Also referred to as the Whiskey Route, Kilimanjaro’s Machame Route is a popular path on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Because of its popularity, it sees a lot of hiking boot activity during September.
Hiking the Route during the Rainy Season
During the rainier times of year, beginning in April, you will definitely experience less foot traffic. However, the Machame Route during the rainy season can also become muddy. So, you can either opt for higher foot traffic if you choose this route in a drier season or a higher amount of mud on your boots if you do not want to deal with crowds.
The Machame Route – Made Especially for Those Who Regularly Hike
Outside of dealing with crowds every now and then, you will find that the Machame Route is defined by panoramic views as well as breathtaking scenery. As long as the vista stops are not too crowded, you will find that the Machame Route is the ideal path for anyone who regularly hikes and backpacks. Do not take this route if you are not a seasoned hiker or camper. Instead, choose an option like the Lemosho Route, which is less difficult to climb and does not draw as many visitors.
Safari Offerings We Feature
Besides offering Kilimanjaro hiking routes, we at Climb Kili also feature Tanzanian safaris. Tanzania contains a great number of game reserves that make safari planning a regular activity. You can see Africa and its beautiful plants and wildlife in such natural areas as the Serengeti National Park, the Lake Manyara National Park, and Tarangire National Park.
The Serengeti Migration
The Serengeti National Park is home to the Serengeti Migration each year. Animals such as zebras, lions and a variety of antelope and elk can be seen migrating across the Serengeti Plains in the hundreds of thousands. However, even that number sounds low when you are witnessing such a spectacular migration.
If you choose to take the Machame Route, you can also see a variety of wildlife, although the numbers are on a much smaller scale than the animal herds that make a trek across the grasslands of the Serengeti.
If you do choose to take the Machame Route and are a seasoned hiker then, you have made a good decision. However, our expert guides at Climb Kili can assist in making any climb a positive experience. Whatever route you elect to take, you can be assured that you will have easy access to the proper gear and equipment and will be directed by climbers who know all there is to know about Kilimanjaro.
Should you be interested in both the hike over the Machame Route as well as a safari trip, then we can assist you in achieving your travel planning goals and working out an adaptable plan. We make vacation planning here at Climb Kili both unique and fun.