Marangu Day Hike

If you want to experience Kilimanjaro without having to climb all the way to the top, then this is the perfect way to do it.

This 3-4 hour hike goes through rainforest and offers spectacular views as well as a side trip to Maundi Crater. For those who do not wish to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to the top and yet want to experience the magic of the Mountain then a day trip to the first hut will be ideal for them. This hike to the first hut will allow you to have a feel of the mountain for one day. The hike through the rain forest will be breathtaking as you come close to nature while making your body enjoy a nice walk without feeling too exhausted at the end. If you have been doing a driving safari for most part of your trip, a break from the car and a chance to stretch your muscles in Nature will make you appreciate nature as you Explore  Kilimanjaro region.


Hiking time: 3 – 4 hours
Habitat: Montane forest

Meals: Lunch

Hiking time: 3 – 4 hours
Habitat: Montane forest

Leave Moshi town about 08:30am and drive to about one hour to Marangu Gate on the eastern side of Kilimanjaro. Do the necessary paperwork at the park gate such as registrations. Begin hiking at about 10:00am. Hike through rainforest from the park gate (6000 ft) to Mandara Hut (9000 ft), taking about 3 – 4 hours. Stop half way for lunch. Reach Mandara Huts at about 01.45pm. After short tour at the hut and start coming down to Marangu gate and you may reach at the gate around 04:45 pm(It depends how fast you’re). A side trip to Maundi Crater (about 15 minutes away) is a good way to see the surroundings as well as views of Kenya and Northern Tanzania.

Return Moshi and will arrive in the late evening around 06:45 pm.


  • All National Park and Forest fees
  • Great picnic lunch.
  • Professional & Friendly Mountain guide.
  • 2lts of mineral water per/person.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Park rescue fees (this is required to enter the park by the Tanzania government)
  • Private transport from & to your Accommodation 
  • Oclaa Adventures T-shirt

Not Included

  • Travel insurance, Medical & Evacuation insurance 
  • All personal items for trip.
  • Tipping for your guide after trek
  • Tipping of safari driver 

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