Day 1: Drive to Marangu Gate for park formalities.
Walk through the rain forest to Mandara hut (2743 m), about 3 hours.
Day 2:Horombo hut (3760 m).
Leave the forest and cross open moor land to Horombo hut (3760 m).
Day 3: Walk to Zebra Rocks
Rest and acclimatization day at Horombo Hut. Day walk to Zebra Rocks or to Mawenzi Hut.
Day 4: Peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo
When hiking you will pass through moorland then alpine desert to “The Saddle” between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. From here you will walk for about an hour to reach Kibo hut (4730 m).
Day 5: Gillman’s Point (5681 m)
Very early start for the summit on steep scree up to Gillman’s Point (5681 m) which is on the crater rim. Continue around the rim (which will take about two hours if you are fit) to Uhuru Peak (5895 m) the highest point in Africa. Descend to Kibo Hut for tea and biscuits or soup and then down to the thicker air and relative warmth of Horombo hut.
Day 6: Descend to Marangu gate
After breakfast, descend to Marangu gate for certificate awarding on successful climbing.
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