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Shira Plateau Day Hike - Kili Footprints
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Shira Plateau Day Hike

Shira Plateau Day Hike

$350

per person

This day hike to the beautiful Plateau begins at 3,407m and takes you through the shrub-steppe on the lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. You’ll hike for approximately 2 to 3 hours, with a little elevation gain to 3,610m, to Shira Base Camp which is used by people trekking the world’s tallest freestanding mountain.

Shira Plateau Day Hike starts on the Western side of Kilimanjaro National Park, this hike explores the Shira Plateau the oldest of the 3 volcanoes on Kilimanjaro.

When most people consider a one day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, they usually think about doing the rainforest hike located on the Marangu trail.

However, very few people know that it’s now possible to hike to the Shira Plateau which offers a different perspective of the mountain. With stunning views of Kibo Peak (weather permitting) it’s also a great spot for taking photos.

This day hike to the beautiful Plateau begins at 3,407m and takes you through the shrub-steppe on the lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. You’ll hike for approximately 2 to 3 hours, with a little elevation gain to 3,610m, to Shira Base Camp which is used by people trekking the world’s tallest freestanding mountain.

You’ll have your picnic lunch there and you can watch the hustle and bustle of guides, porters, cooks and clients arriving and setting up camp for the night. In the early afternoon, you’ll hike back to the vehicles for your return trip to Moshi or Arusha.

Tour Includes:

  • Transport to/from the gate
  • Entrance fees
  • Rescue fee
  • Professional guide
  • Picnic lunch boxes
  • Drinking water

Tour Exclude:

  • Flights ( International)
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Tips for safari guide
  • Personal expenses in nature such as money for souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees etc.
  • Visa fees ( 100 USD for American and 50 USD for non-American)
  • Immunization documents ( yellow fever recommended for visa processing on arrivals)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and /or park fees
1 Day
10+ Age
  • Departure
    Kilimanjaro Int. Airport
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