“Machame Camp Hut: Elevation of 2,835 Meters

Nestled beneath the Southwestern side of Mount Kilimanjaro, Machame Camp, also known as the Machame Hut Campsite, is located on one of the oldest routes of the mountain – the Machame Route. It is situated at an elevation of 2,835 meters and is the most popular overnight camping spot for climbers before they summit the mountain.

Originally, this area was known for its metallic hut belonging to the Rangers which is where it got its name. However, today there is no trace of this structure on this campsite, and visitors are required to bring their own tents. Toilets of both the pit latrine and Water Closet (W.C) variety are the only other facilities available.

Machame Camp Hut Vegetation

The vegetative surrounding is primarily montane forest, and while big game wildlife cannot be spotted on Machame Camp, this zone does experience a good amount of rainfall due to its low-altitude location in contrast to its windy neighbor, Shira 2 Camp.

Shira Camp is the next destination on the Machame Route and is situated at an elevation of 3,850 meters. The total hiking distance between these two campsites is 5km (3 miles), and a duration of 4 to 6 hours is required for the journey. Climbers are advised to embark early on the hike so as to give them enough time to acclimatize to the altitude.”


Machame Camp Hut Kilimanjaro map

Below is the location of Machame Camp Hut on a Map