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Marangu Route

Price
$2100 (2-3)pax
Duration
7 Days
Destination
Moshi - Marangu
Travellers
25+
7 Reviews

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Walk through the rain forest to the Mandara encampment located at 9000 ft/ 2740 m. A side trip to MaundiCrater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rain-forest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Columbusmonkeys. Then you will overnight at Mandara hut.

Day 1 : Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi

You will be met at Kilimanjaro Airport by our transfer driver, who will take you to Mbugani Hotel on at Moshi. The rest of the day is for you to relax and prepare for your upcoming trip. You can also opt to visit the town of Moshi (taxi ride required). In the late afternoon our Kilimanjaro team will meet you at the hotel to brief you on your upcoming trek and check your equipment.

Meal Plan: Dinner

Accommodation: Mbugani Hotel

Day 2 : Hotel - Marangu Gate - Mandara Hut

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (3 hours), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rain forest to the Mandara encampment located at 9000 ft/ 2740 m. A side trip to MaundiCrater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rain-forest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Columbusmonkeys. Then you will overnight at Mandara hut.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Mandara - Horombo Hut

After about 1 hour, you will leave the glades of the rain-forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and groundsels. You will start to feel the effects of the altitude. If you wish to extend you trek, here you can spend an extra day resting at Horombo or climbing the small peak of Mawenzi.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Horombo - Kibo Hut

ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heather land but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Kibo Hut

Day 5 : Kibo Hut - Summit - Horombo

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim at 18640 ft. / 5861 m (4-7 hours). Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa: 19340 ft. / 5895 m (1-2hours). Unbelievable views at every turn. Get your picture taken at the summit to show your friends. From here, we now descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment for dinner and a tired but happy overnight (1-2 hours). This beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is, by far, the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. “Pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Horombo Hut

Day 6: Horombo - Marangu Gate – Mbugani Hotel

After breakfast, A steady descent takes us down through moorland to MandaraHut (2700m / 8858 ft.), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. Continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1830 m / 6004 ft.). At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Hotel – Kilimanjaro Airport

After breakfast you will be taken to Kilimanjaro Airport or you can extend your holiday with a safari or beach stay.

What's included

  • Departure
    Moshi
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 10:20 AM for a prompt departure at 10:50 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 8:30 PM
  • Price
    1-2 pax : USD 2100
    2-4 pax : USD 1800
    4-6 pax : USD 1700
    6-8 pax : USD 1600
  • Included
    Transfers from Kilimanjaro international airport
    Services of English-speaking mountain guide.
    Oxygen cylinder
    Accommodations and meals as indicated on the itinerary, Camping equipment
    Mountain Crew potters and Chef
    Accommodation on bed and breakfast at hotel on arrival & departure date
    All Kilimanjaro Parks entry fee
    Transportation
  • Not Included
    International Flights
    Visas
    Optional activities mentioned on the above itinerary
    Travel/medical/baggage insurance
    Tips, Laundry
    Telephone bills (Whenever applicable)
    Any other items of a personal nature

Make Your Vacation Amazing With Lifetime Safaris

Cherie S

Exceptionally professional service from Lifetime Safaris. Excellent booking arrangements, and service which followed through for the 3 days of our sojourn. Our outstanding guide was conversant on every level and incredibly knowledgeable on every animal we saw. The attention to detail by both our guide.

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AG Bing

I joined an open trip to Ngorongoro and Serengiti. It's a great trip with great people and guides. All the services were great.

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matust78

i came across Lifetime Safaris after a friend recommended to me , and I've already done a safari in Kenya before , and i have to say , i felt like I'm in safe hands ,Baraka (owner)made sure I'm getting the best experience for what i was able to pay for.

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