Day Trip Excursions

1.      DAY TRIP TO  KILIMANJARO MARANGU ROUTE:

  • Marangu Gate (6000 ft) – Mandara Hut (9,000 ft)
  • Hiking/Ascent time: 3 – 4 hours
  • Habitat: Montane forest

Leave Moshi town about 08:30am and drive to about 45 minutes to Marangu Gate on the eastern side of Kilimanjaro. Do the necessary paperwork at the park gate such as registrations. Begin hiking at about 9:30 am. Hike through rainforest from the park gate (6000 ft) to Mandara Hut (9000 ft), taking about 3 – 4 hours. Stop half way for lunch. Reach Mandara Huts at about 01.30 pm. After short tour at the hut and start coming down to Marangu gate and you may reach at the gate around 04:45 pm. A side trip to Maundi Crater (about 15 minutes away) is a good way to see the surroundings as well as views of Kenya and Northern Tanzania.

Return Moshi and will arrive in the late evening around 06:45 pm.

 PRICES:

  • 1 PERSON –  $ 420/PERSON
  • 2 – 4 PEOPLE – $370/PERSON
  • 5- 10 PEOPLE – $ 320/PERSON
  • 11 PEOPLE AND ABOVE $ 280/PERSON

Price includes:

  • 2 night of accommodation accommodation (Bb) included,
  • Private transport to and from Moshi/Marangu & Gate/Moshi,
  • Driver
  • Professional English speaking Guide
  • Park fees,
  • Government tax
  • Rescue fees
  • Lunch box
  • Bottled drinking water

Price does not include:

  • Flight
  • Insurance
  • Tipping for guide ($ 20/group)
  • Personal nature expenses

2.  KIKULETWA HOT SPRINGS (CHEMKA) NATURAL SWIMMING POOL:

Introduction: 

Chemka oasis – it is the only place in Tanzania where the underground water aquifer and river are pushed to the surface and if interacted with geothermal sources, forming a hot or warm spring. Generally the place is still virgin whereby there is no any study conducted concerned with it formation and other governed information until now.

Location: 

Located between Moshi and Arusha actually in Hai district at Rundugai village of which spent 1hrs and 30 mins drive from Moshi town. On the way to Chemka you will use both tarmac and rough road (gravel). 

Attraction

Chemka Hot Springs is the best place to visit because it has a clean water where you can see the aquatic species easily, the place also surrounded by various bird species and vegetation of which mostly dominated by hyphenia species.  

Activities:  

snorkeling, swimming, sun birth, birdwatching and photography activities.

Spending time:

about 3 up 5 hours for exploration at destination. 

For more clarification about Chemka Hot Springs adventure 

Contact us: info@topclimberexpedition.com

Number of people

1

2-4 pax

6-9 pax

10 & Above

Price (USD)

$ 120

$ 80

$ 70

$ 60

Price includes

  • Private Transport from Moshi to Chemka and vice versa (Chemka to Moshi)                                                      
  • Village Entry fee
  • Lunch box/ fresh
  • Soft drinks
  • Swimming gear (swimming goggles)
  • Government Tax

 Price does not include:

  • Flight
  • Insurance
  • Tipping for your guide
  • Personal nature expenses

3.  LAKE CHALA :

Introduction 

Lake Chala is the unique caldera lake which is thought to be the deepest inland water body in Africa. The source of water of the lake is the underground water springs from Mount Kilimanjaro. It is also drained with a rate of about 10 million m3/year. The lake varies in color from deep blue to turquoise and green and it is surrounded by a 100 meter high crater rim.

Location 

Lake Chala is the Crater Lake that marks a border between Tanzania and Kenya on the eastern edge of Mount Kilimanjaro; it is 51 km from Moshi town and 8 km north of Taveta. The lake has a mean depth of 81 meters and it covers the area of 4.2 km2 and it has the diameter of 3 km.

Attractions 

Lake Chala and the surrounding area is spectacularly interesting, not just because of Kilimanjaro that can be seen on clear days towering in the background but also because it thrives with life. The lake itself is an attraction, the crater rim, bird species and small mammals such as colobus monkeys, baboons, crocodiles, dikdik and kudu.

Activities 

Some of the activities include; bird watching, game viewing swimming (not advisable), walking safari in the village and canoeing.

Spending time

The activity shall take almost 7 hours from 0930 hours in the morning to 1630 hours in the evening.

For more clarification about lake Chala  

Contact us: info@topclimberexpedition.com

Prices 

Number of people

1

2-4

5-10

11 and above

Price (USD)

$ 140

$ 120

$ 100

$ 90

Price includes:

  • Private transport to and from moshi/Lake chala & Lake chala /Moshi,
  • Driver
  • Professional English speaking Guide
  • Village entry fees,
  • KINAPA entry fee
  • Canoeing fee
  • Hot Lunch 
  • Government tax
  • Bottled drinking water

 Price does not include:

  • Flight
  • Insurance
  • Tipping for your guide
  • Personal nature expenses

4.       A DAY TRIP TO MATERUNI WATERFALLS:

Introduction 

Materuni waterfall is one if the impressive waterfall found around Kilimanjaro national park, it is one of the tallest waterfalls having 70 m height to its basin. Materuni is the home of the Chagga tribe and is still an authentic tribal village. On a clear day views of kibo peak and Moshi town can be seen from this point.

Location 

The waterfall is located at Materuni village which is found 37 km away from Moshi town, from that point there is a 40 minutes hike towards the waterfall. The waterfall is at a height of 2500 m from the sea level. Materuni village is one of the villages where the chagga people can be found.

Attractions 

 Materuni waterfall is the main attraction; however there are other attractions such as the coffee plantation, botanical gardens, chagga culture, scenic view of the area, birds, and some animals such as colobus monkeys.

Activities 

At Materuni waterfall activities may include Swimming, hiking, bird watching, photographing and traditional meals and brew. 

Spending time

The trip shall have an average of 7 hours from 1000 hours to 1630 hours in the evening. 

For more clarification about Materuni waterfall adventure 

Contact us:  info@topclimberexpedition.com

Pricing 

Number of people

1

2-4

5-10

11 & above

Price (USD)

$ 120

$ 80

$ 70

$ 60

Price includes:

  • Private transport to and from moshi/Materuni & Materuni/Moshi,
  • Driver
  • Professional English speaking Guide
  • Village entry fees,
  • Packed lunch box
  • Coffee fee
  • Government tax
  • Bottled drinking water

Price does not include:

  • Flight
  • Insurance
  • Tipping for your guide
  • Personal nature expenses

5.  DAY TRIP TO MAASAI BOMA VISIT:

Maasai are a Nilotic ethnic group inhabiting central and southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are among the best known local populations due to their residence near the many game parks of the African Great Lakes, and their distinctive customs and dress. The Maasai speak the Maa language.

An authentic glimpse into the distinctive Maasai culture is now accessible to Eco-tourists in Tanzania.  Preservation of their proud traditions has set the Maasai apart from other indigenous groups in Tanzania, and embodies a side of Africa with which few outsiders can contact.  Top Climbers expedition will offer visitors a memorable opportunity to interactively experience the Masai way of life through day trips. Guests will be able to participate in a variety of unique cultural activities, and encouraged to delve as deep into the experience as possible!

PRICES:

  • 1 PERSON –  $ 100/PERSON
  • 2 – 4 PEOPLE – $80/PERSON
  • 5- 10 PEOPLE – $ 60/PERSON
  • 11 PEOPLE AND ABOVE $ 50/PERSON

 Price includes:

  • Private transport to and from moshi/Masai boma & Masai boma/Moshi,
  • Driver
  • Professional English speaking Guide
  • Village entry fees,
  • Lunch box
  • Government tax
  • Bottled drinking water

 Price does not include:

  • Flight
  • Insurance
  • Tipping for your guide
  • Personal nature expenses

6.   DAY TRIP TO NDORO WATERFALL:

Ndoro Waterfall,  is located in the beautiful country side surrounding Marangu. A one hour hike thru the lush landscapes of Chagga land will take you to the entrance hut of Ndoro, where you will be given a hiking stick to assist you to the base of the fall. Simple steps, occasionally steep, with banisters consisting of thick tree branches, have been edged into the hill and zigzag toward the bottom. As you near the waterfall, you can feel the temperature drop due to the refreshing spray of water. The entrance area is well maintained and makes for a great rest stop after having climbed back up.  Hiking boots are recommended.

PRICES:

  • 1 PERSON –  $ 100/PERSON
  • 2 – 4 PEOPLE – $80/PERSON
  • 5- 10 PEOPLE – $ 60/PERSON
  • 11 PEOPLE AND ABOVE $ 50/PERSON

Price includes:

  • Private transport to and from moshi/Ndoro & Ndoro/Moshi,
  • Driver
  • Professional English speaking Guide
  • Village entry fees,
  • Lunch box
  • Government tax
  • Bottled drinking water

 Price does not include:

  • Flight
  • Insurance
  • Tipping for your guide
  • Personal nature expenses

7.  DAY TRIP TO KINUKAMORI WATERFALL IN MARANGU:

Introduction 

This is one of the waterfalls found around Kilimanjaro national park and the water flowing at the waterfall are from the glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro. On top of the waterfall you will be able to see the statue of a woman who according to what legend says she became pregnant out of wedlock and then she decided to commit suicide but she decided to change her mind and as she was stepping away she got attacked by the leopard and pushed down to her death. 

Location 

Kinukamori waterfall is found at Marangu where it is 43 km from Moshi urban. It is at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. The waterfall is 4 km away from mount Kilimanjaro entrance gate and 20 minutes’ walk from Marangu town Centre.

Attractions 

Kinukamori has a variety of attractions which include; A beautiful waterfall with a pool that allows swimming, scenic beauty of the surrounding environment, coffee farms, chagga culture, birds and small mammals.

Activities 

At Kinukamori activities include; swimming, relaxing and enjoying, hiking on the area, photographing, visiting cultural community and bird watching. 

Spending time 

Activities shall take an average of 7 hours from 0930 hours to 1600 hours in the evening.

For more clarification about Kinukamori waterfall adventure 

Contact us:  info@topclimberexpedition.com

Pricing 

Number of people

1

2-4

5-10

11 & above

Price (USD)

$ 110

$ 80

$ 70

$ 50

Price includes:

  • Private transport to and from Moshi to Kinukamori & Kinukamori to Moshi,
  • Driver/Guide
  • Professional English speaking Guide
  • Village entry fees,
  • Hot lunch
  • Government tax
  • Bottled drinking water

Price does not include:

  • Flight
  • Insurance
  • Tipping for your guide
  • Personal nature expenses

8. A DAY TRIP TO KILASIA WATERFALL

Introduction 

Kilasia waterfall is one of the physical features found on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro national park on the country side of Marangu. The source of water comes from the glaciers on top of Mount Kilimanjaro. The area is surrounded by stunning green landscape consisting of a huge variety of plants including banana and coffee plantations.

Location 

The waterfall is located at in Moshi district at Marangu which is a 40 minutes’ drive from Moshi town. At this point you can have a fantastic view of Mount Kilimanjaro (if weather permits). 

Attractions 

Kilasia waterfall has a variety of attractions which are natural, man-made and even cultural attractions are found as you are headed to the waterfall. These include the beautiful landscape and weather of Marangu, coffee plantations, botanical gardens and the waterfalls and valleys. Also at some point it is possible to spot black and white colobus monkeys, tropical birds and other animals.

Activities 

There are a lot of activities to take place and these include hiking through the forest, bird watching, photographing bush meals and swimming.

Spending time

The expected time to be spent for the whole trip is 6 to 7 hours for all the activities. However all the activities shall start at 9:00 am 

For more clarification about Kilasia waterfall (Marangu) contact us !: info@topclimbersexpedition.com 

Prices 

Number of people

1

2-4 pax

6-9 pax

10 & Above

Price (USD)

$ 120

$ 80

$ 70

$ 60


Price includes

  • Private go and return Transportation from Moshi to Kilasia waterfall (Marangu)                                                   
  • Village Entry fee
  • Lunch box/ fresh
  • Soft drinks
  • Swimming gear
  • Hiking gears
  • Government Tax

Price does not include:

  • Flight
  • Insurance
  • Tipping for your guide
  • Personal nature expenses

9. MAASAI BOMA VISIT AND KIKULETWA HOT SPRING (CHEMKA) NATURAL SWIMMING POOL.

Introduction: 

Chemka oasis – it is the only place in Tanzania where the underground water aquifer and river are pushed to the surface and if interacted with geothermal sources, forming a hot or warm spring. Along with that, Come with us and visit a real Maasai village. Unlike many other Maasai villages in the area, which have been built only for tourist purposes, Kambi ya Chooka is an authentic village founded by local Maasai. Generally the place is still virgin whereby there is no any study conducted concerned with it formation and other governed information until now.

Location

Located between Moshi and Arusha actually in Hai district at Rundugai village of which spent 1hrs and 30 mins drive from Moshi town. On the way to Chemka you will use both tarmac and rough road (gravel). 

Attraction

Chemka Hot Springs is the best place to visit because it has a clean water where you can see the aquatic species easily, the place also surrounded by various bird species and vegetation of which mostly dominated by hyphenia species. The Maasai village visit and experiences.

Activities:  

snorkel, swimming, sun birth, bird watch and photographing activities, visiting Maasai village, interacting with Maasai people and learning the traditional Maasai medicine.

Spending time:

about 3 up 5 hours for exploration at destination. 

For more clarification about Chemka Hot Springs adventure 

Contact us : info@topclimberexpedition.com

Number of client(PAX)

1 pax

2 – 4 pax

6 – 9 pax

10 & Above

 Price (US$)

140$  

95$

85$

80$

Price includes:

  • Private Transport from Moshi to Chemka and vice versa                                                      
  • Village Entry fee
  • Lunch box/ fresh
  • Soft drinks
  • Swimming gear (miwani ya kuogelea)
  • Government Tax

 

Tour Info

Apart from big adventures Top Climbers Expeditions offers day trips to different places.The following are a list of offered trips. Please contact us if you have more questions or seek information.

LocationTanzania, Africa