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7 Days Machame route

After arriving at Barranco, you climb the Great Barranco Wall and head to the camp located at Barafu. The final part of the ascend will be via Stella Point and the descend is through the Mweka route.

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About Machame Route

Machame Route is rated as the most beautiful \route in Mount Kilimanjaro and is also the most successful and popular hiking route. All your supplies, gears, equipments, luggage will be carried by the porters and lunch prepared by chefs on the mountain. Machame route provides accommodation in tents only as opposed to huts in Marangu route.

Thus Machame which is referred to as “Whiskey route” is more appealing to adventure-seeking hikers who also look for better scenery which are not on offer on Marangu.

Machame Route is now by far the most popular route on the mountains and very few people know why it is alternatively known as the “Whiskey route.

” The higher success rate and the fact that the route can be completed in 7 days reflect its popularity.

Machame approaches Kilimanjaro from the south-west side of the mountain and ascend up to Shira Camp through the dense rainforest before heading south towards Barranco via Lava Tower.

Even though Kilimanjaro can be summited in 6 days, a total of 7 days should be set aside for climbing.

This additional day makes a huge difference and improves acclimatization and subsequently the success rate. This also allows two easier days before you tackle long summit nights later on in the tour.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions.
Whats included in this hiking
  • All Accomodation before climb and after climb.
  • Rescue fees on the mountain.
  • Meals and breackfast.
  • Transport from arrivel point to Moshi/to Departure point.
  • All applicable permits, entrance fees and government taxes.
  • Full trek staff arrangements and English spearking mountain guides.
  • Porters to carry equipments, cooks and waiters.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Oximeter on the mountain.
Whats not included in this hiking
  • Alcohol or Beverage (Drinks rather than water.).
  • Personal gears like sleeping bags, hiking poles, hiking shoes, ets.
  • Extras in the hotel.
  • Tips for Guides and Porters.
  • And all not listed above.
  1. Day 1 Arrive in Tanzania

    Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), Kilimanjaro Region (Moshi Town)

  2. Day 2 Machame Camp

    After your breackfast Pickup from your Hotel to Machame Gate (1490m) -Hike to Machame Camp.

  3. Day 3 Shira Camp

    After your breackfast at Machame Camp, you'll continue with your hike to Shira Camp (3840m).

  4. Day 4 Barranco Camp

    After your breackfast at Shira Camp (3840m) you'll continue with your hike toward to Lava Tower (4630m) to Barranco Camp (3950m).

  5. Day 5 Barafu Camp

    after your breackfast at Barranco Camp (3950m) you will continue toward to Barafu Camp (4550m).

  6. Day 6 Mweka Camp

    Summit attempt from Barafu Camp (4550m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) then down to Mweka Camp (3100m).

  7. Day 7 Mweka Gate

    Mweka Camp (3100m) -Mweka Gate (1980m), drive to Moshi, Trip concludes (Departure).

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

With the rapid growth of tourism industry in Tanzania in early 1990's major towns and all National Parks have developed a large number of hostel, hotels, lodges, Luxury tented Lodges and Campsites, all these places are comfortable and secured to stay during your expedition.

Tanzania is home to some amazing settings for an Africa Safari,a untouched wilderness. Tanzania Safaris and lodges is home to a treasure trove wildlife and vast.

Three types of accommodation

Luxury Lodges: Tanzania has an impressive number of five-star hotels, luxury beach resorts, city escapes, boutique guesthouses, and luxury safari camps and lodges.

Private Islands: For a real treat after a safari adventure, head east to Pemba island or Mnemba island for a desert-island-lost-in-a-tropical-paradise experience, and a true barefoot luxury holiday.

Tented Camps: In many of the national parks and conservation areas, you can find luxu and mid-range tented camps. These put you closer to nature, whilst retaining all the amenities and creature comforts you want on a safari.

Food selections in a safari:

Most lodges which are booked during safaris in Tanzania prepare food which their guests are used to and during the reservations stage; the guest can inform the lodge of any special dietary requests and the chef will prepare the meals to the satisfaction of the guest.

Breakfast or brunch: You can expect anything from omelets to quiches with a variety of salads. Continental breakfast is also typically served with toast, sausage, pastries, charcuterie, cold meat, coffee, and tea. Cereals, fruits, bread, eggs, and cheese are also very common.

Lunch: More often than not, lunches are served picnic style in the middle of your game drive. Sometimes, guides/drivers also take you back to the lodge or camp for a hearty meal before going on an afternoon or sundowner game drive. Food is usually composed of sandwiches and fruits.

Dinner: Prepared at the lodge or camp, dinner is usually served in three courses: soup, mains, and pudding. Butternut soup, vegetable curry, and fruit pudding is a very common combo, but of course, there will be a variety during your stay ranging from meat, fish and pasta dishe served with assorted vegetables and sauces.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Shared Rooms included in teh Price Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
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Individual Rooms not included in the Price Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
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