1: A day Tour to Arusha National Park
We depart from the hotel in Moshi. We go through Arusha National Park, where we view the herds of buffalo in the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater, the flamingos of the Momela Lakes, and the imposing peak of rugged Mount Meru. Arusha National park houses a variety of wildlife, including giraffe, zebra, colobus monkeys, leopards and hyenas, in the park’s small but bustling 53 square miles of natural habitats. Enjoy a picnic lunch while gazing at the rolling hills and wooded savannahs of this national treasure. At the end of the day, we return to your hotel in moshi. With prior arrangement, we can arrange a private transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) after the safari.
2 – People $ 200 per person sharing
4 – People $ 180 per person sharing
2: Kilimanjaro day hike to Mandara Hut
For those who don’t have the desire or the time to climb to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, a day hike will give you the opportunity to experience a small but spectacular piece of this awe-inspiring mountain. You will follow the Marangu route, also known as the ‘Coca Cola’ route. Starting at the Marangu gate, 1,860m above sea level, your hike begins to ascend through dense forest along a small stream.
3-4 hours hike will take you to Mandara Hut, 2,700m from the base of the mountain. From here you can enjoy a short walk to the rim of Maundi Crater (a remnant of a volcanic vent) which offers glorious views of mawenzi and kibo peaks on a clear day and Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. You will have time to take in this natural wonder, whilst having a picnic lunch before descending back to the Marangu gate.
2 – People $ 180 per person sharing
4 – People $ 160 per person sharing
3: Lake Chala Day Tour
This magnificent caldera lake is the ideal location to get away from it all and immerse yourself in true African wilderness, whether it be for a day or overnight. Located in the east of Kilimanjaro close to the border of Kenya, it is thought to be the deepest inland body of water in Africa. The area has abundant birdlife and a variety of wildlife including the dik-dik, elephants, kudu, monkeys and baboons and offers stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Perfect for hiking; either down to the lake, short river walks or if you’re feeling very adventurous you can hike around the rim of the lake, crossing into Kenya and back again. For those just looking for tranquillity and relaxation, take the short hike down to the lake where you can have a leisurely swim, read a book and enjoy the serenity of your surroundings. This truly is an excursion you just cannot miss, an opportunity to get back to nature.
2 – People $ 100 per person sharing
4 – People $ 80 per person sharing
4: Hot Springs or Maji Moto springs Day Tour
In the middle of desert area lies the beautiful mineral spring, known locally as ‘Chemka ’meaning boiling or bubbling in Kiswahili. Located 40km from Moshi, these tranquil springs with crystal clear, turquoise water are surrounded by huge fig trees which are often inhabited by (mischievous) monkeys swinging from the branches.
The backdrop to this secluded spring is the Blue Mountains in the southeast (where Tanzanite is mined) and Mount Kilimanjaro in the southwest, offering spectacular views. This is an ideal location for those looking for a place to relax, have a swim and enjoy Tanzania’s magnificent nature.
2 – People $ 90 per person sharing
4 – People $ 70 per person sharing
5: Materuni Coffee Tour and Waterfalls
Materuni Village is nestled in the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, just 30 minutes from Moshi. Home to the Chagga tribe, the village offers everything from breath-taking scenery, beautiful fauna and flora and an insight into the local culture and traditions. This innovative and long standing tribe produce a wealth of crops ranging from bananas, yams and sugar to maize and beans. However, Arabica coffee is the Chaggas primary cash crop and has been since colonial times. Once at Materuni village you will be given a tour of a family run Kahawa Shamba.
2 – People $ 60 per person sharing
4 – People $ 40 per person sharing
5: Kilimanjaro Marangu Route 3days/2nights
The Marangu route is used by almost 50% of all climbers and has comfortable mountain huts with solar power lighting. Although the trail is crowded, the views are beautiful and each day of walking progresses through a different climate zone, adding considerably to the interest of the trek. It takes 3 days climbing.
Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and then transfer to moshi/marangu for overnight. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing.
After breakfast at the lodge transfer straight to the gate and after completing the entrance formalities at the National Park gate (1,830 m.) we climb up through attractive and unspoilt forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,700 m.). The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby, and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to simply rest and enjoy the beautiful forest around you. [3-5 hours walking]
After breakfast , the first part of the walk is a steep ascent through forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and, in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach the hut complex at Horombo (3,720 m.). Sunrises and sunsets here are often very spectacular, the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo, and there is a real sense of being above the clouds. [4-6 hours walking]
After breakfast at Horombo Camp, we retrace our steps with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the National Park gates. [5-6 hours walking]
2 – People $ 850 per person sharing
4 – People $ 750 per person sharing