Tour Details

SEVEN DAYS MOUNTAIN KILIMANJARO HIKING MACHAME(WHISKY) ROUTE

The Machame route, also known as the Whisky Route is one of the most scenic and recommended routes on Kilimanjaro. This popular route with paths through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through the moorland zones to the Shira Plateau. It then traverses beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Ice fields to join the Barafu Route to the summit. Because it can be done over longer periods and the incline is more manageable it has a much higher success rate of summit.


Highlights

  • Exciting game drive in a 4WD safari vehicle with pop up roof
  • Chance to Spot the Big Five, zebras, wildebeest, leopards, and more
  • Chance to witness the wildebeest migration
  • Daily delicious meals
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included

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Day 1 Arusha – Machame Gate (1,790m) – Machame Camp (3,010m) After breakfast, you will be picked up at your lodge and taken to the Kilimanjaro National park gate. After completion of all the necessary paperwork, your adventure commences. Your destination for today is the Machame Camp. Soon you will be hiking through the lush rainforest with its large ancient trees, primeval ferns, and endemic flowers, like the Impatiens Kilimanjaro. You might also spot black and white colobus monkeys, peeking through the leaves. Reaching the campsite you will have time to relax, stretch your legs and enjoy a hearty meal, before snuggling into your tent for the night. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Today’s early start is not due to a long stretch, but rather to allow you to reach Shira Camp at around mid-afternoon. As you walk you will notice the dramatic change in the landscape – from lush and green rainforest to dry moor and heathland. Arriving at your campsite a beautiful view of the mountain range opens up before you. The glaciers of Kibo glistens in the golden hue of the setting sun as you enjoy another lovingly cooked meal before climbing into your tent. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Acclimatization is on today’s menu. You will climb roughly 800 m but sleep on a level not much higher than the previous night. Starting at Shira Plateau, you will make your way up to Lava Tower. Here you will rest a while, before continuing through the Barranco Valley to the beautiful Barranco Camp. The trek will take approximately 6 to 7 hours, but the various distractions of the alpine desert, as well as the Barranco Valley with its small lobelia plants and giant senecios, will keep your mind off the stretch still ahead. A well-deserved dinner and overnight await you at Barranco Camp. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Acclimatization is on today’s menu. You will climb roughly 800 m but sleep on a level not much higher than the previous night. Starting at Shira Plateau, you will make your way up to Lava Tower. Here you will rest a while, before continuing through the Barranco Valley to the beautiful Barranco Camp. The trek will take approximately 6 to 7 hours, but the various distractions of the alpine desert, as well as the Barranco Valley with its small lobelia plants and giant senecios, will keep your mind off the stretch still ahead. A well-deserved dinner and overnight await you at Barranco Camp. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Awakening to the sunlight dancing off the Kibo Summit, you will enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting out to today’s destination – Barafu Camp. Most of the day will be spent walking through very dry desertic terrain, with Kibo ever-present on your left side. After 3 to 4 hours you will reach Barafu Camp, where you will have an early dinner and night as the highlight of your trip is only a few short hours away… Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

At around midnight you will be woken up by your guide with a warm cup of tea and biscuits to get you ready for your final ascent. The moon and your headlamps will be your only source of light as you make your way up to Stella Point (5,730m), reaching the crater rim in about 5 to 7 hours. Another 1 to 2 hours will take you to Uhuru Peak, where you can enjoy the sun rising over the African landscape, casting a pink hue over the snowy peak and making the glaciers sparkle like diamonds around you. After capturing this incredible view and achievement on film, you will start your descent along the same route back to Barafu Camp, where your team awaits you with some snacks and refreshments. Rested and relaxed you will make your way to Mweka Camp for your last night on the highest mountain in Africa. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

A scrumptious breakfast is followed by a traditional farewell ceremony from your mountain crew, before you start your final stretch down the mountain. You will once more trek through the rainforest, giving you another opportunity to spot the cheeky colobus monkeys, finally reaching the Mweka Gate. You will be met at the gate and taken back for a long shower and relaxed day by the pool.

Price $1830/Person

Include

  • Transport with qualified driver/guide in 4wd vehicles with viewing roof
  • Unlimited drinking water 💦
  • All meals while on Safari,
  • Hiking eqipment

Excluded

  • All things of personal nature
  • flight tickets
  • Tips
  • • Alcohol drinks such as beer

    Budget camping tour

  • This is a budget camping tour.Accomodation will be in tents
  • shared tour

  • For this shared tour, you will join a group of other travelers. Maximum of six people per vehicle.
  • The contents of this tour cannot be changed
  • Can start any day.
  • Not for single travelers
  • Minimum age of 10 years
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included