7 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb, Machame Route.

Machame Route gives you the greatest chance to make it to the summit (Uhuru Peak) and is a good all-rounder in terms of value for money and length of the climb. It is also a chiefly scenic route as you ascend from the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro and run down the south face. Bush 2 City Adventure has a very high victory record for Kilimanjaro trek on this route because most of the company best guides were born and live at Machame Village, situated on the slope of Mount Kilimanjaro. This tour includes participation camping. This means that guests will have to assist with camp chores, such as setting up their tents. See the day-by-day section for a more detailed description of the camp chores.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2383
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
7 days
Best months:
All year
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Parks visited:
Activity level:
Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping
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Machame it is also a chiefly scenic route as you ascend from the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro and run down the south face. Bush 2 City Adventure has a very high victory record for Kilimanjaro trek on this route because most of his best guides was bone and live at Machame Village found on the slop of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport - Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by our driver who will pick you up and transfer to Arusha town to your designated hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Arusha to Machame Gate to Machame Hut

Depart with picnic lunch from in Moshi/Arusha to Machame Gate (1840m)  ready to start off your Kilimanjaro Trekking, then trek through the rainforest to Machame Hut (3000m) with the nice first mountain viewing. In the afternoon continue to your camp for dinner and overnight.

Walking Time: Machame Gate – Machame Hut: Approx.: 6 – 7 hours
Altitude Gain: 1140m.

Day 2: Machame Hut to Shira Hut

Depart with picnic lunch from in Machame Hut (3000m) to Shira Hut (3800m) then trek through the stunning scenery of the Shira cave viewing. In the afternoon continue to your camp for dinner and overnight.

walking Time: Machame Hut – Shira Cave: Approx.: 6 – 7 hours
Altitude Gain: 800m.

Day 3: Barranco Camp

Depart with picnic lunch from Shira Cave (3800m) to Barranco Camp (3900m) today you climb slowly for some 5kms. Then you climb high to 4600m to lover tower and stay for 15 to 20 min for acclimatization then down to Barranco camp 3900m. This is a fairly strenuous day as the altitude begins to tell. In the afternoon continue to your camp for dinner and overnight.

walking Time: Shira Cave – Barranco Camp: Approx.: 8 hours
Altitude Gain: 700m down 600m.

Day 4: Barafu Hut

Depart with picnic lunch from Barranco Camp (3900m) to Barafu camp (4600m) today you wall slowly Wall to Karanga and excellent views of the West Breach and on to Barafu. In the afternoon continue to your camp for dinner and overnight.

Walking Time: Barranco Camp – Barafu Camp: Approx.: 7 - 8 hours
Altitude Gain: 650m.

Day 5: Uhuru Peak

After midnight appetite from Barafu camp (4600m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) then descend to Mweka, 3100m. You will wake-up midnight for the torchlight climb to Stella Point, approx. 7 hours with rest stops, and finally to the highest point, Uhuru Peak with fantastic views of glaciers and plains far below. Descend to Mweka or High Camp, arriving late afternoon. In the afternoon continue to your camp for dinner and overnight.

Walking Time: Barafu Camp – Mweka Camp: Approx.: 16 hours
Altitude Gain: 1295m down 2105m.

Day 6: Mweka Gate

Depart after breakfast from Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1800m) A descent of some 4 hours takes you to Mweka Village where you are met and transferred back to the Hotel. 

Walking Time: Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate: Approx.: 4 hours
Altitude Gain: Descend 1650m.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Planet Lodge
  • Machame Hut
  • Shira Cave Hut
  • Barranco Camp
  • Barafu Camp
  • Millennium Camp
  • Mweka Camp

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