Kilimanjaro Trekking Machame route Safaris Tanzania

Kilimanjaro trekking safari is adventure journey which takes you through Machame route beautiful scenery. Whether you choose 6 days Machame route or 7 days Machame route, you will go through 5 climatic ecological zones and view all Geographical features from Forest, wildlife animals, birds, Volcano rocks, glacier and Snow. Expert guides will assist you acclimatize well and ascend to summit Uhuru peak successful.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1400 - $1480
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
6 days
Best months:
January - March, July - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Machame route is nicknamed the "Whiskey" route because some people consider it much difficult than Marangu.
However comparison of the routes to climb Kilimanjaro, say that this is one of the best routes to take, both in terms of acclimatization and cost. In certain sections this route is steeper than the Marangu and Rongai routes but is easier overall, so have high success rates summiting %.
Machame route has is for acclimatization with lots of walk high, sleep low opportunities. Machame route 7 days has options to split pre-summit day climb to leave climbers rested before summiting
Accommodation is on tented camps only
Travel packages climbing Mount Kilimanjaro can be 6 days Machame or 7 days Machame

Travel adventure Climb Kilimanjaro - 6 days machame route itinerary is below:

Day 1.Machame Gate (1634 m/5,363 ft) to Machame camp (2834 m/9,300 ft)

Drive to machame gate after registration begins your climb. The first day is a nice leisurely hike through the tropical rain forest. As you pass through the rainforest, you are most likely to spot Colobus monkeys and wild birds. Have dinner and overnight at Machame Camp. 

Day 2. Machame camp (2834 m/9,300 ft) to Shira camp (3749 m/12,300 ft)

From the Machame camp, you cross the stream onto its west bank and follow the path up the steep rocky ridge - criss-crossing a few times before reaching Shira camp, at the base of a semi-circular wall of rocks. Have dinner and overnight at Shira camp.

Day 3.Shira camp (3749 m/12,300 ft) to Barranco camp (3901 m/12,800 ft)

From Shira Hut, you hike to Lava Tower (15,000’) to acclimatize and then proceed down to Barranco Camp via the Great Barranco Wall. This night’s camp is one of the best on the mountain. Have dinner and overnight at Barranco camp.

Day 4.Barranco camp (3900 m/12,800 ft) to Barafu camp (4,600 m/15,091 ft)

Today is a long and tough hike than the past few days, hiking up to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit.

From Barranco Hut, you climb up through the edge of great Barranco Wall. It's a tough morning climb on a steep trail, but once you reach the top, the views are wonderful. Today is the best day to get lots of rest. Have dinner and over night at Barafu camp.

Day 5 .Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft) to the Summit (5896 m/19,343 ft) and then to Mweka Camp (3100 m/10,170 ft)

You will start trekking early before sunrise (1-2 am), as the walk today will take 10 - 14 + hours. The 1,100-meter (3,600’) ascent in just over 3 km (1.86 miles) will take you about 6-8 hours. As you try to reach the summit t watch the sunrise over the Great Rift Valley. After watching the sunrise and taking pictures, descend down back to Barafu camp for lunch then proceed to Mweka camp. Have dinner and overnight at Mweka camp.

Day 6.Mweka camp (3100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1828 m/6,000 ft)

On the final day, you will have a short three hour hike out, walking through the lush forest. you meet our driver with the vehicle at the Mweka park gate to drive back to Moshi . Have overnight at the Hotel.

Note: Price Mentioned is flexible and you inquire and bargain. A group of 5 people or more get discount Price.

THE prices include all services:  Airport transfers from Kilimanjaro Airport to Hotel in Moshi –near to Kili, Hotel accommodation on B/B, Transport from Hotel to Kilimanjaro Machame gate, all park fees, salaries of guides/porters/cook, all meals on the mountain, clean safe drinking water, accommodation equipment, and Government tax, certificate of climbing, first aid, rescue and transfer to/from Arusha or Moshi. 

 

 Services not included: Flight to Tanzania, Entry VISA, Climbing gears (available for rent), tips to guides, porters, coordinator and items of a personal nature.

More information and Travel tips are: More details we can discuss as we go ahead.

  • Exercises and training
  • Diamoz use

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