Tour description

If you don’t have the budget to make it to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, why not explore the base of the mountain?

This one dayhike will take you to the starting point of the Marangu Route (1,970m), which is located approximately one hour from Moshi. From here you will go on a three hour hike through Montane Forest to Mandara Hut (2,700m), which is situated on the forest belt border just below Maundi Crater.

Along the way you’ll witness some of the mountain’s diverse flora and fauna, while enjoying breath-taking views of the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro. You will also get the chance to see a variety of colourful birdlife and many species of monkeys including the Black and White Colobus.


At around 8:30 in the morning, we will drive from your hotel/lodge in Moshi towards Marangu gate, an approximately 1-hour drive.

At the gate, we will register for the hike and start the hike that will take about 3 – 4 hours to reach our destination, Mandara hut.

Once we reach Mandara hut we’ll have a picnic lunch and a short rest before we descend back to Mandara hut to be picked by Nyange Adventures car.

We’ll drive you back around 5 PM.

Tour price Includes:

  • Entry fee
  • Picnic lunch
  • Transport to and from the hotsprings
  • Drinking water
  • Professional guide


  • Personal items (e.g. cameras, visa, and travel insurance)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Pre/post accommodation and airport transfers (booking is available upon request).
  • tips for your guide and cook. Industry recommendation is $20 to your guide divided by everyone in the vehicle.

Suggestions on things to bring

Camera, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes, hat,
sunscreen, mosquito repellent and cool comfortable clothes.

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