Where do you sleep on Kilimanjaro?
When sleeping on Kilimanjaro, you have two main options. If you are on any route except Marangu, your accommodation on the mountain will be in tents. These will be supplied by your agency/operator, and brought up by your porters. The park authorities insist that you pitch your tent only in designated campsites, so do not be tempted to sleep elsewhere, such as in any caves en route.
On the Marangu Route, camping is forbidden. Instead, all trekkers sleep in huts along the route. At first, bedding down for the night in a large room filled with strangers may seem, well, slightly weird, and even intimidating. But most people get used to the experience very quickly.
The sleeping arrangements in these huts are usually dormitory-style, with anything from four to twenty beds per room. You do see people camping on this route but they are trekkers who took the Rongai Route to ascend and are now descending on Marangu.
By the way, many of the campsites on Kilimanjaro are actually called ‘huts’ but don’t be fooled: there are no sleeping huts there. The name comes from the green shacks that stand in these campsites, which the rangers live in while working there. It used to be possible for trekkers to sleep in these huts too, but no longer.
So, in summary, it’s huts on the Marangu Route, but tents at designated campsites everywhere else.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]