The oldest and most well-known route on Kilimanjaro is the Marangu route, sometimes referred to as the “Coca-Cola” route. The only route that provides sleeping huts in dormitory-style lodging in place of camping is this one. At Mandara and Kibo Huts, there are 60 bunk beds each, while Horombo Hut has 120 bunk beds. Although beds and pillows are provided, sleeping bags are still necessary. The huts contain shared dining areas and simple restrooms, ranging from long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut to flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts.
Given its modest slope and straightforward approach, Marangu is preferred by many since it is thought to be the easiest path on the mountain. Altitude acclimation is somewhat challenging, nevertheless, due to the short duration of the journey. From the southeast, the road ascends Mount Kilimanjaro. Unfortunately, Marangu is less picturesque than the other routes because the ascent and descent follow the same route. As a result, it is also the busiest route.
Marangu is a five- or six- private climb that Kilimanjaro Ascent® offers. The third at Horombo Hut in the five- variant does not include an acclimatization .
This path differs from the others by offering huts to stay while ascending.