Marangu Route has been referred to as the 'Coca Cola' route and this has led potential climbers to think that it is an easy route to the summit. This is far from the truth, to be honest! The fact that it requires a minimum of 5 days to complete does not mean it is easier than any other route. But with African Trek & Travel you will get to reach the summit well. The trail goes through lush rainforest, heath, and moorland to alpine desert and ultimately the arctic zone at the peak and same route down. This safari is a great chance for you who are up for a Kilimanjaro adventure!
The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast. Marangu is, unfortunately, less scenic than the other routes because the ascent and descent are along the same path. It is also the most crowded route for that reason. African Trek & Travel offers Marangu Route climbing for five days and six days climb. The difference is five days climb does not have an acclimatization day on day three at Horombo Hut
You will be picked up from the hotel and a drive to Marangu gate follow as you drive towards the gate you will be enjoying excellent views of the mountain, you will meet your team of guides and porters at the gate. Whilst in the forest you could see bright colored birds, colobus monkeys and other species of monkey as well as mosses, lichens and flowers and delicate orchids. If the skies are clear you can see the town of Moshi lying at the edge of the plain further down. Once registrations finished you will start ascending leave the park buildings the walk is 4-5 hours through areas of coffee plantation and thick rainforest to Mandara Hut for Dinner and overnight.