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Trip Overview

About the tour

This one day hike to Mandara Hut (the first stage of the Marangu Route) is the perfect way to experience a small part of Mount Kilimanjaro. If you don’t have the desire, the time or the confidence to summit the mountain then this one day hike will be the best option for you.


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Trip Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive: Your journey begins with a scenic drive from Moshi or Arusha, offering stunning views of the Tanzanian countryside and the chance to glimpse daily life in the region.
  • Tropical Rainforest: The hike starts in the lush, green rainforest zone. Enjoy the vibrant flora and fauna, including towering trees, exotic birds, and playful monkeys.
  • Cultural Insights: Learn about the Chagga people, the indigenous inhabitants of the Kilimanjaro region, and their traditional practices. Your guide will share insights into the local culture and history.
  • Nature and Wildlife: Keep an eye out for Kilimanjaro’s unique wildlife, including colobus monkeys, duikers, and a variety of bird species. The diverse ecosystems along the trail offer a chance to spot the region’s rich biodiversity.
  • Acclimatisation: This day hike also serves as a valuable acclimatisation experience for those considering a longer trek to Kilimanjaro’s summit. It helps your body adjust to higher altitudes, reducing the risk of altitude sickness.


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This Trip Cost Includes:

  • Professional, certified guide
  • Park fees
  • Picnic lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Round-trip transportation from Moshi or Arusha