Group Kilimanjaro Day Hike (Every Saturday & Sunday)
Every Saturday and Sunday, Everyday Safaris gives a chance to guests from all over the world to join our Group Kilimanjaro day hike. This is a well-organized day hike and the group is normally divided into 3 main groups;
The fast hikers – This group is for the fit hikers that want to challenge their bodies and have a good time. They want to conquer the mountain at a high speed and break into a sweat. You will have your own special guide who will ensure you enjoy your challenging hike up to the route of Africa
The moderate/ Average speed hikers- This group is for those who want to be on an average pace
Slow hikers – These are those hikers who are about Nature and adventure and taking photos. They will have an easy walk up but they have to make sure it is not too slow as they have to be out of the National Park gate before 5:00 pm or they won’t make it all the way to Mandara hut.
No matter your pace our guides will be there for you to ensure you have the best of your Kilimanjaro experience.
At Everyday Safaris, we provide well-trained guides, lunch boxes as well drinking water for your hike. Please come with refillable bottles and fill them before the hike (Kilimanjaro National Park does not allow the throw-away mineral water bottles)
While Mt. Kilimanjaro remains the iconic landmark of Tanzania, the desire to explore its beauty does not have to take you all the way to Uhuru Peak. The Kilimanjaro day hike will ensure you experience the first few meters above sea level using the famous Marangu route. You will have a chance to be within proximity to the wildlife that includes various species of birds, animals like colobus monkeys, and plants within the rainforest.
What to Pack
Generally, you will need comfortable sturdy shoes, comfortable clothes, a camera and a change of clothes or raincoat. We will provide you with a freshly prepared lunch that is well packed in the box and a bottle of water. Please ensure you have a bottle that is not a throw-away to keep your water as the Kilimanjaro National Park does not allow the mineral water bottle.
The Kilimanjaro day hike is the ideal activity that can be taken by anyone visiting the Kilimanjaro region. The main activity here is hiking and photography. If you love hiking and taking photographs of nature this is an ideal trip for you. It can also be ideal if you have been on safari for a long time and you want to stretch before proceeding to Zanzibar.
7:00AM – 8:45am
You will arrive at Kilimanjaro National Park gate where you will meet with a representative from Everyday Safaris. You will have a chance to chat with our guide as you enjoy a cup of coffee/tea courtesy of Everyday Safaris as you wait for other guests who will be doing the group Kilimanjaro day hike. If you are staying at a hotel at Marangu, Everyday Safaris will pick you from your hotel at 8:00 am at no extra cost. If you are staying at Moshi town, you can organize your own transport from Moshi town or you can inform and we can provide you with pick up/drop off services at the cost of USD 40 per car. If you are departing from Moshi town you will need to start the drive between 7:00 am-7:30 am.
After all the guests have arrived at the Kilimanjaro National Park gate for the Group Kilimanjaro Day hike, our guide will brief you on the hike and hand over the lunchboxes to all the guests. (please inform us if you have any special diet needs and we will prepare the lunch box according to your needs) You will also refill your water bottles and then proceed to the registration. After the registration, the hike begins on a narrow ridged trail as it meanders into the rainforest that has been beautified with nature in terms of landscape and wildlife. The forest is misty with a lot of trees that have moss whilst they create a beautiful canopy overhead. The forest is home to various species of birds and animals like monkeys, colobus, and mongooses.
The hike to Mandara Hut will take approximately 3-4 hours. On reaching Mandara Hut, you will be served with tasty lunch and given ample resting time before proceeding to a more challenging hike towards Maundi Crater. Should you be lucky to have taken the hike on a clear day, you will enjoy awesome views of Kibo and Mawenzi Peak.
After ample time has been spent here, the hike back to Marangu gate will begin or start. You will get to Marangu gate from around 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Please make sure you are out of the park before 5:00 pm as there will be additional charges from the Kilimanjaro National Park gate if you are late. The diver will pick you from the gate and drop you off at your hotel.