Mamba and Marangu

Mamba  and  Marangu  in  the  Kilimanjaro  area  have  both  natural  and  cultural heritage to offer the visitor. There are more than seven waterfalls in the vicinity, unique flora with tree, flower and fruit nurseries and fauna.  Tour the slopes of Mt.Kilimanjaro and ascend to beautiful viewpoints.

Tours through  Marangu afford  panoramic  views of Mt.Kilimanjaro. Visit  the  home  and  memorial  of  the
late  Yohana  Lauwo,  a Marangu native  who  accompanied Dr.Hans  Meyer  on  the  first  recorded  climb  of  Kilimanjaro  in  1889, and   read  the  original  log books of Lauwo.

Customised  half  day,  full  day  or  two  day  walking  safaris can be  organised.  These  tours include  the  Kinukamori and Moonjo  falls and a visit  to  a  Chagga  house  made  of straw-roofing .  See the first coffee tree planted in Tanzania and climb up  Ngangu  Hill.  A trip  to  the  African  Art  Centre that  houses  a  collection  of  ancient  and  modern  sculptures, carvings and  paintings  is  rewarding.

Mamba is a paradise for bird-watchers and nature lovers.  Enjoy scenic waterfalls,  tree, flower  and fruit nurseries,  pass  historical sites  the Laka Holes-  large  hiding  caves  used  during  the  Chagga – Maasai  wars, visit  a  wood  carving  school,  meet  a  local  blacksmith  using ethnic  methods to  prepare  spears and tools, and  experience  Chagga  culture by  visiting a traditional  Chagga  culture  by  visiting a  traditional  chagga  house.

Tour guides:
The guides of the Cultural Tourism Programme are of the Wachaga tribe who knows well the area, their culture & history and speaks English. Provision of outstanding customer service have been their life long way of life

 

Where to stay:
A wide range of Guest houses, lodges and hotels are available in Marangu and Mamba areas. A number of Homestay houses are available withing and around various villages bordering Kilimanjaro National Park. Camping ground installed with modern toilet facilities and clean water supply is available. Camping gears for hire at reasonable price are available in  our office