Kilimanjaro climb, Machame route

“A nine day, small group tour climbing Kili using the Machame route. Assisted by local guides and porters every step of the way, it's good to know this tour company supports the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project. ”

Highlights

Trek and climb Kilmanjaro | Machame Route | Local guides and porters | Six climate zones of Kilimanjaro | Kilimanjaro wildlife |Kilmanjaro Southern Circuit | Machame Camp | Shira Camp | Lava Tower | Barranco Camp | Karanga Camp | Barafu Camp | Vies of Mawenzi and Kibo | Mweka Hut Elevation | Rebman and Ratzel glaciers | Stella Point | Uhuru Peak and Kilmanjaro Summit |

Description of Kilimanjaro climb, Machame route

Climbing Kilimanjaro is one of the world's greatest mountain adventures and unlike other peaks it can be climbed without technical skills by anyone who is fit and has loads of determination.

The Machame route to climb Kilimanjaro from the South west has a great success rate and offers wonderfully varied and spectacular scenery. Trekking up through six successive climate zones this route to climb Kilimanjaro provides excellent acclimatisation and the easiest final night's climb.

The Machame route is fantastic for wildlife as the ascent takes you on a climatic journey from the tropics to the arctic. All our guides are highly knowledgeable about the wildlife on Kilimanjaro and are able to explain all the changes you will see. The grassy cultivated lower slopes soon turn into lush rainforest. Above this is heath and moorland dotted with particularly impressive giant groundsel up to 16 feet (5 metres) high, along with huge lobelias and massive heathers. Iridescent blue-green sunbirds and drab brown but shrill-voiced alpine chats inhabit this strange world of giants. As the air grows dry and cold the terrain changes to Alpine desert, then finally ice, snow and cold rarefied air slow the pace to a dawdle. The crater rim at sunrise is the final achievement in this great African challenge. For anyone interested in nature this is the perfect trip.

Our prices include airport transfers, hotel accommodation before and after you climb Kilimanjaro, all the Kilimanjaro park fees, your guide and porters and all your food on the climb.

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Responsible tourism: Kilimanjaro climb, Machame route

Environment

These are things we do on all our treks
We operate all our treks in line with the guidelines of the Leave No Trace Organisation.

Our key values are:
• We are committed to the enjoyment, health and protection of Kilimanjaro
• We believe that education is the best means to protect Kilimanjaro and we ensure all our guides understand how important this is and what they need to do to protect the mountain
• We believe that practicing the Leave No Trace principles is the most relevant and effective long-term solution to maintaining the beauty, health of, and access to natural lands;

Specifically this means:
• All trash is packed out for recycling or disposal
• All cooking is done on kerosene stoves and no wood is ever cut or used
• All drinking water is boiled and given to clients in refillable bottles
• We provide private tented toilets to ensure all waste is controlled and disposed of safely
• No washing is allowed in streams - clients are provided with water for washing that is disposed of well away from any water source
• Water use is minimised at all camp sites

Community

It is important to remember that over a third of the cost you pay for a Kilimanjaro climb is paid to the National Park as fees. This means that if you find a cheap price this is only possible by paying less to the guides and porters, less for food and less for equipment.

As members of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project and the International Porter Projection Project we work to maintain high standards of welfare for all our guides and porters covering wages, clothing, accommodation, food and tips. KPAP have recommended tip levels for all climbs which we undertake to recommend to all our clients.

All of the staff we employ in Tanzania are local: we do not employ any non local guides or administrative staff so that more of the money you pay goes back into the local economy. Overall we employ some 50 guides, 25 cooks and 400 porters. We use and support local hotels such as Bristol Cottages and Sal Salinero and local transport providers again ensuring the maximum benefit to the local people.

As well as helping clients summit Kilimanjaro we encourage them to visit locally run community projects such as Mulala Village and the Amani Children’s Home. Mulala village is a traditional Maasai village where the people are working collaboratively to use tourism to fund improvements in health and education for all the village people. Amani Childrens Home looks after nearly 100 street children who have been either orphaned or abandoned.

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Reviewed on 04 Mar 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Summit morning.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Don't risk not taking altitude medication and make sure you've done some training and used to sleeping in tents.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Unforgettable.

Reviewed on 07 Aug 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


My son and I climbed two mountains respectively in Kenya and Tanzania. The Mt Kenya climb was organised by Kenya Treks and the Mt Kilimanjaro one by
Kandoo, both organisations were very professional in all aspects of the climbs. The most existing part of the trips was to see how each teams was proud to
show their mountain, also I was extremely touched by Kandoo team who made sure that my son would have a birthday cake at over 4000 meters altitude, that
was very special! John our Kenyan guide for Mt Kenya went up and down the trails picking up trash left by hikers and porters, on an average he picked 2 full
bag a day! We were very impressed by this dedication to the mountain and we became trash spotters for him! Great time all around!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Make sure you book with a reputable company and listen to your team advises.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We felt that our team was a happy team, talking and joking late at night and early in the morning, we had a great time with them!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent, saw beautiful sites and met great people!

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