Discover the renowned Machame Route, affectionately known as the ‘Whiskey Route,’ and our favored choice among Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes. Each year, nearly half of climbers select this route for their Kilimanjaro adventure. It approaches the mountain from the south, ascends the southern slope, and descends via the Mweka route.
Embark on Mount Kilimanjaro’s Machame Route, boasting one of the most picturesque trails. Traverse five distinct climatic zones and witness natural marvels like the volcanic plug, the Lava Tower. This route also features stops at vantage points offering some of the finest sunrises and sunsets. Covering a distance of 62 km, the Machame Route can be completed in six days. We recommend the ‘Without the Whiskey’ itinerary, extending it to 7 Days, allowing for better acclimatization, resulting in an excellent acclimatization profile and further enhancing the route’s success rate, ranging from medium to high.
The optimal time for ascending the Machame Route is during the dry spells of January to March and June to October, ensuring favorable weather conditions for a successful climb. The Kilimanjaro Machame Route offers a thrilling pathway to the summit of Africa’s highest peak. Promising adventure and breathtaking vistas, it presents an enticing choice for those prepared to conquer the Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing challenge.
Tailored for the adventurous spirit, the Machame Route is designed for those confident in navigating steeper terrains and enduring prolonged treks in challenging conditions. As a less frequented route, it promises an exceptional wildlife experience and places a premium on proper altitude acclimatization.
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