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Machame Extra Acclimatization

The Machame or “Whiskey” route is a popular option on Mount Kilimanjaro. This route offers the good scenic variety of five vegetation zones, the Shira Plateau, to the great Barranco Valley well known for its ancient Giant-Groundsel (Senecio) trees. You will take in the extraordinary views extending hundreds of miles including views of the magnificent southern Ice fields and Mawenzi Peak.  When trekking Machame route, we strongly recommend this 7 day option which offers much better acclimatization - and therefore better summit success rates - than Machame 6 day option.

Client feedback on this route:

Climb: Exceeded expectations. We had K2 as our main guide. Tumaini was his assistant guide. They were fantastic, we couldn't ask more from them. The cook was great, and he had to make an extra effort as two of us are gluten intolerant so he did a great job. From Roddy M, July 2014

Climb: Exceeded Expectations. Agger was awesome. He is knowledgeable, genuine and an all around good guy. Many of the other guides were also helpful and nice to talk with. I liked the opportunity to get to know them. From Harman N, May 2014

Climb:  Exceeded Expectations.  Overall, had an incredible trip. Am so impressed with the level of attention to detail and the care that our group received from SPS. Would not climb Kili with any other group. Incredible guide service, gave us such personalized attention. Really knowledgeable and everyone went above and beyond to make sure that we had a great trek.  Incredible food on the mountain; cannot believe what the chef was able to pull off at such high altitudes. Anonymous, 2014


7 Days / 6 Nights from $3,199 USD

Departure Dates

July 16, 2018
July 23, 2018
July 30, 2018
August 6, 2018
August 13, 2018
August 20, 2018
August 27, 2018
September 3, 2018
September 10, 2018
September 24, 2018
October 1, 2018
October 8, 2018
October 15, 2018
October 22, 2018
October 29, 2018
November 5, 2018
November 12, 2018
November 19, 2018
November 26, 2018
December 3, 2018
December 10, 2018
December 17, 2018
December 31, 2018
January 17, 2019
January 31, 2019
February 14, 2019
February 28, 2019
March 14, 2019
March 28, 2019

July 11, 2019
July 25, 2019
August 8, 2019
August 22, 2019
September 5, 2019
September 19, 2019
October 3, 2019
October 17, 2019
October 31, 2019
November 14, 2019
November 28, 2019
December 12, 2019
December 26, 2019


Departure dates are for open/public group trips.  Private climbs are available on any route, any start date (private climb prices vary by group size).  Please note this schedule is subject to change at any time up until any date/route has climbers on it who have confirmed with deposits.
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