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Mountain Kilimanjaro Climbing 7 Days Machame Route provided by Exceed Expectations Tours & Safari

Mountain Kilimanjaro Climbing 7 Days Machame Route

Mountain Kilimanjaro Climbing 7 Days Machame Route
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About
The Machame route is also known as the Whiskey route, given its reputation for being a tough climb, in contrast to the easier Marangu route, which is known as the Coca Cola route. Unlike the gradual incline and hut accommodations found on the Marangu Route, the climbers on Machame hike steeper trails, for longer distances, while sleeping in tents. The Machame Route climb can be done in a minimum of six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is most often tackled over seven days (six nights), for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. The trek begins at Machame Gate, located in the southern base of mountain, within its lush, fertile rainforest. The route heads toward the Shira Plateau, before circling along the southern circuit halfway around the mountain, exposing the climber to great views from all angles. The approach to the summit is made from the east, and the descent follows the Mweka trail.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 168659P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Dinner • Dinner • Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Breakfast • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
Duration
7 days
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please provide us in advance the date,time an any other important information about your arrival flights to avoid any unnecessary problems.
Airports:
Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
Inclusions
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Dinner • Dinner • Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Breakfast • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please provide us in advance the date,time an any other important information about your arrival flights to avoid any unnecessary problems.
Airports:
Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
Duration
7 days
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
8 stops
Day 1
Machame Gate To Machame Camp
Day 2
Machame Camp To Shira Camp
Day 3
Shira Camp To Barranco Camp
Day 4
Barranco Camp To Karanga Camp
Day 5
Karanga Camp To Barafu Camp
Day 6
Barafu Camp To Uhuru Peak & Down...
Day 7
Trek Millennium Camp To Mweka Gate
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Brigette
Broken Bow, OK12 contributions
“Kilimanjaro Trek Machame Route and 4-days Tanzania Safari”
Jul 2021 • Friends
I emailed Oscar the director of Exceed Expectations Tours & Safari for Kilimanjaro climbing & Safari quotes. He responded immediately with very detailed and reasonable priced quotes.

I checked the reviews and contacted several climbers getting rave recommendations for Oscar and his company.

I went ahead and booked Machame route where I was with 6 other climbers and from our experience the reviews do not do justice to his excellence.

Our safety and health were top on their agenda. It was like being with people that you have known for a long time. Excellent food and drinks by the John kept us going.

The porters worked so hard, rushing ahead to put up tents. Oscar taught us about Kilimanjaro, history, and Tanzania, also took our great shots.

As for the 4-day safari, again not enough said about how great this experience was. We visited Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater.

Our guide was very knowledgeable when it came to the different game in the parks as well as finding the best spots to see animals. Heading into the national parks can be a headache for some as wait times can range from 10 minutes to an hour or so.

However, we never spent a ton of time at each gate entrance, and our guide made sure to get through in a timely matter.

As well, we wanted to get up early to see active game in the parks as this is the best time to see them, and our guide made sure of this as we headed out in the early morning hours where we had great luck in seeing all types of game.

Overall it was an excellent trek with professionals. If you're having trouble finding a good climbing company, I highly recommend Exceed Expectations Tours & Safari!
Written 23 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Brigette, Again we appreciate your support during this difficulty time for all of us. I admit we were so proud to have you as our client and am even humbled to see that you enjoyed your trip with us here in Tanzania. I understand we are facing a big crisis in the world due to covid-19, that why on behalf of the entire crew I want to thank you both for your choice and consideration to use our services. Again we welcome you to Tanzania our friends. Regards, Oscar Swai
Written 8 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elba
Alberta Beach, Canada2 contributions
Breathtaking at Barafu Camp, 7 Days Machame Route.
Jul 2020 • Friends
I was a solo travel from America and I join the group for 7 days Machame Route with Exceed Expectations Tours for a very reasonable and competitive price.

Early I received a lot of offers from many Companies that I approached but I was more impressed by Exceed package and after a serious of questions and price negotiations I decided to join a group.

On arrival I was picked by Exceed driver who was kind and funny at all time, he drove me to my hotel and a few hours later I mate Mr. Oscar and he was happy to answer some few questions I had for him.

Later on I did join the other travel and together we get a briefing from our guides about everything we needed to know, followed by gears checkup and other formalities. Around 08:30 am we were hit the road to the Machame gate and my adventure were now real.

First few days were cool and amazing and ten start to get harder, there was time I felt I could not go on anymore, afraid to then here were I learn the importance of a group than being by your own, the guides techniques and encouragements I received from other climber were definitely the only thing that keep me going at that time.

Reach Stella point I felt like am done, no more I can’t feel my face neither my legs couldn’t take another step, too cold now and harder to catch my breath, And I see and hear our guides whisper just few kilometers and we will all be at the top.

I remembered yelling myself at the top, was happy moreover grateful for our guides, this guy’s deserve a gold medal, I could see myself smile, taking pictures and videos.

Story of my life in Africa and I wanted to share with you too.Amazing country, Crazy Mountain and best tour operator in Kilimanjaro.

Thank you all and I can’t wait to plan another tour with this guys.
Written 13 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Troy, We Exceed Expectations Tours, thanks all of you who climbed the highest Mountain in Africa with us during this difficulty and uncertain time. Thanks for allow us to take care of you at all time you stayed with us in Kilimanjaro, although we have more procedures to be followed to maintain your health and make sure always your safe. We are all aware of the challenges that we both face due to Covid-19 pandemic disease. We promise to preserve our service in a highly professional care and ensure your well-being as our number one priority especially when we are fighting this global challenge together. Welcome again (Karibuni tena) in Tanzania for more amazing adventures. Regards, Oscar Swai
Written 14 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jonny
Colorado Springs, CO2 contributions
Hike Kili & Balloon Safari at Serengeti. Made Possible by Exceed Expectations Tours!
Nov 2019 • Friends
Go to Africa was always my dream and as much as I love to travel, Africa has opened my eyes and make me understood there is so much more the world can offer to us.

The beauty of Kilimanjaro and magnificence of Serengeti national park in Norther Tanzania blow my mind away.

Well for all 7 days we climbed kili through the best forest we could hope for, Oscar suggest a two options and I choose Machame, because I wanted to hike high and sleep low and get the best view of the mountain at all time.

Passing and seeing other climbers, pushing up every day, drink enough water to deal with altitude sickness were a routine for all days.

I made it to Barafu Camp, the highest place you could ever be in Africa and I was having tears of joy.

The next day after descending from Mt. Kili I was ready to visit and tour the magnificent Serengeti Park, I also arranged the balloon ride so that I get the best view of Serengeti.

It was glorious to flew over the plains of Serengeti and it’s was first for me to see cheetah from balloon.

Cross the Seronera River, then to a short grass of Ndutu were a magical spectacle of wildebeest and Zebra from a balloon service.

Balloon service is beautiful, Exceed Tours service is beyond greatness and I recommend this local company to anyone out there.
Written 15 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Gebjonn, Thanks so much our good friend. On behalf of Exceed Expectations Tours Management, i kindly want to appreciate your choice for both Kili and Safari with us here in Tanzania. We really had a good time and learn a lot from you too. Once again we invite you for more adventure in our beautiful country. Regards, Oscar Swai. Karibu Sana...
Written 17 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nabil
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
Made it to the Roof of Africa! 5895m (19,342ft).
Sep 2019 • Business
We arrived at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest point in the content of Africa in the early hours of 22th, September after an exhausting climb through the night.

Left Barafu base camp (4,673) at 2:00 am after not being able to sleep and already climbing many hours that day. I had zero left in time after reaching Stella point… every 3 steps on the summit ridge I battled to stay awake and upright… was literally falling into a sleep every 30 seconds….

Admittedly probably went too fast! The altitude was affecting me way more than it had before. Felt like my mind wasn’t connected to my body. I didn’t have energy left to even take off gloves or say anything at the summit before descending rapidly to more oxygen rich air.

What an experience though! Seeing the sunrise on the approach to Stella point was a crazy weird emotional feeling. Tears were shed! Loved every minute of the trip.

Kilimanjaro is a stunning place, camping on the mountain every night was so great and amazing.

Got to share the experience with an amazing team and couldn’t have done it without the support of the guide / porters…

Thanks to everyone who participate to make this dream come true to us, thanks Exceed Expectations Tours for your generosity and a well-planned and prepared adventure.
Written 24 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello zubairln, It was really amazing to have and save you here in Tanzania. Exceed Tours, is proud to read and see that you enjoyed your trip to Kilimanjaro and we appreciate that you took your time to share it with us and the rest of the world. Thanks for this great review and recommendation our good friend. Regards, Oscar Swai. Karibu Sana!
Written 28 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Enrico
Bangkok, Thailand2 contributions
We did it together 💪 with Exceed Expectations Tours!
Aug 2019 • Business
August 18, 2019 will be a day to remember, we summited Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa. The entire 7 days was way more than just a summit. Special thanks for #ExceedExpetationsToursTeam for the amazing experience they offered us with all porters, delicious food, special treatment and making us feel like a family.

As for Henry our guide thank you for being such a great team leader, motivating and encouraging us through our downs and pushing us beyond limits. We would have not been able to do it without you, in the mountain we take care of each other and we make it as a team.

​We met 7 days ago as strangers but now we are family.Special thank for Oscar who from the first day he explained and assure us about our safety, he is really a great, amazing, professional, trustworthy and an open hurt guy to work and be with in Kilimanjaro.

Thank you all for making me live the best week of my life and making my dream come true. For all out there who think they can’t do it, well ‘YES YOU CAN’ with Exceed Expectations Tours!
Written 7 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello brianco, Thank you so much for your feedback. On behalf of Exceed Expectations Tours, i would like to appreciate both, you and your friend for choosing and booking with us. It was so pleasure to organize and prepare that adventure for you guys. I hope to see you again in the future our good friends. Regards, Oscar Swai Karibu Sana
Written 9 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Taylor
South Boston, VA4 contributions
The Machame Route 6 Nights at Kilimanjaro Mountain with Exceed Expectations Tours....
Jun 2019 • Solo
Many people ask me about my trip to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania so I decided to describe a little bit here, and share some photos with you. The whole trekking lasted for 7 days we walked the road Machame Route (whiskey) in total we did over 60km.
1 day we are moving from Machame Gate 1800m to the first camp Machame Camp 2835m.

At the gate we leave our big backpacks, where the pottery weigh them and share all the kitting they wear (often on their head) to each of the camps we eat dinner and go… feels excited, can’t wait, until we move, I don’t know what to expect.

I’m going to get a little bit physically we walked very slowly, I knew it was necessary the road was constantly through the tropical forest, wonderful views. Around 18:00 we were already, our tents are waiting spread and in one bigger tent where our meals waited I know understand it worth it, the beautiful weather I start to realize that I’m in Tanzania and I fulfill one of my dreams.

The night was beautiful and cold, in the sky you can see plenty of stars was amazing feeling and we will forever remember those days with the only one company that I can recommend to everyone who wish to summit Kilimanjaro in the future.
Written 3 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear jozsef2, On behalf of Exceed Expectations Tours would like to say thank you so much for being with us all this time. Apart from a wonderful comment that you write here, we were also so happy that we get the chance to organize and save you as our clients this year. Special thanks to you for trusting us and spend the time with us here in Tanzania. And i want to welcome you again in Tanzania for more adventure in many of our beautiful National Parks and Beach Holidays in Zanzibar as we discussed. Hope to see you soon my friend. Regards, Oscar Swai Karibu Sana..
Written 5 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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N548LKjoanneh
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"An outstanding adventure from start to finish!"
This is simply a wonderful company to travel with. We've actually done 2 trips with them - a safari and the Kiliman
934pavithranr
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“Outstanding service with Exceed Expectations Tours!”
We are small group from Uk, climbed Kili through Rongai route and then went for 3 days budget Safari on April 2021
hawrami
hawrami
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“Couldn't asked for a better group of guides, pleasant, courteous, friendly and helpful”
I had an excellent experience climbing for 7 days Lemosho route in March 2021 with Exceed Expectations Tours team.
khari561
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“Great Safari in Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater”
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pinoaguero
pinoaguero
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“An outstanding adventure, exceeded all our expectations”
We've actually did 2 trips with them - a safari and then Kilimanjaro trekking. The safari itself exceeded our expec
berryblady
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“Brilliant 6 Days safari & 2 Days Zanzibar Island, great guide, fabulous lodges with Exceed Expectations Tours!”
We were six friends who decided to spend our holiday visiting Northern Tanzania parks. Everything was perfect! Our
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“Trek under rain, sun and stars for 7 Days Lemosho Route”
It’s a great choice especially when you travel to Africa. The route is great and they were nice many moments for 9
dodds80
dodds80
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“Top notch guide, 8 Days Lemosho Route”
The trip exceeded all our expectations. We had an expert guide that showed us all the highlights - all of the staff
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“Reliable, affordable, and amazing safari experience, Check with Exceed Expectations Tours!!
The adventure of a 5-day safari in Tanzania with Exceed Expectations Tours was unconditionally amazing. The whole t
Ghine8563
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Wonderful Trip in Northern Tanzania With Exceed Expectations Tours!
We went on a 6 day Northern Tanzania Safari to Lake Manyara, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater, and Arusha. We had a
Gilbert_676
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Conquer the Hardest Route…. Umbwe Route for 6 Days.
Upon this decision to climb kili through the most difficult route as perceived, my friends and I we have to prepare
Kaiquejos
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Top Customer Service from Exceed Expectations Tours !
Henry was far than a guide to us, he was friend, fun and patient guy especially when we want to quit, there is time
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Amazing Guide's.... Kilimanjaro Trekking & 4 Days Safari Worth Every Dollars!!!
I saw the link for Exceed Expectations Tours on TripAdvisor, so straight away i sent them an inquiry, I must say it
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The Perfect 8 days Lemosho Route with Exceed Expecations Tours
I was so lucky that I joined Mt.Kili lemosho Route 8 days with Exceed Expecations Tours in Jan ,2020 .Before the t
Mightyacid
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To the roof of Africa, exceeding my expectations in every way!
Me and my friend have been planning this trip for like a year, at first we are pretty nervous about climbing Kilima
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