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9 Day Machame Climb (Highlights)

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9 Day Machame Climb (Highlights)
Dawn arrives in shades of orange and blue; you will your legs to take one more step, one more; and then you see it, a simple sign with the word “Congratulations.” As you look upon the quilted land far below you, a profound peace settles over your tired body; you’ve done it, you have climbed Kilimanjaro.

Feel the exhilaration as you become a member of an elite group, those who have stood on the highest point in all of Africa. The Machame route is challenging but the rewards are great, with sweeping views and a variety of striking habitats that stimulate your senses as you climb. Dirt trails snake through lush pine forests; moorlands give way to semi-deserts which give way to alpine deserts which, finally, give way to a rocky, ice-capped summit. Evenings on Kilimanjaro are meant for contemplation and star gazing, and you’ll do both from your pup tent.

You’ll slowly begin to ascend from the forest zone into the heath zone, allowing your body to acclimatize. As you make your way to the first camp, you’ll bear witness to events some 60,000 years ago when a large section of the mountain collapsed. Continuing on, ascending into alpine desert, where the only green you’ll see are tussock grasses and curious moss balls, you’ll enjoy splendid views of Mawenzi peak. Depart just before midnight for the final summit bid so you reach the top as the first rays of dawn make their glorious appearance. Be sure to snap plenty of pictures so you can show the world what you’ve accomplished!

Kensington Tours offers local support in each region you visit, another reason we deliver unbeatable value. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

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We create personalized trips based on your preferences, this means no two trips are the same. Our expertise in over 90 countries worldwide means we take on all the complexities and logistics of planning your trip, so you can simply enjoy.

Whether you’re looking for culturally immersive experiences, relaxation, culinary delights, exclusive access or unique places to stay, we make it happen. While your local private guide takes it one step further by helping you authentically experien

Apr 15, 2024 through
Dec 31, 2025
Dec 19, 2025 7:00 PM
8 Nights from
$7,227.00 (USD)
Per Person


Day Destination
1 Arusha
2 Kilimanjaro To Arusha
3 Kilimanjaro
4 Kilimanjaro
5 Kilimanjaro
6 Kilimanjaro
7 Kilimanjaro
8 Kilimanjaro To Arusha
9 Arusha
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.