Best company to climb kilimanjaro  starts in Arusha and ends in Arusha. The program is ideal for either active climbers who would like to trek Mount Kilimanjaro but with no intention of reaching the summit, or the adventurous who have finished their safari itineraries but with limited time in Tanzania and would like to experience how is it like to climb the tallest mountain in Africa up to Machame camp, the first hut at an elevation of 9,350 ft, approx. 5-7 hours hike.

In a matter of days you will climb Kilimanjaro from the equator up to an Arctic zone, moving through grasslands, tropical rainforest, alpine meadows, moorlands and high desert to snow and ice. Each day on this route presents quite a distinct ecosystem to experience, which is one reason it is so popular.

The Machame route, also known as the “Whiskey” route, is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. Machame’s draw is in its scenic beauty. This means that our summit success rate on this route is quite high at around 85%.

Day Machame route

Best company to climb kilimanjaro,  Machame route is the most popular route on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the route of choice for many people because it provides impressive views and a variety of habitats. About 50% of all climbers, and most seasoned climbers, choose the Machame route for their trip. It is also one of the cheaper routes due to its easy access and shorter itinerary. The Machame route is also known as the Whiskey route, given its reputation for being a tough climb, in contrast to the easier Marangu route, which is known as the Coca Cola route. Unlike the gradual incline and hut accommodations found on the Marangu Route, the climbers on Machame hike steeper trails, for longer distance.

The hike starts within Kilimanjaro’s lush, fertile, montane rainforest. As you might expect, the lower slopes receive a quite a bit of precipitation. The trail may be steep and slippery, so trekking poles are advised.

 

 

Arrival

  • A transfer from the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.
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Day 1

At 0600hrs pick up at your hotel in Arusha drive to Machame Gate at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. After completing official formalities and briefing around 0800hrs you will start the hike accompanied by your professional mountain guide the journey which will take approximately five to seven hours to reach Machame camp. The route is scenically beautiful and the montane forest is the main attraction which starts a few minutes after crossing the main gate. It is a dense forest with a lot of species of plant such as ‘Impatiens Kilimanjari’, a flower that can only be found at Mount Kilimanjaro. You might also see blue monkeys and black and white colobus monkeys. Upon arrival, you will be served with picnic lunch while enjoying the view, you can even spot Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro’s ‘little brother’ from far. Afterward, start your descent back to Machame gate. At the gate, you will be met by your driver for your transfer to Arusha and dropped off at your hotel.

Machame via marangu route 1-Day Machame Route Hiking

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