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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame 8-Day Route Safari Tour

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Safari Overview

Possibly the most scenic route to the summit, Machame boasts several paths to its highest point and back. En route to Uhuru emerge onto high-alpine deserts with amazing views of ice fields and the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro! Known as the “Whiskey Route” because of the tougher challenge, this path leads you through magnificent forests before traversing a ridge leading through moorland to the Shira Plateau. It offers great scenery beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern ice fields before summiting from the higher Barafu Camp. Camp along the route with support from local guides and porters. As a world leader in Kili treks, we’ll take you to new heights in adventure!

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Is This Mt Kilimanjaro Trek – Machame 8-Day Route Safari Right For You?

Duration: 8 days

Cost: Starting From:$2634 USD PP

Travel Style: Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 5 – Challenging

Serious high-altitude hikes, cycling, or other instances of heavy exercise. Come prepared to sweat a bit.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10.

Age requirement: 12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

What’s Included

  • Guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro’s Machame Route with local guides, cooks, porters
  • All permits and fees
  • A visit by the Mamas of G Adventures-supported Moshi Women?s Cooperative and a hand-made gift
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


Simple hotels (2 nts), full-service alpine camping (5 nts).


7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
Allow USD70-95 for meals not included.


Private minibus, trekking.

Experts & Staff

Certified mountain guide throughout, local representative, cook, porters.


Day 1Moshi

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Moshi/Machame camp

Hike the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro to Machame Camp.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Machame camp/Shira 2 Camp

Hike through lower alpine moorland to Shira 2 camp and observe the spectacular views of Kibo Peak.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp

Hike to Barranco Camp via Lava Tower. Enjoy the fantastic view of Western Breach and the Breach Wall.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Barranco Camp/Barafu Camp

View the Great Barranco Wall and climb up the eastern wall, passing below the Helm Glacier.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp

Hike during the night to the Summit via Stella Point. Watch the sunrise before descending to Mweka Camp.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Mweka Camp/Moshi

Continue descent through the forested, lower slopes to Moshi. Meet the mamas of the Moshi Women?s Cooperative, a G supported project, for a climbing ceremony.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 8Moshi

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

G Adventures-supported Moshi Mamas Massage – $40.00

Want to revive sore muscles with a relaxing massage? Have the Moshi Mama’s come to your hotel and indulge in a 30 min massage after completing your hike to the roof of Africa! The Moshi Women?s Cooperative is a project supported by G Adventures which provides business education to local women.

My Own Room – $329.00

If you’re traveling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.