Machame route is trail which approaches Kilimanjaro through forest and moorland from the south-west, and joins the Shira route before traversing beneath the southern ice fields of Kibo. At the commence of this route is rainforest where you can experience wildlife like baboons .Once you are at the second camp Shira Camp early in morning if no clouds you will get good view of Mount Meru the second highest mountain in Tanzania. The nine day itinerary gives maximum possible acclimatization, and gives climbers enough time to experience the magnificent scenery of Kilimanajaro Mountain. 


Machame route show the real scenic of Kilimanajo mountain and the accommodation means is camping where mattress and camping materials are important to this route.


Hike type:  Small- Medium& Large group size, Youth and Family, High altitudes. Summit success rate: Gilman’s Point (94%). Uhuru Peak (97%).

Tour No: K025

Booking Availability: 98%

Offer per Person: Start from US$ 2,350

Best time: All year around

Duration: 8Day/ 7night

Departures: Daily

Departing From: Arusha

Departure Time: 0800 Hrs (possible to leave earlier than)

Minimum Travelers: 2

Language: English Mountain guide

Transportation Means: Land cruiser/ Land rover, 4 by 4 cars models are available.

Day 1. Arrival
International Airport (JRO) on arrival in Tanzania, you will be met by one of Giraffe Safari representative who will welcome you and who will transfer you from the airport to Arusha town. You will spend the night in this busy tourist town. Where will get short briefing from our representative at hotel and leave you to relax for while and have dinner and overnight stay at Venice Hotel.

Day 2: Arusha-Machame Gate-Machame Camp 

After breakfast at hotel in Arusha City in morning you will get pick up and being driven to Machame gate for 3hours with porters and guides.After reaching at the gate you will start registration with your guide while porters organizing cargoes. After finishing the registration and lunch, we will commence hiking through the rainforest which will take you 5 to 6 hours. After being at Machame Hut, you will sign your name in the camp tracking book and spend the night in nature.

  • Hiking time:5-6hours.
  • Elevation:1811m-3021m:
  • Meal: Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: Approximately
  • Habitat: Mountain forest

Day 3: Machame Camp- Shira Camp 

Starting to climb from Shira plateau, our first walk will be a bit steep and the naked heathens at this altitude provide little shade from the heat. The path after lunchtime will be dusty so using gaiters will be a good choice. In spite of all the difficulties this route may bring, by taking it slowly, resting frequently and wholeheartedly enjoying en-route views that encompass Kibo and Meru and all points down the foothills of the mountain. The route later will turn west onto a deep river gorge until we arrive at Shira One campsite.

  • Hiking time:5-6hours.
  • Elevation:3050m-3850m:
  • Meal: Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: Approximately 5.3km.
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Habitat: Stone scree