Marangu Cultural Tourism

At the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro outside, the entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park lies the beautiful town of Marangu. Here locals have planned various walking tours through valleys and numerous waterfalls depicting mountain village life. Visitors can conveniently commence a half day or full day walking tours. Come enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kilimanjaro in the background without bearing freezing cold temperatures exerting five days of physical strain.

Marangu Village.

Tours through Marangu offers panoramic sights ideal for photography; Mountain Climbing enthusiasts will be delighted to visit the home and memorial of the late Yohano Lawro, a local who accompanied Dr Hans Meyer on the first recorded climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in 1889.

Read the original long books of Mr Lawro, who lived for an incredible 115 years! Documented evidence will owe visitors who will learn about the outstanding feats of this person who guided treks up the mountain in the age of 70 years.

Walking Tours through Marangu offer equally breathtaking scenery as its sister city as it also offers walks through numerous waterfalls including the beautiful Ndoro, Moonjo and so many falls. One can also learn more about the Chagga culture by visiting a traditional Chagga house made of straw roofing.

You can walk through the chief Mangi area where the first court and primary school of the northern region are still functioning. At Kilema Roman Catholic mission, you can see the first coffee tree planted in Tanzania by an Irish Missionary 100 years ago.

Kilimanjaro area is now one of the leading coffee producers in the country.

Alight climb up Ngangu hill with its fantastic view is a pleasure. On clear days the snow of Kibo Peak is so close, the plains so wine and the pare mountains to grab.

Makundi Blacksmith

All the sites can be visited on foot, in one fully day tour or can be spread over two days from the Makundi Blacksmith area to Kilema transport can be organized to cover the distance.

Depending on the visitor’s condition, a convenient waterfall will be visited. A custom made tour can be arranged to satisfy your preference if you wish to focus on certain aspects.