This hike to the first hut will allow you to have a feel of the mountain for one day and the hike through the rain forest will be breathtaking. On a clear day you will be in a position to see and hear birds singing in the bushes, monkeys jumping from tree to tree and the breathtaking landscape and vegetation.
0800 Hours: You will be picked from your hotel and drive to Marangu where the gate for Mt. Kilimanjaro National park is (1970m).
0900 Hours: At the gate you will meet with our well experienced guide who will give you brief information about the hike. You will walk for about 3-4 hours to the first hut (Mandara hut) and you will arrive there in the afternoon.
1300 Hours: Lunch will be served when you reach the hut. From the hut you have a great view over Moshi district.
1400 Hours: After your lunch your guide will give you a short walk to Maundi crater before walking down to Marangu gate. You will walk down to Marangu gate and this walk will take you about 2 hours walking slowly as you observe for anything that you might have missed on your way up.
1600 Hours: At Marangu National Park you will meet with transport from the hotel ready to take you back to the lodge.
Between 1730 Hours to 1800 Hours: Return back to your hotel in Arusha.
- All Entrance Fee to Kilimanjaro National Park
A heavy lunch box from the hotel which will contain everything that you need for the day from sandwiches, chocolate, groundnuts, biscuits, fruits, juice, boiled egg, piece of cake etc
- Transport from Arusha to Kilimanjaro National Park gate in the morning and transport back to Arusha in the evening. Our driver guide will stop at places with the best views of Kilimanjaro on a clear day to ensure you get the best photos of Kilimanjaro (Weather
- Tips (Optional)