Kilimanjaro climb, Machame route
A nine day, small group tour climbing Kili using the Machame route. Assisted by local guides and porters every step of the way, it's good to know this tour company supports the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project.
Trek and climb Kilmanjaro Machame Route Local guides and porters Six climate zones of Kilimanjaro Kilimanjaro wildlife Kilmanjaro Southern Circuit Machame Camp Shira Camp Lava Tower Barranco Camp Karanga Camp Barafu Camp Vies of Mawenzi and Kibo Mweka Hut Elevation Rebman and Ratzel glaciers Stella Point Uhuru Peak and Kilmanjaro Summit
US $3185ToUS $3315 excluding flights
Up to 12 people
A deposit of 20% is payable on booking with the balance due 8 weeks before departure.
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3 Reviews of Kilimanjaro climb, Machame route
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 19 Jul 2022 by Adiam Ghide5 ***** Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Mar 2019 by Rodrigo AguilarThe most memorable part of the vacation was summit morning... Unforgettable. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Aug 2017 by Yves RogerMy son and I climbed two mountains respectively in Kenya and Tanzania. The Mt Kenya climb was organised by Kenya Treks and the Mt Kilimanjaro one by Kandoo, both organisations were very professional in all aspects of the climbs. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetThese are things we do on all our treks
We operate all our treks in line with the guidelines of the Leave No Trace Organisation.
Our key values are:
• We are committed to the enjoyment, health and protection of Kilimanjaro
• We believe that education is the best means to protect Kilimanjaro and we ensure all our guides understand how important this is and what they need to do to protect the mountain
• We believe that practicing the Leave No Trace principles is the most relevant and effective long-term solution to maintaining the beauty, health of, and access to natural lands;
Specifically this means:
• All trash is packed out for recycling or disposal
• All cooking is done on kerosene stoves and no wood is ever cut or used
• All drinking water is treated and given to clients in refillable bottles
• We provide private tented toilets to ensure all waste is controlled and disposed of safely
• No washing is allowed in streams - clients are provided with water for washing that is disposed of well away from any water source
• Water use is minimised at all camp sites
PeopleIt is important to remember that over a third of the cost you pay for a Kilimanjaro climb is paid to the National Park as fees. This means that if you find a cheap price this is only possible by paying less to the guides and porters, less for food and less for equipment.
As members of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project and the International Porter Projection Project we work to maintain high standards of welfare for all our guides and porters covering wages, clothing, accommodation, food and tips. KPAP have recommended tip levels for all climbs which we undertake to recommend to all our clients.
All of the staff we employ in Tanzania are local: we do not employ any non local guides or administrative staff so that more of the money you pay goes back into the local economy. Overall we employ some 50 guides, 25 cooks and 400 porters. We use and support local hotels such as Bristol Cottages and Sal Salinero and local transport providers again ensuring the maximum benefit to the local people.
As well as helping clients summit Kilimanjaro we encourage them to visit locally run community projects such as Mulala Village and the Amani Children’s Home. Mulala village is a traditional Maasai village where the people are working collaboratively to use tourism to fund improvements in health and education for all the village people. Amani Childrens Home looks after nearly 100 street children who have been either orphaned or abandoned.
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