Marangu Lake Chala and Home Stay is a 5 days Tour takes guests to Marangu village at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro for a walking sight seeing tour which offers to guests great opportunity to see the ice cape of Mount Kilimanjaro on clear days, the Africa’s highest point. Visitors will experience nature, greenish scenery, wonderful landscape, home stay and the opportunity to meet with local people in their daily activities.
You will enjoy and experience nature, fauna and flora in the natural areas, also peoples and culture.
Minimum Rate Per Adult: US$
Departing From: Arusha
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Departure Time: 0830 Hrs (possible to leave earlier than)
Minimum Persons Required: 2
Best Time: All the year round
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arusha – Marangu Villave (Base of Kilimanjaro)
In the morning at 0745hrs; depart from Arusha to arrive in Marangu in 3 hours, at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, check in the hotel. At 0945hrs, take a short walk to Marangu gate, the starting and finishing point of climbers to see the departures and rivals. You will have all meals and overnight at Capricorn Hotel, FB.
Day 2: Full day in Marangu Village:
After breakfast, visit a coffee trees farm of about 200 year old by vehicle or walking, on clear days you will be able to see an ice cape of Mount Kilimanjaro which rise at 5895m, also before lunch you will visit black smith who continue using traditional methods for making different iron tools which are used by some tribes to day like Maasai and a visit to Local brew, the producers of local wine. Lunch in your hotel, there after walk down to the near by waterfalls called Kinuka Mori, named after a Chagga lady who had a pregnancy out of proper marriage chased by the Chagga society and hide herself nearby the falls and after some days she was ambushed by a leopard and the lady died and her body was found in the waterfalls. Around the falls you will see memorable pictures of the lady and the leopard. You will be guided by an English speaking local guide and well trained to guide tourists in Marangu area, later walk back to the lodge for dinner and overnight. FB
Day 3: Marangu – Lake Chala
In the morning after breakfast, depart for Lake Chala about 1 hour drive, the lake has more than 250 parasitic cones and craters in the Kilimanjaro complex, which exhibits some of the finest volcanic scenery in the world presenting a dramatic landscape. About 70 percent of Lake Chala lies on the Tanzanian side in Rombo district of Kilimanjaro while the rest of the water body is found in the Taita-Taveta location in the coastal province of Kenya. For many years, Lake Chala has been playing the role of tourism attraction spawning a major hotel on its Kenyan bank and another unfinished Hotel project on the Tanzanian side. Spend a day exploring the lake. you will have lunch, dinner and overnight at Lake Chala tented camp, FB
Day 4: Marangu – Kisangara:
In the morning after breakfast, at 0830hes depart for Kisangara for a home stay. participate in African family duties like cooking using dried woods or charcoal, remember cooking is a process, you can engage at any stape like slicing tomatoes, onions, going to local market. This family own English Medium Primary school. An assembly with children can be arranged and you can be a speaker, dinner experience and overnight at Msafiri’s Family. FB
Day 5: Kisangara – Arusha:
After breakfast, visit Kisangara Lembeni herbal hospital; proceed to Nyumba ya Mungu dam ( house of God) for a half-day tour or hike to Mount Kindoroko. Evening at 1600hr drive back to Arusha or Airport