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Serengeti national Park

Kilimanjaro climb Shira Route 7 Days

The Kilimanjaro Climb Shira route 7 days route is the route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the west and is almost identical to the Lemosho route. Actually, Shira was the original path and Lemosho is an improved variant. While the Lemosho starts at the Londorossi Gate and goes through the rainforest to Shira 1 Camp, the Shira Route bypasses this walk by using a vehicle to transport climbers to the Shira Gate, which is located near Shira Ridge.

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi for an overnight stay.

Itinerary for Kilimanjaro climb Shira Route 7 Days

Day 1: To Londorosi gate to Shira one campsite.

Kilimanjaro mountain national park sunrise

You will drive from Moshi to the trailhead to the Londorosi gate for registration. Following this, you will then board a vehicle again and drive further up to the Moram gate. You will trek through the moorland and heather vegetation heading to the east crossing ridges and valleys as well as a long flat distance to Shira One campsite. Elevation : 1200m to 1830m to 3500m Distance: 18 km. Hiking Time : 3 hours Habitat: Montane forest to moorland and heath vegetation.

Day 2: Shira one campsite to Shira two campsites.

Tanzania safari

On this day will go too far parts of the Serengeti north, south, east, west depending on wildlife movements, so after an early breakfast will go on an early game drive, we will later have lunch and continue the game drive to evening then return to the campsite for dinner & overnight stay
note; animals can be spotted on campsites.

Day 3: Shira two campsite to Barranco campsite.

Ngorongoro crater Tansania

Seronera, Serengeti National Park
After an early breakfast will go on an early game drive seeing a lot of animals till the afternoon where will head to camp for lunch and pack doing a game drive while we exit the Serengeti heading to Simba campsite (2hrs drive) near the rim of Ngorongoro crater.
note; animals can be spotted on campsites.

Day 4: Barranco campsite to Karanga Campsite.

Serengeti hippos Tanzania Safari

Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha Region
After an early breakfast will descend the crater (6:15 am) on a journey to find the black rhino, rhinos are the hardest to spot in the beautiful crater as most animals will be easier to spot from this park due to it being a floor crater
After lunch will do a game drive and ascend the crater to camp and pack for the trip back to Arusha for dinner and overnight or drive you to the airport.

Day 5: Karanga campsite to Barafu campsite

Kilimanjaro mountain national park

Today’s walk will take a few hours because the route is steep and needs slowly walk so to avoid tiredness. You will completely walk across an alpine desert with strong and cold winds blowing from the ever closer Kibo peak and its ice. You will have an early dinner at 1700hrs then rest until midnight when we, commence your push for the summit. Elevation : 3900m to 4620m. Distance: 8km. Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 6: Barafu Hut Campsite to Uhuru peak to Mweka Hut Campsite.

Kilimanjaro climbing

Wake at midnight to a simple and lite breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. Leave to the peak at 12; 00 AM, switch back up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Stella Point on the crater rim at 5,861 m/18,640 ft between 4 and 5 AM. At this point, you will be having views of the fabled crater and its icecaps facing you. Then after 1 hour of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snow takes you to Kilimanjaro’s true summit, Uhuru Peak, where you will spend some time taking photos and celebrating. After celebrating and making memories, you will descend back to the Barafu Huts campsite, for lunch, rest, collect your belongings, and continue down through the moorland and heath zone to Mweka Huts campsite. Dinner and overnight at Mweka hut campsite.

Day 7: Mweka hut campsite to Mweka gate.

Kilimanjaro mountain

Today is your last day on the mountain, so after your breakfast, you will descend down to Mweka gate walking across the Montane forest, this descent will take 3-4 hours. Then here at the gate you will sign out and get ready to board the vehicle ready for the transfer back to the hotel in Moshi for your certificate presentation celebration. Elevation : 3100m to 1700m Distance: 9km. Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat : Montane Forest.

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