There are a variety of day trips available within a few hours of Marangu that we can organise for our guests
Lake Jipe is a small shallow lake which is along the Kenya-Tanzania border near the Pare Mountains and is home to many hippos, crocodiles and some elephants. Boat rides with local fisherman can be organized upon request
Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park is about two hours away from Marangu Hotel. It is a relatively small park, and can easily be visited in a few hours or a day. Arusha National Park is home to Mount Meru and has a diverse array of wildlife and beautiful vegetation including a famous fig tree. Walking safaris are a great option here, as many of the areas are forested and you will be protected from the strong African sun!
Mkomazi is the least visited park in Northern Tanzania and is located next to the West Usambara Mountains. It borders Tsavo National Park, in Kenya and has some very unique species and ecosystems not commonly found in Tanzania, including wild dogs, and Beisa Oryx.
Natural hot springs, with crystal clear water, surrounded by roots of fig trees and palm trees, located about an hour and a half from the hotel, is a well deserved and refreshing treat after climbing Kilimanjaro!
Rau Forest Walk (in Moshi)
A small forest located within Moshi where you have a chance to see several types of monkeys and birds, as well as walking through rice plantations and visiting a sacred tree believed to be almost 200 years old.
Pare Mountain Hikes
A hike through Pare Mountains takes visitors through local villages and beautiful forests, and offers an opportunity to explore roads less traveled. On the top of Southern Pare Mountains is the Chome Forest reserve, which is a dense tropical forest with many rare trees and plants. Hikes through the mountains can be multi-day trips and can also be combined with a trip to Mkomazi National Park and Lake Jipe
Sundowners By The River
Our Marangu Hotel family has a tradition of having sundowners on a sandy area by a beautiful river, only about 30 – 45 minutes from the hotel. We can organize a picnic and drinks and share one of our favourite places with you!