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Known as the "Coca-Cola" route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established route. Many favour the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, due to its more gradual slope. It is also the only route which offers sleeping huts with dormitory style accommodation. There are 60 bunk beds at both Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut.

Day 1 : Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the trek. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara Huts. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.

Day 2 : Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

You leave the glades of the rain-forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo Huts. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the affects of the altitude.

Day 3 : Rest Day at Horombo Hut

Rest day at Horombo Hut with optional hike by Mawenzi Peak.

Day 4 : Hike Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heath-land but then disappears into "moonscape". Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.

Day 5 : Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman's point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo Huts.
The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly "pole pole" and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

Day 6 : Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi

After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
Our vehicle will meet you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your to the Arusha Moshi

Day 7: Arusha to Lake Manyara

After breakfast, you will proceed to Lake Manyara for a game drive in beautiful Lake Manyara National Park. There, you will see buffalos, giraffes, zebras, and many more species. All of them set against the stunning backdrop of the Great Rift Wall. Dinner and overnight will be at Fanaka campsite.

Day 8: Serengeti National Park

Set out for the endless open plains and stunning skies of the Serengeti, you will enjoy a scenic 4-hour drive. A full day game drive together with a late evening game drive in this park is where you can see the "Big Five" and Tosha Adventures driver guide will contact the other drivers about where the animals are. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Seronera Campsite.

Day 9: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro

After a relaxing morning and an early lunch, you will proceed with a game drive to Ngorongoro. There, the driver guide will continue elaborating the animals and natural beauty of Tanzania on the way to Ngorongoro Crater, describing the en-route animal.
The night will be spent on the crater rim while dinner and overnight will be at Ngorongoro Simba Campsite.

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater tour back to Arusha

After having early breakfast, you will proceed directly to Ngorongoro Crater floor for a 5-6hrs crater tour with picnic lunch. Later, you will proceed back to Arusha in the evening. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel.
Note: Tosha Adventures uses 4-WD Land Cruiser with viewing roofs for the safaris that can accommodate 4 or 6 passengers. Tosha Adventures guides are licensed, trained, friendly, and have years of experience.

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