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For seven days, you will soak up the majestic views and rugged adventure that make up ascending Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro from the tough-but-not-too-tough Machame Route. Considered among the most scenic of all the paths up the world’s highest free-standing mountain – you will see the Shira Plateau and possibly the Kibo caldera and ancient volcanic ash pit – Machame has just the right amounts of remoteness, adventure and exertion required to make you feel like you have reached your bucket-list goal but also had an enjoyable holiday.

Although you will be spending your days hiking through varied terrain, your nights will pass in complete comfort on a 3-inch foam mattress in a spacious 3-person pup tent (for every two guests) with a sub-zero sleeping bag. In addition, there is a dedicated toilet tent and a wash tent can be requested. If you need even more pampering, you can upgrade to the VIP option that includes a walk-in tent and full-length sleeping cots.

The mess tent is kitted out with chairs and tables for you to enjoy your tasty meals and your health will be constantly monitored to ensure that you are acclimatizing sufficiently to the thinner air. A portable altitude chamber and oxygen supplies are also carried on every trip in case of emergency.

Before and after your Kili climb, you will spend the night – making the trip nine days in total – at Legendary Lodge in Arusha, which is very comfortable guesthouse set in a fragrant coffee plantation with plenty of sports facilities available.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Walk through an indigenous Afromontane forest
  • See the Shira Plateau
  • Hike through glacial valleys & Alpine desert
  • Ascend Kibo to the Roof of Africa
  • Comfortable tents, delicious meals & fully trained crew
  • Up-to-date liability insurance & qualified first responder guides
  • Overnight on a working coffee farm
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Tour Duration: 3 Days
Start: Arusha, Tanzania
End: Arusha, Tanzania

Destinations visited

Accommodations visited


Arusha, Tanzania

Legendary Lodge
1 Nights

Arusha, Tanzania

Legendary Lodge
1 Nights


Day to day

On touching down at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be collected and transferred to Legendary Lodge in Arusha. Set in mature gardens on a working coffee farm, the lodge is good place to unwind after a long-haul flight and prepare for your exciting adventure: summiting the world’s highest free-standing mountain and the tallest peak in Africa.

All rooms at Legendary Lodge have Internet connections and you can choose between walking, mountain biking, tennis, squash or running if you want to work up a bit of a sweat. If you prefer to relax, book a treatment in the spa or use the steam room. Legendary Lodge has excellent cuisine and, of course, top-notch, freshly ground coffee.

Expert Opinion

We know because we go
Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

Climb with some of the best guides on Kilimanjaro and earn your brag rights. This 7 day Machame ascent increases your chances of a successful summit.

What's Included?

  • Transfers as specified in the itinerary

What's Excluded?

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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