Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route

Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route

Package Duration
8 Days / 7 Nights
Destination Covered
Mount Kilimanjaro

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  • Description :
    The Machame Route begins in the south west of the mountain and proceeds steeply north over two days until attaining the edge of the Shira Plateau at 3900m. From here it drops 50 metres to Shira Camp where it joins the Lemosho and Shira Routes onwards to the summit. From Shira Camp the view west over the jagged peaks forming the southern edge of the Shira Plateau is phenomenal at sunset.
    Package Includes :
    • Included services:
    • Flying Doctors Insurance cover within East Africa
    • Accommodation and meals as stipulated on above itinerary - All meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Park or reserve entry fees for Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek – where applicable
    • Pick up from airport of arrival and drop off to the airport of departure
    • Full board accommodation while on safari
    • Transport to Mt. Kilimanjaro starting point
    • Guides, Chef and Porters salary and allowances and park fees
    • Local tourist taxes
    Package Excludes :
    • Not included services:
    • International flights
    • Airport customs entry Visas (currently US$ 50 per person)
    • Items of personal nature such as alcoholic drinks

  • Day 1: Machame Climbing Route Mount Kilimanjaro Trek/Climb

    Machame Gate to Machame Camp
    Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft
    Distance: 11 km
    Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest

    Day 2: Machame Climbing Route Mount Kilimanjaro Road/Hike

    Machame Camp to Shira Camp
    Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft
    Distance: 5 km
    Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
    Habitat: Moorland

    Day 3: Machame Ascending Route Mt Kilimanjaro Path

    Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
    Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft
    Distance: 15 km
    Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
    Habitat: Semi Desert

    Day 4: Machame Hiking Route Mount Kilimanjaro Trail

    Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
    Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft
    Distance: 5 km
    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert

    Day 5: Machame Ascent Route Mount Kilimanjaro Course

    Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
    Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft
    Distance: 4 km
    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert

    Day 6: Machame Trekking Route Mount Kilimanjaro Passage/Trek

    Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
    Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
    Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
    Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
    Habitat: Arctic

    Day 7: Machame Climb Route Mount Kilimanjaro Direction/Way

    Mweka Camp to Moshi
    Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
    Distance: 10 km
    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest

    Day 8: Departure

    You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Airport to catch a flight back home.

  • Package Terms & Conditions :
    • Booking the trip of a lifetime is part of the fun – at least we think so. We don’t expect you to sign up for a safari without asking a few questions and getting to know us.

      Our Safari Experts would be delighted to receive your email or call, answer your questions and help you through the sign-up process. How to book your trip Our groups are small, so space is limited.

      We recommend that you call as early as possible to ensure space is available on your desired departure date. Many guests book about a year in advance.

      Call us at: (+255) 784–737413 or 1 (314) 315-4417 to reserve your space.

      A $500 per person deposit will hold your place on most of our safaris. Private trips, custom trips, the North & South Safari and Photography Safaris require a minimum of 10% per person deposit.

      Any extensions require an additional minimum deposit of $300 per person. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted for your trip deposit. Single accommodations Each trip has a single accommodations fee for those traveling without a companion. However, if you are traveling alone and would like to share a room, every effort will be made to match you with a roommate. We will invoice you for the single accommodations initially, and delete the charge if you are matched with a roommate.

      Booking Conditions

      A deposit for the appropriate amount is required to reserve your space. This deposit is non-refundable. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards are accepted for the initial deposit.

      Payments You will be invoiced upon making a reservation and full payment is due 30 days prior to the first land day of the trip.

      Cancellation and Refunds Notification of cancellation must be made in writing to Nature Bound Africa. At the time we receive the cancellation, all moneys will be refunded less the following cancellation charges, deducted from the total land only price: 91 days or more before departure:

      Cancellation fees equal the amount of your deposit 90 to 61 days before departure:

      50% of the package price is non-refundable 60 to 46 days before departure:

      65% of the package price is non-refundable 45 days or less before departure:

      100% of the package price is non-refundable Within 90 days prior to departure cancellation fees will apply.

      You may also be responsible for any fees imposed by hotels, airlines etc., that are over and above your land arrangements, due to your cancellation of your original date bookings.

      Please note that no partial refunds will be given for unused meals, hotel rooms, airport transfers etc., for any reason whatsoever. Nature Bound Africa reserves the right to increase the tour price in the event of cost increases due to changes in airfares, park fee increases or fuel surcharges.

      Nature Bound Africa reserves the right to alter the tour without notice. Nature Bound Africa is not responsible for expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip (e.g. visa fees, immunizations, insurance, equipment, etc.) or for any necessary additional travel arrangements should you embark from home before the group departure date.Accommodations are subject to change.

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  • Mt. Kili Trek

    Access to the Machame Route is relatively straight forward. The topography of the route is very conducive to good acclimatisation and the likelihood of summitting on this route is relatively high.

Contact Detail

Nature Bound Africa

Contact Person :-

Mr Eliya Tumaini

Address :-

P.o Box 1268, Arusha, Tanzania