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Machame Route 7 Days, 6 Nights


USD 1,762

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Dismas Mathew Mally

African Ambition Tours

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Machame Route 7 Days, 6 Nights

This is the most popular route on Mount Kilimanjaro to the summit. The scenery is varied and spectacular and you will have many photographs to treasure as well as your achievement of reaching the summit. You will be looked after by experienced and friendly guides and porters. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a more tailored holiday to your requirements. We will be very pleased to assist you.

Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Walking distance: approximately 11 km Duration: around 6 hours Altitudes: Machame Gate 1,640 m - Machame Camp 2,850 m Vegetation zone: Rain forest   After breakfast at your hotel, you will be collected by your head guide and driven to the Machame Park gate.  You will sign in at the gate and then begin to hike on the south-western slopes of the mountain. The first day’s trek is through rain forest where plants such as busy lizzies, begonias and ferns can be seen depending on the time of year you’re visiting.  A lunch box will be provided and you can take a break to sit and enjoy the scenery. The first camp is located amongst the giant heather.  Dinner and overnight at Machame camp. Read more

Machame Camp

Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Walking distance: approximately 5 km Duration: around 5 hours Altitudes: Machame Camp 2,850 m - Shira Camp 3,810 m Vegetation zone: Moorland   After breakfast your second day of trekking starts.  Emerging from the forest into the giant heather zone and up onto fine open moorland to camp by the Shira Cave at 3,840m.  Today’s hike is around 4-5 hours with an optional walk in the afternoon to view fascinating geological features in the old volcanic caldera.  Read more

Shira Camp

Shira Camp to Lava Tower to

Walking distance: approximately 7 km ascent and 3 km descent Duration: 4-5 hours to Lava Tower, 2-3 hours to Barranco camp Altitudes: Shira Camp 3,810 m - Lava Tower 4,630 m - Barranco Camp 3,970 m Vegetation zone: Alpine Desert   Today you trek to Lava Tower before descending down into the sheltered Barranco Valley to camp. It should help with acclimatization to climb high and then sleep lower. Read more

Barranco Camp

Barranco Camp to Karanga Cam

Walking distance: approximately 5 km Duration: 4-5 hours Altitudes: Barranco Camp 3,970 m - Karanga Camp 3,995 m Vegetation zone: Alpine Desert   The day begins with a scramble up Barranco wall before continuing to hike to Karanga Valley at 3,995m.  This is a short walking day, 4-5 hours, with an optional acclimatization hike in afternoon up onto the scree below the glaciers. Read more

Karanga Camp

Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Walking distance: approximately 4 km Duration: 4-5 hours Altitudes: Karanga Camp 3,995 m - Barafu Camp 4,673 m. Vegetation zone: Alpine Desert   Hike up to a new camp perched on a rocky bluff. The camp offers fantastic views across to Mawenzi peak and being 150m higher than Barafu campsite there is a little distance to climb to the summit. This is another short walking day of about 4-5 hours. You will have dinner early and rest for as long as possible in preparation for the summit day. Read more

Barafu Camp

Summit Attempt Barafu Camp t

Walking distance: approximately 5 km ascent and 12 km descent Duration: 8 hours to Ufuru Peak and 6 hours to Mweka Camp Altitudes: Barafu Camp 4,673 m - Uhuru Peak 5,895 m - Mweka Camp 3,068 m. Vegetation zone: Rock, ice-capped summit, alpine desert   You will be woken at around midnight for a hot drink and snack before you begin the hike to the summit.  The aim is to reach Uhuru Peak at sunrise to enjoy magnificent views across the mountain.  The ascent to the summit, at 5,895m, takes around 7 hours before you descend to the new Rau campsite at 3,400m, taking about 5 hours.  This is a long day with a lot of trekking but you will feel ecstatic when you’ve done it! Read more

Mweka Camp

Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Walking distance: approximately 10 km Duration:  3-4 hours Altitudes: Mweka Camp 3,068 m - Mweka Gate 1,640 m. Vegetation zone: Low alpine zone, rain forest   Hike down to Mweka Park gate, where you will sign out.  You will be collected at the gate and driven to your hotel.

Back to your own hotel


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Kilimanjaro
Hotel Machame Camp
Day 2
Location Kilimanjaro
Hotel Shira Camp
Day 3
Location Kilimanjaro
Hotel Barranco Camp
Day 4
Location Kilimanjaro
Hotel Karanga Camp
Day 5
Location Kilimanjaro
Hotel Barafu Camp
Day 6
Location Kilimanjaro
Hotel Mweka Camp
Day 7
Location Arusha
Hotel back to your chosen hotel


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation and meals on the mountain
  • Local guides, porters and guides' salaries
  • Information services
  • Park entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips for guides, porters and cooks
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • Hotel accomodation

More information

  • We welcome the opportunity to tailor make your trip to your requirements. Please contact us to arrange this. We will also offer advice on clothing and equipment you may require on the climb.


5 Reviews

Sia, United States

The two of us did a 5 day/4 night safari tour with African Ambition Tours. The trip was unforgettable. The landscape and animals were beautiful, but what put the trip over the top was our guide, Dismiss. He was professional and attentive to our every need. He helped us set up the tents at night and made sure we were comfortable and well fed throughout the trip. Read more

Jake , United States

We were lucky enough to secure a 5 day safari with Dismas from African Ambition Tours. Hands down, this was one of the best experiences in my life! We were picked up promptly in Arusha and spent our time in Tarangire, Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater parks. We were able to see the Big 5 and more. Even got to see a mother cheetah with her 4 cubs. Dismas was extremely helpful at all times. He made sure everything was taken care of - the food, the lodging, the transportation. Our requests were always heard, and he went out of his way to make it happen. He also had a great eye when it came to spotting animals and understanding the terrain, which was a very important trait. A true professional. Highly recommend using this company for any group size, ages young to old! Read more

Debbie, United States

The time in tanzania was beautiful and unforgettable! The trip exceeded our expectations. Thanks to you Dismas and African Ambition Tours for the excellent organisation and support during our trip. We have seen many beautiful national parks and animals. Dismas always had good and funny explanations to everything. We got the luck to be on safari with the best guide ever! Thanks again for this amazing trip! Read more


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African Ambition Tours
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Dismas Mally

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Louise Richardson

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