Kilimanjaro Day Tours | Trips and Safari
Kilimanjaro Day Tours - Safaris
You do not have enough time to climb Kilimanjaro to the top? & You want to experience the Mountain up close? Then a day trip to Kilimanjaro will be perfect for you.This day trip will take you to the first hut, 2700m high feel the mountain for a single day while hiking through the thick rain forest of Kilimanjaro. Enjoy a breath-taking view of the highest mountain in Africa.
No special mountain climbing gears will be required. All that will be needed for the trek is comfortable clothing, comfortable walking shoes, and a raincoat in case it rains on your way up.Hike through the rainforest up to the Mandara hut. The forest is full of wildlife, huge old trees, birds, and fascinating animals like Colobus monkeys-don’t forget your camera. Get to Mandara hut, feel the mountain, and have your lunch.
After lunch, hike back to the park gate and drive back to Moshi or Arusha.
Other Days tours around Moshi Kilimanjaro
Materuni Waterfall is one of the Waterfalls in the Mware River (Kilimanjaro Region, North East Tanzania). It is found in the village of Materuni on the edge of the Kilimanjaro mountain reserve.
Maji Moto Chemka Hot Spring
Maji Moto, known locally as Kikuletwa Hotsprings, is paradisiac oasis amidst the Tanzanian savannah, offers captivating, Bounty-styled views, crystal-clean water and dense vegetation around.
1 Day Kilimanjaro Hike
A one-day trip leads you up to Mandara Hut and back to the entry gate. A two-day option is a more immersive trip with an overnight stay at Mandara Hut, followed by a hike towards Horombo Hut.
2 Day Trip to Kilimanjaro
On this trip, you will hike on the Marangu Route with one night at Mandara Hut and towards Horombo Hut before returning to Mandara for lunch and then hiking back.
Machame Cultural Tourism
Majority of the tour guides of Machame-Nkweshoo Cultural Tourism Programme are ladies/ women of the Wachaga tribe who knows well the area, their culture & history.
Horse Riding Day Tour
Traversing some of Africa’s most iconic landscapes and set to the backdrop of Mt Meru and the magnificent Mt Kilimanjaro; horse riding in Tanzania is the best experience.
Kilimanjaro Day Tour - FAQ & Map
- Hiking footwear that is well worn-in (we strongly advise against wearing new boots/shoes)
- Waterproof coat
- Walking poles (optional)
- Water bottle / snacks / day pack
Kilimanjaro is climbable all year round. The best months to climb are December-March, and September-October, which are the warmest and driest months. The next best are June to August, but they are colder. July, August, and September are the busiest months. Summiting on or soon after a full moon is very beautiful and helps illuminate the landscape without using headlamps. However, it is also very bright for sleeping and stars are not as visible.
Temperatures range from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius at the foot of the mountain and -15 to -20 degrees Celsius on top plus wind chill. Lower down, it can be wet and humid, but higher up, there can be snow. Rain and snow may be encountered any time of the year!
It requires no technical climbing experience, and any moderately fit person can summit the mountain.
Physically, the Marangu and Machame routes are rather different. The main force of Kibo’s volcanic activity occurred out towards the west (the Machame side) and so Machame is steeper – especially in the first day and a half – and more rugged than Marangu. It is often considered more scenic because the views of Kibo are more impressive than from the south-east (the Marangu approach), but many consider the vegetation on day 2 of the Marangu route to be more attractive than anything seen on the western side. As always with mountains, every route has its advantages and drawbacks. The difficulty grading has Marangu as a 1, and Machame a 1+, so there’s not a great deal in it.
Always remember to maintain a slow, steady pace from beginning to end. Going slowly allows the body to acclimatize while hiking. Those who start out too quickly will have troubles higher up the mountain as the body will be overexerted. This still holds true if you are spending an extra day on the mountain.
The minimum age set by the National park Authorities for summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro is 12 years old. However, younger children can attempt the summit with special permission. Younger children can also trek on the mountain without reaching the summit.
Moshi Kilimanjaro Mini Guide
Travellers that aim to visit and climb Mount Kilimanjaro tend to use Moshi Town as their base location before climbing. The town provides many services that are needed for Mountain climbing. With service and offices like banks, restaurants, good infrastructure and hotels for overnight stays before and after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro make Moshi be the first option for Mount Kilimanjaro base camp
Moshi is the nearest town to Mount Kilimanjaro and the cleanest town all over Tanzania. When in Moshi you can view Mount Kilimanjaro on the backdrop of the town. The snowcapped mountain can be seen clearly especially in a blue sky.
The entire Moshi town is surrounded by lush green vegetation and a naturally tranquil atmosphere full of fresh air. Moshi rural that comprises of nearby places like Machame, Marangu, Materuni villages are evergreen.