Rongai Route Kilimanjaro
Schoolchildren for Children
This takes the Rongai Route, a relatively quieter, route up Kilimanjaro approaching the summit from the Kenyan side of the mountain. The first day of the trip offer a unique opportunity to visit St Jerome's Homework Club and /or a similar project in the Kibera slum area of Nairobi. This trip is in line with our aims to help charities and organisations working to improve conditions in overseas areas we are associated with by direct help. (See our Responsible Travel Policy). If you wish to be directly involved with the fund-raising aspects of the trip you may consider signing up for it via their website: schoolchildrenforchildren.org. Contributions locally made are also greatly appreciated.
This is a tough walking trip but within the limits of a fit individual used to walking in mountain areas.
Special Programme Outline 21-29 August 2010
Day 1 Sat Arrive in Nairobi. (see flights information below) You will be met on arrival to transfer to the Country Lodge, deposit luggage at the hotel and then visit one or two Schoolchildren for Children project schools in Nairobi.
Day 2 Sun The Riverside bus will meet you outside the Country Lodge at 0725hrs to transfer to Springlands Hotel in Moshi. A late afternoon forest walk; dinner and overnight stay at Springlands Hotel.
Day 3 Mon After breakfast, drive to the Park Gate of the Rongai route. Walk up to camp 1 with an overnight stay.
Day 4 Tues Walk to the Kikelewa Cave, camp overnight.
Day 5 Wed Walk to Mawenzi tarn hut, camp overnight.
Day 6 Thurs Walk to Kibo hut. Camp overnight.
Day 7 Fri Walk to the summit & descend to Horombo Hut, camp overnight
Day 8 Sat Final descent to park gate and return to Springlands Hotel.
Day 9 Sun Transfer to airport for your return flight.
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