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“The roof of Africa”

KILIMANJARO CLIMB: MACHAME ROUTE

(Whisky route) the journey from the gate to the peak is like traveling from the Equator to the Antarctica in a matter of days. This is due to the fact that, you will be hiking through different ecological zones before you reach Uhuru peak known as, “The roof of Africa”

At the beginning of the climb, Machame Gate (1490mt), the average temperature is around 27°to 32°C (70°to 80°F). From there, the temperatures will decrease as you move through zones. At the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895mt), the night temperatures can range -18° to -26°C (0° to -15F). Due to the great height of Mount Kilimanjaro, it creates its own weather pattern which is virtually impossible to predict. Therefore, the Bugs advise you to always be prepared for a variety of conditions. Ask us if you would like any equipment assistance.

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It is nevertheless rewarding with its scenic splendor, the likes of which cannot be seen on the popular Marangu Route. From late afternoon sunsets at Shira Peak, to the misty revelations of Kibo Peak at the Great Barranco Wall.

Machame Gate (1490m) – Machame camp (2980m) Distance: Approx 18kms Habitat: Montane forest Hiking time: 7hrs

Machame camp (2980m) – Shira camp (3840m) Distance: Approx 9 kms Habitat: Moorland Hiking time: 6hrs

Shira (at 3840m) to Lava Tower (at 4630m) to Barranco camp (at 3950m) Distance: Approx 15 kms Habitat: Semi-desert Hiking time: 7hrs

Barranco camp (3950m)- Barafu camp (4550m) Distance: Approx 13 kms Habitat: Alpine desert Hiking time: 7hrs

(Summit attempt) Barafu camp (4550m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m) Distance: Approx 7 kms ascent – 23 kms descent Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit Hiking time: 8hrs to Uhuru Peak, 7 – 8hrs descend to Mweka

Mweka camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m) Distance: Approx 15 kms Habitat: Forest Hiking time: 3hrs

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Adventures

Trekking

Eight Day Lemosho climbing

Probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro, Machame is strictly tents only. It is also referred to as the “Whiskey Route” as it is better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker.

Kilimanjaro Climbing: Machame route

Probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro, Machame is strictly tents only. It is also referred to as the “Whiskey Route” as it is better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker.

Kilimanjaro Climbing: Manguru route

The Marangu Route has a moderate slope compared to other routes making it less difficult to ascend.

Kilimanjaro Climbing: Rongai Route

Probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro, Machame is strictly tents only. It is also referred to as the “Whiskey Route” as it is better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker.

Kilimanjaro Climbing: Umbwe Route

The Umbwe Route is one of the least used routes on Kilimanjaro. Distance-wise, it is significantly shorter than the other routes whilst still allowing for a decent amount of acclimatization time.