We understand that climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s largest free-standing mountain, is a lifelong goal for many travellers.

At Zazu Tanzania Safari our aim is to create an experience that will suit your needs, interests and physical capabilities and create the adventure that you have always dreamed to take.

With a 95% climb success rate, we offer several routes up the highest mountain in Africa. Explore below to discover which will be best for you!


 

 

MARANGU ROUTE:  5 days, four nights

Also known as the Coca-Cola or the tourist route, this is the easiest and shortest route to take to ascend Kilimanjaro. This route can get very busy during peak hiking months, however, is the only route with the comfort of sleeping huts providing solar lights, bunks and lanterns. Soft drink and beer are also available for purchase at some of the lower camp sites.

Day 1 : Marangu Gate  (6,000ft.) to Mandara Hut (9000ft.). Hiking time of 4 hours.

Day 2: Mandara Hut (9,000ft) to Horombo Hut (12,000ft.) Hiking time of 6 hours.

Day 3: Horombo Hut (12,000ft) to Kibo Hut (15,500ft.) Hiking time of 7 hours.

Day 4: Kibo Hut (15,500ft.) to Summit (19,340ft.) to Horombo Hut (12,000ft.) Hiking time of 7 hours.

Day 5: Horombo Hut (12,000ft) to Marangu Gate (6,000ft) to Arusha. Hiking time of 6 hours.

 

 

UMBWE ROUTE : 6 days, 5 nights

The Umbwe route is one of the least used routes up Kilimanjaro and avoids some of the overcrowding that takes place during the high season.  Although not a technical climb this route is very steep and is best suited for more experienced trekkers.

Day 1: Umbwe Gate (6,000ft) to Umbwe Camp (9,000ft). Hiking time of 5 hours

Day 2: Umbwe Camp (9,000ft) to Barranco Camp (12,900ft) Hiking time of 5 hours

Day 3: Barranco Camp (12,900ft) to Karanga Camp (13,100ft) Hiking time of 3 hours

Day 4: Karanga Camp (13,100ft) to Barafu Camp (15,200ft) Hiking time of  3 hours

Day 5: Baragu Camp (15,200ft) to Summit (19,340ft) to Mweka (10,100ft) Hiking time of 15 hours

Day 6: Mweka (10,100ft) to Mweka Gate (6,000ft)

 

 

MACHAME: 6 days, five nights

The Machame Route, also know as the Whiskey Route, is better suited for the more adventurous hiker but is one of the most scenic routes up Kilimanjaro.

Day 1: Machame Gate (6,000ft) to Machame Camp (9,700ft) Hiking time of 7 hours.

Day 2: Machame Camp (9,700ft) to Shira Camp (12,600ft) Hiking time of 5 hours

Day 3: Shira Camp (12,600ft) to Barranco Camp (12, 950ft) Hiking time of 7 hours

Day 4: Barranco Camp (12,950ft) to Barafu Camp (15,200ft) Hiking time of 5 hours

Day 5: Barafu Camp (15,300ft) to Summit (19,340ft) to Mweka Hut (10,000ft) Hiking time of 15 hours.

Day 6: Mweka Camp (10,000ft) to Mweka Gate (6,000ft) Hiking time of 3 hours.

 

 

LEMOSHO ROUTE: 8 days, seven nights

The Lemosho Route is one of the lesser-used routes on Kilimanjaro and provides beautiful views of both sides of the mountain.  The route provides plenty of time for acclimatization.

Day 1: Londorossi Gate (5,900ft) to Mti Mkubwa Camp (9,500ft) Hiking time of 4 hours

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp (9,500ft) to Shira 1 Camp (12,200ft) Hiking time of 6 hours

Day 3: Shira 1 Camp (12,200ft) to Shira 2 Camp (12,600ft) Hiking time 4 hours

Day 4: Shira 2 Camp (12,600ft) to Barranco Camp (12,950ft) Hiking time of 7 hours

Day 5: Barranco Camp (12,950ft.) to Karanga Camp (13,100ft) Hiking time of 3 hours

Day 6: Karanga Camp (13,100ft) to Barafu Camp (15,200ft) Hiking time of 3 hours

Day 7: Barafu Camp (15,200ft) to Summit (19,340ft) to Mweka Hut (10,000ft) Hiking time of 15 hours

Day 8: Mweka Camp (10,000ft) to Mwaka Gate (6,000ft) Hiking time of 3 hours.

 

 

 RONGAI ROUTE: 6 days, five nights

The Rongai Route ascends Kilimanjaro from the northeastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya.  This route retains a sense of unspoiled wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north.

Day 1: Rongai Gate (6,400ft) to Simba Camp (9,020ft)) Hiking time of 4 hours

Day 2; Simba Camp (9,020ft.) to Second Cave (11,320) Hiking time of 3-4hours

Day 3: Second Cave (11,320ft) to Third Cave (12,700ft) Hiking time of 4hours

Day 4; Third Cave to Kibo Huts (15,400ft) Hiking time 5 hours

Day 5: Kibo Hut (15,400ft) to Summit (19,340ft) to Horombo Hut (12,100ft)) Hiking time of 145hours

Day 6: Horombo Hut (12,100ft) to Marangu Gate (6,000ft) Hiking time of 6 hours

 

 

NOTE

Our guides are all certified trained, professional, experienced and English speaking.

All park fees and transportation to and from the mountain gates is included.

Zazu Tanzania Safaris provide you with all camping gear, food (3 meals/day), unlimited bottled drinking water, a trained cook and skilled porters.

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