Known as the “Coca-Cola” route, Marangu is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well-established route. Many favor this route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual …

5 days kilimanjaro trekking marangu route

5 days kilimanjaro trekking marangu route

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  • Kilimanjaro trekking

Known as the “Coca-Cola” route, Marangu is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well-established route. Many favor this route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope. It is also the only route that offers sleeping huts in dormitory-style accommodations.

The minimum number of days required for this route is five, although the probability of successfully reaching the top in that time period is quite low. Spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended when climbing Kilimanjaro using the Marangu route.

Price pp

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Tour Included

  • All park entrances and taxes
  • Accommodation in mountain huts
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Soft drinks and water during the trek
  • Transfer to and from the airport
  • Professional mountain guide
  • Mountain porters

Tour not Included:


  • Tips for the driver guide (recommended)
  • Laundry service
  • Local and international flights
  • Travel insurance


Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation up to 30 days before the tour start date: No cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation between 30 and 15 days before the tour start date: 15% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation within 15 days of the tour start date: 15% cancellation fee with a 15% surcharge.
  • Option to reschedule the tour to upcoming days without additional fees, subject to availability.


To secure your booking for this tour with Dancing Simba Safari Company, please follow these steps:

  1. Deposit: Make a deposit of 40% of the total tour cost via online payment or bank transfer. Details for payment will be provided by the company upon request.

  2. Confirmation: Once the deposit is received, your booking will be confirmed by the company.

  3. Final Payment: The remaining 60% of the total tour cost can be paid on arrival day by cash or credit card.

  4. Enjoy Your Tour: Upon arrival, you'll be all set to embark on your safari adventure with Dancing Simba Safari Company!


Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Dancing Simba Safari who will provide a brief introduction. You'll then be transferred to your accommodation to settle in and leave your bags. Afterward, you'll embark on a tour of Arusha town. The tour will include a visit to the Maasai market, where you can experience the culture and art of the Maasai people. Next, you'll explore the central market, observing how locals conduct business with food and fruits. Depending on the time available, you may also visit the Culture Heritage Center to learn about gemstones like tanzanite. Finally, you'll be driven back to your accommodation, marking the end of the day's activities.

Overnight at Karibu Heritage Lodge or similar.

Day 2: Marangu Gate (1700m) – Mandara Hut (2740m)

After breakfast and a briefing, drive to Marangu village and proceed to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. Upon arrival, register at the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority offices and commence the climb. The trek will lead you through the rainforest to Mandara Hut.

Day 3: Mandara Hut (2740m) – Horombo Hut (3700m)

Begin the trek after breakfast, ascending from the rainforest to the open moorlands toward Horombo Hut. Enjoy stunning views of Kibo summit and Mawenzi along the way, with sightings of giant lobelias and groundsels. Horombo Hut serves as an acclimatization point for most climbers.

Day 4: Horombo Hut (3700m) – Kibo Hut (4700m)

After breakfast, trek to the last watering point and then onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation diminishes as you reach Kibo Hut, where you'll have dinner and prepare for the summit climb.

Day 5: Kibo Hut (4750m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)

Begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak around midnight, passing through Gillman’s Point on the crater rim. The hike to Uhuru Peak is challenging but rewarding, with panoramic views from the roof of Africa. Descend to Horombo Hut for the night.

Day 6: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1800m)

Enjoy breakfast before descending to Marangu Gate, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, and vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to transfer you back to Moshi.

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