Seven-Day Kilimanjaro Climb: Machame Route

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  • Trekking
  • Climbing
  • Hiking
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 7+ years old
  • max group size 25
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
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  • Climb Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa
  • Machame route offers better chances of a successful climb
  • Enjoy incredible scenery along the way
Join us on this seven-day, guided trip and reach the highest point in the African continent. The Machame route, also called the 'whiskey route', is one of the most popular routes used to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and our favourite as well. This route also has one of the highest summit success rates given the topography and nature of the route, which allows climbers to trek high and sleep low, hence making it a more favorable route for acclimatization.

In addition to higher chances of summit, the Machame route also offers some of the most spectacular scenery along the way to the top. It starts on the southwestern side of the mountain and proceeds steeply north, traversing the Shira Plateau and eventually joining Shira and Lemosho routes right after the Shira Cave Camp.

Although travelers can complete their journey to the top and back in six days using this route, adding a day more to the itinerary like we have done is recommended for the sake of acclimatisation.
5 - Excellent
Based on 20 reviews
  • Valiant
  • From Sweden
  • On Feb 09 2021
5 - Excellent
Valiant's review for another Kilisa Tours & Safaris tour
  • Sophia
  • From USA
  • On Sep 05 2018
5 - Excellent
Sophia's review for another Kilisa Tours & Safaris tour
“Well, what an amazing experience we had, thanks for the porters and guides who made the trek with us - they were unbelievable and they were very encourage to us and made us to reach to the summit, also I cannot say a bad word about Kilisa Tours and safaris because everything was wonderful from the first time I emailed them and they were very quick to respond to any of my questions prior to the trip.

They had a lovely team who clearly work very hard and I will defiantly recommend this company to my friends who plan for Kilimanjaro climb

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Kilisa Tours & Safaris responded to this review on : “Dear Sophy

Thank you for taking your time to leave us such a kind review and we are very grateful to your comments they motivate us a lot.
We try to give maximum service to ensure that our service provided is pleasant and we are thrilled we didn't miss the mark

We will love to welcome you again in Tanzania.
Sending love to USA

Best regards
  • Carlos
  • From Mexico
  • On Nov 21 2020
5 - Excellent
Carlos' review for another Kilisa Tours & Safaris tour
“I NEVER in a million years thought I would be able to make it to the Peak. This was our FIRST hiking trip of any kind and we thought we'd "give it a try".... the Kilisa team were FANTASTIC ! Rama and his team checked in with us the day before to run us past a day by day itinerary, ensure we had all the necessary equipment (we didn't), and obtained what was missing. Throughout our hike and especially making up the Peak, he kept checking our physical conditions and mental motivation. On the ascent day, he made sure we kept busy and distracted to forget how incredibly hard it was climbing that last leg of the route... and it worked! We reached UHURU Peak and the feeling is incredible !! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE IN KILISA!”
  • Day 1: Moshi – Machame Gate – Machame Camp
  • Day 2: Machame Camp – Shira Camp
  • Day 3: Shira Camp – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp
  • Day 4: Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp
  • Day 5: Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp
  • Day 6: Barafu Camp – Kilimanjaro Summit – Mweka Hut
  • Day 7: Mweka Camp – Moshi
  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 6 Dinners
  • Two nights' accommodation in Moshi (one night each before the climb & on the last day). Camping fees during the trek
  • Private transport from Moshi to Kilimanjaro International Airport after the trek is over. Transportation to and from the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate
  • Professional, English-speaking mountain guides, cook & porters
  • National park entrance fees
  • Four-season mountain tents
  • Double layered sleeping mats
  • Hot water for washing
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • We provide fair wages to the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA) & Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Team Kilimanjaro rescue fees
  • Portable oxygen tanks & oximeter
  • Emergence first aid kit
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • Government tax
  • Travel Insurance
  • International/domestic flights
  • Expenses that are personal in nature, like phone calls & laundry
  • Anything mentioned optional on the itinerary
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook
  • Single supplement for solo travelers
  • Private portable toilet with portable tent can be rented at USD 100 for the entire trip to be shared by a group
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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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