6-Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route

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5 Based on 4 Reviews
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 6 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 15-79 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Trek difficulty Medium
  • Maximum altitude 5895 meters
  • Tour Code BM-2776
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania
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  • Dreaming of Reaching the Roof of Africa. Stop dreaming and Start Climbing!
  • The Machame Route of Mt Kilimanjaro is probably the most scenic route
The Total hiking distance of the Machame route is approximately 100 km, distributed over 6 days of trekking up and down Kilimanjaro. The Machame Route 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 and authentic hiker.

Being an adventurous route the Machame route rewards you with a scenic splendor, 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, and 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), a secret to successful acclimatization.

We kindly refer to the Itinerary for a Day-to-Day description. We look forward to giving you an experience of a lifetime. Please do write to us if any questions at all, or if you're looking for a customised trek offer.
  • Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp
  • Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp 

  • Day 3: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
  • Day 4: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Day 5: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut 

  • Day 6: Mweka Camp to Moshi/Arusha
  • All park fees
  • Camping fees
  • Transfer to and from the mountain gate
  • Conservation fees
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Local government taxes
  • Clean water
  • KINAPA Rescue Fee
  • Professional English speaking guide(s); porters & cook
  • Accommodation fees
  • Any personal expenses
  • International flights to Tanzania
  • Visa fees to Tanzania etc
  • Accommodation in Arusha
  • Pickup & Dropoff Kilimanjaro Airport
5 - Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
  • Jacob Miller
  • From Spain
  • On Oct 12 2021
5 - Excellent
Excellent Tour
Everything was just perfect. Thank you Daudi, Charles and the Team. The best guides for the perfect and excellent climb.
  • Duke Issiah
  • From Spain
  • On Sep 18 2021
5 - Excellent
Everything was perfect
I booked 6 days machame route and five days luxury safari with this company and am happy for they way they arranged everything from the mountain to the Safari.Thank you Charles the Guide leader and Daudi the owner for your great... Read more
  • Zaynah
  • From USA
  • On Aug 28 2021
5 - Excellent
Amazing experience Great Team
I honestly would not have made to the top of the mountain if i went with another company.Meijo Safaris went above and benyond to makesure we all made it to the summit.Thank you Daudi and your team.
  • Patrick Wycisczok
  • On Jun 09 2021
5 - Excellent
Everything was just perfect :)
The Kilimanjaro Climb was well planned and everything was just perfect. Very good price-performance ratio!
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • When is the great wildebeest migration?

    The great wildebeest migration starts anytime between late April and early June. And if you are interested in seeing the grand spectacle of wildebeest crossing the Grumeti or Mara Rivers, you should plan your trip around late July or early August. However, it is important to note that the timing of herd movements can vary.

  • Is Tanzania a family-friendly safari destination?

    Tanzania is an excellent safari destination for families. The country has one of the most diverse wildlife populations in Africa, and there are countries with action-packed game drives that your children might enjoy. Furthermore, many of the destinations are quite affordable for family safari holidays. The only caveat is that Tanzania falls under Africa's malaria belt. Thus, traveling with children under six years of age is not recommended. Many safaris have age restrictions due to safety concerns.

  • Do I need a visa and passport to travel to Tanzania?

    You must present a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of visa issuance to gain entry into Tanzania. The immigration officers would also require you to present a roundtrip ticket and show proof that you have enough money to cover the duration of your stay.

  • What is the best month to visit Tanzania?

    The peak tourist season in Tanzania is from June to September, and any of these months would be suitable to enjoy all the beauty on offer. You can read our article on the best time to visit Tanzania to learn more about what each season offers.

  • What are Tanzania's best birding spots?

    With more than 1,000 avian species, Tanzania is one of the best countries in the world for bird watching. Mount Kilimanjaro, Ruaha National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area all promise an unforgettable bird-watching experience.

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