Kilimanjaro Day Trip (Marangu Route)

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Kilimanjaro Day Trip

Hike Mandara camp, Maundi Crater, panoramic views of Kenya and Northern Tanzania, Enjoy a packed lunch amidst the beautiful natural setting, Nature Hike, and Wildlife Spotting

Kilimanjaro Day Trip overview

Leave Arusha at 7:00 am and drive to Marangu Gate on the east side of Kilimanjaro. Do the paperwork at the park gate, like registering. Start hiking at about 9:30 am. Hike through the rainforest from the park gate (6000 ft) to Mandara Hut (9000 ft). This takes about 3 to 4 hours. Stop halfway for lunch. Reach Mandara Huts at about 1:30 pm. After a short tour at the hut, start hiking back down to Marangu Gate and reach the gate around 4:45 pm. You can take a short 15-minute trip to Maundi Crater for views of Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Return to Arusha and arrive in the late evening.

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Price Inclusions
  • Private transport
  • Professional English-speaking Guide
  • Packed lunch box
  • Government tax
  • Bottled drinking water
Price Exclusions
  • Flight
  • Insurance
  • Tipping for your guide
  • Souvenirs
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Frequently Asked Questions For Kilimanjaro Day Trip
What should I wear and bring for a Kilimanjaro day trip?

Key2Africa Safaris recommends wearing comfortable hiking boots, layered clothing, a hat, and sunglasses. Bring a waterproof jacket in case of rain. Pack essentials like sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, snacks, and a camera. A small backpack is useful to carry your belongings. Don’t forget your passport for park entry and some cash for any additional expenses. Walking poles can be helpful, but are optional.

Is the hike suitable for beginners or those with little hiking experience?

Yes, the Kilimanjaro day trip is suitable for beginners. The hike from Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut is relatively easy and takes about 3-4 hours each way. Key2Africa Safaris provides experienced guides who will support and assist you throughout the hike. The pace is moderate, and there are plenty of opportunities to rest and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

How long does the hike take from Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut and back?

The hike from Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut typically takes 3-4 hours. After a short break and tour at Mandara Hut, the descent back to Marangu Gate also takes about 3-4 hours. In total, the day trip lasts around 8-9 hours, including travel time and breaks. Key2Africa Safaris ensures a well-paced and enjoyable experience for all hikers.

Are meals and water provided during the trip?

Key2Africa Safaris provides a packed lunch for the trip, which includes sandwiches, fruits, snacks, and bottled water. We recommend bringing additional snacks and a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated during the hike. Our guides ensure you have enough food and water to keep your energy levels up throughout the day.


What wildlife and scenery can I expect to see on the hike?

During the hike, you will walk through a lush rainforest with diverse flora and fauna. You may see monkeys, birds, and various insects. The trail offers beautiful views of the surrounding landscape and Mount Kilimanjaro. At Mandara Hut, you can take a short trip to Maundi Crater for stunning panoramic views of Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Key2Africa Safaris ensures a memorable experience with plenty of opportunities for wildlife spotting and scenic photography.

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