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From £5,395pp

The price shown is a guide - based on two people sharing and generally includes economy flights. Your holiday will be tailor-made to suit you and there are many factors that can influence the price, such as standard of accommodation, class of flight and time of year. Ask your travel specialist for more information.
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Kilimanjaro - The Machame Route

The Machame route is the most popular way to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. You can climb in confidence with A&K, we have a 97 per cent summit success rate. Benefit from additional acclimatisation days – a key component to reaching the roof of Africa. You’ll trek the Machame route alongside our attentive and experienced guides, all of whom are certified Wilderness First Responders. Staying in comfortable igloo tents, your epic ascent of Uhuru Peak will see you scale the highest point on the African continent. Your safety on the mountain is as important to us as successfully reaching the summit, which is why we are proud to support the Kilimanjaro Porter Association Project (KPAP).

All of our journeys are individually tailored to suit you. As a guide, this 10-day suggested holiday will cost from £5,395 per person, based on two adults sharing including flights from the UK and subject to availability. Please speak to a travel consultant to find out more.

 

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UK - Kilimanjaro

Your adventure begins with a flight from the UK via Amsterdam. We’ll meet you on arrival in Kilimanjaro and deliver you to the Lake Duluti Serena for the night.

Machame Camp

The Machame route through the Kilimanjaro National Park starts with a reasonably paced trek through thick rainforest filled with fig and rubber tree, begonia and other lush tropical vegetation. The forest gives way to tall grasses and heather as you gradually ascend. There’s no hurry – we’ll take our time making the ascent, stopping regularly to appreciate the scenery. You’ll arrive at Machame Camp by early evening.

Shira Camp

Admire the dramatic Uhuru Peak with your morning coffee before breaking camp and heading for the Hagenia zone. You’ll cross an expanse of savannah and a mesmeric landscape of volcanic rock before arriving at the Shira Plateau. From this height the views across the Maasai Steppe to Mount Meru and the Shire Needles in the distance are nothing short of spectacular.

Barranco Camp

A steady walk this morning up to the pass at Lava Tower where you’ll pause for lunch. Afterwards, a slight descent towards Barranco Camp over the Bastains stream. You’ll walk along the immense Grand Barranco canyon now. As you go there will be waterfalls fed by mountain streams that gradually converge to form the Umbwe River. We’ll make camp in the late afternoon.

Karanga Camp

Moving on towards Karanga Camp, you’ll begin the day with a fairly steep climb at Barranco Cliff. From there it’s a relatively easy trek up and down the mountain slopes for the rest of the day. You should make camp by around lunchtime, leaving you plenty of time to rest up or explore the Karanga Valley.

Barafu Camp

A scenic climb to Barafu across alpine desert terrain, with the majestic Mawenzi peak off to your right and Kibo overhead. We’ll make camp in the early afternoon but the altitude is beginning to bite. The temperature at this point is so low you’ll be sleeping with most of your clothes on. Climbers planning to make the challenging ascent to the summit tomorrow will need an early night.

Ascent to Summit - Descent to Mweka Camp

Setting off shortly after midnight, you’ll begin a 13-hour trekking day with a trek between the imposing Ratzel and Rebman glaciers to the crater’s edge. From here it’s just another hour to the highest point on the African continent. Take in the breathtaking views and that extraordinary feeling of achievement. You’ve done it! We descend to Mweka in time for dinner.

Mweka - Machame Gate

Descending from Mweka, you should reach the gate by noon, where you’ll be presented with a certificate to mark your successful ascent of Kilimanjaro. One of our team will meet you here for the return transfer to Lake Duluti Serena and a well-deserved rest.

Kilimanjaro - UK

A day to relax and reflect on your experience with fellow climbers. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK or you may want to reward yourself with a safari.

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