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1 day Kilimanjaro hike with highlights including....

  • The Kilimanjaro lower mountain forest or Shira plateu.
  • Medium and high fitness options for your group.
  • No age restriction and great for kids, families and couples.
  • Professional and experienced English speaking mountain guide.
  • A picnic lunch on Africa's highest mountain.
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One day- Moshi to Marangu to Moshi

Kilimanjaro forestTransfer from Moshi (08:00am departure) to Marangu. Enter the park and complete your registration. Hike (medium fitness) through the rainforest for estimated 3-5 hours, till Mandara Hut (picnic lunch either in route or at Mandara Hut depending on walking pace). A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings (time and weather permitting). Descend through the forest trail back to the park gates (estimated 3-4 hours) where your driver will be waiting to transfer you back to Moshi.

  • Accommodation options
    This is a day trip only and does not include accommodation but this can be added on request.
  • Location: Marangu, Kilimanjaro Region
  • Physical demand: Medium fitness
  • Approximate tming: 08:00am to 17:00pm
  • Meals included: Picnic lunch
  • Commonly seen: None
  • Occasionally seen: Colobus monkeys
  • Rarely seen: None

One day- Moshi to Machame to Moshi

This is a high fitness custom one day trek only available on request.

  • Accommodation options
    This is a day trip only and does not include accommodation but this can be added on request.
  • Location: Machame, Kilimanjaro region
  • Physical demand: High fitness
  • Approximate tming: 09:00am to 17:00pm
  • Meals included: Picnic lunch
  • Commonly seen: None
  • Occasionally seen: Colobus monkeys
  • Rarely seen: None

One day- Moshi to Shira plateu to Moshi

Shira PlateuTransfer from Moshi (06:00-08:00 am departure) to Londrossi (West Kilimanjaro). You complete your registration at Londrossi gate before driving into the 4x4 access road to the Morrum Barrier where you start your hike (low fitness or medium / high fitness if optionally started lower or trekking higher) through the upper heather / morrland and into the Alpine desert. You hike around 2-4 hours to the Shira Plateu and is not an extremely steep ascent. You always have the option to hike longer / further (all time and pace permitting). After a picnic lunch you descend through the same trail back to the Morrum barrier where your driver will be waiting to transfer you back to Moshi.

  • Accommodation options
    This is a day trip only and does not include accommodation but this can be added on request.
  • Location: Shira Plateu, Kilimanjaro region
  • Physical demand: Low fitness
  • Approximate tming: 08:00am to 18:00pm
  • Meals included: Picnic lunch
  • Commonly seen: None
  • Occasionally seen: Colobus monkeys
  • Rarely seen: Leopard

1 day Kilimanjaro day hike

Add-on to your itinerary

  • Parks and reserves:
    Kilimanjaro National Park
  • Activities included:
    As indicated in the itinerary
  • Optional extras:
    None, speak to your consultant.
  • Accommodation:
    Not included, can be added as an extra
  • Best months for this tour:
    December to February or June to October
  • Commonly seen animals:
    Monkeys
  • Occasionally seen animals:
    None
  • Rarely seen animals:
    Leopard, Lion (Shira)

Standard packages usually include...

  • National Park / Village / WMA fees as applicable to the itinerary
  • Transfers as applicable to the tour from / to Moshi per group
  • 4x4 Safari Land cruiser / Minibus / Large bus as required for the tour
  • An English speaking driver-guide
  • English speaking Local guides / Mountain guides if applicable to the tour
  • Picnic lunch

Optional extras you can add...

  • Accommodation
  • Airport or other transfers outside of Moshi
  • Domestic flights
  • Personal equipment such as walking poles, rain coat etc.

Standard packages usually exclude...

  • Tips / gratuities
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Additional transfers or vehicles
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When to visit


These recommendations are based on weather predictions and trends.

Excellent time

January, February, July to October, December

Good time

March, June, November

Mixed time

April, May

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