1 Day

Enjoy a delightful day trip to Marangu Village, engrossing yourself in the local culture, traditions, and warm hospitality while exploring the captivating beauty of this charming Tanzanian village.


Marangu is one of the most popular starting points for anyone who wants to climb Kilimanjaro, and the place to be if you want to learn more about Chagga culture and history, coffee experience and waterfall. So, let’s go!


You’ll be picked up in Arusha in the morning and enjoy a private transport to Marangu, which is about an hour from Moshi. The first stop is Marangu Gate, where you’ll get information about Kilimanjaro National Park and climbing the highest mountain in Africa. From here, you continue most of your day on foot. You’ll stop at several interesting spots, in an order depending on the time of the year, opening hours, etc.

One of the highlights of your tour are the Chagga caves and their history. The caves (everybody calls them caves but they’re actually tunnels) were dug about 200 years ago by the Chagga, to protect themselves from attacks by the Maasai. In the same place or nearby, you’ll also be able to see a reproduction of a traditional Chagga house.

We’ll organize a coffee experience for you, during which you won’t only find out more about how the coffee beans are grown and processed, but you’ll also get to make your own coffee from A to Z. Traditional style, of course!

If you’re ready for a short climb, we’ll take you to one of the many waterfalls in the area. The trail can be a bit steep, but it’s never far and doable for anyone in a normal physical condition. Please don’t forget to wear good shoes!

Your tour also includes a stop at the local Chagga museum, but please keep in mind it’s not opens all year long, so you might not be able to visit it.

And last but not least, during this tour you’ll be treated to a locally prepared Chagga lunch, and you’ll get to taste their favorite drink, called ‘mbege’ or banana beer. They love it, we don’t… but we’ll let you make your own judgement!

Price includes:

  • Private transport from your accommodation in Arusha to Marangu and back
  • Entrance fee to the Chagga caves, a waterfall and the Chagga museum in Marangu
  • Driver guide
  • Hot lunch in a local restaurant in Marangu or packed lunch box
  • 2l bottle of water

Price excludes

  • Personal items
  • Gratuities / "tip" for driver guide
  • Travel insurance
How big is the group and where are my fellow travellers from?

Group sizes vary however there is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 30 travellers per group. Traveler’s are from all over the world and from all walks of life

Is there an age limit on this tour?

As per the national park authorities, the minimum age for climbing Kilimanjaro is 10 years but seeing that children are more prone to altitude sickness than adults, we recommend a minimum age of 14-16 years. There is no maximum age restriction, but a medical check-up is advisable for people over the age of 60.

Is it possible to climb Kilimanjaro at any time of the year?

Generally yes. We however discourage any attempts during the main rainy season (end of March to beginning of June). In the small rainy season (November), daily short rainfalls and cloudy views can be expected. From December until the end of February, temperatures are at their highest and rainfall is at its minimum. The best time to travel is between the end of June and the middle of October, when temperatures are a little lower and there is almost no rainfall

Do I need a visa for this trip?

Citizens of all nationalities need to contact the respective embassies of their travel destination to check the visa regulations.

In general, European citizens can apply for a Tanzanian Tourism Visa upon arrival in Tanzania.
It is the sole responsibility of every traveller to be in possession of the required documents and visa that allows them to enter their holiday destination.

Do I need vaccinations for this trip?

The trekking tour starts and ends in Tanzania, a yellow fever region, which is why we recommend a yellow fever vaccination. Although there are no mosquitoes at high altitude, Tanzania is within a malaria region. It is up to you if you wish to take medication, but we suggest that you speak to your doctor or travel clinic about the different prophylaxis and their effects and side effects.

Although Tanzania does not require proof of immunization against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Hepatitis A & B, we nevertheless recommend those vaccinations.

What kind of equipment and clothing should I bring?

Travel bag, backpack or kitbag, weighing no more than 12kg (please do not bring a suitcase or trolley bag, as this type of luggage cannot be carried by the porters)

Day backpack with rain protection
High quality sleeping bag for harsh conditions (at night temperatures can drop to -20°C)
Different layers of clothing including thermal base layers, fleece clothing, trekking pants, warm jacket and water-resistant top layers as well as a warm headgear.
Water-resistant and comfortable hiking boots and a variety of trekking socks
Please note that the above list is not complete and these are just a few things that you will have to bring with you. Once we have confirmed your booking, you will receive a more detailed list.

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