8 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking: Machame Route

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-5480
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts/Ends Moshi, Tanzania
  • Best route for acclimatization
  • More popular trail to reach Uhuru Peak
  • The most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro
Machame Route is the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals. While the accommodation on the Marangu route is in huts, the Machame route offers strictly tents only accommodation.

This makes Machame (also referred to as the "Whiskey route") better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker rewarding him with a scenic splendor. 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 scenic "slide show" over 6 days. The Machame route is normally completed in a minimum of 6 days.

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 (4,630m) on day 3 and brings you down by nearly 700m for an overnight at Barranco camp (3,950m). This is the secret to successful acclimatization.

See the "Itinerary" for more details about this tour.
  • Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Day 2: Moshi to Machame
  • Day 3: Machame Hut to Shira Hut 3,800m
  • Day 4: Shira to Barranco 3,950m
  • Day 5: Barranco to Barafu 4,600m
  • Day 6: Barafu to Uhuru Peak 5,896m
  • Day 7: Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate
  • Day 8: Moshi/Airport
  • Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Two nights accommodation in Moshi - pre and post climbing accommodation
  • All camping equipment: vaude tents, chairs, tables and sleeping mats
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Park fees, camping fees and rescue fees
  • Certified English-speaking guides
  • Transport to and from the park gates
  • Recommended salaries for porters and guides
  • 2 porters per person
  • Visa
  • Both local and international flights
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks at the camp/hotel
  • Tips
  • Personal hiking gears
  • Sleeping bag
  • Items of personal nature
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • 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.

  • How difficult is the Machame route?

    The Machame route is considered a challenging trek, requiring a good level of physical fitness, endurance, and mental preparation. The route involves long days of hiking, steep ascents, and rugged terrain.

    A factor that contributes to the difficulty of the Machame route is the rapid altitude gain. You need to acclimatize properly to mitigate the risks of altitude sickness. A longer itinerary provides a better acclimatization opportunity to increase the chances of a successful summit.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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