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    $250 p/p in USD
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Colours Africa Tours and Safaris

  • Tanzania



Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Camping

Tour Overview

This short Kilimanjaro trek will give you an opportunity to hike on the Marangu Route and stay one night at Mandara Huts at 2,720m. The next day you wake up early and walk towards Horombo Hut before returning to Mandara for lunch and then hike back to the start. Short treks are offered on a private basis and can start on any day of the year. These treks are geared for people who like to hike but reaching the summit is not a ‘must do’, it’s more about experiencing the excitement of hiking on the highest peak on the African continent. All trekking requires the services of a certified Kilimanjaro guide while Marangu route is the only one where short treks are allowed.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Mountain Safari, Trekking Safari
  • You will visit:
    Kilimanjaro National Park
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Colobus Monkey, Blue Monkey
  • Activities:
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Arusha
  • Minimum age:

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 300 per person – high season

From USD 250 per person – low season

What's Included

  • Accommodation in Mandara Huts
  • Meals & drinks
  • Services of  a guide
  • Park fees
  • All transportation
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All taxes/VAT

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance etc)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees


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  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
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Day by Day Overview

After breakfast at your hotel/lodge, you will meet your guide for the drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 3 hours). On arrival register and commence the climb. You will walk through the rainforest to the Mandara Huts. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering trees, birdlife and colobus monkeys.

  • Elevation: 1,970m to 2,720m
  • Hiking distance: 7 km
  • Hiking time: 3 – 4 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest

You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands towards the Horombo huts. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and groundsels. After lunch at Mandara, hike back to the park gate and drive back to Arusha (about 3 hours).

  • Elevation: 2,720m to somewhere lower than 3,720m
  • Hiking distance: about 5 km and 12km down via Mandara Huts to Marangu Gate
  • Hiking time: 3 – 4 hours up / 5 – 6 hours down via Mandara Huts to Marangu Gate
  • Habitat: Heath-land/Moorland/Montane Forest
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