Introduction to the Mount Kilimanjaro
climbing safari using the Machame Route
The Machame route is one of the best
- and most affordable climbing routes on Mount
Kilimanjaro, the Machame Route. This is a popular route
for trekkers who want to take their time, and enjoy
sleeping outdoors and watching the sunrise and set over
the Great Rift Valley.
Day 1 : Machame Gate - Machame
Habitat: Montane forest
Transfer from your hotel to the Kilimanjaro National
Park gate at Machame. From here, you trek through the
lush forest to Machame hut . Overnight stay at the camp.
Day 2: Machame - Shira camp
Leave the forest. The path follows a steep ridge passing
through open moorlands crossing a large gorge to reach
Shira hut. Overnight stay at the camp
Day 3: Shira - Lava Tower -
Habitat: Semi desert
You turn Eastwards and continue ascending through the
dry landscape before dropping again to reach Barranco
hut . Overnight stay at the camp.
Day 4: Barranco camp - Barafu
Habitat: Alpine desert
The path climbs steep out of the Barranco valley and
crosses the Karanga valley, then turns North to reach
Barafu Hut . Overnight stay at the camp.
Day 5: SUMMIT ATTEMPT - Barafu
camp - Uhuru Peak -Mweka
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped
Along day with an early start to reach the crater, ream
at the Stella point in time for sunrise, then to Uhuru
peak , the highest point in Africa. After wards, descend
to Gilman's point and down to Horombo hut. Over night,
stay at the camp.
Day 6: Mandara Hut - Moshi
Descend down passing Mandara hut to
the gate where you are transferred back to your hotel in
Moshi for dinner and over night.
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