Machame Route


Machame route is regarded as the most scenic of the trails up Kilimanjaro. You ascend gradually through the forest till you emerge onto the Moorland of Shira Plateau, from which there are superb views of the Kibo Peak and the Great Western Breach. Travellers through Machame route.



The birdlife in Tanzania is good year-round, but at its best from November to April when the migratory birds from Europe and Northern Africa are present. At this time, many resident bird species are nesting and are in breeding plumage. The wettest months are March and April, when parts of the country may experience storms on a daily basis. The wet season is also the hottest time of the year, which may be uncomfortably hot on the coast. For wildlife viewing, the dry season is better. 



Mount Kilimanjaro routes are

Marangu Route Machame Route Rongai Route Lemosho Route Shira Route

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On arrival at the airport you are personally met by one of our drivers and transferred to Moshi 45minutes away from Kilimanjaro international airport, check in and overnight. 

Key's Hotel

Machame Gate (1800m) - Machame Camp (3000m)
In the morning 08.00am after breakfast you will meet with your guide for briefing, then you departs to Machame gate 40min drive. Arrive to the Machame Gate, introduction to your guide and the whole crew then do the registration at the park’s gate. After registration is done you start climb {Hiking/Trekking} through rain forest with picnic lunch for approximately 4 to 5 hrs where you arrive to the Machame Hut. Later afternoon walk up to a little higher altitude then you return to Machame Hut for dinner and overnight. 
Walking duration: 5-7hrs, 11km
All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Meals and overnight at the Machame hut. (12,520ft). 

Machame Camp (3000m) - Shira Camp (3800m)
After breakfast, start climb through short Savannah, forest and other vegetation for approximately 4 to 5hrs, with picnic lunch en route before arriving in the afternoon at the Shira Hut, dinner and overnight at Shira hut. 
Walking Duration: 4-6hrs, 5km
All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Meals and overnight at the Shira hut. (15,520ft) 

Shira (3800m) - Barranco (3950m)
After breakfast a slow walk through semi glacier and sandy areas with picnic lunch 3
to 4 hrs before arriving at the Barranco Hut for dinner and overnight. 
Walking duration: 6-8hrs, 10km
All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Meals and overnight at the Barranco hut.

Barranco Camp (3950m)-Karanga Valley Camp(3995m) - Acclimitization day 
A day of acclimatization with a walk to Karanga Valley Camp (3963 m)
Walking duration: 4-5hrs, 5km
All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Karanga Camp

Karanga Valley (3995m) - Barafu Hut (4600m)
After breakfast, with picnic lunch enroute climb through glaciers for approximately
4 to 5 hours before arriving the Barafu Hut for dinner and overnight. 
Walking duration: 4-5hrs, 4km
All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Barafu Hut for dinner and overnight
6 Barafu Hut (4600m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Mweka (3100m)
An early wakeup call around 01.00hrs for preparation and light breakfast before starting final ascent to the summit i.e. either the Stella Point reached in approximately 5 to 6 hrs and a further ascent to the Uhuru Peak reached in another approx 45minutes. After signing and short rest at barafu hut descend via the Gilman’s Point down to Mweka hut for an hours rest with light breakfast then descent down for dinner and overnight at Mweka hut. 
Walking duration: 11-14hrs, 17km
All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Mweka hut

Mweka Camp(3100) – Mweka Gate(1640m)
Descend from Mweka hut to the park gate from where you are transferred back to your hotel for a well deserved shower
Walking duration: 3-4hrs, 10km
All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Your Hotel

The price is inclusive of:-
2 transfers from Moshi/Arusha to Marangu park gate -return
3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian 
5 days Kilimanjaro trek- Marangu
4 nights accomodation in camps while trekking Marangu
First and Last night accommodation at standard accomodation hotel in Moshi/Arusha -Bed and Breakfast.
All park entrance fees and government levies 
English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
Porters- a maximum of 2 per client

The Price does not include:
Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits, Warm Jacket, 
Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers, tents 
Note: All the above items can be hired at a reasonable price.



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