After breakfast, we depart from our hotel at approximately 8:00am with a boxed lunch, heading for Machame village. This is where we will begin the trek. From the park entrance gate at Machame, we will walk for about two to three hours, trekking through a dense forest of fig and rubber trees, begonia flowers, and other tropical vegetation. A stop for lunch will be made halfway to this evening's campsite. As you continue your ascent, you will find that the tropical forest has given way to tall grasses and giant heather. You will be walking on a ridge, to the left of which is the Semira stream, and on the right, the Weru. This initial stage of the climb is tranquil and relatively easy. There is no point in rushing to get to the camp, as there is little to do there. Guides tend to recommend a slow ascent, even at this point, for gradual acclimatisation. Do not try to keep up with your porters, who will usually bound ahead. Instead, take time to admire the beauty of the afro mountain forest. As you make your way up through the forested terrain, keep an eye out for elephants! Depending on the pace of our group members, arrival at Machame Camp is usually between 5:00pm and 6:00pm. Your luxury tents will be set up near huts that were once used for shelter.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Machame Camp (10,00ft)