Mt. Kilimanjaro - Machame Route
Day 1
Met on arrival at Arusha or Kilimanjaro and transferred to the Moivaro Coffee Estate for the night on a b&b basis. Time to prepare and rest before the trek up Mt Kilimanjaro.

Day 2
An early start with a drive to Machame gate. Begin trekking through the rain forests on a winding trail, for 5-7 hrs past the first uniport hut to the Machame hut campsite (3100m). Overnight.

Day 3
After breakfast, leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing a little valley and walking along a steep rocky ridge covered with heather until the end of the ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge at 3658m (5-7 hours). Overnight at the Shira hut campsite (3800m).

Day 4
On this day after breakfast, continue to the nearby Shira Plateau, the Shira needles and cathedral. From the Shira Plateau continue trekking to the east towards the lava tower called the sharks tooth. Shortly after the tower you come to a junction leading to the arrow glacier. Continue to Barranco hut campsite(3900m) for overnight.(5-7 hours)

Day 5
Leaving Barranco and ascend the Barranco Wall with some wonderful views for the top. Then descend through the Karanga Valley to your next camp site for the night (about 3-4 hours).

Day 6
In the morning an easy day continue trekking to the Barafu hut campsite (4600m) for overnight. (3-4 hours). The two peaks, Mawenzi and Kibo can be seen from this point.

Day 7
An early start for Stella point (5745m) on the way to the Summit, Uhuru peak. This part of the climb takes about 8hrs. You have now reached the highest point in Africa (5895m)!! From the summit descend back to Barafu, (about 3 hours) then continue to Mweka hut campsite (3100m) for overnight. (5 hours).

Day 8
The day is spent descending to the Mweka gates, (5 hours), where you will be met & transferred to Arusha and to the Moivaro Coffee estate for the night on a b&b basis.