World Journeys | Kilimanjaro Trek: Machame Route

Mt. Kilimanjaro is situated south of the equator in Tanzania and, at 5,895m, is Africa's tallest mountain and the highest "free standing" mountain in the world. Huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit, and spectacular views and beautiful ice formations are the reward for the successful trekker, as well as the satisfaction of conquering this mighty peak.

As you hike through the lush green rainforest from the Machame Gate you realize that you have just embarked on an adventure of a lifetime! Giant tree ferns flourish underneath huge tropical trees decorated with Oldman's Beard (usnea lichen) and pretty flowers including a variety of lilies and hibiscus. Colobus and Blue Monkeys may often be seen jumping between these ancient trees with an abundance of birdlife and these forests are never quiet.

Trail length: 7 day / 6 night hike excluding pre / post nights at Keys Hotel (9 days / 8 nights total) Start: Machame Gate (1,490 m/4,890 ft) Highest point reached: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m / 19,340 ft)

Finish: Mweka Gate (1,980 m/6,500 ft) Total trail distance: 90 km / 55 miles Best time to go: January-March and the end June-October


  • 2 nights Moshi hotel including breakfast
  • Gear storage at the hotel for duration of hike
  • Transfers to/from Kilimanjaro National Park Gates
  • Services of an experienced Kilimanjaro registered head guide and assistant guides during hike
  • Climb briefing before the hike in Moshi
  • Porter service (hiker's baggage weight limit 12kg)
  • Guide and porter fees
  • National Parks Mountain rescue fees
  • Three meals per day on the trail prepared by a seasoned Kilimanjaro cook
  • Camping equipment (alpine tents, enclosed mess tents, compressed foam sleeping mats, camping chairs, tables, cutlery and crockery)
  • Water during the hike
  • Portable oxygen for emergency use
per person, twin share fr $4,550* Enquire
per person, single fr $5,493* Enquire
*Terms and Conditions
*T&Cs apply. Prices are pp twin share in NZD unless stated otherwise, and vary seasonally. Prices exclude international flights. Prices are correct as of 25 January 2019 and are subject to change without notification due to fluctuations in charges & currency. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of printing, but is dependent on availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Further terms & conditions apply, please ask your local helloworld agent for details.
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