Some of the activities to enjoy, especially recommended if you have an extra day or two in your vaccation; Waterfalls, with clear azure blue water, some can attempt swimming. Go Birdwatching and explore the diversity of Bird species in Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. You can Reveal the useful Customs & Traditions, remains of ancient pre-colonial activities like iron smith and Colonial War-like Caves, First Churches built by Missionaries.
Start your walk through the rainforest to Mandara hut 2720m.a.s.l. The walk takes 3hrs. Then pay a visit to the Maundi crater for amazing views! Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way. Optional dinner and overnight at Mandara hut, Otherwise it is a round trip of 6hrs.
ACTIVITIES: PICNIC LUNCH, ADVENTURE WALKING/TREKING, SEE BLACK & WHITE MONKEYS, PHOTOGRAPHIC SCENERY
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 climbing mount Kilimanjaro. Marangu 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.
A 45 to 60 minute walk brings you to the Materuni Falls, where you will have a picnic lunch at riverside. After lunch you may rest and enjoy the peace and beauty, or your guide will take your group for a walk above the falls, into the Kilimanjaro rainforest, observing more flora and hopefully, some monkeys or other wildlife.
Lake Chala is a beautiful area located on the western side of Kilimanjaro at the Kenya/Tanzanian border, about 2.5 hour drive from Moshi. The lake is filled and drained by underground streams. Located near the slopes of Kilimanjaro, the lake is amazingly clear with steep crater walls. It is the deepest inland water body in Africa with the depth of about 3km. Due to the enormous depth boating is recommended. Visitors can hike at the lake and enjoy the beautiful view and fresh air. Aside from plenty of fish, Monitor lizards, baboons, monkeys and common snakes may be seen by chance.
Arusha contains the Momela Lakes, which is the best place to see many of the 400 plus species of birds in the park. Each of the lakes has a slightly different color due to the different types of algae in them. Animals such as zebra, elephants, hyena, hippos, buffalo and warthogs are commonly sighted, but there are no lions or rhinos here due to poaching. Mt. Meru & Kilimanjaro views.
Transfer to Rundugai Masai market (usually on Mondays). From here you start trekking with a guide. Hot lunch at the campsite. The trek goes to Chemka waterfalls, Take a swim in the natural bassin of the hot spring. Mt. Kilimanjaro is usually clearly seen from here in the early morning hours. Distance: 14 km. Also explore the hot spring surroundings, like farms etc.
Nyumba ya Mungu is one the most striking features in the country. The crystal clear water runs down the slopes of Kilimanjaro in the deep valleys as sparkling streams. These streams pour their water in the legendry reservoir called Nyumba ya Mungu. Visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, swimming and walking around the dam to enjoy the spectacular views. Cultural practices of the local people, lifestyle, custom and beliefs are also available.