Machame Route

If you have a dream of climbing Kilimanjaro, then the Machame route is the most suitable route to make your dream happen. More than 50% of Kilimanjaro Climbers, choose the Machame route to maximize their Kilimanjaro success rate.

Coupled with stunning views and a rich variety of terrain, Machame is one of the most scenic routes on Kilimanjaro. Machame route approaches Kilimanjaro from the south and because of the shorter itinerary, this route has a higher success rate.

The other name of the Machame Route is Whiskey Route. And, it is considered one of the most picturesque routes to Kilimanjaro. The reason why many hikers choose this route is the varied terrain and stunning view that you will get to see while climbing. Normally it takes 6 to 7 days allowing climbers sufficient time to acclimatize to high altitude and increase their chances of a successful summit.

Climbing on the Machame Route begins in the lush rainforests at the base of the mountain, allowing climbers to observe the rich flora and fauna that thrives in such harsh conditions. As the trails ascend, the landscapes transform into heath and moorland, where you can spot a different set of plants and wildlife.

It's no wonder that Machame Route provides an unforgettable adventure, but the at same time it requires a good level of physical fitness and proper planning and preparation. All climbers on Machame Route should engage in regular exercise and endurance training so that they can be physically capable of withstanding the demanding terrain Just like physical training, it’s important to pack the appropriate gear including sturdy hiking boots and all required camping equipment.

To enhance your chances of a successful climb on the Machame Route, it is recommended to choose a reputable tour operator or guide who can provide the necessary support and expertise.

They will handle logistics, such as securing permits, organizing meals and accommodations, and ensuring safety throughout the journey. Having a knowledgeable guide by your side can greatly enhance your overall experience and make your trek up Mount Kilimanjaro a memorable one.

Climbing Kilimanjaro on the Machame Route is an immersive experience. On this journey, you can connect yourself with nature and spot diverse wildlife that thrives in such harsh conditions.

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If you have a dream of climbing Kilimanjaro, then the Machame route is the most suitable route

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Machame At A Glance


The total length of the Machame Route is 62 km/39 miles.


You can complete the Macheme Route in 6 to 7 days. But 7- a day itinerary is more successful as it gives you one extra day acclimatise. Past travellers have completed the Machame Route in seven days without facing any problems like high-altitude sickness.

Success Rate

Due to its excellent acclimatisation profile, Machame Route has an incredible success rate which is around 95% in the seven-day itinerary, and a 73% success rate in six days category.

Machame Travel Faq

1 How busy is Machame Route?

Machame route is one the busiest route on Kilimanjaro. More than half all-Kilimanjaro Climbers choose this route due to its scenic beauty and great acclimatisation profile.

2 What is the best time of the year to climb Machame Route?

The dry season from late June to October and December to March is the best time to climb Machame Route.

3 Should I concern about Altitude Sickness on Machame Route?

Yes, altitude sickness is a big concern on the Machame route and you should stay prepared to tackle this. One best piece of advice to beat the altitude sickness is to keep yourself hydrated.


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