Sometimes you may not need to hike to the peak of the highest mountain in Africa! It really need physically strong people to reach the peak. However, you have the chance to do a day trip to the first camp of Marangu route – the Mandara hut.
From the Marangu gate, accompanied by your professional mountain guide, you will hike to the Mandara Huts, at an altitude of 2700m. You will stop here for lunch and then take a short walk to view the Maundi crater, from where you can see the view of both the Mawenzi peak and Kibo peak (the summit). This hike, suitable for anyone of average fitness, takes approximately 3 hours each way. You will have plenty of time to stop and take in the variety of fauna and flora found in the national park, including the Black and White colobus monkey and the Kilimanjaro passion flower, unique to the ecosystem of Kilimanjaro. Following your hike you will return to the gate at Marangu and be transferred back to your hotel in Moshi (arrive in approximately 5pm).
Price per person including a lunch box =US$ 90 (getting there by local minibus and then a cab from Marangu bridge junction)
Price per person including a lunch box = US$ 130 (cost for hiring a car and needed 5+people)
Activities at this lake: walking and trekking.
Included in price:
· Mount Kilimanjaro entry fee
· Bottled drinking water
· Tour guide wage