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is a fair sized village which backs up against the southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro
in Tanzania Northeast
These days the Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route treks
are amongst the main high-volume low-quality options on the mountain and we generally try to avoid offering them. We therefore very rarely use any of the accommodation in this area.Makoa Farm
... is a pleasant German-owned farmstead at the foot of the village which specialises in lower cost horse-riding.Protea Aishi Machame
... is the main hotel in the village, a relatively simple but reliable operation.
For higher quality routes on the west of the mountain ... Mount Kilimanjaro Shira Route treks
and Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route treks
... we prefer to base trekkers at one of the higher quality lodges in Arusha
For the higher quality route on the east of the mountain ... Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route treks
... we use one of the hotels in Marangu Village
as a base.
Many trekkers also spend time in the adjacent Tanzania North
region, including Serengeti safari
, Ngorongoro safari
, Tarangire safari
and Lake Manyara safari
Some visitors also combine with options further afield including Ruaha safari
and Selous safari
to the south of the country, Katavi safari
and Mahale Mountains chimpanzee safari
out west, Maasai Mara safari
over the border in Kenya and Virunga Mountains gorilla safari
over in Rwanda.
These mainland areas are also commonly combined with nights down on the Tanzania Coast
, especially on Zanzibar Island
, Pemba Island
, Mafia Island
or Fanjove Island
, usually in trips of 10 to 21 nights.