For those who do not wish to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to the top and yet want to experience the magic of the Mountain then a day trip to the first hut will be ideal for them. This hike to the first hut will allow you to have a feel of the mountain for one day. The hike through the rain forest will be breathtaking as you come close to nature while making your body enjoy a nice walk without feeling too exhausted at the end. If you have been doing a driving safari for most part of your trip, a break from the car and a chance to stretch your muscles in Nature will make you appreciate nature as you explore Kilimanjaro region.
On a clear day you will be in a position to see and hear birds singing in the bushes, monkeys jumping from tree to tree and the breathtaking landscape and vegetation on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Children are also allowed to do the Kilimanjaro day hike and it will be a good family hike as you introduce your young ones to the highest Mountain in Africa without taking them all the way to the top.
One advantage of this day trip is that you will not be required to have any special Mountain climbing gears. All that you need for this trek is comfortable clothing, comfortable walking shoes and a rain coat in case it rains on your way up or down. Please remember to have your sunscreen on to protect your skin from the sun especially on the hot days.
The cost for a day trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro is ;
-USD $ 150 per person for adults (16 years and above)
-Children below 16 years will only pay USD $ 100
Transport from Babylon Lodge or any other hotel in Marangu to Kilimanjaro National Park gate in the morning and transport back to Babylon Lodge in the evening. Our driver will stop at places with the best views of Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear day to ensure you get the best photos.
A well experienced English speaking guide. He will tell you from the history, vegetation and animals of Mt. Kilimanjaro. His wide experience on guiding tours up Mt. Kilimanjaro will also make him the ideal person to ask him any questions regarding Mt. Kilimanjaro. All our guides are charming, friendly and well trained which will ensure you enjoy every step of your trek. NB. if you need a guide who speaks your language fluently this can also be arranged at an extra fee.
All the Kilimanjaro park fees
A heavy lunch box from the hotel which will contain everything that you need for the day from sandwiches, chocolate, groundnuts, biscuits, fruits, juice, boiled egg, piece of cake ……etc