The Machame route is also known as the “Whiskey” route. It is one of the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. The Machame route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the south, commencing with short drive from Moshi to Machame Gate. The path leads hikers through the rain forest to Shira Plateau.
The Machame route is relatively difficult as climbers need to be able to ascend up through the jungle to Shira Camp and then traverses south towards Barranco via Lava Tower. From there, you climb up the Great Barranco Wall before arriving in base camp at Barafu. The final climb is via Stella Point and the descent is on the Mweka route.
Climbers sleep in supplied tents at designated campsites and eat meals either outdoors, or, inside a large dining tent. Staff prepare all meals and set up the tents.