Kilimanjaro Machame Route Independent Overview

Visit Tanzania and travel the Kilimanjaro Machame Route to reach the top of the highest mountain in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro.

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Travel the Kilimanjaro Machame Route in the heart of Tanzania

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.

  • Spot monkeys and brightly coloured birds
  • Marvel at spectacular glaciers
  • Gaze upon snow-capped mountains
  • Climb steep ridges to gaze upon snow-capped mountains
  • Catch incredible sunrises
  • Experience 360-degree views from scenic campsites

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Marangu, Tanzania
  • Finish:

    Marangu, Tanzania
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 16
  • Meals:

    6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (5 nts), Hotel (1 nt)
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  • Included activities:

    Fully catered trek including National Park entrance fees, climbing fee, mountain huts & rescue services (5 days)

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    209kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    It is recommended that you do not plan to fly on day 7 due to potential issues around altitude sickness., This trip is offered on a join-in basis. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details., This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit in order to secure a Kilimanjaro climb permit ( AUD1000, USD1000, EUR800, NZD1000, GBP650, CAD1000, ZAR8000, CHF900 ). Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.

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Kilimanjaro Machame Route Independent Summary

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Day 1 Marangu

Glimpse the snow-capped peaks of Mt Kilimanjaro in the distance.

Day 2 Machame Camp

Begin with a gentle stroll through the rainforest.

Day 3 Shira Camp

Leave the rainforest and watch as the vegetation grows sparser on the path to the Shira Plateau.

Day 4 Barranco Camp

The undulating river valley terrain makes for easy acclimatisation on the trek towards the more rugged areas.

Day 5 Barafu Camp

Experience a challenging climb as the path heads up and down over craggy landscapes.

Day 6 Uhuru Peak/Summit

Start early, watch the sunrise at Stella Point and pass by Rebmann Glacier. Make the final push to the peak and be rewarded with incredible views. Conquering Africa’s highest mountain is life-changing experience.

Day 7 Marangu

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