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Kilimanjaro Routes

  • Bike Route Kilimanjaro Bike Kilimanjaro

    The heartbeat of Kilimanjaro is found in the mountain villages…

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  • Machame Route Kilimanjaro MACHAME ROUTE

    This 6 days Machame route climbing the highest mountain…

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  • UMBWE ROUTE

    The Umbwe Route is widely regarded as the hardest trail…

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  • Marangu Route MARANGU ROUTE

    Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and one of…

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  • LEMOSHO ROUTE

    Lemosho Route is a fresher route on Mount Kilimanjaro that…

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  • 2 Nights, twin-shared, hikers class accommodation in the lodges, with bed and breakfast (dinner can be arranged on request and at additional cost)
  • Transfer from your hotel to starting point for your climb, and return to your hotel after your climb
  • All National Park gate fees
  • All camping fees
  • Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro rescue team fees)
  • Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cooks
  • Salaries for mountain crew as per guidelines set by KINAPA
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the mountain
  • Hot drinks on the mountain
  • Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs & sleeping mat) (Not applicable on the Marangu route as all meals is served at the camps in designated mess halls)
  • Climbing permit
  • Portable oxygen (use in case of emergence)
  • Walkie talkie (Communication during the trek)
  • Optional return airport transfers between Kilimanjaro International Airport to the lodge
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$ 150 to US$ 200 per hiker – depending on number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen)
  • Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 per passport holder for most nationalities / US $ 100 per visa for USA passport holders)
  • Health requirements (Yellow Fever – compulsory depending on how you travel to Tanzania, Meningitis & Hepatitis A optional but recommended)
  • Optional travel insurance
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear
  • Airfares and departure taxes
  • Optional but highly recommended Portable toilet (Portable toilet not allowed on the Marangu route)
  • Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets
  • Meals & drinks not specified and snacks
  • Optional Emergency Portable oxygen to be used in emergencies only, not as summiting aid.

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Overview:

The heartbeat of Kilimanjaro is found in the mountain villages that encircle its lower slopes. And there is no better way to experience that first hand than by bicycle, which enables you to cover many kilometers while traveling at a pace slow enough to notice life’s details and respond to friendly Jambo! greetings. The three days of riding begin in Mbahe Village, circumnavigate the mountain counterclockwise, and finish at Simba Farm in West Kilimanjaro.

This 95-mile (150 kilometer) bicycle tour passes through colorful mountain villages, past lush coffee and maize farms, into cool mountain forests, and then out into the drier and sparsely populated savanna on the northwest side. Enjoy a mode of travel that allows you to experience more personally the sights and sounds of life on Kilimanjaro. Carry only your camera and water as your gear are transported by our support vehicle (always available for tired cyclists) to overnight camp sites. Filling camp breakfasts prepare you for the day’s ride and sumptuous dinners bring closure as the sun sets for the evening. Lunches are picnics along the route.

DAY 1 Mbahe Village

Mbahe Village

Rest and relaxation day at SENE’s Mbahe Village cottages. Bike and gear check and optional light hiking, swimming, or exploring the farm and village.

Ride down from Mbahe to the tarmac road along the eastern flank of Kilimanjaro. The serpentine road passes through vibrant Chagga farming villages full of small shops, churches, and workshops set amongst maize, coffee, and banana farms. Our overnight stop is just below the entrance gate for the Rongai climb route up Kilimanjaro. Nalemoru Camp Site is set in a large garden amongst a wooded forest with views over the Kenya plains.

Approx. distance: 44 miles / 71 kms cycling to Nalemoru

DAY 2 Nalemoru to Larangwa

Nalemoru Kilimanjaro

Cycle northwest between the Kenyan Border and the edge of Mount Kilimanjaro. The route passes through the Rongai Forest, home to black-and-white colobus monkeys, which you may see roadside. We enter Maasai land with the dirt track which traverses a sparsely settled area inhabited by these proud herdsmen.

At Larangwa camp, we may hear the Maasai school children singing at the close of school while we relax with tea and snacks at the end of a satisfying cycling day. Admire the brilliant sunset reflecting off of Kilimanjaro’s Kibo Peak. Approx. distance: 31 miles / 50 kms cycling

DAY 3 Larangwa.

Larangwa Kilimanjaro

The route is now exclusively dirt tracks and passing through farmland of Maasai who have chosen to settle and grow crops. We are heading south, the mountain on our left and the open plains below, where elephant, zebra, and giraffe freely roam. Savor a hearty lunch upon arrival at Simba Farm. Relax in the afternoon or explore the area with a hike to the nearby gorge. Return in time for a sundowners on the verandah. Simba is a working farm on 3,500 acres of rolling hills in West Kilimanjaro, offering breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro to the east and the Maasai steppe and Mount Meru to the west. Approx. distance: 19 miles / 30 kms cycling

DEPARTURE DAY West Kilimanjaro

West Kilimanjaro

Morning to explore the farm on foot, bike, or farm vehicle. Or, for the enthusiastic cyclist, extend your ride by continuing on quiet dirt roads and footpaths amongst the remote farming villages abutting the mountain, finishing in the small market town of Sanya Juu. Afternoon transport to your next adventure to Simba Farm.