Mount Kilimanjaro Day Trip is a day tour for those who wish to get a taste of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro without getting to the summit
One advantage of this day trip is that you will not be required to have any special mountain climbing gears. All that you need for this trek is comfortable clothing, comfortable walking shoes and a rain coat in case it rains on your way up.
After having your breakfast we take a short drive from Moshi or Arusha town to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1,830 m.) lies at the edge of Marangu, which is an attractive village with many small coffee and banana plantations. After completing the entrance formalities, we start the climbs through attractive and fascinating tropical rain forest, to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut.
The Marangu Route, which we follow today, approaches Kilimanjaro from the southeast. We will be attempting to reach the Mandara Hut and will only trek through the lower altitudes.
The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby, and make a good day trip excursion, your lunch will be served at Mandara Hut Camp, after lunch you’ll have a short rest , to relax and enjoy the beautiful forest around the camp.
There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well, after basking in the beauty of it, you’ll hike back down slowly to the Marangu Gate where our vehicle will be waiting for you to drive you back to Moshi / Arusha. This Kilimanjaro day hike is suitable for most people, even if you’re a little unfit!