General

1 DAY TRIP – Marangu Gate (6000 ft) – Mandara Hut (9,000 ft)
 Ascent hiking time: 3 – 4 hours
Habitat: Montane forest

 

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Marangu Gate (about 45 minutes). After registration at the park gate, begin hiking through rainforest from the park gate to Mandara Hut This takes about 3 to 4 hours.

There is a stop half way for lunch. Reach Mandara Hut early in the afternoon. After a short tour at the hut, start descending to Marangu gate. You will reach the gate later in the afternoon.

A side trip to Maundi Crater (about 15 minutes away) is a good way to see the surrounding area as well as the views of Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Return to Moshi in the late afternoon. Overnight at Kindoroko  Hotel.

 

 

2 DAYS TRIP – Marangu – Mandara

 

Marangu Gate (6000 ft) – Mandara Hut (9,000 ft)
Ascent hiking time: 3 – 4 hours
Habitat: Montane forest

 

Day 1: After breakfast and briefing, drive to Marangu Gate (about 45 minutes). After registration at the park gate, begin hiking through rainforest from the park gate (6000 ft) to Mandara Hut (9000 ft). This will take about 3 – 4 hours. There is a stop top half way for lunch. Reach Mandara Huts early afternoon. After a short tour at Mandara, you will have an evening meal and stay overnight at the  Mandara hut.

 

Day 2:  After breakfast return to Marangu Gate, with a side trip to Maundi Crater (about 15 minutes away) for an opportunity to see the surrounding area as well as views of Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Return to Moshi in the afternoon overnight at Kindoroko Hotel.

 

includes

Park fees – entry fees

Hut fees

Meals while on the trip + Mineral water

Transport to and from the gate

Guide and Cook’s salaries