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Marangu Waterfalls / Daytrip

The waterfalls are located right next to the starting point of the Marangu Route and can be reached from Moshi, Kilimanjaro as a daytrip.

Marangu 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.

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 Horizon Safaris.

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 45 minutes 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 are located on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park,  and is an excellent location for hiking, bird watching, swimming 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 Tribe Culture by visiting a traditional Chagga houses 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 have lunch before visiting Marangu village to see the typical life of local people.

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  • Transfer to / from Marangu from Moshi town / your accomodation

  • Entry tickets

  • Guide service

  • Sightseeing tour of the coffee plantations

  • Lunch-boxes

  • Mineral water

  • Tips for the guide

  • Alcoholic beverages

Absolutely yes. We will arrange all airport transfers for you from and to the airport so that you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel. One of our drivers or guides will come to pick you up and take you back to the airport. This is already included in our offers and services.

A private departure can be arranged at any time according to your individual travel dates for highest flexibility. A group departure has a planned schedule on a specific date and let you share some costs while travelling. So if you are on a budget and want to meet friends from all over the world you can join one of our groups.

Absolutely yes. Our handpicked hotels all offer you to safely store your luggage during your climb. In this way you can leave all gear that you won’t need during your climb at the hotel. That is very convenient if you are planning to go on a safari or to Zanzibar after your hike.

Tanzania Horizon Safaris has worked out a very transparent cancellation policy. In most cases we can offer a voucher if you have  to postpone your travel. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please note that deposits are non-refundable as they have to be used for making reservations for your hotel and transport.

*If a booking is cancelled the client is subject to a cancellation fee as follows:

  • until 4 weeks prior to departure – 30% Cancellation Fee
  • 4-2 weeks prior to departure – 50% Cancellation Fee
  • 2-1 weeks prior to departure – 75% Cancellation Fee
  • less then 1 week prior to departure – 100% Cancellation Fee: The company reserves the right to cancel any tour at its sole and absolute discretion, without prior notification in instances where this is unavoidable. However, in that case the company agrees to refund all money that has already been paid by the client. This shall be the company’s sole responsibility to the client and no claim for any damages, howsoever arising, shall accrue against the company.
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