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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  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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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 18 reviews
  • Gunnar
  • From USA
  • On Feb 01 2021
5 - Excellent
Gunnar's review for another Kilisa Tours & Safaris tour
“They did an amazing job, took care of my every need, and got me up the mountain in style. Big shout out to my guide Rama, my chef Kuruwa, and my porters Muhammad Ali, Sariri, Rezwan (Numba D), Moyo, and Salim.”
  • Emrah
  • From Tanzania
  • On Oct 29 2019
5 - Excellent
Emrah's review for another Kilisa Tours & Safaris tour
“Climbing Kilimanjaro is both a physical and mental challenge, we booked the trip to Kilimanjaro 10 months before going. Our first and all time inquiries were promptly replied to, and the fact that we were being regularly informed on various tips for our Kilimanjaro preparation through emails made everything so uncomplicated before arrived and for that gladly we came prepared.

And big thanks to Kilisa Tours & Safaris as they deserve it since we truly enjoyed every bit of the organization. The route choice to Kilimanjaro 8 Days Lemosho Route and that suited our time and budget. And the service provided in the Mountain was Top Notch; the guides were brilliant, friendly, knowledgeable, humorous when needed.”
Kilisa Tours & Safaris responded to this review on : “Dear Emrah,

Thank you so much for making Kilisa tours your choice when you visited Tanzania
We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed every bit of organization we had for you.
We sincerely appreciate your feedback regarding your service.
Please rest assured that your feedback will be shared with the Kilisa's team.

We hope to see you again in future.

Kind regards,
  • Carolyn
  • From USA
  • On Jan 03 2017
4 - Very Good
Carolyn's review for another Kilisa Tours & Safaris tour
“The most memorable and exciting part of the holiday was of course the ascent of Kilimanjaro on summit day. It was exhilarating arriving at the peak after all the lead up to it and the views were fantastic.

The team had an excellent sense of humor, were honest and kind, and took great pride in their roles-we had a brilliant atmosphere in the camps because of this. Delicious meals were cooked up for us 3 times a day and a snack at tea time which surely helped us to the top. Tent were both laid out every night, including a separate mess tent for meals. All of good quality

We have no problem in recommend Kilisa Tours were exceptional and gave us the most unforgettable experience”
Kilisa Tours & Safaris responded to this review on : “Dear Carolyn

would like to thank you for your friendly informative review and and positive feedback as it will surely help future guests to get an overall idea of tour local tour company
would also like to thank you for recommendation

Kind regards
  • 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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