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1 Day Kilimanjaro climb Shira Plateau
Kilimanjaro Day Hike
One Day Kilimanjaro Climb via Shira Plateau 1 Day Kilimanjaro climb Shira plateau is one of Short trips on Mount Kilimanjaro. Preferring Kilimanjaro Day hike? Is Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on your bucket list? At Kilinge Adventures you can explore all the routes to the summit as a multi-day guided ascent of the mountain or opt for One Day Kilimanjaro climb. However, for a flavour of Kilimanjaro, how about adding a day hike to your safari itinerary? Kilimanjaro, which is the highest mountain in Africa at 5,985m, can take around a week to climb to the summit, but if you head to the less visited western side of the mountain you can do a one day Kilimanjaro climb, which incorporates some hiking on the high moorland.
This 1 Day Kilimanjaro Climb Shira Plateau can be added to any of your Safari Tours in Tanzania.
- Airport pick up and drop off
- All park entrances fees
- Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari for emergence evacuations
- Entry visa for Tanzania
- Laundry Services
- Personal expenses
Itinerary for 1 Day Kilimanjaro Climb Shira Plateau
This 1 Day Kilimanjaro Climb Shira Plateau will start from your accommodation in Moshi, depart with your guide after an early breakfast for the drive to Kilimanjaro National Park. Depending on the location of your hotel, the journey will take 1½–2½ hours.
You will be driven to the western side of the mountain for 1 Day Kilimanjaro Climb Shira Plateau and up through the forests to the Londorossi Gate, at an altitude of 2,100m, where the hike begins. The ascent you will be tackling is more than 1,000m, as you hike steadily up through tropical montane forests, home to a variety of animals and birdlife. With the help of your guide, you may spot colobus monkeys, crested turacos and more. As well as being the less visited side of the mountain, these western regions are known to be frequented by big game from Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, which neighbors Kilimanjaro National Park. It is not uncommon to hear elephants rumbling through the forest and you may even catch sight of them through the trees.
Your hike takes you up to the Shira Plateau, at 3,400m, a 500,000-year-old volcanic caldera that is now a World Heritage Site. You can stop for lunch here, or continue on to Shira 1 Camp, Lion Gorge and the foothills of the Shira Pinnacles. Kilimanjaro’s iconic snow-covered table top, Kibo Peak, should be visible from here, as well as neighboring glaciers.
Then, at the end of the day, walkers are driven back to their accommodation, allowing you to make the most of your time on the mountain.
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For those with limited fitness or mobility: It is possible to drive all the way up to the Shira Plateau and then gently explore the surrounding areas on foot. Reasonable levels of fitness would be ideal for the longer hike.
What to wear: The walk can be over uneven ground in places, so closed shoes are recommended. Due to the altitude, warm clothing and/or waterproofs are also advisable.
Overnight at Parkview Inn
Accommodation: Parkview Inn
Meals included today: Breakfast, lunch box and dinner included.
Some important notes:
- Children younger than 12 years old are not allowed to climb Kilimanjaro.
- It is possible to modify this tour and overnight in the Mountain at Shira Camp
- This excursion can be arranged either while on a safari in Tanzania.
- Domestic flights baggage is restricted to 15 kg per person incl. Hand luggage. Suitcases are unsuitable for road safaris; passengers should bring only soft sided bags.
- Is strongly recommended you purchase travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage, rescuers will only bring you to the Park Gate, and your insurance should cover transportation to a local hospital and medical treatment.
- Yellow Fever vaccination is required for visitors to Tanzania.