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Trip Type

Hiking & Walking Tour

Group Size

Min:Max: 25


Mount Kilimanjaro Day Hike - Marangu


Tanzania is home to the highest mountain in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5,985m. A typical climb to the summit can take around a week, but if you just want a brief flavour of the mountain, it’s possible to do a one day excursion there, with some hiking. If you want just a taste of what Mount Kilimanjaro has to offer, we can cater to you too. Starting from your hotel after breakfast, our driver will take you to Marangu Gate for a day hike.
From your accommodation in Arusha, depart with your guide after an early breakfast and drive to Kilimanjaro National Park. Depending on the location of your hotel, the drive may be 1.5-2.5 hours.

  • When to visit?: All year round
  • Tour duration: 1 day (approximately 8 hours)
  • Start: Tour start from Arusha/Moshi
  • End: Arusha/Moshi
  • Destination visited: Mount Kilimanjaro – Marangu route
  • Accommodation: Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged
  • Maximum size of group: Private group
  • A transfer from and back to the airport/hotel is included.
  • We can help select your international flights and also book for you.
  • Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO ) near Arusha. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)
Tour Highlights
  • Kilimanjaro Marangu day hike involves going up to the first camp Mandara hut (2720m) and come back via the same route on the same day.
  • Marangu gate is 1879m above sea level and the distance to Mandara hut is 8km (16 km round trip), which will take 3 to 4 hours for each direction.
  • On the way to from the Marangu gate to Mandara hut you will cross the rain forest which is a dense forest, pure green with a lot of species of plants. If you are lucky you can see Blue Monkeys and a black and white Colobus Monkeys.
  • It just takes 15 minutes walk from Mandara to Maundi Crater. This place offers a good view of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks and also good view of the Kenyan side ad lake Chala and Jipe. During eruption the pressure was not enough to force magma to get out hence instead of rise up it formed a crater.

Day to day itinerary

Mount Kilimanjaro Day Trip Details

You will start your journey after breakfast. Our driver will wait for you in Arusha/Moshi to transport you to the village of Marangu.

Choosing this route your journey will start at the Marangu gate (1,980 m), where you should sign in at the Park Office.Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys. After lunch, hike back to park gate and drive back to Moshi/Arusha.

Conclude your tour back in your hotel in Moshi/Arusha.

Meals included: Bottled Drinking Water & Lunch

Accommodation:  None

Items Included:

  • Transport to/from gate
  • Park fees
  • Professional English speaking mountain guide
  • Lunch box
  • 1,5l bottle of water

Items excluded:

  • Personal items
  • Gratuities for mountain guide
  • Travel insurance

Dates and Rates per person (in USD)

Start dates Single 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7+ people
Jan 1, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021 284  184 157 143 136 129 Get Quote
Jan 1, 2022 – Dec 31, 2022 284 184 157 143 136 129 Get Quote

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
  • Prices are per person based on double or single occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and do not include international airfare to/from your destination or internal flights during the expedition.
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