Kilimanjaro National Park Tours
6 Days Rongai Route Climbing

6 Days Rongai Route Climbing

By Tanzania Joy Tours
The Rongai Route is one of the easiest routes and the success rate is very high. The route starts on the north side of the mountain just south of the Kenyan border, and is one of the least traveled routes. The descent is down the Marangu Route on the south side of the mountain, so climbers see the mountain from many view points. The drive to the trail head takes about 3 hours from Moshi through many villages and coffee plantations, including a stop to register climbing permits at Marangu. The Rongai Route can also be accessed from Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Allow 2 hours including border crossing. We will need copies of passports ahead of time.

Ages 4-85
Duration: 6 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes

Start:Traveler pickup offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 155104P12

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 155104P12

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        • Tanzania Joy Tours
          Moshi, Tanzania
          Joined in July 2014
        • chlouxie
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Guaranted success to the top!
          Climbing Kilimanjaro: what a life experience! We loved it! I strongly recommend our amazing team guided by Francis & Pius. We discovered the beautiful landscapes, the Tanzanian culture, the polé polé pace, few words of Swahili, but also such a welcoming, caring and funny crew! We had a great week meeting all of you, asante sana chali yangu! And you can trust Francis & Pius, they'll make sure you reach the summit!
          Written July 9, 2024
        • Z388CTstephenb
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best Safari trip we ever had!
          We had the most wonderful Safari experience ever! We chose a 4 days Safari excursion with Tanzania Joy Tours and everything went perfectly, from the start to the end. Our tour started in Arusha where our driver Victor picked us up at our hotel, we drove all the way to the Serengeti National Park where we stayed for 3 days and 2 nights in the amazing Serengeti Heritage Camp, in the middle of the bush. The staff has been great to us and the food was delicious. We then visited the crater of Ngorongoro and slept in the breathtaking Tortillis Camp nestled in the heart of the jungle, where we’ve been warmly welcomed by the most joyful crew. Finally we headed back to Kilimandjaro after visiting a local Massai village. The Safari wouldn’t have been this extraordinary without our amazing guide Victor. He has been very kind, generous, friendly and was happy to share with us his extensive knowledge of the wild life. He’s an expert (20 years as a guide) and knows the parks like the back of his hand. Thanks to his expertise, we’ve been able to see all of the Big Five (Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffalos and a Rhino), many more animals and the most beautiful landscapes. He has a great sense of humor and we’ve learned so many things thanks to him. Victor is to the guides what the lion is to the savannah : the King! Thanks a lot Victor and hopefully we’ll see you again for another safari! Asante Sana Rafiki & Hakuna Mata! Amélie and Stephen from France
          Written June 1, 2024
        • gaillO2379AV
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic Safari Experience!
          Our 3 day safari was perfect in every way. Our trip was filled with wonderful experiences and amazing memories from the moment our tour guide, Prayģod, met us at the Kilimanjaro Airport. Our safari included visits to Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara during which we had up close viewings of elephants, giraffes, zebras, baboons, and lions all going about their daily lives—it was fascinating! Our tour guide Prayģod was extremely knowledgeable about the animals, the plant life, and the geological history of the parks and was amazingly capable in spotting animals for us throughout our safari adventure. This trip has been such a positive experience that we hope to return in the future to explore the Serengeti next time with Tanzania Joy Tours.
          Written May 5, 2024
        • Trek20539815427
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing 3 day safari
          Our experience was incredible! From booking to drop off every part of the trip was smooth and well coordinated. Our guide Praygod was very knowledgeable and answered our many questions thoroughly. He also managed to spot animals with great acumen. During the trip we managed to see the big 5 (yes, even a leopard!) which was really exciting. The accommodations and food were great. Amazing trip all around.
          Written April 29, 2024
        • 704bridgit
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic 2-day experience
          My two colleagues and I did a two-day safari with Tanzania Joy Tours and absolutely loved it. It was well-organized and always had the clients' needs and interests at the heart of it. Our guide, Rogers, was personable, polite, and knowledgeable, sharing both facts about the animals and environment as well as personal anecdotes and experiences. All three of us women felt safe and well-cared for. Would definitely do it again!
          Written April 17, 2024
        • Tourist09660055277
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great 4 days Safari
          II was a 4 days Tanzania safari. It was between the camping and the luxury safari. t was fantastic, we saw many animals except the panther. The landscapes were beautiful. Like it was a private safari we were only 2 plus the two guides so we had a lot of space in the Land Rover. Our Guide Praygod was very interesting and very helpful. Because we were French, Emmanuel added a guide who spoke a little bit French, his name was Abba and he was very friendly. The food was good and the lodges were very confortables. Everything from the departure until the end was great. Emmanuel settled down everything for us from Zanzibar to Moshi included the planes. He is a very reactive and comprehensive person. Thank you very much for everything. I advise this company.
          Written April 4, 2024
        • BigZawi
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience all round
          I booked to climb Mt Kilimanjaro via the 7 day Lemosho route in February 2024! I was lucky enough to be the only person on the tour which meant having my own team of a guide, chef and x5 porters. Kelvin and the team were absolutely amazing in all aspects! Kelvin the guide was very professional and caring throughout the trip, the food was amazing, I still can’t believe I was being served 3x 3 course meals daily in my tent! The porters were great, unbelievable what they have to carry just to support one person, they were so friendly and always singing and dancing which made some great memories! I booked through a third party, had I known of the professional service Joy offered, I would have just booked direct. I now plan on doing a safari next year and I will be booking direct with Joy. I can’t explain how great the whole team was, when I got back it was my birthday and they made a huge fuss with a huge cake and champagne, as usual the guys were singing and dancing and it just put the cherry on top for me! What an amazing experience I have had, Kelvin and the team really made it all possible for me, thank you so much for everything guys! I hope to see you all again soon, when I book the safari trip!
          Written February 26, 2024
        • samihV932AN
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro
          It was a very enjoyable journey starting from booking for the climb, the climb and reaching the summit safely. The team members were like family. They took care of me and made sure I reach the summit. Big thanks for Emmanuel and his team, specifically Patrick, the main guide who has plenty of mountain knowledge and first aid skills. I also did the 4 day safari which managed to see the Big Five, thanks for Victor the driver who really knew where to find those beasts and tackle some of the challenging tracks.
          Written January 27, 2024
        • Sheparde
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Once in a lifetime experience
          What an unforgettable experience. Climbing the Kilimanjaro was a wonderful experience thanks to Ringo, Nemence and their team. They were fantastic all along the trip, supporting us and providing a superb experience to make the trip magnificent and fun. Ringo made sure we had the right equipment for the trip. The entire team (18 people) worked extremely hard every day to make us feel comfortable on the camp. On the trail Ringo and Nemence were amazing guides, providing encouragement and insight at every step. Every day, Ringo was checking our health condition for making sure we were okay (medical condition/appetite/heart beating/oxygen) I highly recommend climbing Kilimandjaro Mt with Tanzania Joy tour.
          Written August 25, 2023
        • Maryam B
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Serious company and friendly people
          Tanzania Joy tours is really a serious company. They were here whenever we had any question when preparing our trip to Kilimanjaro. We did lemosho route in 8 days. Our guides Calvin and Levin and their team of porters was incredible. We spent memorable days. The whole trip was exceptional. The guides are amazing persons, very friendly and this is important since we spent a lot of time together. At the final ascension to the summit they were very motivating and never let us out. The team of porter are also very nice and helpful. Really amazing people that we will never forget on this incredible experience.
          Written August 5, 2023
        • Slosseau
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          What an amazing experience
          So an amazing experience with this local agency to climb the Kilimandjaro. It was initially planed to make it in 7 days by the Machame route but after some days, our chef guide Patrick propose us to make it on 6 days without risk of bad acclimatization and it was successfully ! He is a very professional guide, attentive, with a big knowledge of the mountain. We were also accompagnied by Maiko, also an incredible guide, always here to encourage us, discuss about Tanzania, life, everything. Jeremiah, the cook, made us so good meals during this 6 days. And to finish, a dream team of porters was here to help us, of course to relieve us physically but also with good attentions on the camps and some of them to the top, always in an incredible atmosphere. Nothing would have been possible without this team. I really recommand this agency if you want to success your climb, in security, with a dream team.
          Written August 1, 2023
        • maggieaE9521VC
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          worth more that 10 stars!
          It was a second time I went with this agency and experience is just unbelievable! Guides, hotel, food organisation - top notch. Emmanuel is just great and very responsive and adaptive to all the needs of the group. Our guide - Patrick and his team - did everything for us to succeed and to make an experience unforgettable. Big thanks to everyone. If I could give 10 stars I would!
          Written July 23, 2023
        • mistyt604
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Two day to Horambo Hut
          Guide Ringo was amazing. He had local knowledge of the mountain habitats and terrain. This was a two day overnight from base to Horambo Hut. 19 km each way. Our crew prepared great meals and were amazing supports on such an extensive hike. I would ask for this crew again if hiking over more days.
          Written July 14, 2023
        • martinvP6793NX
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Succesfull Kilimanjaro climbing - Lemosho route with TJ Tours
          Just completed Kilimanjaro climbing 7 days Lemosho trek with Tanzanie Joy Tours, the successful summit. Our lead guide Patrick has helped us a lot. Incredible staff - guides, cooks, porters, etc. Everything came off without a hitch. Clients well being/safety is foremost as well as exceeding expectations. Always a great equipments tents,campsite, friendly staff and eager to make your climb the best possible experience. I would strongly recommend this local company Tanzania Joy Tours as a highly professional, quality services and supportive team.
          Written July 6, 2023
        • 553steffif
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unforgettable experience
          Very good experience with Patrick and his team. They were professionals and very helpful. We reach our goal and they contribute to it. I recommend TJ Tours to everybody!
          Written July 6, 2023
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles3 reviews
        Very good

        Eilat, Israel5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2020
        This is an amazing company! We did the Kilimanjaro climb (through the Rongai route) and then a 5-day safari with them. From the moment we arrived at the airport, everything was organized flawlessly.
        - The Kilimanjaro team was great ; our guide Patrick helped us reach the top, and was very reassuring. The 15 porters were amazing, and the cook made us delicious and copious meals. The camps were perfectly set up.
        - The safari was breathtaking ; our guide Elly is a real gem, he is extremely passionate about wildlife, and has a lot of training and experience. He took us to the best places of the national parks and taught us about animals ; he is also super nice!
        About Covid : there is NO COVID in Tanzania! You should definitely go for a visit, it is very safe.
        Tanzania joy tours is really a great choice!
        Written October 20, 2020
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        Hugo D
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2023 • Friends
        Amazing experience over these 6 days trip. The guides and all the whole team were very friendly and helpful in any circumstances. The small talks with the guides (one speak french to ease the experience) as well as the food served by the chief afe some of the things we definitely appreciated. Definitely the go to company for an unbelievable experience!
        Written December 15, 2023
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        Natasha E
        8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2019
        It was a family trip and we could not have had a better time. Proir to the trip we had very good communitations with the operator. We recieved precise instructions and were able to select items we decided to rent. Now I wish we would rented more items - rental shop had excellent selection. Our team was very professional with great knowledge of area and specifics of climbing as well as very good English. We also had a very skillful cook - we struggled not to eat too much - all meals were excellent.

        Final climb to Uhuru thru Gilliam's point was tough and I attribute our success to our lead guide Ringo and assistant guide Modi.

        Thank you to the team and Tanzania Joy Tours!

        Written October 8, 2019
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        Dear Natalia, We are proud to know you had an unforgettable experience with us. Thank you for your positive review and thank you for highlighting Ringo and Modi. They are happy to know that they contributed so positively to your experience. We thank you for recommending us and would be very pleased to welcome you soon again! Thank you again and kind regards Emmanuel.
        Written November 1, 2019
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