The Machame route, also known as the “Whiskey” route, is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. Machame’s drawing is in its scenic beauty. However, the trail is considered difficult, steep, and challenging, particularly due to its shorter itinerary. Therefore this route is better suited for more adventurous folks or those with some high altitude, hiking, or backpacking experience. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the south, beginning with a short drive from Moshi to Machame Gate. The path leads hikers through the rainforest to Shira Plateau. Here, many of Kilimanjaro’s routes converge. Then the route turns east and traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route. Tanzania Private Select Safaris offers Machame as a seven-day group climb or as a six-day private climb. The six-day variation combines days four and five, going from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp without staying at Karanga.
- Price for 1-3 pax US$ 2,495 per single occupancy all-inclusive in groups
- Price 4-9 Pax US$ 2,255 per single occupancy all-inclusive in groups
- Price 8-15+Pax US$ 2,050 per single occupancy all-inclusive in groups
- Kilimanjaro International Airport;
Pick-up and drop-off at
Transfer to the trailhead – entry gate to Kilimanjaro National Park;
Pick-up at the exit from Kilimanjaro National Park and transfer to the hotel;
All park fees collected by the Kilimanjaro National Park (conservation fees, camping fees, crew fees, vehicle fees, rescue fees, and all other fees collected by the Tanzania National Parks Authority).
One night at 4* hotel (Sg Premier Hotel or The Arusha Hotel) before the expedition and one night after; The hotels have everything for your comfortable stay – caring staff, nice rooms, reliable Wi-Fi, a restaurant, and a swimming pool);
Tented accommodation on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Please note: All accommodation is on a sharing basis (i.e. you will be sharing with your travel companion a twin/double room in the hotel and a tent during the hike. If you travel alone, we will match you with a same-sex adventurer).
Breakfast in the hotel before and after the hike;
All meals on the hike. Our Kilimanjaro diet includes energy-rich and highly nutritious meals prepared by our professional high-altitude cooks. A typical diet on Kilimanjaro includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian/gluten-free/halal options are available at no extra cost;
All drinks on the hike (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and water).
Hiking and equipment: Safety is our Priorities
4-inch (10-cm) thick and comfortable sleeping mats;
The Helicopter rescue is free ( book with us so we can give you the helicopter pick-up point).
All group equipment (spacious and comfortable dining tent, camping table and chairs, crockery, and cutlery);
Oxygen cylinders and oximeters;
Complete medical kits.
Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro National Park. All our guides are holders of Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid certifications. All our guides have 10+years of successful mountaineering experience;
Dedicated support crew (assistant guides, camp master, porters, cooks, etc.).
Local airfares, International airfares, and departure taxes.
International Travel Insurance
Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Meals not listed above on those arrival and departures days
Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc.)
Tips for guides are 100$ cooks for 85$ and porters 50$ for the entire trip, this is the minimum amount.
you can tip more depending on your willingness.