This 10 Day Mount Kilimanjaro trek using the Rongai Route and safari combo is a great adventure to experience the best of Tanzania’s attractions. You will trek for 7 days to the summit of Kilimanjaro and back then afterwards get on a safari trip to three of the best parks in the Northern Circuit. The safari part touches on a visit to the lake Manyara national park, famous for tree climbing lions, Tarangire National Park, and the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area.
7 Days Rongai Route + 3 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania
Before you begin your 3-day safari to northern Tanzania, you will first climb Mount Kilimanjaro for 7 days on the Rongai Route, making the number of this adventure, 10 days. Compared to the Machame Route, the Rongai Route is simpler and has a higher success rate. It is also more scenic than the Marangu Route.
One of the less-traveled routes, the Rongai begins on the north side of the mountain just south of the Kenyan border. You ascend Kilimanjaro by the Marangu Route on the southeast side before joining the Rongai for the summit ascent. From several vantage points, you can see Kilimanjaro.
On the Rongai trail, you sleep in tents (tents are provided), not huts like on the Marangu Route. The porters will set up your tent for you. Either outside on a blanket or in a dining tent, meals are provided.
When is the best time for this 10-day Rongai Route trek and Tanzania safari?
Since the Rongai Route approaches the mountain from the Northern slopes with receives low precipitation, Rongai Route is perfect all year round.
- This 10-day mount Kilimanjaro and safari tour starts in Moshi and ends in Moshi Town
- Book your own international flights
- Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) near Arusha/Moshi. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)
- Transport from and back to the airport is included
The 10 days Kilimanjaro & safari overview
Below is the day-by-day glance at the 10 days Kilimanjaro and safari itinerary in Tanzania.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: game drives, wildlife safaris
Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
A transfer from and back to the airport is included