Marangu is a large village located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. Marangu is a lively market town with a cool climate. The location of the town makes it an ideal starting point for hiking.
At the base of Mt Kilimanjaro, surrounded by lush landscapes, lie hidden waterfalls. After a short drive of about 45mins in a private car to one on the most popular waterfall sites, “Marangu Waterfalls”, it is possible to explore the forest and discover the waterfalls on foot.
The “Marangu Waterfalls” is located on the slope of Mt. Kilimanjaro national park, is also an excellent location for hiking, bird watching and taking in the sights of rural Africa. The cultural tourism program offers the opportunity for visitors to watch traditional blacksmiths, visit nearby caves and waterfalls as well as experience life in the local chagga tribe. People around Marangu village are very welcoming and we hope you will enjoy your time with them. While in Marangu one can learn more about the chagga culture by visiting a traditional chagga house made of straw roofing. Also the traditional food made by bananas and local brew known as Mbege can be tasted
At the waterfalls, you can even refresh in cool and crystal clean water. Don’t forget to bring your swimwear! Here you will also break for lunch before doing a short tour of Marangu village to see the typical life of local tribe/people.
Our day trips include number of Cultural Tourism Programs in which visitors are taken by a local guide to meet villagers and understand their traditional way of life whereby set up with the assistance of Tanzania Joy Tours.
This trip departs & ends in Moshi Tanzania
This day Hike follows the Marangu Route Kilimanjaro region, the easiest and shortest route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. The village is located at the height of around 1300m (4300ft) above sea level, it is set within a dramatic landscape of high rises and deep valleys, covered by tropical rain forest.