Kilimanjaro Foothills Walks

Walk Off the Beaten Path to Explore the Real Kilimanjaro!

_MWE3830Our multi-day adventure walks take you along the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, on ancient trails between the national park forest and local villages at 1400-2200 meters.  As you walk you will be amazed by the beauty of the surrounding landscape, from Uhuru Peak – the Roof of Africa – above, to the encircling mountain rainforest, the waterfalls and rivers lining the valleys, farm plots full of coffee and banana trees, maize fields, pastures, wildflowers, and the magnificent views of the sweeping plains below. The routes pass through the land of the Chagga people, who for centuries have cultivated this fertile mountain paradise.

Offering a rich cultural experience, the foothills walks are very different hiking than up Kilimanjaro.  Following local footpaths used to access farm fields, forests, and to cross from one ridge to another, you discover a part of Tanzania few tourists ever see.  All walks are led by our qualified Chagga mountain guides, who also act as your cultural interpreters.

Walks can be done as standalone adventures, for acclimatization prior to a climb, or in combination with other trips.  See the descriptions of our 4-day and 6-day walks, Walk on the Wild Side, Trails of Two Mountains, or contact us about creating a customized walk.  As with all our adventures, your walk starts (…or finishes) with an overnight stay in Mbahe Village on the Mtuy family farm.

 

_MWE4240

Photo Credits: Nathalie Pigache