School Trek - Kilimanjaro Rongai Route
Tanzania, School Expeditions, 9 days - from £2,295 (land only) - from €2,755 (land only) - from $3,785 (land only)
Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Drive to the village of Rongai on the north side of Kili. Trek through farmland and forest to edge of moorland zone where we can enjoy excellent views out across the Kenyan plains. Camp (2600m).
Day 3: Another short trek of 4 hours takes us to our camp (3,450m) close to the 'Second Cave', in sight of Kibo peak and the icefields on the crater rim.
Day 4: Another half day of walking towards the jagged summit of Mawenzi. We camp at 3600 metres in a sheltered valley near the Kikelewa Caves.
Day 5: A short trek, crossing grassy slopes with expansive views, to reach our next camping place at Mawenzi Tarn (4,300m), spectacularly located beneath the rocky summits of Mawenzi.
Day 6: A rest and acclimatisation day at the camp beside Mawenzi Tarn.
Day 7: Today we trek across the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo, to reach our overnight halt at the Kibo Hut (4,750m), directly beneath the Kibo crater wall.
Day 8: A very early start to reach the crater rim at Gilman's Point, then traverse to Uhuru Peak (5,894m), the high point of all Africa. Long descent via the Marangu Route to Horombo (3,720m).
Day 9: We encounter vegetation and pine forest on our descent to the Marangu Gate and collect our ascent certificates. We return to the group hotel for a wash up and then transfer to the airport for the flight home.
Learning Outside the Classroom
If you have a particular part of your curriculum that needs fulfilling whilst you are away, we are more than happy to work this into your itinerary. Incorporating learning objectives into your School Group Adventure allows the pupils to engage with the learning process. If you send us your list of criteria, we will write the programme for you.