Day hike on the slopes of the highest mountain Africa's to the first base camp of Marangu Route is the one of many adventures done by those who needs to enjoy at least testing Mount Kilimanjaro hiking a bit. It is normally done through 1 day. You will hike up to Mandara hut through the rainforest zone or vegetation zone. The rainforest zone of Kilimanjaro is thick and lush and home to many different bird and monkey species, such as blue monkeys or colobus. After a day activity of Mount Kilimanjaro hiking, will have a chance of back to Arusha or Moshi and you may plan for another day trip such as Marangu village day trip and waterfall trip.
You will leave Moshi/Arusha early in the morning after breakfast for Marangu Gate ready to start a day hike. The drive will take approximately 1 hour. After completing gate registration, you will begin your Kilimanjaro Day Hike. Walking along a narrow trail through the rainforest of Mount Kilimanjaro up to Mandara Hut you will meet different mountain climbers descending from the top. At Mandara Hut you will have your lunch and the possibility to take a short walk to the Maundi Crater. The views to the East over Taveta and to the Northwest to Mawenzi Peak are stunning on a clear day, making the short hike well worth the effort. You will then have the opportunity to take photos once arriving at Maundi Crater before descending down to the Marangu Gate. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Moshi/Arusha.