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About Marangu

Marangu is situated in Tanzania. Marangu backpacking tours are highly popular and offer the chance to explore the majestic Kilimanjaro region.


Marangu airports include the following:
•Kilimanjaro Airport


Marangu birdlife is rich and diverse, with a large number of endemic and migratory species to be found including scarce swift, Nyanza swift, Horus swift, Hunter's cisticola, Kenrick's starling, Abbott's starling and Sharpe's starling.


Marangu conservation is essential to protect the biodiversity and precious habitats within the region.


Marangu plant life varies from highland montane forest to lowland swamp, with zones of dripping moss with soft clover underfoot, to open heath spiked with giant lobelias in the higher areas.

Safety Tips

•Marangu is a safe place to visit with very little crime
•When on game drives, do not ever get out of your car unless you are at a rest stop
•Keep valuables in a lodge safe or in a moneybag under your clothes
•Do not ever try and feed any wild animal you see, no matter how cute it looks, animals can be unpredictable and feeding them encourages trust of humans, leading to interference
•Do not attempt to climb Kilimanjaro if you have heart or other health issues

Travel Books

Marangu recommended travel books include the following:
•Lonely Planet Tanzania by Mary Fitzpatrick
•Northern Tanzania: The Bradt Safari Guide with Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar by Philip Briggs
•Arusha National Park by Deborah Snelson
•Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Dale A. Zimmerman, Donald A. Turner, David J. Pearson and Ian Willis


Marangu wildlife is fairly diverse, with a number of primates to be found in the woodlands and forests of this area, including black and white colobus monkey, blue monkeys and olive baboons, as well as mountain dwelling species.


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