Machame Route

Experience East Africa

Day One

Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Springland hotel on bed & breakfast.

Day Two

After breakfast, you are transferred top the Machame park gates where you enter the rain forest. The hike keeps you amongst the giant trees for about 4 hours, picnic lunch en route, after which you are almost at Machame camp 3000m for dinner and overnight

Day Three

After breakfast, you climb out of the rain forest and into a moorland zone. After about 5 hours hike, picnic lunch arrive the Shira plateau – Shira hut at 3840m for dinner and overnight.

Day Four

After spending the night at near zero degrees Celsius, you rise early and head off due east, straight towards Kibo. After about 2 hours, you gain altitude sharply toward Lava Tower 4570m and it is normally around this point where the first signs of altitude sickness could show. Descend to Barranco camp at 3900m.

Day Five

After spending a night at the Great Barranco wall, you now appreciate how beautiful Kilimanjaro really is. Along hike
through the Karanga Valley brings you to join with Mweka route. This is preferred route down the summit. Turn left up
the ridge and after another hour or so, you reach Barafu hut, 4750m and you will now be at same altitude as the day before at Lava Tower.

Day Six

A steep and difficult hike of about 6 hours brings you to the crater rim at Stella Point. Proceed on to reach Uhuru peak
before turning back to Barafu and then Mweka camp 3100m or overnight.

Day Seven

After an early and well-deserved breakfast, it is a short and scenic hike back to the park gate and your certificate of
achievement for having reached the summit. Transfer to spring land hotel Moshi for overnight on b/b basis.

Day Eight

After breakfast, you are transferred to KIA –Kilimanjaro International Airport for home flight.



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