Machame route is the most popular route to the mountain the route offers magnificent scenery and the trail is considered a bit challenging. Machame is also known as the whiskey route because of its difficulty and its best for those who are more adventurous and have a bit of backpacking experience. The path approaches the mountain from the south starting with a short drive from Moshi to machame Gate where hiking begins traversing through the rainforest heading to shira Plateau. This is the meeting point of many Kilimanjaro’s routes including lemosho route. The route passes underneath Kilimanjaro’s southern field on a trail known as the southern circuit which leads to barafu. The route uses mweka trail as its descent path.
The Machame route is a good six day hike for those who have not trekked much at high altitudes, with an effective extra day’s acclimatisation, giving a better success rate. Experienced and already acclimatised mountaineers may option for the more difficult 6 day ascent along the Machame route. The machame route is nicknamed as "Whiskey Route" because its consider more technically difficult but its steeper and beautiful scenic and Machame route its offer better acclimatization and it have high succes rate.
Elevation: Machame Gate 1,800m – Machame Camp 2,835m
• Distance: 11km
• Hiking time: 5 -6 hours
• Climatic condition: Montane forest
Our hike to the roof of Africa will start from machame gate and traverse through the lush green forest of Mt. Kilimanjaro. As the altitude rises we will enjoy the mesmerizing flora and fauna of the rain forest, after the walk we arrive to the first camp, located at 3,000m above sea level. If the weather permits we might get our first view of the glaciated dome of kibo