Kenya Safari Adventures



Ruma National Park




5 days -Marangu Route

Marangu route

Very popular. Gentle gradients and long sections up to 4700m. Beautiful forests and moorlands, comfortable but basic huts. The 6 day variant provides good time for acclimatisation.

Day 1:

The route begins at the National park Marangu gate at a 1800m. It is a 3-4 hours walk through the fascinating rain forest to the Mandara hut at 2750m. Mandara is about 9km from the starting point.

Day 2:

Leave the gently ascending path through the open alpine moor land.After 5-6 hours (about 12 km) Horombo Hut at 3750m is reached.

Day 3:

After a good night rest one continues past the cactus-like groundsel and the “last water” stream and moves into the Lunar landscape of thsaddle between Kibo and Mawenzi. The Masoned Kibo Hut at 4700m is reached in 5-6hours after a gruelling 12km from Horombo.

Day 4:

In the morning hours the start of the summit is made in order to reach the Uhuru peak. Enjoy the most spectacular and unforgettable sunrise. The descent is less and the night is spent at Horombo Hut.

  Day 5:

Another half day leisurely walk and one is back at the park entrance again and be driven back to the office in Arusha.