The Marangu route, otherwise known as the Coca Cola route

  • Days 08
  • From ₹ 160,550.00
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About this activity

  • Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 30 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
  • Duration:8 Day(s)
  • Activities
    • Lakes
    • LGBTQ
    • Mountaineering
    • Nature
    • Photography
    • Volunteer and Educational
  • Travel StyleBudget
  • Guiding Type: Partially Guided
  • Guide Language
    • English
    • French
  • Tour Vibe Active
  • Recommended For
    • Couple
    • Family/Kids
    • For Art Lovers
    • LGBTQ
    • Senior
    • Solo
    • Women
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Youth
  • Destination Country: Africa, Tanzania,
    • Springlands Hotel Moshi
    • Marangu Gate
    • Mandara Huts
    • Horombo Huts
    • Kibo Huts
    • Uhuru Peak
    • Horombo Huts
    • Springlands Hotel Moshi
  • Pickup

    Kilimanjaro International Airport

  • Drop-off

    Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Where you will be picked up and Transferred to Hotel in Moshi for dinner and overnight

  • Age Range 15 - 95 (Years Old)
Tour Highlights

The Marangu route, or the Coca-cola route, to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro is a six-day hike with accommodation in huts with running water. The slow increase in altitude and the relative comfort of the huts make this the route the way to climb the mountain with the highest success rate. It isn’t a walk in the park, though by any means. The Uhuru peak will not be won without a struggle but the view from the summit is worth it all.

Tour Introduction

Ascend to the peak of the Kilimanjaro mountain on the Marangu route. This six-day or five day hike, on what is sometimes called the Coca-Cola route, follows a path with slowly increasing altitudes and accommodation in huts with running water, making it the way to the Uhuru peak that boasts the highest success rate.

ITINERARY

We will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport before transferring you to the Springlands Hotel in Moshi, an hour's drive from the airport.

After breakfast we will leave towards Kilimanjaro National Park where our ascent will begin! This one will make us discover the tropical forest populated by eucalyptus and Colobus monkeys. We will arrive at the Mandara refuge at the end of the day. For those who wish, an excursion around the Maundi crater is offered.

We will always hike in the middle of dense vegetation mainly made up of small shrubs and groundsel fields. We will pass in front of small streams and beautiful waterfalls; you can enjoy the magnificent view of Mount Mawenzi during lunch. Once you arrive at Horombo Hut, a beautiful panorama of Mount Kibo awaits you.

This day allows you to acclimatize to the altitude. We will first hike in a desert where there is no trace of greenery before crossing an area with abundant vegetation. Groundsel and giant lobelia are ubiquitous. Ascent to 4,500 meters above sea level before descending to Horombo Hut.

We will cross a second high altitude desert nicknamed the Saddle. After crossing this lunar landscape, we will eventually arrive at the Kibo refuge. You may show some signs of weakness due to the altitude (shortness of breath, irritability and headaches). We will go to bed very early because the final ascent is scheduled for the next day!

We will leave the refuge around 1am in order to reach the Uhuru peak at sunrise! We will reach the crater of Guillman's point (5,685 m) where we will be in the middle of the auroras which set the sky ablaze. Stars in our eyes, we will reach Uhuru Peak, at an altitude of 5,895 m, the roof of Africa will then be ours! After taking some photos we will descend to the refuge of Horombo Hut.

After lunch, drive to Marangu Gate. We will be transferred by car to the Springlands hotel where we will take advantage of your last evening to give you your certificate which will reward your achievement!

After breakfast at the hotel, we will organize your transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Pickup & Drop-Off
  • Airport Transfer
Guide
Meals
  • Halal
  • Jain
  • Kosher
  • Meat
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Transport
  • Jeep & 4WD

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Extra Services

Covid Safety

Tanzania Wildlife Adventures will appoint a COVID-19 Liaison Officer, based at the company’s Head Office. This designated person will be the point of contact with the relevant Tanzanian Government Ministry. In addition, this officer will have the following responsibilities:

  1. To keep up-to-date with all Tanzanian Government requirements, protocols, preventative measures, policies and procedures in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. To keep up-to-date as to the identity and location of all designated approved hospitals, medical clinics and mobile clinics in Tanzania for the testing and treatment of COVID-19
  • To develop, maintain, implement and monitor all sanitizing and hygiene procedures for each company location and vehicle in which the company operates
  1. To develop, maintain, implement and monitor any special sanitizing and cleaning procedures as appropriate
  2. To develop, maintain, implement and monitor all limits to capacity for each company location and vehicle in which the company operates
  3. To develop, maintain, implement and monitor all physical/social distancing requirements for each company location and vehicle in which the company operates
  • To develop, maintain, implement and monitor all COVID-19 procedures relevant to Tanzania Wildlife Adventures guests for each company location and vehicle in which the company operates
  • To develop, maintain, implement and monitor all COVID-19 procedures relevant to Tanzania Wildlife Adventures staff for each company location and vehicle in which the company operates
  1. To develop, maintain, implement and monitor all COVID-19 procedures for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) relevant to Tanzania Wildlife Adventures guests for each company location and vehicle in which the company operates
  2. To develop, maintain, implement and monitor all COVID-19 procedures for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) relevant to Tanzania Wildlife Adventures staff for each company location and vehicle in which the company operates
  3. To develop, maintain, implement and monitor all COVID-19 procedures for dealing with guests exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or suspected of having COVID-19
  • To develop, maintain, implement and monitor all COVID-19 procedures for dealing with staff exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or suspected of having COVID-19
  • To develop, maintain, implement and monitor all health records for Tanzania Wildlife Adventures guests
  • To develop, maintain, implement and monitor all health records for Tanzania Wildlife Adventures staff
  1. To develop, maintain and monitor records of all cleaning and sanitizing records for each company location and vehicle in which the company operates
  • To ensure adequacy of stocks of all PPE materials for guests and staff at all times for each company location and vehicle in which the company operates
  • To ensure that all guests are fully aware of all COVID-19 procedures and are provided with sufficient information in respect of such procedures
  • To ensure that all staff are fully trained in and aware of all COVID-19 procedures and are provided with sufficient information in respect of such procedures; to ensure that all training is regularly updated and that retraining is carried out where necessary
  • To liaise with any external body, including Government departments or ministries as necessary, in respect of their requirements
  1. To ensure that all notices as required by the Tanzanian Government are correctly displayed in the necessary places, in particular with contact details of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, the MoHCDGEC & PORALG

Guests’ Medical Declaration Form:

All guests will be required by Tanzania Wildlife Adventures to complete a compulsory Medical Declaration Form. A form must be completed for each individual guest and this will be sent to each guest by our Health and Safety Department, one month prior to the guest’s arrival in Tanzania. The form will be completed and signed and will include the following information for each guest:

  • Name, nationality and ID or passport number
  • Proof of travel insurance, with policy number and details of insurer (including contact details)
  • Name and contact details of next of kin or friend who is not travelling with you to Tanzania
  • Details of guest’s travel history (other than the current trip) within the month prior to arrival in Tanzania
  • Details of current trip (prior to start of Tanzania Wildlife Adventures trip and any subsequent destinations) for the purposes of track and tracing, should it become necessary
  • Description of guest’s general health, including any current medication, and any chronic or other medical conditions
  • Description of guest’s general fitness level, including ‘smoker status’ past and present
  • Details of any physical disability or restrictions
  • Any symptoms, either indicative of COVID-19 or other condition, in the 30 days prior to arrival in Tanzania
  • Any history of COVID-19, or its symptoms, at any time prior to current trip
  • A sign-off by the guest in respect of their COVID-19 disclosure

Temperature Monitoring of Guests and Staff:

Temperatures of all guests will be taken on arrival, at the start of their Tanzania Wildlife Adventures trip. (Depending on the method and place of arrival, this might be at the airport, or hotel, or other appropriate location.) Temperatures of guests will then be taken each day after breakfast, for the duration of the guest’s stay, by the driver-guide. On each occasion, a non-contact thermometer will be used and the temperature will be recorded. Any temperature of 37.5 C or above requires action. For staff, temperatures will be taken each time they begin a shift or finish a shift: a non-contact thermometer will be used and all temperatures will be recorded.

In the event that a guest or staff member registers a temperature of 37.5 C or above, the procedures described in section 9, below, must be followed immediately.

Staff Training:

Tanzania Wildlife Adventures is committed to providing comprehensive training for its entire staff in respect of COVID-19, its effects and the measures necessary to detect it prevent its spread and deal with it whenever it arises.Tanzania Wildlife Adventures  is also committed to provide further training, as and when necessary, as the COVID-19 situation develops and evolves. Additional, specific training may be required for certain staff depending on the type of work they perform or the locations in which they work, but the following general areas of COVID-19 training are appropriate to all Tanzania Wildlife Adventures staff:

Availability

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Tour Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount

Tour Date Change Policy

Tour Date can be changed 30 day(s) prior departure

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