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Mamba & Marangu

At the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro outside the entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park lies the beautiful towns of Marangu and Mamba. Here, locals have planned various walking tours through valleys and numerous waterfalls depicting mountain village life. Visitors can conveniently commence half day, or full day walking tours at the many participating lodges and hotels in the area. Come enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kilimanjaro in the background without bearing freezing cold temperatures or exerting five days of physical strain.

The towns of Marangu and Mamba are within 3km and the participating lodges in the area have worked together to establish activities for cultural program lovers. Half day tours have can be arranged for each town or alternatively, a full day combined tour can also be arranged for our interested clients.

Magnificent views of valleys and waterfalls offer great entertainment for bird watchers and nature lovers. With more than 7 waterfalls in the vicinity one can spend a whole day enjoying the postcard like scenery. Walking tours will provide magnificent views overlooking the area including points where the lights of Nairobi can be seen at night. Visits to tree, flower and fruit nurseries help to portray mountain life and give guests the chance to see a wide range of unique flora and fauna.

In addition to the nature, walks to ancient sights reminiscent of clan wars and ancient legends have been designed. You can enter large hiding cavities which were used to protect women and children during the ancient Maasai -Chaga Wars. For a closer look, visitors will actually get to see blacksmiths who continue using traditional methods to prepare spears and tools which are still used by the Maasai today! Also within the area, a local woodcarving school allows visitors to meet a skilled teacher who is one of the oldest active members within the community.

Home to the Kilimanjaro, tours through Marangu offers panoramic sights ideal for photography. Mountain climbing enthusiasts will be delighted to visit the home and memorial of the late Yohano Lawro, a local who accompanied Dr. Hans Meyer on the first recorded climb of Kilimanjaro in 1889. Read the original log books of Mr. Lawro, who lived for an incredible 115 years! Documented evidence will awe visitors who will learn about the astounding feats of this person who guided treks up the mountain at the age of 70 years! Walking tours through Marangu, offer equally breathtaking scenery as its sister city as it also offers walks through numerous waterfalls including the beautiful Kinukamori, Moongo and Mteshani Falls. One can also learn more about the Chaga culture by visiting a traditional Chaga house made of straw roofing.

You can walk through the Chief Mangi area where the first court and primary school of the northern region are still functioning. At Kilema Roman Catholic mission, you can see the first coffee tree planted in Tanzania by an Irish missionary 100 years ago. Kilimanjaro area is now one of the leading coffee producers in the country. Alight climb up Ngangu hill with it’s fantastic view is a pleasure. On clear days the snow of Kibo Peak is so close, the plains so wide and the Pare mountains to grab.All the sites can be visited, on foot, in one full day tour or can be spread over two days. From the Makundi Blacksmith area to Kilema transport can be organised to cover the distance. Depending on the visitors condition, a convenient waterfall will be visited. We will be more than happy to arrange a custom made tour to satisfy your preference if you wish to focus on certain aspects.

All our guides have been living in the Kilimanjaro area for many years and are conversant in English. Many of them are experienced guides for Kilimanjaro treks and can captivate you with stories of the Mountain and area.

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