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7 Days Machame Route Climbing Safari in Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Outpost Lodge, Serengeti Road, Arusha, Tanzania

Adventure Kilimanjaro Safari

Reach the peak of the breathtaking Mount Kilimanjaro that is situated near the town of Moshi in Northern Tanzania. This wonderful snow-covered splendor of the highest mountain in Africa is visible on a clear day from more than 250 kilometers away. The various trails first pass through lush rainforests before reaching heather and open moorland where giant lobelia and huge, cactus-like groundsel grow.

Highlights

  • Trekking in the Machame Route
  • See the wide variations of wildlife and fauna
  • Witness the wondrous view from the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Transfer to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • 3 healthy daily meals included
  • 6 nights accommodation

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5 activity days
Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport
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Accommodation

You will spend your first night in the Outpost Lodge, followed by Machame Hut for your second night. Your third night will be at Shira Camp, and your fourth night will be at Barranco Camp. You will overnight at Karanga Camp on the fifth night, and at the Mweka Camp for the last night.

Program

Day 1: Pick up from airport to Outpost Lodge

You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and then be transferred to Arusha town. The drive is about 50 kilometers from the airport, which is 45 minutes to the lodge. The lodge is closer to Mount Meru, which will give you the acclimatization you need to be ready for climbing Kilimanjaro. Stay and overnight at Outpost Lodge.

Day 2: Arusha to Mount Kilimanjaro

You will be transferred from your hotel via Machame village, where you will start to view Kilimanjaro in the distance. You will get to Machame gate where you will stop for registration. You will meet the rest staff before the start of the trek from there to the first camp. Stay and overnight Machame Hut.

Day 3: Machame to Shira 1

The path continues to ascend steeply through pleasant forest glades and giant heather to reach the Shira 1 campsite, where you will arrive in the afternoon. Upon arriving at the camp, you will get the time to do a short walk that will help you to acclimatize and maximize your chance to get to the top. Stay and overnight Shira Camp 1.

Day 4: Shira 1 to Barranco Camp

Today after breakfast, you will continue on your walk which will take four hours until you reach Barranco camp. This is an easy day as you are getting closer and closer to the peak. You can also take a short walk around the camp to acclimatize and be ready for the next day. Stay and overnight at Barranco Camp‎.

Day 5: Barranco to Karanga camp

After a leisurely breakfast, you will start walking to Karanga camp, which is about a three-hour walk, where you will witness a lot and great spots for taking photos as much as you can with beautiful and attracting peak just a few steps behind you. Stay and overnight at Karanga Camp.

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp to the mountain summit

Today after the breakfast, you will continue to the base known as Barafu Camp, where you will arrive early for relaxation. You will wait for your time at night heading to the summit. Your guide will brief you as what to wear during summiting. The summit time normally starts at mid-evening and will take you about seven to eight hours getting at the summit and later down to Mweka Camp.

Day 7: Mweka camp to Outpost Lodge

Upon arriving at the Mweka gate, you will be handed your climbing certificate followed by a hot lunch at the gate. The team will be singing traditional songs as a victorious group followed by tipping. You will then be transferred to Outpost Lodge.

Location

This trekking adventure will take you to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania through the Machame Route. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and stands at 5,895 meters, three degrees south of the equator. It is a dormant volcano and is comprised of three extinct volcanoes, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. It is surrounded by dense forests full of dazzling varieties of flora and fauna.

Food

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinking water are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • All activities except for optional ones
  • Rescue fee
  • Climbing gears and equipment
  • Park fees
  • All taxes and VAT
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Professional driver guide
  • All meals and drinking water
  • Sleeping bag and bath towel
  • All transport

What's not included

  • Government imposed increase of taxes and or park fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Additional accommodation before and after the tour
  • Porterage
  • Tips (guideline is 10 USD)
  • Personal items
  • Souvenirs

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Brown Parrot Safaris will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

The dates are always available, but due to the weather, the best months to climb Kilimanjaro‎ are from early June to September and from mid-November to February. Other months, you can try the climb but it is a little bit harder as it is rainy and slippery. It is suggested to choose the dates from the abovementioned months when the weather is favorable and Brown Parrot Safaris will you assist in you in making it to the summit.

Cancellation Policy

Your deposit will be 50% refundable if you cancelled 60 days before the start of the tour. If you cancelled 30 days before the tour, it will be non-refundable.

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