Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro

7 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Climbing

Safari tour package:
A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Price per person*:
$1500 - $1800
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
7 days
Best months:
July - November
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping
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Most popular trail, and the one that many guides consider the most enjoyable though more difficult than Marangu. The success rate of this trail is higher, possibly because it is a day longer at 7 days and 6 nights which gives trekkers more time to acclimatize.

DAY 1 – MREFU FARM HOUSE On arrival to Kilimanjaro air port and transferred to Moshi to Key's Hotel for meals and overnight.

DAY 2 -MACHAME GATE TO MACHAME CAMP After breakfast the clients taken with vehicles to Machame gate. The clients start to ascent to Machame camp for meals and overnight. It is almost 7-8 walking hours. It covers the distance of 16-19 km. (11 miles). Altitude is 1500 meters (4900ft)-3100 meters (10100ft). Habitat is rain forest

DAY 3 -MACHAME CAMP TO SHIRA CAMP From Machame camp clients ascent to Shira Camp. The zone passed through is known as heath zone {Moorland}. Meals and overnight is shira camp. The altitude range to 3100metres (10100ft-3650 meters (12600ft). approximately 6 hours and it covers distance of 9-10 km (6miles) and featured by Alpine forest and moorland

DAY 4 – SHIRA CAMP TO BARRANCO After breakfast, start to ascend into alpine desert passing through lava tower then descending to Baranco camp. Meals and overnight taken at Baranco camp.Distance is 14-15kms (9miles) approximately 7 hours to walk. Altitude range to 3850meters (12600ft) -4600 meters (15100ft). This area characterized by semi desert and rocky terrain.

DAY 5 – KARANGA  continuing ascends from Baranco to Karanga camp site where the guides can take the clients for the purpose of view southern walls of Kibo and glacial valleys. Meals and overnight camping at Karanga station.Altitude range 3,950 meters (12,950 ft) - 4,160 meters (15,000 ft). It is 4 hours and about 13.3kms (8miles) and habitat is alpine desert

DAY 6/7– BARAFU- STELA POINT- UHURU PEAK- MWEKA CAMPSITE This is the end points of porters who taking the luggage’s. After few hours rest, the guides with clients during the midnight starts to conquer the summit slowly then turning back to barafu station for the preparation of descendingup to mweka campsite for dinner and overnight. Altitude range: 4,560 meters (15,000 ft) - 5,895 meters (19,340 ft) - 3,100 meters (10,200 ft) almost 15 - 16 walking hours and the distance of 30 kms (19miles) habitats are snow, and glacier. For your achievement, you will award certificates. If you reache Stella Point you will be awarded a green certificate, and if you conquer the uhuru peak you will earn gold certificate.

DAY 7 – MWEKA GATE To finish the tour from mweka campsite to mweka gate almost 3 hours where the vehicles transferred you to the hotel for hot shower meals and accommodation. Habitat is forest and is about 15 kms (9 miles

DAY 8- DEPART/OPTION SAFARIS Here the clients choose to turn back to their home place or to suggest another tours like doing cultural tours, visiting national parks or travel to Zanzibar for coastal and marine tourism with accompany by natures gift safaris.

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  • Here All Accommodation is camp site examples are
  • Machame camp & Shira Camp.

Taste of Afrika Tours & Safaris

- We offer private/custom safaris
- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
T: +255755 076 224
Since: Jul 2016

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
Baboon
Baboon
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
Elephant
Elephant
Genet cat
Genet cat
Honey badger
Honey badger
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Rock climbing
Rock climbing
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Photography
Photography
Shopping/markets
Shopping/markets
Trekking
Trekking
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