This is one of the entry points to the Kilimanjaro. It’s also the beginning of the Marangu trail. This gate is also used as an exit gate.
This gate is the largest and busiest of all the entry points of the Kilimanjaro Mountain. It’s also probably the most popular gate on this mountain.
This gate has shop with hiking equipment. Therefore you don’t have you worry in case you forget or lose some of your equipment. There are several restaurants, consumer good shops, Kilimanjaro travel company offices and government offices.
The park offices here are major and host most of the departments of the park authorities. You can have all your paper worked sorted in and out of the park.
Registration and inspection procedures may include:-
- Verification of Mount Kilimanjaro entry fees
- Passport / Visa verification
- Cross-checking to prove if your mountain guide belongs to a registered tour company
- Make sure you have enough resources to support your climb and stay on the mountain such as porters, tents, food, and water
- Cross-checking itinerary for every day spent on Mount Kilimanjaro
If you do not fulfill any of the above requirements, you will be denied entry.
You will meet you porters and all the other members of your team here. There are ample spaces for parking and enough security for your equipment and property left behind.
There are streams that originate from the Kilimanjaro its self and thy form water fall with a swimming area. You can choose to relax before or after your hike. The falls are located about 30 minutes way from the gate head quarters.
This gate is located in the south eastern side of the Kilimanjaro in the Marangu district. It is approximately about a two hours drive form the town of Moshi. Moshi is about 42 Kilometers from the Kilimanjaro International Airport.
This area is characterized by a lot of trees that form a canopy at the top since it’s a tropical rain forest. This makes the place a bit cooler since the sun rays cannot hit directly.
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