Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

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  • COVID-19protected
  • Trekking
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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania
  • +5
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • 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
The "Kilimanjaro - Machame Route" tour starts from and ends in Arusha. It is a trekking trip that takes 9 days taking you through Lava Tower, Machame Camp, Arusha and 4 other destinations in Tanzania. "Kilimanjaro - Machame Route" is a guided small group tour that 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.
5 - Excellent
Based on 604 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 11 2017
5 - Excellent
Review for another World Expeditions tour
“Great adventure taking in the highlights of SA, Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe inc game drives in Etosha & Chobe NP. Accommodation was first class.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 05 2016
5 - Excellent
Review for another World Expeditions tour
“My husband and I went on the Everest Base Camp and Kala Pittar expedition. Thank you WE, Samde Sherpa, Sirdar Narwan, Sherpa Monni and the rest of the porters and kitchen staff for making our holiday the best. Waking with a hot cup of tea each morning felt like pure luxury. The tents and camps beds were clean and very comfortable and I do not "do" camping. I was warm at night, well feed and all our stupid questions were answered with knowledge, patience and experience. I do not know if there will be another holiday that can top this one. I would go through WE again as we felt that the local community benefitted from our tourist dollar not a big company. If you have dreamt of going to Everest Base Camp then WE is a company that will support you to that end goal, giving you opportunities of going to information sessions, pre departure literature, advise on what to wear, to bring and how to prepare physically for the trip. Best advice given, go slowly, at your own pace, stop, look up, as the vistas you will see are extraordinary. Thank you Kylie at the Melbourne office, too.”
  • Anonymous
  • On May 25 2018
5 - Excellent
Review for another World Expeditions tour
“The trip was mind blowing in the sense of where we were, how we saw it and the scale of the scenery. But World Expeditions made it possible for us to see that whilst camping without us having to worry about any of the work of camping. The team that made it possible were outstanding in every way and I can't praise them enough. How you did this trip for the money I have no idea, it was excellent in every way. Thank you.”
  • 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 06 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 06 December 2021, a deposit of 1500 USD is required to confirm the 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.

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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