About Machame in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Machame is an area on the south-western slope of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It was referred to as a great African giant in 1889 by Hans Meyer. It is also the largest and most populous of all the Chagga states in Kilimanjaro. The exciting view of Mount Kilimanjaro from Machame and the adventurous route to its peak have continued to be the source of tourist attraction.
The name "Machame" therefore refers to an ethnic and linguistic group of people occupying this area historically as its homeland, as well as the specific location. Machame is traversed by several rivers that flow year-round within deep gorges running down the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The majority of residents of Machame, like in many other rural areas of Tanzania, earn a living through agriculture.
There are several formal markets like Kalali near the main road, and Bwani near Uraa — that are organized and regulated by local government entities. Each market typically has one or two designated market days each week. Machame is also dotted with other small businesses such as mills for grain and presses for sunflower oil.
With growing use of the Machame Route through Kilimanjaro National Park, a few businesses catering to tourists have emerged. Many are small-scale vendors near the Machame Gate. The Protea hotel chain based in South Africa built the Protea Hotel Aisha Machame just along the main north-south road.
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