7 Day Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route

7 Day Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1750 - $2500
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
7 days
Best months:
January - February, May - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
Romantic safaris Romantic Camping safaris Camping Birding safaris Birding
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This is a 7 day Kilimanjaro hike starting at Machame gate, ascending through afromontane forest and then into the heath zone and on to the edge of the remnants of the Shira volcano.

Kilimanjaro: afromontane forest, Shira plateau, glacial valleys and aline dersert, views of Mawenzi, ascent of Kibo and possible views of Kibo caldera and ash pit. Glaciers and the roof of Africa!

Day 1: After breakfast you depart by vehicle to Kilimanjaro. At the gate your crew finalise packing and after finishing with formalities you start of from Machame gate. Today's hiking is through verdant afromontane forest to Machame camp and on route you have a picnic lunch. Look out for pretty endemic flora and a graduation of forest zones! Overnight Machame Camp (full board).

Day 2: From Machame camp you hike to Shira Camp. The first section is relatively steep and altitude is gained rapidly. A picnic lunch is taken on trail today. The zone you pass through today is known as the heath zone where attractive helichrysum and lobelia plants become apparent. Various geologic features can be seen today from lava tubes to glacial valleys. Overnight Shira Camp (full board).

Day 3: Today is a walk high sleep low day. You ascend into alpine desert and for those that are feeling strong you can even head up to Lava Tower before decending to Barranco camp. Lunch is taken as a picnic lunch on route. This is long day but note that the next time you head to this altitude is in two days time - great acclimatisation day! Overnight Barranco Camp (full board).

Day 4: From Barranco camp, famous for its' giant groundsels (Senecio species), you ascend the Barranco wall and hike glacial valleys to Karanga camp. Today is a relatively short day hiking and lunch is taken at Karanga camp. In the afternoon a walk can  be taken with your guides for great views of the southern walls of Kibo and deep glacial valleys. Overnight Karanga Camp (full board).

Day 5: Today is another half day ascending to Barafu camp. Once again lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate apline desert and at times strong winds rip over this camp and yet in the evening slendid views of Mawenzi peak are the norm. A relatively early dinner is taken before heading to rest for the evening. Overnight Barafu Camp (full board).

Day 6: Most people depart just before midnight for the final summit bid. Patience and persistence is the name of game to reach the summit and by dawn as the first rays of light start to appear, most arrive near the rim. Ascending via Stella Point affords a realtively short final section to Uhuru peak, the Roof of Africa! What goes up must come down and your goal today is to reach Mweka camp before dusk. Overnight Mweka Camp (full board).

Day 7: After breakfast you decend once again through montane forest and around mid day after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transfer back to your lodge for a well deserved shower! 

INCLUDED IN THIS CLIMB

  • Park fees
  • Camping fees
  • transfers to the airport
  • accommodation on first day and day room at the end
  • Crew salaries

EXCLUDED

  • All costs of personal nature
  • Crew TIPS and Gratuities

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

  • Kibo Palace Hotel
  • Arusha Moivaro Lodge
  • KIA Lodge

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