Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • age_requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania
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  • Enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi before pushing to the summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m)
  • Walk to the rim of the Shira Plateau
  • Marvel at panoramic viewpoints while trekking
  • Experience Arusha located at the base of Mt Meru
Starting and ending in Arusha, the Kilimanjaro - Machame Route trip is a guided trekking trip that takes 9 days. You will travel through Shira Camp Two, Machame Camp, Karanga Camp and 4 other destinations in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro - Machame Route is a small group trip which includes accommodation, meals and others.

A popular route to the summit of Africa's highest mountain. The Machame Route is well known as the "Whiskey Route" and one of the most popular trails on Mount Kilimanjaro, fondly known as Kili. It is reported that around 50% of trekkers use this route to ascend to the highest point in Africa and for good reason. The trail, whilst challenging, also offers spectacular vistas, ascends the Barranco wall and allows good acclimatisation opportunities. From lush rainforest, the trail rises steeply towards the Shira Plateau, providing trekkers with scenic mountain views and varying landscapes. While the ascent does not require any technical climbing, the trails are demanding and a sound level of fitness are essential pre-requisites. With seven days on the mountain, there is excellent opportunity for a safe and successful climb, with a sound sense of achievement more than reward for your effort.
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  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 05 2019
“ really was a trip of a lifetime. I haven't shed so many tears in my whole life. The world expedition part of the trip was INCREDIBLE!!!!! everything was perfect and exceeding my expectations. Ever my guide is an amazing man who shared his knowledge, beliefs, religion and passion for the land with me and I soaked it all up and fell hook line and sinking in love with everything. The W.E crew whether they were the pick up crew or a guide did the company justice and I intend to do a lot more travelling with you guys. Thank you so much for such an amazing experience. I truly believe that my life will never be the same.”
  • Day 1 : Join Arusha
  • Day 2 : Drive to Machame Gate, commence climb to Machame Camp (3000m)
  • Day 3 : To Shira Two camp (3840m)
  • Day 4 : Trek near Lava Tower junction (4550m)
  • Day 5 : To Karanga (4000m)
  • Day 6 : To Barafu campsite (4600m)
  • Day 7 : Summit Uhuru Peak (5895m), then descend to Millenium Camp (3800m)
  • Day 8 : Descend to Mweka, transfer to Arusha
  • Day 9 : In Arusha, trip concludes
  • 2 nights in 3 star hotel in Arusha on a twinshare basis
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Experienced local mountain guides, cook and camp crew
  • 6 nights fully supported camping on a twinshare tent basis
  • Group camping equipment including tent (sleeping bag and mat not included - can be hired locally)
  • Porters to carry personal and group equipment
  • Park entrance fees valued at US$968
  • Emergency oxygen
  • International or domestic flights
  • Arrival or departure transfers in Arusha
  • Sleeping bags and mats
  • Aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kilimanjaro - Machame Route tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 27 March 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 27 March 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Kilimanjaro - Machame Route tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Kilimanjaro - Machame Route tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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