kilimanjaro day trip

  • Marangu gate 1700m / 5,500ft
  • Mandara Hut 2740m / 9,000ft (3-4 hours)

Day trips in Kilimanjaro our day trips start from Arusha, Moshi or Marangu. The excursions are ideal: in a short time, you can visit the national park by observing the great diversity of wildlife or experience the everyday life of the indigenous people of Tanzania.

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Marangu village and proceed to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), register at Kilimanjaro National Park Authority offices and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara hut located at 9,000 ft / 2,740 m. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the atmosphere of the Northern part of Tanzania. Also you will have your lunch at this point. Then you will descend to Marangu gate for 2 hours.

Kilimanjaro rain forest

At the end of the day trip, you can choose if you want to be dropped off at Kilimanjaro International Airport, at Arusha Airport or at your hotel.

Including the following:

  • Professional tour guide
  • Transport to and from the base of the mountain
  • Lunch and two bottles of water
  • Park entrance fees include taxes VAT 18%
  • View point of Mt.Kilimanjaro

Mandara hut is the first hut in along the Marangu route (“Coca-Cola route”).
The walking starts from the starting point of Marangu Route (1970m) it’s just an hour drive from Moshi Town to the Park Gate (starting point) and three hours walking from the gate to Mandara hut (2700 m). Enjoy walking in the Montane forest where Mandara hut is situated on the forest belt border just below the Maundi crater. Walking in the montane forest and shortly in the heath and moorland vegetation with beautiful endemic flora to Maundi crater you will enjoy the breath taking view of magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro, also you can get the chance to see varieties of birds, primates i.e. Black and White Colobus monkey and varieties of trees and beautiful flowers.

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