Trip Summary

Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route

08 Days / 07 Nights

Reference: TSERS10102

When to trek Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro can be climbed throughout the year, however we STRONGLY recommend you choose the months of FEBRUARY or OCTOBER which should ensure the best weather. FEB is especially good as this coincides with the annual Wildebeest migration which is usually found in the Ngorongoro conservancy at this time of year. The main rainy season starts in March and lasts until May.

If you are considering a Kili trek, I suggest you take into account the full moon - it is a unique experience climbing Africa's highest mountain under a shining moon and this makes your summit day so much easier!

Tanzania is perhaps the most beautiful country in Africa, from the Serengeti plains with their annual mass migrations to towering, jungle-clad mountains and paradise archipelagos. Standing at 5,895 metres tall, Kilimanjaro towers over the plains of Kenya and Tanzania. Those who reach Uhuru Peak can see with their own eyes the dawn rising over Africa, and glaciers only a few degrees south of the equator. From lush rainforest at the foot to Kibo’s snowy peak, climbing Kilimanjaro is the challenge of a lifetime, and being a non-technical climb it is open to most people of reasonable fitness.

Imagine vast expansive plains with endless horizons, seas of pale yellow grass rippling in the warm breeze, gnarled acacias twisting to the sky and vultures circling on thermals overhead. This is the Serengeti, Africa’s most famous and fabulous game reserve. Subject of countless documentaries, the Serengeti does not disappoint in real life. Each year, up to two million wildebeest snake their way across the plains following the promise of rain. Accompanied by zebra, they form a black, braying column more than 40 kilometres long. Even without the migration the Serengeti’s wildlife is unparalleled. Lion are a practical certainty for the photographer, cheetah pace the plains, leopard lounge in sausage trees and spotted hyena and golden jackal can be seen trotting through the grass. In the acacia woodland, Kirk’s dik-dik, oribi and roan hide, whilst herds of elephant feed on the fringes.

Explore the spice island off the coast of mainland Tanzania - the Zanzibar Archipelago. Enjoy water sports and activities on the island itself, as well as learning about the history of the spice islands in Stone Town.

I know Kili well, so talk to me and I'll gladly help you plan your trek.

Moshi: Springlands Hotel

Mount Kilimanjaro: Machame Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro: Shira Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro: Barranco Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro: Barafu Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro: Mweka Camp

Moshi: Springlands Hotel

Fast Facts

Fully Guided 8 Days / 7 Nights Special Interests: Kilimanjaro Trekking

Price

Price is per person and is subject to availability and change without prior notice

Includes:

• Meet and greet services Kilimanjaro Airport

• Transfers as specified

• Use of tented accommodation on the mountain

• Meals on the mountain prepared by climb crew

• Services of an experienced English speaking mountain guide

• Porters to carry backpack/rucksack and camping equipment

• Park fees, camping fees, mountain rescue fees and government taxes

Excludes:

• Return flights & taxes to Kilimanjaro which will be priced on application to ensure the best fares.

• Visa for Tanzania; $50.- per person payable on arrival

• Travel/medical/baggage insurance

• Tips for porters and mountain guide; suggested $240.- per person trekking

• Climbing gear including goggles, walking stick, flashlight/torch, bed roll, etc. (though these are available to rent)

• Drinks/laundry (unless specified)

• Dining room tips

• Any other items of a personal nature

Moshi: Springlands Hotel

Mount Kilimanjaro: Machame Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro: Shira Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro: Barranco Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro: Barafu Camp

Mount Kilimanjaro: Mweka Camp

Moshi: Springlands Hotel