Morani Tours & Safaris

7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route

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Tour Overview

The Machame Route is well known as the "Whiskey Route" and one of the most popular trails on Mount Kilimanjaro, fondly known as Kili. It is reported that around 50% of trekkers use this route to ascend to the highest point in Africa and for good reason. The trail, whilst challenging, also offers spectacular vistas, ascends the Barranco wall and allows good acclimatisation opportunities.
From lush rainforest, the trail rises steeply towards the Shira Plateau, providing trekkers with scenic mountain views and varying landscapes. While the ascent does not require any technical climbing, the trails are demanding and a sound level of fitness are essential pre-requisites. With seven days on the mountain, there is excellent opportunity for a safe and successful climb, with a sound sense of achievement more than reward for your effort.


  • Extra day for acclimatisation
  • High summit success rate (over 85%)
  • Classic Adventure! Hiking & Camping
  • More quiet route for the most adventurous experience
  • The descending follows the Mweka route via Mweka gate
  • Private Transportation to
    and from your selected
  • Airport pick up
  • Certified, experienced, English speaking
    mountain guides
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain
    sleeping tents (on twin sharing basis)
  • All Kilimanjaro National Park Fees
  • Government Climbing Taxes
  • Camping fees (part of park fees)
  • Climbing permits
  • All hot Meals prepared by
    our cook while on Mountain
  • Guides, Porters and Cook Salaries
  • Fair and ethical treatment of Porters
  • Enough porters to carry
    your luggage
  • Personal Summit Certificate
    signed by the National
    Park and your Guide
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Accommodation before
    & After trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
    such as sleepings bags,
    hiking boots, clothes,
    etc (available for renting)
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook
  • International airfares and
    departure taxes
  • All items of person nature
    such as telephone call,
    fax, email etc
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Visa and International flight
    tickets fees.


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Moshi

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Transfer to your hotel in Moshi.

Meet your guides and attend a pre-climb briefing.

Day 2: Machame Gate (1,790 m) to Machame Camp (3,010 m)

After breakfast, transfer to the Machame Gate.

Begin your trek through the rainforest.

Reach Machame Camp for overnight camping.

Day 3: Machame Camp to Shira Camp (3,840 m)

Hike through the moorland zone.

Enjoy scenic views of the Shira Plateau.

Camp at Shira Camp for the night.

Day 4: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (3,950 m)

Continue your ascent through the alpine desert.

Cross the Shira Plateau.

Descend to Barranco Camp for overnight.

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp (4,035 m)

Hike up the Barranco Wall.

Continue to Karanga Camp for a short acclimatization hike.

Camp at Karanga Camp.

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,640 m)

Ascend to Barafu Camp, the last stop before the summit.

Rest and prepare for the summit attempt.

Have an early dinner and get some sleep.

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) to Mweka Camp (3,080 m)

Begin the summit attempt around midnight.

Reach Stella Point (5,685 m) at the crater rim.

Continue to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa.

Descend to Barafu Camp for a short rest.

Continue descending to Mweka Camp for the night.

Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate (1,640 m)

Descend through the rainforest.

Reach Mweka Gate.

Receive your summit certificates.

Transfer back to your hotel in Moshi.

End of services



1 person


2-4 people

$ 1,800

5-9 people

$ 1,700

10+ people

$ 1,650