, porters and with an atmosphere of adventure and excitement. You will meet both ascending and descending hikers here. This extra day and night at Horombo is for additional acclimatization. A hike towards the Mawenzi hut, passing the Zebra Rocks on the way (about 3 hours up and 1,5 hours down), is strongly recommended. This hike will further assist with the process of acclimatization. Remember to drink enough water and move slowly! All meals for the day are provided at the hut. Retire to bed early and get a last good night’s rest.

Hiking time: 7 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Wake up and get breakfast as normally (advised to wakeup before the sun so to take great photos of the sunrise). Begin the hike to Kibo Huts (15,500 ft). The first half of the day’s hike traverses the Upper heath land while the second half crosses the vast saddle which is and Alpine desert resemble the Lunnar landscape this Connects Mawenzi and Kibo. Here is where the altitude sickness starts. Be careful to notice signs of altitude sickness. The hike will take 6 to 7 hours lunch is half way.

Hiking time: 7 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
After dinner relax and wake up at around midnight for a light breakfast, and then prepare for the summit ascent. This part of the hike is done in such early morning before dawn so the hiker can reach Uhuru peak at the sunrise. Leave at about 1:00am and reach Gilman’s Point on top of the Kilimanjaro crater rim at about 7:00am. Here the climb get to see the view of the crater and glacier while heading to Uhuru peak arriving there one and half hours later. Another 2 hours of hiking brings the climber back to Kibo hut for Branch and proceed to the Horombo hut for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast as usual, pack and descend to Mandara Huts for lunch then proceed to the park gate where you will be met by our driver transfer back to Arusha town at the hotel for resting and overnight. Your will arrive back to Arusha at the hotel approximately about 4:00 pm.

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2022-03-04
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Amazing safari Super experience, everybody helpful and super nice. It feels like a family going into the wild. The driver knows where are the animals and he can spot them while driving safe. Good team and the places where we slept were wonderful, camping in ngorongoro and Serengeti is definitly something else. Even though it is a 5 Days tour It goes super fast. I recomend It 100% Asante sana!
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2022-02-27
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2022-02-23
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2022-02-17
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Great Kili 7 day hike with super team, excellent food and very friendly & helpful guides We did a Kilimanjaro tour with Focus in Africa, and our guide was Emanuel, assistant guide Gadil, and cook Peter. We (Claire and Johannes) really liked everything, from the preparatory talk with Emanuel on the day before the tour, the fact that they also had women porters, the excellent level of service everybody in the team was providing, the outstanding cuisine of Peter (how did he do it?!? Secret miracle cooking device or what? ;-), the flora and fauna explanations of both Emanuel and Gadil during the hiking, the willingness to regularly sit down with us and explain, plan and organize the next steps and days, the help-when-needed-but-also-let-us-explore-our-borders-ourselves... so we were really happy to have booked with Focus in Africa! And we would recommend other tourists to also do seven days, not six. You pay a little more obviously, but it was the perfect mix for us between experiencing the nature, having a demanding-but-not-exhausting physical effort every day, and being proud of ourselves at the end. 6 out of 5 stars 😉
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2022-01-30
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Wonderful Experience I went to Tarangire and Ngorongoro with Focus in Africa and had a really wonderful trip. The whole trip was professionally organised with everything and I didn't face any issues. My safari guides were very friendly and helpful and the vehicle was great as well. Their camp site is beautiful and have good food. I would definitely recommend Focus in Africa and would not think twice before booking with them
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2022-01-28
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4 Days Safari Great experience! We went on a 4 day Safari trip, organized by Nelson and Ayubu was our super fun Guide. Peta, also called the food engineer made our breakfast, lunches and Diner. Everything was well planned and the food was just the best. Especially the fresh bread and the different flavors of soup. The tents where also an adventure. I loved this experience! Thank you all for making it possible.
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2022-01-23
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2022-01-21
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