Machame Route 8 Days 7 Nights. Kilimanjaro National Park - Gombe Track Safaris and Tours Tanzania Ltd

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Day 1 Kilimanjaro airport – Moshi town.
Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport. Transfer to Moshi Town. Early evening pre-climb briefing on the trek. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Inn (HB)

Day 2 Moshi – Machame
After breakfast transfer to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Machame, Start the first section of the climb through the mountain forest to Machame Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. Approximate walking time is 5 to 7 hours. Meals and overnight at Machame camp

Day 3 Shira Camp
Follow the steep ridge across heath and moorland to picnic rock and the Shira plateau, to Shira Campsite at 12500ft/3800m (approx. 5 to 7 hours).
Meals and overnight at Shira camp

Day 4 Barranco
Depart towards Kibo crossing a broad valley then climb to a ridge crest, later cross the scree slopes and a river valley to reach Barranco Campsite 13000ft/3900m. (5-7 hours) Meals and overnight Barranco camp.

Day 5 Barafu Camp
After breakfast cross the floor of the Great Barranco Valley, over the Barranco wall to the Karanga River - the last water point on this route. A steep climb over rocky slabs to Barafu Campsite at 15500ft/ 4600m. (8-9 hours). Dinner and overnight at Barafu camp.

Day 6 Mweka Camp
An early start for the summit - Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m (6 to 7 hours. Descend via Barafu Campsite through the forest to Mweka Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. Meals and overnight at Mweka Camp.

Day 7 Descend to gate
After breakfast descend through to the park gate at Mweka Wildlife College (3 to 4 hrs). Met and transferred to Moshi Town. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Inn (HB)

Day 8  Departure
Breakfast at Mountain Inn. Later transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your onward flight

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