Our Safari Overview
This is a private trip up Kilimanjaro via machame route, the total number of days for the package is 8 days (6 days hiking 1 day of arrival 1 day for departure). The arrival and departure days include airport transfers and a night at a hotel. If you are already in the country then the arrival and departure days should be disregarded. We’ve also provided two sets of prices for the full package 8 days and prices for just the 6 days of the climb.
Although it has been referred to as the whiskey route due to some degree of difficulty, steepness and challenging longer days, machame route offers you the highest degree of success in reaching the top.
Lost in Africa professional mountain guides will do their best to make sure that you safely reach the top of Kilimanjaro hence fulfilling your goal and dream. They will adjust the pace accordingly and monitor your health periodically throughout the hike. You will be accompanied by your guide a cook and a team of porters (a crew of 9 people for 2 climbers). The more the climbers, the more the crew will be
Duration: 8 days (6 days hiking, 1 day of arrival, 1 day for departure).
Upon Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport or point of entry, you will be met and
transferred to your accommodation followed by a pre-climb briefing and equipment check
Meals included: Dinner. | Accommodation Masailand Safari Lodge.
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up and transferred to Machame gate to complete the registration, meet the rest of the team and commence the climb. The climb will take you through the cool and moist rain forest to your first camp amidst the giant heathers.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Machame Camp.
From the heather, you’ll hike through a steep rocky trail on open land with little to vegetation. The trail will bring you through plenty of ridges and to the volcanic caldera that requires a half hour optional afternoon walk to explore. If lucky, Eland herds will be on the
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Shira Camp.
Hike over boulders and volcanic rocks with a clear view of the western glaciers across the high-altitude desert while heading towards the lava tower where we’ll stop for lunch (if interested you can climb up the lava tower (4526m). Afterwards we’ll descend for about two hours to Barranco Valley (3962m). This climb and descending will help with acclimatization maximizing the chances for you to reach summit.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Barranco camp.
In the morning after breakfast, a steep and tricky climb up the Barranco wall will greet you, Once atop of the wall you’ll have a magnificent view of the Barranco valley and the camp you spent the previous night. Continuing, we’ll be at Karanga Valley Camp in time for lunch after which a short and steep uphill climb will take you past the Decken’s Glacier (placing it on our left), give you a fantastic view of Mawenzi peak and take you up a steep ridge to your final camp nested high up on the rocks (4328m). This camp offers splendid views of Mawenzi in the evening amid the strong wind that rip over the camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Barafu Camp.
Hiking will start at around midnight so as to reach Stella point on the crater rim for sunrise. You’ll have to patient yet persistent with a clear vision of your goal. You’ll be at the rim just before dawn with the first rays of light appearing. A one hour climb after you will be at Uhuru peak (5904) the highest point in the continent. From there we will start our 6hrs decent to Mweka camp (3075m). This long and hard day will tire you yet leave you absolutely happy knowing that you did it.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. | Accommodation: Mweka Camp.
The final day of the hike will take between 4 and 5 hours taking us all the way back to the pack gate. Check out will follow along with receiving our Kilimanjaro climbing certificates as well as saying our goodbyes to the mountain crew members. From there, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel for a hot shower, dinner and a much needed rest.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. | Accommodation: Masailand Safari Lodge.
The next morning after the climb you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home or to Zanzibar or to the National Parks for your safari extension depending on your destination and time of departure.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner (depending on departure time). | Accommodation: Accommodation in next destination
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Prices with arrival & departure days (8 days total)
|Prices without arrival and departure days (6 days of climbing only)||$3310