The Machame Route is a true mountain experience rather than a trek, and is indeed one of the most scenically beautiful routes up the mountain, offering the adventurous hiker a stunning scenic “slide show” over 6 days from the stunning late afternoon sunsets at Shira, the misty revelations of Kibo and the great Barranco Wall.
Machame is also known as the Whisky Route – the trail being both longer and slightly more challenging than its sister route Marangu.
Machame is, therefore, better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker who wishes more of a challenge and is comfortable with tented camping. This route is normally completed in a minimum of 6 days.
There is an added benefit to this, as you are afforded the most valuable commodity on the mountain – acclimatization – ‘walking high and sleeping low’, every day and due to this you stand a better than average chance to achieve their dream of standing on the roof of Africa, Uhuru Peak (5895m).
Your route takes you through banana and coffee plantations, rain forest, moorland, rocky ridges, semi-desert and there is even a short scrambling section in this route. It is led by fully licensed Government high altitude guides, supported by porters and an English speaking guide
This is a fully portered trek meaning that your porters, arriving at the campsite long before you, will have erected your tent and prepared your food and drink, all you will carry is your personal gear for the day.
With options to extend your stay in Tanzania and explore all the delights that East Africa has to offer.