7 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route Group Join Climb

7 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route Group Join Climb

7 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route Group Join Climb- The Machame route, also known as the Whisky Route is one of the most scenic and recommended routes on Kilimanjaro.This popular route with paths through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through the moorland zones to the Shira Plateau. It then traverses beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Ice fields to join the Barafu Route to the summit. Because it can be done over longer periods and the incline is more manageable it has a much higher success rate of the summit.

Though 6 and 7-day programs are both available, the 7-day option is recommended for a better acclimatization transition.

Group Program Description

 Arrive in Tanzania

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), You will be picked up by the staff of Kilipeak Adventure from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and driven to your accommodation in Arusha. Participants will be given a short briefing for the Kilimanjaro Machame Route climb for the next day. Kits and the necessary equipment will be checked as well.
Dinner and overnight at Ilboru Safari Lodge or Similar: B&B

Day 1: Machame Gate – Machame Hut: | Rain forest

Elevation: 1811m/5942ft to 3021m/9911ft
Altitude gained: 1210m

After breakfast we will drive to Machame gate then completing the necessary registration formalities at Machame National Park gate ready to start our Kilimanjaro Machame Route Climb, we begin to trek through a beautiful and lush forest. At these lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and quite slippery. We highly recommend gaiters and trekking poles here. We have a picnic lunch en route before we arrive at Machame Camp. [5-6 hours walking]

Day 2: Machame Hut – Shira Camp: | Moorland

Elevation: 3021m/9911ft to 3839m/12,595ft
Altitude gained: 818m

We soon leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of giant heather. The trail climbs steadily through rocky hills with wide views of the Shira Plateau. From our camp near Shira Hut, we take in the unforgettable views of Mt. Meru as she floats among the clouds. [4-5 hours walking]

Day 3: Shira Camp – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp: | Semi-Desert

Elevation: 3839m/12,595ft to 3986m/13,077ft
Altitude gained: 147m

A morning of sustained ascent and panoramic views brings us to lunch near Lava Tower. The trail then descends to the bottom of the Barranco Valley, where we stay in the spectacular Barranco Camp sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below. [7-9 hours walking]

Day 4: Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp: | Alpine Desert

Elevation: 3986m/13,077ft to 4034m/13,235ft
Altitude gained: 48m

A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Ice fields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows, and there is only a short distance to our camp at Karanga Camp, the last water point on the approach to the summit. [5-7 hours walking]

Day 5: Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp:| Alpine Desert

Elevation: 4034m/13,235ft to 4662m/15,295ft
Altitude gained: 628m

We follow an easy path on compacted scree with wide views that gains altitude unrelentingly to reach Barafu Hut for lunch. There is a short acclimatization hike to the plateau at the bottom of the southeast valley. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the early morning final ascent. [3-5 hours walking]

Day 6: Barafu Camp – Summit:  up| – Mweka Camp down | Glaciers, Snow Capped Summit

Elevation: 4662m/15,295ft to 5895m/19,341ft
Altitude gained: 1233m
Descent to 3106m/10,190ft
Altitude lost: 2789m

We start our ascent by torchlight about 1 a.m. so that we can be up on the crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (18,800 ft), in about five or six hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the two-hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (19,345 ft), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Barafu is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshments, we continue to descend to reach, Millennium Camp (12,500 ft) then to our final camp Mweka camp. [11-15 hours walking]

Day 7: Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate: 9.1km/6mi | Rain forest

Elevation: 3106m/10,190ft to 1633m/5358ft
Altitude lost: 1473m

After breakfast and a heartfelt ceremony of appreciation and team bonding with your crew, it’s time to say goodbye. We continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. As the weather is drastically warmer, the terrain is wet, muddy, and steep and we highly recommend Gaiters and trekking poles.

From the gate, a vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel in Arusha. Enjoy a long overdue hot shower, dinner, and celebrations!![4-6 hours walking]
Dinner and overnight at Ilboru Safari Lodge or Similar: B&B

 Departing Day.

Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight back home, safari, or a relaxing trip to Zanzibar we can discuss on arrival day.

7 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route Group Join Climb Includes:

Transfers:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  • Transfer to the starting point and return after your climb.

Entry fees:

  • All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping fees, and climbing permits
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees

Accommodation:

  • Accommodation before and after trek  (double occupancy)
  • Tented accommodation on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Please note:

All accommodation is on 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).

Meals:

  • 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.
  • All drinks on the hike (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and water).
  • Water for washing up daily

Hiking and safety equipment

  • All group equipment (spacious and comfortable dining tent, camping table and chairs, crockery and cutlery);
  •  Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summing aid) and oximeters;
  • Complete medical kits.
  • Private Chemical Portable toilet

Climbing crew:

  • Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro National Park. All our guides are the holder of Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid certifications. All our guides have 5+years of successful mountaineering experience;
  • Dedicated support crew (assistant guide, porters, cooks, etc.).

7 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route Group Join Climb Excludes;

• Flights and airport taxes
• Items of a personal nature
•Visa
• Health requirements (Yellow Fever compulsory if traveling to Tanzania recommended)
• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
• Snacks, personal medicine, and water purifying tablets
• Meals & drinks not specified and snacks
• Tips and any items of personal nature.


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11 Days Machame Route Climb and Wildlife Safari

11 Days Machame Route Climb and Wildlife Safari

Trip Briefing

11 Days Machame Route Climb and Wildlife Safari. Adventure of a lifetime, This is a combination package of Mount Kilimanjaro via Machame route 6 days climb and a 4 Days Wildlife Safaris in Northern Parks

Full Trip Details

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania:

Clients may arrive at any time in Tanzania, A private transfers from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to your lodge in Arusha will be arranged by Kilipeak Adventure to Karama Lodge and Spa.
All airport transfers are part of the package, no extra fee is required. We stay at Karama Lodge, which is a beautiful Hotel located on the lower slopes of Mount Meru and is a perfect place to prepare you for adventure.
We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Dinner and overnight at Karama Lodge and Spa: Half Board

Day 2: Machame Gate to Machame Hut 

The climb starts from Machame gate (1830m), we walk through the lush lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Slowly gaining altitude while enjoying the diverse flora and fauna of the rain forest, you will arrive at the first Machame Hut, situated at 3000m above sea level
It is a clear day we may get our first closer look at the glaciated dome of Kibo if the evening clouds permit.
Machame Gate to Machame Hut (3,000 m): 6-7 hours walking.

Day 3: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

A shorter day climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as a picnic site, and continue up a gentler ascent through the lower alpine moorland, which is known for beautiful wild alpine flowers. The most spectacular views of the Kibo peak can be seen from Shira Camp.
Machame Hut to Shira Camp (3,840m); 4-6 hours walking.

Day 4: Shira Camp TO Barranco Valley

Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m.).
Shira Camp to Barranco valley (3,900 m.): 5-7 hours walking.

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp

A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley. After a short break for a hot lunch, we take a steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp. The two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi can be seen from Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch at the Camp, The remainder of the day is spent resting as we prepare for the final ascent before an early night summit walk.
Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m): 7-9 hours walking.

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp

Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to the rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for a few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to the main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.
Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking.

Day 7: Descent– Mweka Camp to Arusha

A gentle walk takes us down through the rain forest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch, we drive back to Arusha at Karama Lodge.
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate: 3-5 hours walking.
Dinner and overnight at Karama Lodge and Spa: Half Board

Day 8: Game Drive Tarangire National Park.

Today we drive to Tarangire National Park, for excellent game viewing. Tarangire is a small park that offers some excellent sights. Generally, in the dry seasons, Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water. We spend the day in our beautiful park with stunning views and a unique atmosphere. In the late afternoon, we make a short journey from the park to our special lodge at Karatu.
Dinner and overnight at Eileen’s Tree Inn Lodge: Bed, dinner, breakfast, and lunch.

Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater Tour.

Today we will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for your crater tour. Here we will explore the forest areas inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where we may see flamingos. We will also visit the open savannah where the lions hunt. Picnic lunch will be served in the crater. In the late afternoon, we make a short journey back to Karatu.
Dinner and overnight  Eileen’s  Tree Inn Lodge: Bed, dinner, breakfast, and lunch.

Day 10: Lake Manyara National Park.

We depart from your lodge in Karatu and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two-thirds of the park. At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the groundwater forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands, and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree-climbing lions. In the late afternoon, we drive back to Arusha.
Dinner and overnight at Karama Lodge and Spa: Half Board.

Day 11: Departure Day

Depending on your flight schedule and departure point you will be transferred to the airport to connect your flight for further travel.

11 Days Machame Route Climb and Wildlife Safari Includes:

• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
• Return transfers Kilimanjaro airport to Arusha and Arusha to Kilimanjaro airport
• Hotel Lodging the night before and the night after the climb and Safari, BB basis
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
• All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping fees, and climbing permits.
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team)
• Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
• Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook
• Salaries for the mountain crew as per guidelines set by Kilimanjaro National Park
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress)
• Water for washing up daily
• Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs) from one camp to the next camp.
• Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
• A comprehensive Climbing Kilimanjaro travel info pack

11 Days Machame Route Climb and Wildlife Safari Excludes:

• Flights and airport taxes
• Items of a personal nature
• Compulsory tips for guides, porters, cook and Safari guides
• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
• Snacks, personal medicine, and water purifying tablets
• Meals & drinks not specified and snacks.

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COVID-19 SAFETY AND SANITARY MEASURES NOTICE

Due to the recent Covid 19 worldwide pandemic, to keep our guests and indeed our staff safe, we have made serious steps to cub the impact of the pandemic that we would like to make you aware.  We believe that with careful planning and consideration by our staff and guests we can continue to provide the best hospitality services on safari.  For now, this may be our new norm and routines.

The measures taken include the following:
  1. All our staff have received full vaccination approved by WHO
  2. All our staff have received full training in health and safety-related to the COVID-19 virus and are required to be extra vigilant with their personal hygiene and daily routines.
  3. Health condition of driver-guides will be monitored for not less than a week before being assigned to take clients on safari.
  4. City transfer and safari vehicles will be regularly disinfected before picking up clients, especially the high-touch surfaces and seats.
  5. While our vehicles are already cleaned between transfers, they will now also be disinfected between each use.
  6. To keep social distancing, safari vehicles with 4-window seats will be redesigned to take only 2 people in the passenger cabin.
  7. Safari vehicles with 6-window seats will still be available for families/group of friends wishing to travel together in one vehicle.
  8. The driver-guide will be at hand to oversee guests observe the recommended physical distancing at park entry gates, picnic sites, and while checking in at accommodation facilities.
  9. Each guest will receive their own adventure kit, which includes a Wildlife Guides' Journal, mini fan, mask and hand sanitizers, as well as a pair of binoculars – all in cleaned before each new set of guests.
  10. Guests are encouraged to come with their own masks;
  11. The driver-guide will take necessary personal protection precautions at all times which include wearing of masks and using sanitizer regularly after each physical contacts.
  12. Please be assured that all our selection of partner properties we work with have their strict COVID-19 hygiene policy in place.
  13. Tanzania wasn't Really affected by Covid 19 to the same extent as most other countries, especially those in Europe and South America. However, we will keep the above measures in place for your peace of mind.

Our meet and greet teams at airports will still be there to accompany guests into transfer vehicles.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you to Tanzania for your African safari holiday of a lifetime.

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