the Roof of Africa


Arusha National Park-warm up hike Lesser travelled Machame Route: trek high, camp low Northern Tanzania, Mt Meru, Kibo volcano-amazing views] Rest day-greatly increases chance of success Standing atop the 'Roof of Africa'

Trip Information


Gratuities, at least two meals daily; all meals and snacks while trekking. We provide the tents, stoves, pots, mess kits, all trek and camping arrangements in the field. All sightseeing, park entrance permits and fees as per the detailed itinerary. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.


Some lunches and drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, sleeping bag, mattress pad-can be rented in Moshi for 10 USD per item); international air taxes (if applicable). Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs, packing, weather, shopping, and locally paid departure taxes.

Seasonality and Weather

Daytime temperatures on the lower parts of the mountain are often pleasantly warm, although brief rain in the afternoon is always possible. As soon as the sun drops the air becomes very cold. At night, and on higher parts of the mountain, temperatures often drop well below freezing point. The best months for climbing are January, February, and September as they are the warmest months and almost clear of clouds.

Transport and Travel Conditions

We grade this trek STRENUOUS. For any trek at this level, fitness is most important and you may have to improve yours before departure. This trek is equivalent to extended walking in mountainous terrain at home, but usually at significantly higher altitudes; climate and remoteness can also play a part. Walking days are usually between 5 to 8 hours. Previous trekking experience is desirable but not essential if you are confident of your physical condition.

All group camp equipment, food, etc is carried and set up for; all you carry is you day pack-water, lunch, camera, personal items, and extra clothing for the day. Road transport provided by vans or mini-buses, depending on group size.


Our Moshi hotel has hot water, electricity, mosquito netting, dining area, bar, and swimming pool.

Staff and Support

Head guide, assistant guide, 2 porters per person, camp cook.

Group Size

Minimum 2 participants