Kilimanjaro Day Trip

2 Days


Marangu Route Day Trip: Experience the charm of Marangu village, nestled on Mount Kilimanjaro’s slopes in Tanzania. This tour offers a glimpse into the mountain’s allure without scaling its summit. Spend a day exploring the village, immersing in its rich culture, and venturing to nearby attractions.

Embark on the Marangu day trip, commencing in the morning and lasting approximately 8-10 hours. Traverse the village, engaging with locals and learning about their history and traditions. Visit the renowned Kilimanjaro National Park, a sanctuary boasting diverse flora and fauna. Marvel at magnificent waterfalls cascading amidst lush landscapes. Immerse yourself in the Chagga Museum’s exhibits, unveiling the region’s heritage.

Your adventure begins after breakfast as our driver picks you up from your hotel. Head to Marangu Gate, situated at 1980m above sea level. Trek through the enchanting rainforest, encountering the picturesque Maundi Crater and the welcoming Mandara encampment. Keep an eye out for playful colobus monkeys and a remarkable variety of birdlife flourishing in their natural habitat.

Whether you seek a taste of Mount Kilimanjaro’s offerings or an immersive cultural experience, our Marangu Route day trip caters to your preferences. Engage with the wonders of nature, connect with local traditions, and create lasting memories. Let us be your guide to the captivating world of Marangu and its surrounding treasures.


Once you have arrived safely at Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by one of our friendly drivers who will transfer you to White House Hotel in Moshi. Should you arrive early you can explore the small town of Moshi, which is only a short taxi ride away, or you can just relax at the lodge and get ready for the days ahead. You will also meet with one of our operations staff and Guide who will explain everything you need to know regarding your trek and check all your equipment.

Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft
Distance: 8 km/5 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
You will be picked up in the morning at your hotel in Moshi and taken to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (Marangu Gate, 1860m). The drive will take approximately 1 hour. Once the necessary gate registration has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense Kilimanjaro rainforest.

Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and various bird species. Our knowledgeable English-speaking guide will inform you about Kilimanjaro and will explain the different species of plants and animals you will see. You will also meet mountain climbers descending from the top, and perhaps some of them will tell you of their experiences and you can start to dream about a climb of your own!

After a 3-4 hour hike, you will reach Mandara Hut (2700m), where you will have a well-earned rest and lunch. Your guide will then take you on a short hike (15 minutes walking distance) to the Maundi Crater, where you can enjoy wonderful views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Northern Tanzania and Kenya. Once you have thoroughly enjoyed the views, you will return to the Marangu Gate (2-3 hours walking distance), where your vehicle will be waiting for your transfer back to your hotel. On your return journey you can enjoy the sunset and the day‘s memories.


Cost Includes

  • Table and chairs
  • Driver guide
  • Lunch box
  • 1,5l bottle of water

Cost Excludes

  • Personal items
  • Gratuities/ tip for guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Kilimanjaro Day Trip

Contact Info

Phone: +255 764 103 944


Location: Kaloleni, Arusha