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Protea Aishi Hotel
is located in the Machame
area of the northeast
region of Tanzania
Situated close to the village of Machame, this relatively large hotel is set on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro
, close to the start of the Machame Trail.
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 as bases for the mountain.
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.