At the foot
of the free standing mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro which roofs our
lovely continent Afrika, lies the little beautiful Chagga towns
of Marangu (derived from two Chagga words “Mora” and
“Ng'u” (which means Running water) and Mamba. A day
walking tour will take you through the valleys and waterfalls depicting
mountain village life.
Walking on the slopes of the Mount Kilimanjaro
(KIPO! as common known to Chagga) will lead you to panoramic viewpoints
ideal for photographing waterfalls of Kinukamori, Moongo and Mteshani
(an idea places for Nature Lovers to prove that “Silent”
and “Listen” have the same letters) and Mount Kilimanjaro.
It will give you a chance to pass historical sites
of Clan wars and ancient legends including the large caves used
for hiding and protecting women and children during Chagga –
Maasai wars; and gives you an opportunity to experience Chagga culture
with a visit to a traditional Chagga house.
And for mountain climbing enthusiasts will be delighted
to the home of and memorial of the late Yohani Kinyala Lauwo, a
Marangu native who accompanied Dr. Hans Meyer on the first recorded
climb of Kilimanjaro in 1889 at the age of eighteen (18) years.