Conquer the highest peak in Africa – Tanzania's Mt Kilimanjaro
Trek the amazing Machame Route to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest point. At high altitude, it's a challenging journey through uniquely varied terrain. Camp out at night and enjoy incredible scenery along the way. Then at the very top of Uhuru Peak, rising 5,896m above sea level, feel the exhilaration of achievement and marvel at the incredible views.
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Size up mighty Mt Kilimanjaro from the lush tropical surrounds Marangu
Travel with a group of experienced guides and porters with 1 guide for every 2 passengers
Spy hiding monkeys and colourful bird species flitting through the rainforest
Spend a night camped out on the Shira plateau
Marvel at the Hiem, Kersten and Rebmann glaciers
Catch a dazzling sunrise from Stella Point on your way to summit Africa's highest mountain peak
We are an official partner of IMEC’s Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP). This means all of our climbs have been assessed and scored based on a number of criteria, all of which are designed to ensure the proper treatment of porters on the Mountain. Read more here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/theme/walking/kilimanjaro-trek
A good level of fitness is required to join this tour. While the distances covered are not far, the effects of altitude will make it much harder than the usual uphill hike.
To allow for your body to adjust to the altitude the going will be slow. The speed of the hiking may be much slower than you are use too. However, we have found that this slow speed allows your body’s reserve levels to remain higher plus also allows for your body to adjust to the altitude as you walk.
Tried and tested all-purpose hiking equipment is required. Night time temperatures can get very cold above 3500m so warm clothing and sleeping bag is essential. Hiring of equipment/sleeping bag is also possible.
Your safety comes first. Our experienced guides will monitor each passenger for any signs of acute mountain sickness. If any signs are shown you will be instructed to descend immediately with the assistance from one of our guides.
Be prepared for dusty and therefore dirty conditions. It can be tough going hiking for continuous days without a shower. A dust mask, wet wipes and face washer may become your best friends.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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1. Passenger Self Assessment Form required for this trip.
2. A single supplement is available for this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude.
4. Please arrange your flights to arrive at Marangu hotel before 4pm on Day 1 in order to attend the very important pre-climb briefing and information session.
Our Kilimanjaro - Machame Route trips score an average of 4.89 out of 5 based on 9 reviews in the last year.
" Great on the ground service, cannot be faulted. The office admin staff need to raise their game marginally to achieve parity with the Kilimanjaro guides and support team."
Review submitted 06 Feb 2017
This trip exceeded my expectations completely! Each day was different, I had a great group of people and the guides were amazing. Along with the chef and the porters that carried all our stuff they really help to make the trip what it was. Do not underestimate it though! It is tough both mentally and physically but in the end there's only one way to describe it - completely unforgettable!
Review submitted 01 Feb 2017