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Sunset over the Serengeti from Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa

Climb Kilimanjaro - Machame Route - Christmas 2024


18-28 December 2024


£2,950 (£650 deposit required to reserve your place)


At 5,895m, The peak of Kilimanjaro is the highest point on the Africa continent and is the highest free-standing volcano in the world.


The variety of landscapes encountered each day, the knowledge of the guides and the great company of the porter crew all make for an experience that is truly unforgettable.


There are many different routes used to reach the summit and we have chosen one that provides the group with the greatest chance of successfully summiting this wonderful lump of rock.


In association with The Altitude Centre, the route chosen is The Machame Route. This is a hiking route and not a technical climbing route - hiking is easy and on defined trails.


The beautiful and challenging Machame route approaches the mountain from the west and ascends through lush, fertile rainforest, before climbing up onto the moorlands of the Shira Plateau - one of the three calderas that make up the mountain. From there we pass the great lava tower and circumnavigate part of the southern aspect of Kibo crater, before ascending to the crater rim and then on to the summit.


The Machame trail sees relatively little human traffic, managing to retain a sense of untouched wilderness that can be lost on the more popular trails.


Reserve your place now with a £650 deposit and we'll be in contact with final payment arrangements (installments available)

  • Wednesday (2pm) - Depart home and fly to Tanzania

    Thursday - Met at the airport and transferred to our hotel

    Friday - Hike day 1 - 6hrs to Machame Camp

    Saturday - Hike day 2 - 5hrs to Shira 2 Camp

    Sunday - Hike day 3 - 8hrs to Baranco Camp

    Monday - Hike day 4 - 5hrs to Karanga Camp

    Tuesday - Hike day 5 - 4hrs to Barafu Camp

    Christmas Day - Hike day 6 - SUMMIT!

    Thursday - Hike day 7 - 4hrs to exit gate

    Friday - Day in Moshi before and evening flight home

    Saturday (7am) - Arrive Home

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