After breakfast, we’ll depart from Keys Hotel Travel & Tours and drive to Marangu gate with box lunch. When you enter the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park - Marangu Gate, you will complete the registration formalities at the park headquarters. The actual hike begins at the park gate (6,000') and we hike 5.5 miles up to Mandara Hut (8,860') near the upper edge of the forest line. The hike takes about 3 to 5 hours. The path is interesting, starting off through rain forest vegetation, and then opening up to giant heather. If time and weather permits a short walk from Mandara to Maundi Crater is worth it. Walk back to Marangu gate, meet your driver and drive back to Keys Hotel Travel & Tours for overnight (BB). End of Services