Mount Kilimanjaro Bamba Trek (Machame Route) 9D/8N

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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Climb up the highest freestanding mountain in the world
  • View the impressive Lava Tower
  • Enjoy unforgettable views and sunrises
  • Experience landscapes from rainforests, high moorlands to alpine deserts
The tour "Mount Kilimanjaro Bamba Trek (Machame Route) 9D/8N" starts from and ends in Moshi. It is an explorer tour that takes 9 days taking you through Millenium Camp, Moshi, Shira Camp and 5 other destinations in Tanzania. "Mount Kilimanjaro Bamba Trek (Machame Route) 9D/8N" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This 9-day hiking adventure takes you up the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, conquering the highest peak in Africa! Travel with experienced guides via the scenic Machame Route, the second most popular route on the mountain with picturesque and stunning views of nearby Meru and Kilimanjaro landscapes. Trek along physically demanding routes and camp under the stars on the mountain on the way to the top.
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Based on 268 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Australia
  • On Oct 31 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Bamba tour
“What an amazing experience! There were just 2 of us on this trek with Bamba so we really had a personalised tour. Nico, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of the areas that we were passing through and Machu Picchu. He was also very friendly and supportive (made a huge difference in helping us get through the harder uphills!) and was willing to answer every and any questions we had. The scenery that we passed through was spectacular and it was really lovely to be able to get an insight into how the locals live in the secluded towns we passed on our way. The food (freshly cooked every meal by Chef Victor) was AMAZING and there was no chance of us going hungry.

As very amateur hikers, we had a fabulous time and are very glad we chose this route. Would 100% recommend! Nico was our guide and he was extremely kind, encouraged us through tougher pasts, and answered any and all of our questions. Victor cooked amazing food for us. This trek was the highlight of our trip to Peru. Do it!”
  • Anonymous
  • From United Kingdom
  • On Jan 16 2020
5 - Excellent
Review for another Bamba tour
“We loved the Inca Trail and the trek offered us fantastic views of the Andean mountains. We had a briefing one day before the trek which allowed us to ask questions and be more prepared. Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable about the Inca archeological sites and the history. We loved Machu Picchu, the Inca ruins are extraordinary.”
  • Anonymous
  • From United Kingdom
  • On Oct 30 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Bamba tour
“It was the best trek we've ever done. The scenery was breathtaking from the beginning to end and our team was awesome. The guide was very friendly and always joking. He was very informative, he told us a lot about the Macchu Picchu site and the Inca culture. Food was great and we were lucky to have the horsemen with us as they carried all the heavy equipment. Every person of the team was very nice and helpful. I recommend this trek to everyone.”
  • Day 1: Moshi, Tanzania
  • Day 2: Moshi - Machame Camp, Tanzania
  • Day 3: Machame Camp - Shira Camp, Tanzania
  • Day 4: Shira Camp - Barranco Camp, Tanzania
  • Day 5: Barranco Camp - Karanga Camp, Tanzania
  • Day 6: Karanga Camp - Barafu Camp, Tanzania
  • Day 7: Barafu Camp - Millennium Camp, Tanzania
  • Day 8: Millennium Camp - Moshi, Tanzania
  • Day 9: Moshi, Tanzania
  • Mixed accommodation
  • 2 nights hotel in Moshi
  • 6 nights camping on trek
  • 8 Breakfast(s)
  • 6 Lunch(es)
  • 7 Dinner(s)
  • Moshi bus station pick-up & drop-off
  • Transportation to starting point of trek
  • Transportation from ending point of trek
  • Professional mountain guides
  • English speaking driver
Included Activities
  • 9 day trek to Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Fees, equipment
  • Purified drinking water during trek
  • Park fees, camping fees, & rescue fees
  • Professional cooks, & porters
  • Supplemental oxygen & pulse oximeter
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Sleeping bags
  • Other meals & drinks
  • Tips and gratitude
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities
  • Travelers insurance (available for purchase)
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent (costs an extra $150 per toilet and toilet tent)
  • All the tips to the guides are optional and not included
  • Optional gratuities
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Mount Kilimanjaro Bamba Trek (Machame Route) 9D/8N tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 23 March 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 March 2022, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Mount Kilimanjaro Bamba Trek (Machame Route) 9D/8N 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 Mount Kilimanjaro Bamba Trek (Machame Route) 9D/8N 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.


Physical Demand: Machame Route is physically demanding and requires people with some trekking experience as tracks are strenuous.

Age Restrictions: Children under the age of 10 are not allowed.

Available transfers: 

  • Airport transfer - $35 per vehicle one way

  • Moshi – Arusha transfers - $50 per vehicle one way

About Machame Route:

The Machame Route, known as the whisky route of Mount Kilimanjaro, is more physically demanding than the Marangu one but there is less traffic and it is considered to be the most scenic route to the summit. The trek offers you an extra day to acclimatise to high altitude during your trek, increasing your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak. The overnights on Mount Kilimanjaro are spent camping in tents, which are carried and pitched by the accompanying porters.



The best time for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is January to February and September.

This is a group trip, however, we can't guarantee that there will be other travellers on the trek. Therefore, it may be a private adventure. 

Essential Packing List:

The below information is seen as an essential list of what you should take with you on the mountain. Certain Equipment and Clothing is available to hire at an extra cost, but other items can be extremely hard to source in Tanzania. Please also note that this list should be used to check off items that you have. We will also check over your kit in the pre-climb briefing to make sure you are ready for a climb.

Please try and keep your total weight of equipment on the mountain to around 10kg in your porter's bag (duffel/soft bag/rucksack) knowing that you will be carrying extra 5kg in your day pack/small rucksack. Please advise us if you will be bringing more.

Equipment: (All available to hire at extra cost)

Sleeping bag (3 Seasons), Large soft-sided duffel bag (70L to 90L), Small day pack (25L to 35L), Walking Poles, Head Torch, Water bottles/Camelbacks (enough to hold 3L of water), Sunglasses

Clothing: (All available to hire at extra cost*)

Windproof, waterproof mountain jacket, Long sleeved shirts, T-shirts, Thermal long sleeved top, Thick long-johns/thick tights, Warm sweaters or fleeces, Walking trousers (lightweight cargo trousers), Waterproof walking trousers, Thin outer rain jacket, Underwear (*not available for hire), Thick wool hiking socks (multiple pairs), Proper hiking boots (waterproof with good ankle support), Trainers (for wearing around the camp in the evenings), Pair of warm gloves, Balaclava, Gaiters, Sunhat (cap or wide brimmed), Warm hat.

Personal Items:

Toiletries, Sunscreen (Minimum 30 SPF) & SPF Lip balm, Personal First Aid Kit (*Guide carries a group first aid kit), Insect Repellent, Hand Sanitizer, Wet Wipes (optional), Snacks such as protein bars (optional), Passport (A photocopy is enough), Travel Insurance (please bring a copy of your insurance certificate with the 24hr emergency contact number), Cash (just bring enough for tipping and buying souvenirs), Water Purification Tablets (*Water on the mountain is filtered using Katadyn Filters hence it is safe for drinking but purification tablets are still recommended)


Please note that effective 1st June, 2019 Tanzania will enforce a total ban on single-use plastic bags. The manufacture, use or importation of plastic bags, including garbage bags, carrier bags and shopping bags, will become illegal and offenders may face heavy fines. Passengers and visitors intending to arrive at any Tanzanian airport and border point, including Zanzibar, are advised to avoid packing any plastic bags in their hand luggage or checked baggage as they could face penalties on arrival. Items purchased at an airport before boarding the aircraft should also be removed from plastic bags. Similarly, transparent "zip-lock" plastic bags that some airlines require passengers to use for keeping liquids, cosmetics, toiletries etc. are also not permitted and should be removed before disembarking.


COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Implemented COVID-19 Protocols
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