Rates as Per Person Sharing
DAY 1: KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ARUSHA- ARRIVAL IN ARUSHA, HOTEL TRANSFER
On day 1 of 7-day roof of Africa we will receive you from the Kilimanjaro airport to leave for Kibo Palace Hotel, Arusha. Either you can relax at the hotel and enjoy the pool side if you arrive early in your leisure time or take a short walk around town. Your guide and our briefer will meet you for briefing about your adventure on the next day.
DAY 2: ARUSHA – MARANGU GATE (1860M) – MANDARA HUT (2700M)
On day 2 of 7-day roof of Africa we will pick you up from your hotel and head to Marangu Gate (1860m) at Kilimanjaro national park. You need to complete the necessary paperwork to start your trek. After all the formalities you can start trekking through the dense rainforest. The beautiful vegetation is home to black and white colobus monkeys. It takes 4 hrs to reach your destination of the day – Mandara Hut. After taking rest for some time your guide can take you to Maundi Crater. It is a wonderful place to get the view of Kenyan interior. You can enjoy dinner and overnight stay at Mandara Hut (2650m). We will take care of your meals.
DAY 3: MANDARA HUT (2700M) – HOROMBO HUT (3700M)
On day 3 of 7-day roof of Africa, after the breakfast, you will leave Mandara hut and at a short distance, you will reach timberline and then enter health and moor zone. After a drive of approximately 4-6 hours, you can see Horombo hut at an altitude of 3700m. Once you reach there you will get a beautiful view of Mawenzi, Kibo, and the extensive plain of the Masai Steppe. You can enjoy your overnight stay at Horombo hut where we will serve you breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
DAY 4: HOROMBO HUT – ZEBRA ROCKS (4020M) – HOROMBO HUT (3700M)
On day 4 of 7-day roof of Africa, you need to adjust to the change in altitude and temperature. You can call it acclimatization day. It increases your chance of success in reaching the summit. After a healthy breakfast, you will start trekking for 4-5 hours to reach Zebra Rocks at an altitude of 4020m. The rock formation has distinctive black and white stripes on it hence named as zebra rocks. You will have your warm lunch once you return to Horombo Hut. In the afternoon relax and regain your strength for the next day hike. There will be an overnight stay at the Horombo hut where you will get evening snacks. We serve you with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
DAY 5: HOROMBO HUT (3700M) – KIBO HUT (4700M)
The 5th day of 7-day roof of Africa you will experience a tough trekking day. It will be long and difficult. The well- constructed track passes the last water point which is followed by the so-called saddle. There is almost no vegetation found on the tableland which joins the summit Kibo with Marwenzi. After a climb of 5-6 hours, you will reach Kibo hut your destination. Upon reaching you can enjoy early evening snacks and as the nights are short you can have early dinner and go off to bed to take rest. You will get your breakfast, lunch, and dinner without any worry.
Day 6: KIBO HUT (4,750m/15,580 ft) TO SUMMIT (5,895m/19,340ft) TO HOROMBO HUT (3,720m/12,200ft)
Around 2330hrs,you will wake up and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night, and this is where the going really gets tough. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer point (17225ft/5250m), also a good resting spot. The path then zigzags up to Gillman’s point (18639ft/5 681m), which is located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone screed, requiring a great physical and mental effort.
From Gillman’s Point you will normally come across snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (19341ft/5895m), the highest point in Africa. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you will be able to spend, taking photographs before the 3 hours descent back to Kibo hut. After a short rest you gather all your gear you left behind for the ascent and head down to Horombo hut (3 hours) for your overnight. Later in the evening you enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep, filled with memories and stirring emotions.
Day 7: HOROMBO HUT (3,720m/12,200ft) TO MARANGU GATE (1,800m/5,905ft)
After breakfast, end the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last trek on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. At Marangu Gate you will sign for departure. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Gillman’s Point (18652ft/5685m) are issued with silver certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (1 9341ft/5895m), receive gold certificates. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Arusha for your overnight stay at Kibo Palace Hotel.