6 Days Kilimanajaro Trekking Safari

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This 6 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking Tanzania Safari through Machame route allows for the ultimate discovery of the magical Kilimanjaro Mountain – Africa’s highest point and a dream challenge to many.

DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
Transportation by 4 WD safari van, Fuel expenses
Accommodation while on safari
The costs also cover the services of English speaking driver/guide
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) while on safari,
1 soft drink per meal i.e. a soda or mineral water at/during lunch and dinner
Park entrance fees
Two gorilla permit per person
Community visit
Ranger fees
Lots of fun in the African Sun
Fuel plus all activities while on the tour as will be detailed in your itinerary.
AMREF Emergency Evacuation Medical Insurance
Local and international flights
Personal Travel insurance
Visa Fees
Any other items of personal nature.


Day 1: Arusha to Machame route

After breakfast, you will drive from Arusha to the Machame route, which is often called the Whiskey Route. From the Machame Park gate is a gentle climb up through the original montane forest, it’s an ascent of 1,200m and 5-6 hours walking. Your first day of this Kilimanjaro trekking Tanzania adventure will end with dinner and overnight at the campsite.


Day 2: Shira cave

Have breakfast and hike through fine open moorland to camp by the Shira Cave at 3,840m. There are various animal species around this place and these include the herds of eland and some occasional lions, the geological features are fascinating and the wonderful the old volcanic caldera which can be viewed during a half-hour optional walk in the afternoon. This is 840m and 4-5 hours walking. Dinner and overnight at the camp


Day 3: Barranco Valley

From Shira, climb towards the main peak Kibo, descend into the sheltered Barranco Valley for mid-way camp at 3,950m. 6 – 7 hours walking and only 110m total ascent


Day 4: Barafu hut

Hike to Karanga Valley where you take a break for lunch. After lunch hike on to Barafu Hut 4600m, having hiked a total of 7 -8 hours and ascended 650m. You have fantastic views across to Mawenzi peak from the camp


Day 5: Kibo 5900m

Today you will aim to go past Gillmans Point to reach Stella Point on the crater rim for sunrise. 40 minutes and you will be at Kibo 5900m which is the highest point. Return on the Kidia descent route.
Ascent of 1,300m and about 7 hours trek to the summit; 2,600m descent and 6 – 7 hours trek to the Rau campsite (3400m) above Kidia gate.


Day 6: Rua campsite

From Rua campsite it is a 4 -5 hours descent through the forest to Kidia gate. Return to Arusha for the night marking the end of your Kilimanjaro trekking Tanzania Safari.