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Moshi to Moshi

The Machame Route is a fantastic opportunity to combine mountain skills and experience. It maximizes the time and options available for climbing and allows for a more leisurely pace. The nights are spent camping, and we provide top mountain guides, porters and safari chefs to look after you. Camping equipment is provided and it is carried by the porters.



Moshi | Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route


- accommodation as specified
- meals as specified
- park entrance fees as per itinerary
- all meals on mountain
- porters, guide, park fees, hut fees, tents, sleeping bags (on request) and sleeping mats are supplied on this trip
- mountain rescue while doing the climb

Price Excludes:
International airfare, transfers, visas if required, travel insurance, tips, drinks, optional activities, items of a personal nature.

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9 days

$3,785* p.p.

Sept. 3, 2017


Day 1 | Sept. 3, 2017 | MOSHI
Hotel Marangu Hotel

Day 2 | Sept. 4, 2017 | MOSHI
Hotel Marangu Hotel

Day 3 | Sept.5, 2017 | MOSHI — MACHAME CAMP
Vehicles take climbers from Marangu to Machame Gate. This is a drive of around 2 hours. The gate is at 1800 metres at the entrance to the forest. From here, a 5 to 6 hour walk, gradually ascending through the lush forest to a ridge between two streams and then onwards to the camp which is just clear of the forest at 3000 metres.
Camping Machame Camp
Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 | Sept. 6, 2017 | MACHAME CAMP — SHIRA CAMP
The trail ascends a steep ridge from Machame camp through moorland to about 3600 metres, heading straight towards the peak. Then, after about 4 hours, the path turns left, flattening out into a gorge and ascending more gradually to Shira camp at 3840 metres on the Shira plateau to the west of Kibo. Total time is about 5-6 hours.
Camping Shira Camp
Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 | Sept. 7, 2017 | SHIRA CAMP — BARRANCO CAMP
The path continues directly up the ridge towards Kibo. After about 4 hours, the path reaches Lava Tower, at the foot of the Great Western Breach. It crosses the foot of the Breach and descends into a gorge (barranco) and the night is spent at Barranco camp (3950 metres). Total time is about 5-6 hours. This is an interesting day, since climbers ascend to 4500 metres at lunchtime, but then descend to a camp which is only slightly higher than they were in the morning.
Camping Barranco Camp
Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 | Sept. 8, 2017 | BARRANCO CAMP — BARAFU CAMP
The path climbs out of the Barranco Valley via the Barranco wall. This is a steep 1 to 2 hour climb, ascending about 300 metres. The path then follows the gently undulating Kibo South Circuit. Wonderful views are to be had of Kibo’s southern glaciers if the weather is clear. After about 3 hours the Karanga valley is reached. There is a short but steep descent into the valley, which has a small stream running through it, and then a short climb up the eastern valley wall. At the top of the wall, at 4000 metres, is the Karanga Valley camp. Lunch is usually had here, and then the path climbs for about 3 hours to Barafu camp at 4600 metres. Total time is about 7 to 8 hours.
Camping Barafu Camp
Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 | Sept. 9, 2017 | BARAFU CAMP — MWEKA CAMP
Climbers are woken at about 11pm. After dressing in all their warm clothing, they have a hot drink and then set off at midnight. The first part of the ascent is on a rocky ridge. This then turns into scree. The surface is loose and can be hard going. On its steepest sections, the path zig zags up the scree. It takes an average of 7 hours to reach Stella Point on the crater rim. On a fine morning, the views of the sun rising from behind Mawenzi are spectacular. Stella Point is at 5,750 metres. From here, the path goes around the crater rim for a further hour to the summit at Uhuru Peak, 5896 metres. The descent back to Barafu Camp can take a further 3 or 4 hours. After a rest and a meal, the descent continues to Mweka Camp at 3100 metres, a further trek of around 4 hours. If climbers are very tired, or if it is late, camp can be made at Millennium Camp at 3800 metres – this simply increases the length of the following walking day by around an hour.
Camping Barafu Camp
Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 | Sept. 10, 2017 | MWEKA CAMP — MOSHI
The path descends for around 3 hours through the forest to Mweka gate. Vehicles will be waiting to transport climbers and crew back to Marangu Hotel. Spend an overnight back at the Marangu Hotel.
Hotel Marangu Hotel
Breakfast, lunch

Day 9 | Sept. 11, 2017 | MOSHI
Departure Day
Your tour ends today after breakfast


Kaithlyn McNab is an avid hiker, having hiked in Central, South & North America, Papua New Guinea, Australia, SE Asia & Nepal. She enjoys taking on a challenge and is looking at completing the Volcanic 7 Summits of which Kilimanjaro is one of them.

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$250 non-refundable deposit. Final payment due June 30, 2017. Once paid in full booking is non-refundable. Minimum group size 6 Travel Insurance: The Safari Partners requires that you have proper medical insurance to travel on any of our holidays and be able to prove in writing your coverage for medical insurance including repatriation and emergency evacuation. Failure to do so will result in refusal of passage on your tour. It is also highly recommended that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy including coverage for baggage, flight delay, trip interruption and trip cancellation. Pricing: Prices include all mandatory taxes and service charges. Additional charges for personal effects, visas, vaccinations and those items specifically mentioned in the exclusions list of each trip may apply and are the responsibility of the purchaser. The Safari Partners reserves the right to make price adjustments that may become necessary because of park fee increases, currency fluctuations or fuel surcharges.

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