Kilimanjaro summit this hike is ideal for clients who only have a short time in Arusha/Moshi and would like to experience a taste of the mountain, without having time for the full summit experience. Marangu route will take you through the forest and give you the chance to see some wildlife such as birds and monkeys. This hike is a longer hike with some hills and you will spend a large part of your day walking.

Kilimanjaro Summit Marangu is a town located in Kilimanjaro Region. it is divided into Marangu East and Marangu west each with its own village, its one of the famous places in Tanzania recognized as one of the main gate for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. it is also famous for being a place where Mangi mkuu (Paramount chief) of chagga Thomas Lenana Marreale was born in Lyamrakana Village on June 15, 1915 who ruled in 1952 up to 1961 when chieftains was abolished. However, summit success rate heavily depends upon what route is climbed as routes vary considerably in terms of acclimatization profile and duration of the climb.

Kilimanjaro summit is the fourth most topographically prominent peak on Earth. It is part of Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major hiking and climbing destination. Because of its shrinking glaciers and ice fields, which are projected to disappear between 2025 and 2035, it has been the subject of many scientific studies.  it was designated a forest reserve, the mountain above the tree line (about 2,700 metres (8,900 ft)) was reclassified as a national park. The word “Marangu” means a place with too many water streams.


  • A transfer from the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

We will pick clients up from their starting point in Arusha (or Moshi) in the morning. The trip will start with a 2.5-3 hour drive to Marangu Gate. Here your guides will deal with some paperwork and then begin your hike.

We will hike through the forest, which is home to blue monkeys and black-and-white colobus monkeys. Most of the hike will be a gradual incline today and it will take us about 5 hours to reach the first camp, Mandara Huts (8888 ft/2709 m).

After arriving at Mandara Hut, you will enjoy a picnic lunch from a lunch box we will provide. If time permits, you may be able to hike to nearby Maundi Crater, where you may be able to get a better chance at a good view of Kilimanjaro’s peak. After lunch, you will return to Marangu gate to meet the vehicle and return to your destination in Arusha (or Moshi).

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