Kili Footprints - Kilimanjaro Day Hike

The might Mount Kilimanjaro is Tanzania’s main attraction, but you don’t need to climb to the very top to experience its natural beauty. Here at Kili Footprints, we can take you on a one-day journey up the mountain along the first leg of the popular Marangu trail.

You will begin your hike at Marangu Gate (1,900m) before traversing through the equatorial rainforest to Mandara Hut (2,700m), which is situated on the forest belt border just below Maundi Crater.

Along the way, you’ll get to witness some of the mountain’s diverse flora and fauna, while enjoying breath-taking views of the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro. You will also get the chance to see a variety of colourful birdlife and many species of monkeys including the Black and White Colobus. You may also meet tired hikers descending from the summit – be sure to give them a high-five for effort!

This hike, suitable for anyone of average fitness, takes approximately 3 hours each way. Once you reach Mandara Hut, you will stop for a short rest and lunch before descending the mountain. From here, you also have the option to take a short walk to view the Maundi Crater, from where you can get epic views of both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks.

Once you have completed your hike, you will return to the gate at Marangu and be transferred back to your hotel for a well-deserved Kilimanjaro Beer!

TOur Price

Day Trip 1 PAX 2 – 4 PAX 5+ PAX
Kilimanjaro Day Hike $240 $200 $180

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Our Package Includes:

  • Transport to/from the gate
  • Entrance fees
  • Rescue fee
  • Professional guide
  • Picnic lunch boxes
  • Drinking water

Not included: 

  • Personal items (e.g. camera, insurance, visa etc…)
  • Alcoholic drinks or sodas
  • Tips for your driver/guide

Suggestions on things to bring: 

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Warm fleece
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Energy snacks

Interested in the above tour? Contact us today to book a great day out with Kili Footprints!