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14 DAYS KILIMANJARO CLIMB MACHAME ROUTE AND SAFARI AND ZANZIBAR

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Duration

14 days & 2 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

Why Machame?

This is most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro.  With Lovely gradual ascent through forest you emerge to see wide views of the moorland on Shira plateau, Kibo and western breach.

Itinerary

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Day One:
Day One:

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by our representative and taken to Keys Hotel Travel and Tours. It is a family run hotel located on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, with comfortable accommodation, variety of meals, clean swimming pool and friendly services. Located just ten minutes walking distance to Moshi town center, palatable meal and luxurious accommodation; Keys Hotel is the most spectacular place one will always wish to stay, Keys Hotel Travel and Tours - 2700 ft

Day Two:
Day Two:

Machame Gate (1,800 m/5,380 ft) – Machame Camp (2,980 m/9,780 ft)
Walking distance: 11 km/7 miles
Walking time: 5-7 hours
Altitude gain: 1,490 m/4,890 ft
After breakfast, we will depart from our hotel at approximately 8:30 AM for the Machame village with a Lunch box for you to sporadically bite on you trek. From the park entrance gate (Machame), you will walk for about two to three hours trek through a dense forest of fig and rubber trees, begonia flowers, and other tropical vegetation. A stop for lunch will be made halfway to this evening's campsite. As you continue your ascent, you will find that the tropical forest has given way to tall grasses and giant heather. You will be walking on a ridge, to the left of which is the Semira stream, and on the right, the Weru. Depending on the pace of the climbers, arrival at Machame Camp is usually between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Your camp is set up near some old metals huts, which were once used for shelter. This initial stage of the climb is tranquil and relatively easy. There is no point in rushing to get to the camp, as there is little to do there. Guides tend to recommend a slow ascent, even at this point, for gradual acclimatisation. Do not try to keep up with your porters, who will usually bound ahead. Instead, take time to admire the beauty of the afro mountain forest. Overnight: Machame Camp (FB)

Day Three:

Machame Camp (2,980 m/9,780 ft) – New Shira Camp (3,840 m/12,600 ft)
Walking distance: 9 km/5.5 miles
Walking time: 4-6 hours
Altitude gain: 860 m/2,820 ft

On this and subsequent mornings, wake-up call is at around 6:00 AM. You will be greeted with a steaming cup of tea or coffee, and weather permitting, by a fabulous view of Uhuru peak. Today's trek takes you up a steep track through a savannah of tall grasses, volcanic rock, and bearded heather. You will encounter giant groundsels as you hike through a ghostly landscape of volcanic lava, caves, and foamy streams. Lunch will be taken just below the Shira Plateau, about three to four hours from Shira Camp. The hike to the next campsite takes approximately six hours and you should arrive between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Most climbers tend to pace themselves, walking slowly and resting about every half-hour. On arrival in camp, there is time to relax and even so for an acclimatisation hike with your guides before dinner. Overnight: Shira Camp (FB)

Day Four:

Shira Camp (3,840 m/12,600 ft) – Lava Tower (4,630 m/15,190 ft) – Barranco Camp (3,950 m/12,960 ft)
Walking distance: 15 km/9.3 miles
Walking time: 7-9 hours
Altitude gain: 10 m/360 ft (680 m/2,230 ft to Lava Tower)

The entire Shira Plateau greets you this morning with sweeping vistas across to Meru and the Shira Needles. A steady walk takes you up to the pass at Lava Tower (15,000 ft), where you stop to have lunch. Crossing the Bastain stream, you will begin to descend towards Barranco Camp. Descending takes you along an immense canyon called the Great Barranco. Along the way, you will see numerous waterfalls, which are fed, by streams coming from the mountain, converging here to form the Umbwe River. Your camp is set at almost the same altitude as the night before. Today is a full day trek and you will feel very tired. Arrival at camp is between 4:30PM and 5:30PM.Overnight: Barranco Camp (FB)

Included/Excluded

  • 1: First night before and after the trek on bed and breakfast.
  • 2: All food on the climb.
  • 3: Transfer to and from the gate.
  • 4: English breakfast
  • 5: Tents, chairs and table
  • 6: Mattress
  • 7: First aid kit
  • 8: Park fees
  • 9: Camping fees
  • 10: Rescue fees
  • 11: Forest fees
  • 12: Guides and porters wages
  • 1: Transport to and from the airport.
  • 2: 3 litres of water for the first day.
  • 3: Drinks
  • 4 Tips for guides and porters
  • 5: Food for the first and last night
  • 6: Personal equipment for mountain climbing

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