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Mountain Kilimanjaro Day Trip provided by African polecat safaris

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Mountain Kilimanjaro Day Trip

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Updated 17/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
It’s impossible to climb this famous highest Mount Kilimanjaro in a day, but our day trip to this majestic iconic snow-caped mountain will give you a shot to scramble up the first leg of the well-known Marangu route. On your way through the thick rainforest you will come across twittering and chattering bird life, colobus monkeys and don’t forget to watch out for the curious blue Monkeys.
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    Mount Kilimanjaro
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission included
    Your day trip begins with hotel pick at either Moshi or Arusha then jump in for a relaxing drive to Marangu gate for registration with the authorities before you begin your long awaited hike. This route approaches the mountain from the southern east part. Our main tusk for the day is to make sure we reach Mandara Hut, the first point of a full hike. We will only trek through the lower attitudes, taking our picnic lunch on rout to Mandara Hut. Once we are at Mandara Hut, we will rest for approximately 30 to 45 minutes before we begin our slow descend back to the Main Gate. Our driver will be waiting for you to drive you back to your hotel with a relaxing music and cold or warm Kilimanjaro beer to take away the tiredness. Not only should you climb it but drink it too.
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Departure Point
Arusha, Tanzania Moshi Urban, Tanzania
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Park fees (for non-residents) All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional) All Taxes/VAT
  • Drinking water on all days
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • All things of personal nature Tips and gratuities for Mountain Guide and porters and Cook
  • Visas International flights Laundry Services Travel Insurances
  • Sleeping Bags
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kiliclimb87 wrote a review Nov 2020
Moshi, Tanzania1 contribution
As a guide this is probably the best day adventure for anyone with less time and who want to have a feel of mount Kilimanjaro.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Response from Africanpolecat, Owner at Mountain Kilimanjaro Day Trip
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your time we hope one you will climb with us
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Raymond P wrote a review Nov 2020
Christiansburg, VA17 contributions
The half-day hike was a great experience. Grateful to John (the guide) for his insight and patience. Appreciated the additional support from Brighton, Jack and Malachi. I learned a lot about the history of the route and of the different plant and animal species. The climb was
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Date of experience: October 2020
Response from Africanpolecat, General Manager at Mountain Kilimanjaro Day Trip
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you alot Mr Raymond we hope oneday you will come back for another great experience with us
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sally A wrote a review Apr 2020
19 contributions2 helpful votes
I’ve written this a number of times - when I try to upload pics- I lose it all- so- no pics! My guide was John. He was so gentle - “slow-slow”. As I’m terribly out of shape and overweight. But, I made it! This was such a great memory and we saw beautiful and rare monkeys , the
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Africanpolecat, Manager at Mountain Kilimanjaro Day Trip
Responded 1 Jul 2020
Thank you so much Sally we look forward seeing you again soon Brighton
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Ms O wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
I was met by Brighton and John the day before the hike. They took me to grab a rain jacket since I didn’t have one and were kind enough to take me to a local bar to eat and have a Kilimanjaro beer. The next day John and I set out on the Marangu route for the hike. It was
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from Africanpolecat, Owner at Mountain Kilimanjaro Day Trip
Responded 7 Apr 2020
Thank you alot Ms O for the review ,tanzania/ and our team is waiting for you
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vascofpinto wrote a review Sep 2019
Porto, Portugal2 contributions
It was awesome to hike the first part of the Kilimanjaro, it’s a long walk but an amazing experience. We had a guide called James who was really nice and knew a lot about the place. Everything went great and I’m looking forward to going back and hike the whole Kilimanjaro!
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Response from Africanpolecat, Owner at Mountain Kilimanjaro Day Trip
Responded 5 Sep 2019
Thank you for your great review hope to see you next time and do the whole hike to the top of Kilimanjaro
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About the operator

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By: African polecat safaris
Arusha tour
When we arrived in Tanzania we were picked up at the Airport by African Polecats owner James who was so charming an
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I highly recommend African Polecat Safaris. They exceeded my expectations. We had a small group (only 3 singles on
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5 days safari
Excellent trip! Food was great and guide was amazing. Saw many animals and never a boring day. Would recommend to e
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Amazing safari at the right price
Wow, wow, wow.. The safari trip organized by African Polecat Safaris was a truly amazing experience to us. We foun
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Great Safari and staff for an unbeatable price!
We loved our safari experience. We were in Tanzania for a duration so we were looking for a affordable way to exper
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Jessica B
A fantastic tour by fantastic people. Couldn't have been happier. Really family friendly and great communication
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Great value
It was very uncomplicated and professional to book with James (we only booked the afternoon before the trip). Durin
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Everything was perfect! We have been on safari for 5 days. James arranged for us pick up from the airport, then we
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Marina M
Best safari company, good relation quality/price and they are super kind! I recommend this company!!
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Good service and attention
We would recommend to hire the services of African Polecat for your safaris around Arusha. We received a good serv
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Amazing safari
Finished my tour a month ago and experience was amazing! The tour was perfect for travellers on budget and want to
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10h
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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