Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Machame is one of the most common routes for Mt Kilimanjaro climbers. This route is very beautiful with a gradual ascent up the mountain until you emerge to see wide views of the moorland on Shira Plateau, Kibo and Western Breach. The Machane route is less popular than the Route Marangu, which can be advantageous to get away from the crowds.

Mt. Kilimanjaro Route Table

Day 1 You will arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, where you will be received by our driver guide who will transfer you to the Arusha bus station. You will have a shuttle bus that will take the Namanga Border (Kenya/Tanzania) until you arrive at your hotel in Arusha later on in the day. (Please note, it's cheaper to land in Kenya than in Tanzania). There will be dinner and an overnight stay at Arusha Tourist Inn Hotel which is a Bed and breakfast.

Day 2 Transfer from your hotel to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Machame. From here, you trek through the forest to Machame Camp (10,000ft/3000m). Stay/Camp overnight at Machame Camp. Full Board Accommodation.

Day 3 Leaving the forest, the path follows a steep ridge, passing through heather and open moorlands, and crossing a large gorge to reach Shira Camp (12,500ft/3800m). Stay/Camp overnight at Shira Camp. Full Board Accommodation.

Day 4 You will head east and continue ascending through the dry landscape before dropping again to reach Barranco Camp (13,000ft/3900m). Stay/Camp overnight at Barranco Camp. Full Board Accommodation.

Day 5 The steep path climbs out of the Barranco Valley, crosses the Karanga Valley, then turns north to reach Barafu Camp (15,500ft/4600m). Stay overnight at Barafu Camp. Full Board Accommodation.

Day 6 A long day and an early start to reach the crater rim at Stella Point in time for sunrise. Then to Uhuru Peak (19,340ft/5896m) - the highest point in Africa. Afterwards descend to Mweka Camp (10,300ft/3100m). Overnight at Mweka Camp. Full Board Accommodation.

Day 7 Descend to the park gate, from where you will be transferred back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Arusha Tourist Hotel. Bed and Breakfast.

Day 8 Breakfast at the hotel and then continue with your trip / safari. On this day, you will either do the following (Optional).

Take a transfer from your hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport to take your flight back home or to Keny

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