Kilimanjaro - Machame Route Overview

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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      USD $2,755
      CAD $2,845
      AUD $3,115
      EUR €1,920
      GBP £1,610
      NZD $3,105
      ZAR R27,885
      CHF FR2,325
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There is an earlier version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View earlier Kilimanjaro - Machame Route.

Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

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.

  • Size up mighty Mt Kilimanjaro from Marangu
  • Spy 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
  • Summit Africa's highest mountain peak

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Marangu, Tanzania
  • Finish:

    Marangu, Tanzania
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 16
  • Meals:

    7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (5 nts), Hotel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    456kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Passenger Self Assessment Form required for this trip 2. The minimum age to climb Mt Kilimanjaro is 16 years 3. A single supplement is available for this trip, however it only applies to Day 1 and Day 8 at Marangu Hotel.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,755
    CAD $2,845
    AUD $3,115
    EUR €1,920
    GBP £1,610
    NZD $3,105
    ZAR R27,885
    CHF FR2,325
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $306
    CAD $316
    AUD $346
    EUR €213
    GBP £178
    NZD $345
    ZAR R3,098
    CHF FR258
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route Summary

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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.

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.

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.

Day 4 Barranco Camp

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

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.

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.

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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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,755
      CAD $2,845
      AUD $3,115
      EUR €1,920
      GBP £1,610
      NZD $3,105
      ZAR R27,885
      CHF FR2,325
      *
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    • Walking
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