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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro via Machame route 7 days program
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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro via Machame route 7 days program

By Open Plains Adventures
About
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro via Machame route is the most popular path. It is the route of choice for many people because it provides impressive views and a variety of habitats. About 50% of all climbers, and most seasoned climbers, choose the Machame route. It is also one of the cheaper routes due to its easy access and shorter itinerary.

Ages 0-80
Duration: 7 days
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  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • • Pick up and drop off to the Airport
  • 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs of your personal gear.
  • Mess tent, tables, chairs, sleeping pad 2.5 inches thick and trekking poles.
  • • Kilimanjaro National Park permits, camping/hut fees, and rescue fees
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
What's not included
  • • Lunch, dinner and drinks at hotel
  • • Personal travel insurance
  • • Personal hiking/trekking gear

Start:
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Rd, Tanzania
    You will be picked up from airport- Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). From there you will go to the hotel in Moshi for an orientation on your trek. Your guides will be there to provide you with details on your trek and will also check your trekking gears
End:
  • Moshi, Tanzania
    You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner descent bed and celebrations!!

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 235415P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 235415P1

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Itinerary
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8 stops
Day 1
Machame Gate (1,800m/5,905ft)...
Day 2
Machame Camp (3,000m/9,840ft)...
Day 3
Shira Camp (3,840m/12,600ft) to...
Day 4
Barranco Camp (3,950m/12,960ft)...
Day 5
Karanga Valley (4,200m/13,780ft)...
Day 6
Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,100ft) to...
Day 7
Mweka Camp (3,100m/10,170ft) to...
About the operator
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  • Open Plains Adventures
    16
    Moshi, Tanzania
    Joined in July 2018
  • sarishaul
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Reliable, kindly, nice, warm welcome
    We are really recommended this operator! Ally, the owner is a nice, kindfull, warm and reliable person. One of the nicely person we have met during our trip in Tanzania. (He also valunteering in a fundation that helps poor kids). It's really important for him to complete all what he promiss you and what you booked for, so that you will be happy and satisfied. We did through him Safari and after he all the next weeks during our trip in Tanzania text us and take care, and was interested what about us And that we are o.k. You can really trust this person and recieve a warm welcome Highly recommneded!
    Written November 3, 2022
  • debbyman
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic people
    We thoroughly enjoyed working with the people at Open Plains Adventures. They were warm and welcoming and provide excellent services. We loved it so much and would like to return for another excursion. When we do, we will reach out to Open Plains Adventures because they are extremely thorough and helpful. This is a GREAT group of folks !!
    Written April 10, 2022
  • Ndoipo
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional
    We have just completed a 6 day safari and cannot say enough great things about Open Plains Adventures. Everything was meticulous, the accommodation was exception and our guide David was just fantastic. He was such a wealth of knowledge of knowledge and an absolute pleasure! Would highly recommend Open Plains Adventures to anyone interested in completing a safari!
    Written March 12, 2022
  • debbyman
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb.
    Thank you for making my safari memorable. Am happy I can't tell it all than recommending Ally and his team if you plan to visit Africa.
    Written December 20, 2021
  • Jackson0312
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Service
    They care about us. Communication was the best part of the experience. Our driver always find the best spot to take nice pictures. Our safari specialist always confirm with us wether everything is okay or not. We saw all types of big five and a lot of birds. We would love to go back again with Bakari and plan with Ally. They are the best!
    Written December 13, 2021
  • laurahavey
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best climb ever.
    We finished the 7 day Lemosho route to climb the Kilimanjaro with Open Plains Adventures and it was amazing! The staff was great, the guides very professional and the food on the mountain was delicious. It was great!
    Written October 26, 2021
  • bradkim21
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience ever!!
    Ally become a friend from the first contact throughout the whole process of planning my trip to Tanzania. He was able to answer all of my questions and give recommendations of where i can visit promptly. The whole operation was 10/10 from the airport pickup to orientation regarding the Safari(equipment check, questions/concerns), transfers between hotels for safari. The whole experience went smoothly and I had full confidence in Ally and his team at Open Plains Adventures. I recommend this company if you really want to experience Tanzania
    Written October 9, 2021
  • subomg26
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Safari with Open Plains
    Our safari guide was Devis. We had an extraordinay experience with him. He knows a lot about nature and animals, he is an excellent photographer and drives safely He‘s the perfect guide you like to have to make your Tanzania safari a lifetime experience. He answers all your questions and fulfills your wishes, is Respectfully and chatty. We saw lions hunting, hundreds of Buffalos, Zebras and a lot more animals. It was just amazing! Thanks Devis for the great time! I highly recommend Open Plains Adventure
    Written January 23, 2020
  • bertiestucko
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic safari with an excellent company!
    We chosed Open Plains Adventure after we heard excellent feedback from our friends. We wanted to have the same tour guide. We had highly expectations. Well performance meet expectations. During the preparation and arrangements before, Ali was very kind to all our questions. During the trip our guide was attentive, has extensive knowledge, answer very patiently to all the questions (and there were so many....) responds to all requests. He changed some of the original plan' to our request and was very plesant. Lodges were wonderful (especially Endoro lodge) and the combination of all this makes an unforgettable time to our family. Thanks Open Plains, hope to see you again.
    Written December 26, 2019
  • donaldbhah
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent organisation and guide
    Ali created an amazing trip for us at the last minute and was very accommodating to several changes we had to make. Everything went as planned and our experience was even better than expected. Our safari guide was AMAZING! We are still talking about how knowledgeable he was and we really enjoyed our time spent with him. I would book with Open Plain Adventure again without any hesitation.
    Written December 25, 2019
  • mccathyukitan
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Experience, Brilliantly Organised
    We booked directly through Open plains adventures from a friends who connect with Ally who arrange everything according to our request. We visited Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti and last, Ngorongoro crater. Everything was excellent accomodations and transportation was well arranged. Our guide, Bakari was good and charming i recommend. He speak English excellent, knowlegde of wildlife, animal behavior and ability to get where they are! We enjoyed conversations with him and found him to be flexibile and sevice oriented as well. He was happy to accommodate and seemed to enjoy seeing things and sharing information. Our driver BAKARI is so excellent and we recommend him and open plains adventures for quality services.
    Written August 5, 2019
  • RossAlex017
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgetable Tanzania Experiencee
    We're five teacher from CANADA who volunteer teaching in Zanzibar Island. We contact Ally the director of openplainsadventures in MOSHI after read one of his article in Facebook page the beautiful of mount Kilimanjaro! We take attention reading that article for sure impress us to ask some details about climbing mount Kilimanjaro. After a few discussion about the routes,price and weather the director advice us to climb via Lemosho Route 8 Days climb up to Uhuru peak. He send us the itinerary of whole route up the end. We made decision according to his advice and promise us however is the rain season but his Guide well experience and professional. What we abserve from Ally is quickly replying and advices different from other agents! How ever he have few reviews but well experience! After all our arrangement from Zanzibar to Dar es salaam and take a Kilimanjaro express luxury bus to Kilimanjaro. We take 9 hours from Dar to Kilimanjaro. When we reach Kilimanjaro booking office Ally already waiting for us! Have a greeting with director and took us to Leopard Hotel where already book for us! Because of late hours we arrival yesterday the next day morning Ally come with our Guide MOHAMED for checking our gears and briefing about our Lemosho route! The beautiful explanation bring us confidence to reach top of this mountain. One of our members miss some gears and Ally take her to one of the Office and rents the missing gears and back to hotel! After all thing settled we pay Ally the total amount in order to pay online our park fees and other for transport and food! The next day at 9:00am Ally was outside with all our member teams ready to Lemosho gate! We introduced our self to members and them also! After reach the gates MOHAMED our guide make final registration and went to Office and check our passport. After finish all things include weighed our bags the climb starts. Our Guide and Assistant Guide John we are very charming explains all thing we ask correctly. When reach to the Camp out Cooks already make some hot coffee with popcorn little rest waiting for dinner! The last night we weakup was 2am to summit this day without our Guide advice no one will be summit but at 6am we're at 'Uhuru peak 5896mt' take photos and videos, see the wonderful glacier at the top! Our cook Abbas is the Doctor of our stomach how he prepare our different meals according to different zone we camp! The last day when reach MWEKA Gate our director ally come and congratulate us for summit well but very tired! Abbas our doctor already reach and prepare a delicious chicken soup for us and whole crue! We thanks our team provide they tips us per itinerary and thanks for what help us! Porters Singing Kilimanjaro songs and dancing! After finish our lunch Ally provide a short speech for congratulation open shampen provide his company t-shirts and certificate for summit Uhuru peak! Is hard for us to write all the beautiful things for this company but us will be ambassador of openplainsadventures for his quality service and advice other to book with this company! Ally your mean everything for us to summits well! We promise Ally next year July 2020 to do 4 days lodge Safari with his company! We highly recommend open plains adventures among smart local own company.
    Written July 18, 2019
  • joshuatrav019
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Trip & Memorable Moments
    We spent 4 days doing safari through Ngorogoro, and then to Serengeti with Open Plains Adventure. We epected to be charged a lot of money but after few conversation with Mr Ali he gave us the best rate compare to other operators. The great thing is our guides were extremely knowledgable and helpful and the great moment comes when we visited Chemka Hotsprings that place is awesome. We could not have asked for better. If you get the chance to visit Tanzania then this is the company to take! I highly reccommend them 100%
    Written April 4, 2019
  • mrandmrshamilton11
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything Was Perfect
    We booked up with Ally and his team 2 months before we arrived in Moshi and what I will say is that the level of communication and preparation was excellent. I’d recommend Ally and his team to anyone that’s looking to do a Kilimanjaro Trek. The food, the transport, the advice, the guides.... everything was perfect. We successfully reached the summit and the care and attention was excellent. Please contact me if you want anymore details.
    Written November 11, 2018
  • Adventure21266174624
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kilimanjaro trek
    What a fantastic few days ! I was part of a housebuilding expedition with 18 work colleagues from Scotland based in Moshi. Realising the proximity to Mount Kilimanjaro 2 of us decided to "tack" on a Kili trek. Due to a lack of time and the risk of rain in early November we chose the Marangu 5-day option with Open Plains Adventure. We knew that the altitude gain in such few days would be the main challenge but the Open Plains team were excellent. The planning and initial information was good from Ally. Our guides (Modi and Inni) were full of advice & stories and their instructions on what to wear/pack each day were spot on. The food prepared by Abbas was plentiful and tasty (to keep us strong) and the porters were funny and seemed genuinely interested in us. Overall we felt that the whole team was willing us to reach the summit and all seemed delighted when we did. I would definitely recommend them.
    Written November 10, 2018
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Kevin D
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Nov 2021 • Solo
I could not have been more happy with my experience with Open Plains Adventures because of Ally and Israel. Last month, I went on the 7 day Machame route to climb Kilimanjaro. Ally had great prices compare to other companies.

I was not in the best of shape I was pretty nervous about getting to the top. Israel could not have been a better guide. He was so patient and encouraging to help me get to the top. I definitely perfected the art of Pole Pole which is often repeated on the mountain reminding climbers to climb Slowly.

Making it to the summit was not easy but I know I only got to the top because of my Guide Israel and great team of porters.

I was not able to go on a safari on this trip but am looking forward to using Open Plains Adventures when I am able to take another trip to Tanzania.
Written December 21, 2021
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Hellow Kelvin, First the team of open plains adventures congratulate to summit kilimanjaro and choose our company and believe us we can made our dream ro be true. Your welcome again to Tanzania.
Written December 22, 2021
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