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You certainly can’t climb Kilimanjaro in a day, but your day trip to this iconic, snow-capped mountain will give you an excellent taster of why Africa’s highest peak is so popular. During the course of the day, you will follow the popular Marangu Route and walk as far as the first hut – the Mandara – where you will take your picnic lunch. As other trekkers continue upwards, bound for the summit, you will make the descent again and return to Moshi.
Trekking from Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut and descend back
Your day tour begins with your hotel pickup at 08.00 a.m. Drive 1 hour to the Marangu Gate, where you will register at the gate with the Kilimanjaro National Park authorities, and begin hiking at around 10.00 a.m. The Marangu Route, which you follow today, approaches Kilimanjaro from the southeast. You will be attempting to reach the Mandara Hut and will only trek through the lower altitudes, enjoying your lunch box on the way to the Mandara Hut. Once you reach the hut at 13.00 p.m., you will stop for a rest for 30 mins and then descend slowly back to Marangu Gate for 2½ hours. The Jerry Tanzania Tours vehicle will be waiting to pick you up and return you to your hotel in Moshi, arriving at 5.00 p.m.
Pick-up in Moshi.
Transfer to the trailhead - entry gate to Kilimanjaro National Park.
Pick-up at the exit from Kilimanjaro National Park and transfer to the hotel.
Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro National Park. All our guides are well-equipped to handle medical emergencies as they have undergone various High-Altitude Medical Emergency Training to save the lives of climbers who fall sick on the mountain.
A Special Safari Hamper
Soft drinks, Coffee/tea and Water during game drives
All Park fees collected by the Kilimanjaro National Park (conservation fees, crew fees, rescue fees and all other fees collected by the Tanzania National Parks Authority).
Picnic lunch on the hike
Drinks on the hike
Complete medical kits.
Here’s an average of tipping scales on Kilimanjaro:
$10 – $15 for a chief guide.
$5 – $10 for an assistant guide.
These figures are per party, not per climber.
We advise you to purchase Travel insurance for your Kilimanjaro day hike as it protects you from accidents and unforeseen circumstances, you’d never dream of happening on your once-in-a-lifetime hike.
Make sure your travel insurance covers you for:
Overseas Medical expenses
Delays in flights and other delays, etc.
If you require to launder your clothes while on your safari, then you will need to pay an amount that the accommodation charges as per their rate sheet.
$100 per person for USA Citizens and $50 per person for All Other Nationalities (read climbing Mount Kilimanjaro guide for more details).
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