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8 Days 7 Nights Roof of Africa Trekking (Machame Route)

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June 24, 2019

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Price List for Safaris?

2 persons – $ 2200

4 persons – $ 2000

6 persons – $ 1850

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Why Book With Us?

  • Affordable Prices
  • Customer care available 24/7
  • Diverse Destinations
  • Tour Guides

Price List for Safaris?

2 persons – $ 2200

4 persons – $ 2000

6 persons – $ 1850

Contact us for the prevailing rates.

Got a Question?

Do not hesitage to give us a call. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you. +254 (0) 724731331 +44 7450 440529

info@leadwoodexpeditions.com


Why Book With Us?

  • Affordable Prices
  • Customer care available 24/7
  • Diverse Destinations
  • Tour Guides

Highlights

Known as the “Whiskey” route, Machame is a popular route to the mountain. Unlike with Marangu, the Kilimanjaro trek Machame route is longer and the walks are steeper. It is considered a difficult route, well suited for adventurers, and those with some hiking or backpacking experience. 

Pick Up Location or Arrival

Kilimanjaro Airport

Drop off

Arusha

Tour Duration

8 Days/7 Nights

Areas Visited

Mount Kilimanjaro

Itinerary At Glance

 

Day

Location

Accommodation

Meal Plan

1

Arusha

Sg Resort

D

2

Machame Hut Camp

Budget Camping

BLD

3

Shira Camp

Budget Camping

BLD

4

Barranco Camp

Budget Camping

BLD

5

Karanga Valley Camp

Budget Camping

BLD

6

Barafu Hut Camp

Budget Camping

BLD

7

Summit Day and Mweka Hut

Budget Camping

BLD

8

Arusha

Can be arranged at an extra cost

BLD

BB -Bed & Breakfast, BBLD – Bed and Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, AI – All inclusive, TRSF– Transfer, CRT– Crater Tour, LEI – Leisure,  A – Morning game drive, P – Afternoon game drive

 

Price Includes

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days
  • Camping Equipment
  • Porterage

Price Excludes

  • International / Local flight
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Rescue Fee, Climbing Gear and Sleeping Bags

Extra Expenses you should budget

  • Flights
  • Visa’s (between $ 50 - $ 100)
  • Extra drinks and meals that are not mentioned on the package
  • Tips (Please see a separate attachment with guideline for tipping)

Special Note

  • Prices may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you for park fees and government taxes
Itinerary

Day 1Airport to Hotel

You will be picked up by our staff from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and drive you to your accommodation in Arusha. Participants will be given a short briefing for the climb the next day. Kits and the necessary equipment will be checked as well.

Day 2Machame Hut Camp

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your Hotel in Arusha and drive for 1 hour to Machame gate (10,000 ft) for registration. Here you will meet the rest of the crew (Cooks and Porters) and we shall all prepare for the climb. We will start the climb through rain forest and the giant heathers for 6 hrs. until we reach our first overnight camp.

Day 3Shira Camp

This will be a short day but rather a steep rocky and dusty trails. It’s a slow hike with plenty of breaks and enough time to acclimatize. Most of the route is rather bare of vegetation providing little shade from heat. You will cross many ridges and see the first of many Senecias.

Day 4Barranco Camp

We will start climbing over boulders and very few rocks, then make our way to a steady uphill climb to Lava tower and there we stop for lunch around noon. For those interested, we may climb up the Lava tower, which is 14850ft (you may start to get a mild headache due to altitude change). From Lava tower we will go down for about 2 hrs through dusty and rocky trails to the Barranco Camp at 13000ft.

Day 5Karanga Valley Camp

We start scrambling up the Barranco wall for an hour and half. As this is steep, you will be using your hands to reach and steady yourself like rock climbing, although not as challenging. At the top of the wall you can see the Barranco valley and the campsite you spent at the night before. You will walk up and down the greener valley, which is the last water point to the mountain.

Day 6Barafu Hut Camp

This will be a short but steep uphill climb across barren landscape with lots of boulders and shattered rocks. You will see the decken glaciers on your left. We will keep going through a very steep ridge until we reach a rocky section for more scrambling, which will last for about an 1.5 hrs. Our next camp will be on large rocks with very steep cliff faces. We will cap off the night early as we need to wake up at 11:00 pm for the summit.

Day 7Summit Day and Mweka Hut

We will start the climb at around midnight. We will start with very steep rocks for 1 hour, and enter a snow-covered area where you can see glaciers above. If it’s a moonlit night, you may turn off your headlamp and continue a moon lit guided walk; indeed a wonderful experience. The next 2 hours is headed towards Stella Point and we will take a break every 15 minutes as the climb gets more mentally and physically challenging.

Afterwards, we will make our way to Stella Point where the Lava fields are like loose sand. It’s a rather enjoyable and frustrating experience because you will take a step up and slide back gaining 0 distance and if you’re not careful, you will slide back 2 steps and gain negative 2 steps.

After breakfast, we will climb to Uhuru peak for 1 hr just as the sun appears over the Mawenzi peaks. We will be at Uhuru peak (19370ft) around 6-7 am. We will start our descent, which is steep and rigorous via Stella Point to Barafu Hut Camp.

Day 8Descent and back to Arusha

Today’s hike will take us about 4 to 5 hours to make the 4,500 feet descent to the park gate. We will check out and receive Kilimanjaro climbing certificate at the park gate office, then eat our lunch and say goodbye to our mountain staff. After lunch, we will drive through very beautiful coffee plantations and small villages of the Chaga people back to Arusha. There you will be dropped off and is the perfect time for you to take a nice swim, a hot shower, and a well-deserved celebration!

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