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Highest MT in Africa

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Tour Operator: Kibanga Tours & Travel Company

Trekking MT Kilimanjaro via Machame route


Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $1481 - $1500
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 5 days
Best months: January May July - September, November - December
Countries visited TanzaniaTanzania
Parks visited Kilimanjaro
Activity level Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
  • Camping
* Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote. Request a quote
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via Machame Route

Route duration: six days
Total hiking distance: Approximately 100 kms

This is probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals. Where accommodation on the Marangu route is in huts, the Machame route offers strictly tents only. This makes Machame (also referred to as the "Whiskey route") better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker, however rewarding him with a scenic splendor such as not seen on the Marangu route. From late afternoon sunsets at Shira, to the misty revelations of Kibo at the great Barranco Wall, the Machame route offers the adventurous hiker a stunning scenic "slide show" over 6 days. The Machame route is normally completed in a minimum of 6 days. There is an added benefit to this, as you are afforded the most valuable commodity on the mountain - acclimatization. The Machame route takes you high to Lava Tower (4630m) on the day 3 and brings you down by nearly 700m for an overnight at Barranco camp (3950m). This is the secret to successful acclimatization