Skip to main content



Tanzania is situated in East Africa and includes the beautiful islands of Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba. Tanzania borders Kenya and Uganda to the north and Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi to the south. It also shares borders with Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.

Tanzania is an excellent safari destination and has some of the best and largest parks in Africa, with varied and unique landscapes. Tanzania is home to the world’s largest mammal migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebras and antelopes cross the plains of the Serengeti and the famous river crossings.

Mount Kilimanjaro is situated in Northern Tanzania, and Marangu Hotel is located on the southern slope of the mountain, only six kilometers away from the Kilimanjaro National Park Headquarters and the Marangu Gate. Mount Kilimanjaro is only a few hours away from some of the most famous animal national parks in the world – Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire, to name just a few. Many of our guests combine Kilimanjaro climbs with several days of safari, which we can help you organize.

From Marangu Hotel you can easily access all the routes of Kilimanjaro. Marangu Hotel is 40 kms away from Moshi, and is located in the lush village of Marangu, which is quiet, cool and calm compared with the bustling cities of Moshi, Arusha and Dar Es Salaam. The village and hotel take their names from the local Chagga language where Marangu means “full of water”. This is seen in the surrounding rich, green vegetation.

Marangu Hotel is 80 kilometres away from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Please contact us if you need help finding or arranging transport to our hotel, we’d be delighted to assist.

Explore Tanzania