2 Days Best Kilimanjaro Hiking via Machame Route Trip

2-Day Kilimanjaro Hike: Take on the challenge of Kilimanjaro with a 2-day hike and experience the beauty of Kilimanjaro in a shorter timeframe.

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About 2 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking via Machame Route Trip up to Shira

Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, offers breathtaking views and an unforgettable hiking experience. The Machame Route is one of the most popular paths to conquer this majestic mountain. In this article, we will outline a 2-day itinerary for Kilimanjaro hiking via the Machame Route, taking you up to the Shira Camp and back to the Machame Gate. Lace up your boots, pack your gear, and let's begin this extraordinary journey.


Day 1  :  Machame Gate to Machame Camp

The trail from Machame Gate leads you into a lush rainforest, immersing you in nature's vibrant greenery. The dense vegetation provides a refreshing atmosphere as you make your way through the forest, occasionally crossing streams and encountering unique wildlife, such as blue monkeys and colorful bird species. The hike is challenging yet rewarding, offering glimpses of Kilimanjaro's grandeur along the way. After a full day of hiking, you will reach Machame Camp, nestled amidst the rainforest and your hike nears its end, it's time to bid farewell to the Shira Camp and begin your descent towards the Machame Gate. The trail hikes you through the moorland, a unique ecosystem characterized by low vegetation and stunning landscapes. Descending further, you will reenter the enchanting rainforest, surrounded by towering trees and the symphony of bird songs.

Accommodation for day 1
  • Machame Campsite
Included meals and drinks
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 2  :  Machame Camp to Shira Camp to Machame Gate

    On day two, you will ascend from Machame Camp to the breathtaking Shira Plateau and back Machame gate. As you leave the rainforest behind, the landscape transforms, revealing sweeping vistas of rolling hills and the vast African plains. The hike becomes more challenging, but the stunning scenery serves as motivation to push forward. Upon reaching the Machame Gate, a sense of accomplishment will wash over you. Celebrate your successful Kilimanjaro hike with your fellow hikers, guides, and porters. Receive your well-earned certificate and cherish the memories created during this incredible adventure.

    Accommodation for day 2
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch

  • Tour activities

    Game drive tours

    Getting around/Walking

    Hotel resting


    Tour features and style

    Private tour
    You can do safari privately for solo, couple, family, or in group.

    Group tour
    Join a group with your fellow tourists through this tour.

    Budget tour
    You can compute the price for budget for the whole tour

    You can customize the itinerary, price inclusions, accommodations, and also the price.

    First aid/Rescue
    First aid and rescue during the tour is assured.

    Price inclusions

    Sleeping bag or bed linen

    Rescue fee

    Gorilla trekking permits

    Chimp trekking permits

    Park fees

    A professional driver/guide

    All activities mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    Meals (as specified in the day-by-day description)

    All accommodation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional upgrade)

    Roundtrip airport transfer

    Camping equipment (only sleeping bag/bed linen may be listed as excluded)

    All transportation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    All flights during the tour

    All Taxes/VAT

    Price exclusions

    International flights to/from the start/end of the tour

    Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

    Tips: tipping guideline

    Personal items

    Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees



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    Frequently Asked Questions for 2 Days Best Kilimanjaro Hiking via Machame Route Trip

    Is prior hiking experience necessary to attempt the Machame Route?

    While prior hiking experience is beneficial, it is not mandatory. However, it is recommended to have a reasonable level of fitness and engage in some physical preparation before embarking on the hike.

    What is the best time of year to hike Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route?

    The best time to hike Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route is during the dry seasons: January to mid-March and June to October. These months offer clearer skies, better visibility, and more stable weather conditions.

    How cold does it get during the hike?

    Temperatures on Kilimanjaro can drop significantly, especially at higher altitudes. It is essential to pack warm clothing, including thermal layers, a good-quality sleeping bag, and insulated jackets to stay comfortable in freezing temperatures.

    What kind of accommodation is available during the hike?

    Accommodation on the Machame Route consists of camping in tents at designated campsites. The camping crew will set up the tents, and basic facilities such as sleeping mats and dining tents will be provided.

    Are there any age restrictions for the hike ?

    There is no official age restriction for the Kilimanjaro hike; however, participants should be in good health and have a reasonable level of physical fitness. It is recommended to consult with a doctor before attempting the hike, especially for individuals with pre-existing health conditions.

    How safe is the Machame Route?

    The Machame Route is considered safe when proper precautions are taken. Hiring a reputable hiking company with experienced guides and porters is essential. They will ensure your safety, monitor your health, and provide guidance throughout the hike.

    What permits and documents are required for the hike?

    To hike Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route, you will need a permit, which can be obtained through a licensed trekking company. Additionally, you will need a valid passport and any necessary travel visas for entry into Tanzania.

    Can I hike Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route independently?

    While it is possible to hike independently, it is strongly recommended to hire a professional hiking company. They will provide experienced guides, porters, and necessary logistics, ensuring a safer and more enjoyable experience