This 7 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Safari via Machame Route takes you to the most incredible Africa’s tallest mountain which ranges about 5,895 meters ‘’19,340 feet’’. More so, ranks the largest free standing mountain rise in the world, meaning it is not part of a mountain range. The trip starts and ends in Tanzania.

Safari Highlight of 7 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Safari

Summit Mount Kilimanjaro, is one of the seven summits in the world at 19,340.

Navigate Kilimanjaro’s Machame Route, the most perfect on the mountain

Cross 6 ecological zones from lush rainforest to the harsh, spectacular arctic zone

Follow expert African guides, full of historical knowledge about the mountain and its environs

Experience signature camping! Comfortable tents, deluxe comfort, amazing meals and more.

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival Day 1;

On day 1 of the 7 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Safari via Machame Route, you will arrive in Arusha at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be met by our guide after passing through customs. Then, transfer to Mount Meru Hotel and have a comprehensive briefing and equipment check with your climbing manager and your guide. Dinner and overnight stay.

 Meal plan: Breakfast

Trek Day 2: Arusha to Machame Camp

On the 2nd day of the 7 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Safari via Machame Route, drive from Arusha to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, passing by the village of Machame to meet your climb crew at the Machame gate.

 As you start the gentle ascent, the trail winds through the verdant Afromontane rainforest that beards mountain Kilimanjaro’s lower slopes.  You will go through moss and tattered lichen dangles from tall branches, tree ferns rest in soft cradles and begonias, busy lizzie impatiens and violas bloom almost every year in multiple colors on the forest floor.  There are various bird species, and monkeys to see such as colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and other creatures – they can be seen in the forest.  The camp to overnight stay is set amongst giant heather at Machme camp. Overnight stay at Kilimanjaro Camping.

Meal plans: Full Board

Trek Day 2: Shira camp – takes approximately 4 -6 hours

You will leave the glades of the beautiful rainforest behind, and continue on an ascending path along a steep ridge onto heather-clad moorland. It is known as the heath zone and as the vegetation becomes sparser, attractive helichrysum and lobelia are the only plants dominating the harsh mountain landscape.

Various geological features can be observed, ranging from lava tubes to glacial valleys.  You will have a picnic lunch along this trekking trail. After lunch, continue to trek up a rocky ridge onto the Shira Plateau. By now you can view the Western Breach with its stunning glaciers and fatter a short hike adventure. You will access the Shira camp. Your tent tonight can be referred to as a room with a perfect view’ looking out towards the snow-dusted Kibo peaks. Overnight stay at Shira Camp.

Trek Day 3: Take 6-8 hours

Barranco Camp

On the 3rd day of the 7 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Safari via Machame Route, it is a walk high sleep low day. You will ascend into the alpine desert towards the main peak of Kibo, where the western glaciers become visible.

Enjoy a picnic lunch. If you feel very strong there is an optional ascent of the 300 foot tall lava Tower before descending to Barranco Camp in the afternoon, passing through the strange yet stunning ‘Garden of the Senecios’ ‘giant groundsel’, which is also the prettiest area of the entire trail. This is a long day but the visit you will head to this altitude in two days thus making it a great acclimatization day. Overnight stay at Barranco Camp.

Meal plans: Full Board

Trek Day 4: Covers 4 to 5 hours

Karanga Camp

 You will have a relatively short day to access Karanga camp, after reaching the intimidating Barranco Wall. Be prepared to use all four limbs as you traverse the wall to the top of the Karanga Valley.  From here, you will follow a path that sojourns through many inclines and declines to Karanga Camp. Arriving in the late afternoon. Our selection of Karanga Camp is strategic significant time at altitude is essential forsake acclimatization.

You will enjoy the sunset here with spectacular views of the southern glacial valleys and ice fields towering over 3000 feet above you. Accommodation at Karanga Camp

Meal plans: Full Board

Trek Day 5: Covers 4-5 hours

Barafu Camp

Today is another day of ascending to Barafu Camp. Once more, lunch will be taken in this high camp, allowing lots of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and at times, strong winds rip over this camp, yet in the evenings enjoy rewarded views of Mawenzi Peak the norm. You will enjoy an early dinner before resting for the evening. Overnight at Barafu Camp.

Meals plan; Full Board

7 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Safari via Machame Route
Kilimanjaro Climbing Safari via Machame Route

Trek Day 6: Covers 7-8 hours’ ascent, 4-6 hours’ descent

Summit Ascent, Mweka Camp

Trek back, just before midnight for the final summit bid. There is a slogan commonly used ‘’Patience and persistence ‘’ – the name of the game to reach the summit, and this is the coldest, windiest section of your adventure.

Important of it by dawn, as the first rays of light start to appear across the Tanzanian landscape. You arrive near the edge at Stella Point, at an altitude of 18,652ft. Here, you will be rewarded with the brightest sunrise you are ever likely to see, appearing over Mawenzi Peak.

Ascending via Stell Point affords a relatively short final section to Uhuru Peak, the Roof of Africa.  You can enjoy as many pictures as possible. After a short celebration at the summit, set off on the ebullient trek down. Go slowly and enjoy the stunning rainforest scenery as you head towards Mweka Camp.

Arriving before dusk – with every step the air has more and more oxygen although your legs will be tired and your heart will be light. Overnight stay at Mweka Camp.

Meal plans; Full Board

Trek Day 7: Covers 3-4 hours

Arrive in Arusha

After breakfast, you descend once again through a beautiful montane forest and at around midday, after saying farewell to your crew. You will be picked up and transferred back to your hotel for a well–deserved shower and celebratory dinner.

Meal plan: Full Board

Trek Day8:


On this last day of climbing adventure, you will have a dayroom to pack, freshen up and then get ready for your flight back home or your onward adventures in East Africa.

End of the 7 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Safari via Machame Route.

Tour Trek Includes;

Quality, waterproof, four season private mountain sleeping tents;

Professional, experienced, mountain guides

All park fees and airport transfer rescue fees

All meals while on the mountain

Guides, porters, cook salaries and park fees

Quality mess tents with tables and chairs

Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food

Clean portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food

Clean, purified drinking water


 Medical kit

 Emergency oxygen

Crisis management and safety procedures

Fair and ethical treatment of porters

Accommodation in Arusha

 Portable toilet

Tour item not included;


Alcoholic and soft drinks

Visa fees

Tip personal spending monies for souvenirs

Travel Insurance

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