Rongai Route is the only route that is initiating from the north side of Kilimanjaro.

The route used to be started from the Kenyan side of Kilimanjaro however; it has shifted to the eastwards now. So the trail now starts at the Tanzanian town of Loitokitok.

The route is quite scenic, pristine, and less traveled. There are very few travelers chose Rongai for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Hands down Rongai is considered as the best route for witnessing the best of Kilimanjaro’s wilderness that includes many iconic Kili animals. Encountering troop of colobus monkeys, elephants, civets, or some of rarest animals, as well as bird species, is not a surprise at all. Buffalos are also a commonly sighted animal on this route.

The reason for the route offers good wilderness exposure is less traffic. As the animals gather there where there are fewer human activities occur. The flora of the route is unique as well as having juniper and olive trees.

While the Rongai route can be climbed in six days, it is highly suggested that trekkers take 7 Days to complete the hike.

Success Rate

Though the route is a bit hard to climb due to its poor acclimatizing feature, it offers a good success rate. The success rate is around 80% because the route is mostly preferred by those who acquire a good physical strength.


  • The only choice for those who want to start from northern side of Kilimanjaro
  • The route offers a quiet atmosphere
  • A great exposure to witness the wilderness of Kilimanjaro
  • Decent success rate


  • Extensive drive to the start point

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