The Rongai route approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, which is also close to the Kenya border. It is also the only route that has lesser crowds. The Kilimanjaro Rongai Route has more slopes than other Kilimanjaro routes.
Rongai is the preferred route compared to other routes for those looking for an alternative to other popular Kilimanjaro routes, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season as the northern circuit has lesser rainfall. The Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro via the Rongai Route is the dry season.
How Hard Is the Rongai Route?
The Rongai Route is reasonably a difficult route, it is a highly recommended route especially for backpackers. The route will pass through the high density of wildlife.
The Rongai route 7 days will give you an additional day for acclimatisation and allows you to sleep more in the lower elevations and spend more time in the mountains. This helps you to stay away from altitude sickness.
How Long is the Rongai Route?
The distance of the Rongai route is exactly 72 kms from gate to gate. Here are the details of the distance travelled days according to the 7 days itinerary.
What Is The Price Of The Rongai Route?
You have cost variants while climbing Kilimanjaro through the Rongai route. The cost of the Rongai route 6 days or the Rongai route 7 days price starts at around US$ 1995. This includes transfer, accommodation, meals, tour guide fees, etc.
What Is The Success Rate Of The Rongai Route?
The Rongai Route Success Rate is 80% to 85% with a standard Rongai route 6 days itinerary and it has a 90% success rate with Rongai route 7 days itinerary.
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