Kilimanjaro Safari Holiday

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Machame 7 days Kilimanjaro

Itinerary Overview

Machame route is a trail with beautiful scenery, and it meets Lemosho route at Shira camp. Kilimanjaro hike with extra day to acclimatize is the guarantee to add more success
rate summit. Between Barranco and Karanga there is hike up and down, a great section to acclimatize. The 7 days Machame, will have extra night at Karanga camp, to rest and acclimatize.
7 days Machame route daily schedule


Day 1: Machame Gate To Machame Camp

After breakfast you depart by vehicle to Kilimanjaro, average drive is 45 minutes. At the gate your crew finalizes packing and after finishing with formalities you start of from Machame gate. Today’s hiking is through verdant afro montane forest to Machame camp and on route you have a picnic lunch. Look out for pretty endemic flora and a gradation of forest zones. Overnight Machame Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner.

Day 2: From Machame Camp To Shira Camp

From Machame camp you hike to Shira Camp. The first section is relatively steep and altitude is gained rapidly. A picnic lunch is taken on trail today. The zone you pass through today is known as the heath zone where attractive wild flowers and lobelia plants become apparent. Various geologic features can be seen today from lava tubes to glacial valleys–Overnight Shira Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner).

Day 3: Shira camp to Barranco Camp

Today is a walk high sleep low day. You ascend into alpine desert and for those that are feeling strong you can even head up to Lava Tower before descending to Barranco camp. Lunch is taken as a picnic lunch on route. This is long day but note that the next time you head to this altitude is in two days time – great acclimatization day—Overnight Barranco Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner).

Day 4: Barranco Camp

From Barranco camp, famous for its’ giant groundsels, you ascend the Barranco wall and hike glacial valleys to Karanga camp. Today is a relatively short day hiking and lunch is taken at Karanga camp. In the afternoon a walk can be taken with your guides for great views of the Southern walls of Kibo and deep glacial valleys—Overnight Karanga Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner).

Day 5: Barranco Camp To Barafu Camp

Today is another half day ascending to Barafu camp. Once again lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and at times strong winds rip over this camp and yet in the evening splendid views of Mawenzi peak are the norm. A relatively early dinner is taken before heading to rest for the evening—Overnight Barafu Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner)

Day 6: Barafu Camp Kilimanjaro Summit To Mweka

Most people depart just before midnight for the final summit bid. Patience and persistence is the name of game to reach the summit and by dawn as the first rays of light start to appear, most arrive near the rim. Ascending via Stella Point affords a relatively short final section to Uhuru peak, the Roof of Africa! What goes up must come down and your goal today is to reach Mweka camp. Have overnight Mweka Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner)

Day 7: Mweka To Arusha Or Moshi

After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest and around mid-day after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transfer back to your hotel for a leisure.

Price Includes:

Airport transfers from Kilimanjaro Airport, Transport from Hotel to Kilimanjaro gate, all park fees, salaries of guides/porters/cook, all meals on the mountain, clean safe drinking water, accommodation equipment, and Government tax, certificate of climbing, first aid, rescue, and transfer to Moshi.

Price not Includes:

Flight to Tanzania, Entry VISA, and hotel in Moshi, Climbing gears (available for rent), tips to guides, porters, coordinator and items of a personal nature.

Note: Hotel in Moshi on Arrival is not included so that you can have chance to choose best suitable option.
A – Moshi Leopard Hotel or Silent Hill Hotel = 70 $ per room (this is a town hotel, No swimming pool) on B/B
B – 3 star luxury hotel = Panama Garden Resort or Park view Inn = 45 US $ per room on B/B –Has swimming pool
C – Luxury hotel = Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel – 65 US $ per room on B/B – has swimming pool

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