Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Discover Kilimanjaro's volcanic history

Let's go on a breath-taking tour conquer Africa's highest mountain, the Kibo! The Machame Route is the most successful route to climb Mount Kilimanjaro due to its  gradual acclimatization process and smoother pathways. On this tour you get to experience great adventure alongside the most beautiful scenery, from rain forest and alpine desert landscapes to the ice-capped summit. This route is perfect for both experienced hikers, as well as first-time high-altitude climbers. Regardless, we always recommend to train and prepare yourself extensively before going on this beautiful and exhilarating hike.

On this tour you will come from the south-west of the mountain and camp on Kilimanjaro's first volcanic cone, Shira. Your third day will be your acclimatization day, which will help you to adjust to the high altitude and ultimately helps you to avoid altitude sickness. This day will also give you a great chance to explore Kilimanjaro's volcanic history, when your guide will explain and hike up to the Lava tower.

Our package includes


  • Transport to/from park gate
  • Park, rescue and hut accommodation fees
  • Regular health checks and blood-oxygen checks
  • Emergency First Aid Kit & Oxygen
  • Professional English speaking guide(s); porters & cook
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Water, and tea and coffee with meals
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful hike

Not Included

  • Tips for the guide, chef and porters
  • Travel insurance
  • Transport to/from the airport
  • Hotel before/after your hike
  • Personal items
  • Hiking clothes, boots, and sticks
  • Soda and alcoholic beverages

We happily arrange your airport-pickup, accommodation, hiking-gear, and further personal equipment for and with you.

Trip Itinerary

Day one: Machame Gate (1830m) to Machame camp (3020m)
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: Approximately 10 km
Environment: Montane forest
Day two: Machame camp (3020m) – Shira camp (3800m)
Hiking time: 4 to 6 hours
Distance: Approximately 6 km
Environment: Moorland
Day three: Acclimatization day - Shira camp  (3800m) to Lava Tower (4640m) to Barranco camp (3980m)
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: Approximately 5,5 km ascent/ 5 km descent
Environment: Alpine desert
Day four: Barranco camp (3980m) – Barafu camp (4680m)
Hiking time: 7 to 8 hours
Distance: Approximately 9 km
Environment: Alpine desert
Day five: Barafu camp (4680m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Mweka Camp (3090m)
Hiking time: 7 to 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 6 to 8 hours to descend to Mweka Camp
Distance: Approximately 4,5 km ascent and 12 km descent
Environment: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Day six: Mweka Camp (3090m) – Mweka Gate (1640m)
Hiking time: 6 to 8 hours
Distance: Approximately 9 km
Does this look like fun? Book your tour today!

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