Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and on a clear morning can offer a panoramic view from the "Roof of Africa" down to the surrounding plains. The Rongai route is the most scenic.
Days 1, 2: Travel. On arrival transfer from Arusha to hotel on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro, overnight Kibo Hotel.
Day 3: Transfer to trailhead to begin climb, climb through forest, overnight Forest Edge Camp.
Day 4: 3-4 hours steep climb up grassy slopes, overnight Kikelewa Caves Camp.
Day 5: Hike 6-7 hours through Moorland zone, overnight Mawenzi Tarn Camp.
Day 6: 5-6 hours hike across the lunar desert to the bottom of the crater wall, overnight School Camp.
Day 7: Begin final ascent around 1AM to Uhuru Peak, returning to Kibo Camp to rest then onward to next camp (11-15 hours walking), overnight Horombo Hut.
Day 8: 5-6 hours steady decent to trailhead, transfer to Kibo Hotel for overnight.
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