Kilimanjaro - Machame Route Itinerary

Travel to Tanzania and embark on an ascent of mighty Mt Kilimanjaro along the Machame Route. Stay at Shira, Barranco and Barafu camps and summit Uhuru peak.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,815
      CAD $2,905
      EUR €1,960
      GBP £1,645
      NZD $3,170
      ZAR R28,485
      CHF FR2,375
      AUD $3,115
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View of Kilimanjaro

Day 1 Marangu

Nestled on the slopes of mighty Mt Kilimanjaro, this lively town boasts views of snow-capped mountains and is a great base for exploring the surrounding area.
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Day 2 Machame Camp

Start with a pleasant stroll through the rainforest, where many species of brightly coloured birds can be seen, before setting up camp at Machame for your first night on Kilimanjaro.
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Day 3 Shira Camp

Leave the rainforest and watch as the vegetation grows sparser on the path to the Shira Plateau. Spend the night camping on the edge of the plateau and be treated to a golden sunset over the snow-dusted peaks of Kibo.
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Day 4 Barranco Camp

Continue through the rolling landscape and deep river valleys on the way to more rugged areas of the mountain.
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Day 5 Karanga Valley

Prepare your body for the summit climb ahead with an acclimatisation day at Karanga Valley. After a morning of scenic walking along the Kibo South Circuit, arrive at the valley camp in time to eat your lunch by the river. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon savouring the stunning surrounds.
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Day 6 Barafu Camp

Trek through fascinating dry desert terrain and ascend further on the way to Barafu Camp. Witness the contrast between the craggy landscape of the mountain and the spectacular views of the Heim, Kersten and Rebmann glaciers above.

Day 7 Uhuru Peak/Summit

Grab a midnight feast and head off before dawn to watch the sunrise at Stella Point and pass by Rebmann Glacier. Make the final push to the peak and be rewarded with incredible views that accompany the feat of conquering Africa’s highest mountain - a life-changing experience.
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Days 8-9 Marangu

Return to the base of the mountain where our adventure comes to an end back at Marangu.
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