The Kilimanjaro Rongai route is one of the less popular routes for many climbers but not all of them.
It’s starting gate is in the north of Kilimanjaro near the Kenyan border. As a consequence, it’s the longest drive from an airport to all of the Kilimanjaro entrance gates. This makes the Rongai route less popular amongst the majority of climbers.
Therefore, it never gets crowded on the Rongai route and this is exactly the reason why it is it is ideal for climbers who are looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience away from the crowds.