Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro through Machame Route can be hard to forget scenery.
PRICE – SAFARI MINIVAN:
2 Persons: USD2410 per person
4 Persons: USD2130 per person
6 Persons: USD2060 per person
How is the Accommodation?
This is probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. The accommodation on the way up and down is strictly camping (mobile tents) only. Trekking is strenuous and may be better suited to more adventurous hikers. The Machame route is normally cold.
Although climbing through Machame route might be fun, climbers need to eat well. Ascending through the Barranco wall is no joke inasmuch as it’s an adventure.
What is Exciting About Trip?
Trip through Machame Route to Mt. Kilimanjaro is amazing. To put it another way, the trip begins from Arusha, it involves trekking, camping, mountain ascending, rainy nights, descents wall climbing and all other excitements for 8 days and 7 nights. It will end in spending a night at Moshi.
In other words, you will need an expert to take you through the steep incline to Kibo praying that it is not at night. The adventure is through Machame Route is worth your money, time and sacrifice. It is important to realize that a knowledgeable partner will is an asset in this Safari.
This Safari will depart any day of the week with a minimum of 2 person booking.
Transportation can either be by a safari minibus or by 4×4 Land Cruiser (Jeep), depending on your choice or budget too.
Safari through Machame Route can also be customized further if you like. Make an inquiry to let us know if you would want some changes included in the itinerary.
||Arusha town or Kilimanjaro International Airport
|Ground transfers with pick up and drop off from Arusha or JRO to/from base Hotel in Moshi.
|Transport from Moshi to the Mountain Gate
|Fees of national park approved guide and porters
|Food on the mountain (B/L/D)
|Experienced cooks, guides and porters
|Tents, dining or mess tents, camping table, and chairs. (On camping routes only)
|2 Nights hotel in Moshi HB (B/A the climb) in either Park View Inn or Sal Salinero Hotel depending on availability.
|Beverages other than mineral water
|Other equipment on the mountain (other than tents, camping table, and chairs).
|All other expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips, etc.
Note: We book rooms with private bath/shower where possible on the basis of two persons sharing a double room. However, neither single room nor rooms with private bath can be guaranteed. The choice of hotels or lodges can change due to their availability in high or low season.
Day 1: Arusha – Moshi
Pick up from Arusha town or Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Moshi town, which is commonly known as the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro.
Half Board accommodation at a Base Hotel in Moshi.
Day 2: Moshi – Machame
Transfer to Machame Gate and begin the ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro via Machame Route. Today you will be transferred to the Machame Gate to begin your climb. Depending on the weather this can be a moderate to very demanding day as the trek winds through a beautifully lush rain forest.
Overnight in mountain tents at Machame (3000m).
Day 3: Day 3
A full day as you start early, leaving the forest behind and climb a steep ridge for 3-4 hours. The path then drops into a gorgeous river gorge before you climb more gently up onto the moorland of the Shira Plateau. The Shira Plateau is all that remains of an older volcano that was engulfed when the much larger Kili formed. On clear days the views are absolutely breath-taking: a seemingly endless expanse of multi-colored heath to the gargantuan rim at the end of the plateau where billows of clouds melt down onto the plateau floor.
Overnight camping in mountain tents at Shira (3840m).
Day 4: Day 4
Today’s 5-6 hours walk across the plateau makes little net elevation, although there are ups and downs throughout the day. We’ll enjoy sightings of the typical Kilimanjaro mountain vegetation and rewarding views of the spectacular Barranco Valley.
Overnight camping in mountain tents at Barranco (3950m).
Day 5: Day 5
The standard day includes about 6-8 hours of trekking, up the Barranco Wall, then across scree and ridges to the Karanga Valley (4100m) for lunch, before continuing up to Barafu Camp at 4600m.
Overnight camping in mountain tents at Barafu.
Day 6: Day 6
You will rise around 2330hrs and after some tea and biscuits you will shuffle off into the night. You will head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 8-hour walk to Stella point is for many climbers, mentally and physically, the most challenging on the route. At Stella Point (5685m) you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you will normally encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak (5896m). Despite the actual distance of the trek not being too far the progress is slow – there is less than half the oxygen than at sea level! Uhuru Peak provides a unique reward and usually a plethora of emotions. If your progress has been good you can watch the sunrise from the rooftop of Africa! Most people then start returning quite soon after sunrise as the return journey today is quite long. Take a brief respite at Barafu Camp before descending all the way down to Mweka Camp at 3100m.
Overnight at Mweka Camp
Day 7: Day 7
After breakfast descends through the lower heath section that quickly turns into the rainforest. Your time on Kilimanjaro ends at Kibololoni Gate where you will be met and transferred back to a Base Hotel in Moshi for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Day 8
After breakfast, transfer back to Arusha town.
End of our services.
Please Note: In case your group consists of a number other than what is mentioned above, kindly inquire for the price to apply.