With Braventure we enjoyed the beauty of 5 Days Northern Tanzania Safari
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Braventure Africa as they managed to organize a wonderful... read more adventure for me and my family. The 5 Days wild Adventure with the most caring people was incredible. The guide was so knowledgeable and passionate. It’s hard to put all the feelings in writing but you guys are best.
Hope your team is all fine. We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the well arranged safari to the peak of mount Kilimanjaro. We really... read more enjoyed and had fun. The guide was very professional and and the whole safari was well arranged. We really got value for our money. Great job and keep it up. Greetings from Phil and Ibra. Cheers
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Kilimanjaro Shira Plateau day hike: climb Mount Kilimanjaro with a one day hike. This hike has probably been on your bucket list for a while now and if you don’t have the time or budget (or both) to climb it, then this is definitely your best option. You’ll get up really high and have the single best view on the mountain, without having to pay the full price. Get a nice taste of the highest mountain in Africa: Mt. Kilimanjaro at 5,985m tall.
The day trip to Mt Kilimanjaro starts around 5 from Arusha (or even earlier to avoid traffic). Depending on the location of your ho(s)tel, the journey will take 1:30-2.30hours. From here you’ll depart with your guide after an early breakfast to start the drive to Kilimanjaro National Park and begin the Kilimanjaro day hike.
The Kilimanjaro Shira Plateau day hike begins on the western side of the mountain and goes up through the forests to the Londorossi Gate. Here, at an altitude of 2,100m, the hike begins. The ascent is over 1,000m, moving steadily up through tropical mountain forests, home to a variety of animals and birdlife. With the help of your guide, you may spot colobus monkeys, crested turacos and more. It is not uncommon to hear elephants rumbling through the forest; you may even catching sight of them through the trees.
The Kilimanjaro Shira Plateau day hike takes you up to the vast Shira Plateau, at 3600 m. 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.
It’s ‘just’ a day hike, but the fast paste and elevation make it quite exhausting. So don’t underestimate this hike. It is definitely challenging.
The most important one is to bring good, closed shoes on the Kilimanjaro Shira Plateau day hike. If you want to walk up all the way on your high heals, that’s perfectly fine, just don’t complain if it gets tough. Due to the altitude, an extra set of warm clothing is also strongly advised. It can get wet in the lower rainforests, so come prepared with some waterproof clothing or a drybag with extra socks/shirt. For more details Click here..
Regular: Around $280-300 p.p. depending on group size
Budget: Around $210-230 p.p. depending on group size
Marangu Route Day Hike: From $140p.p. (Note that this takes a different route. Although still amazingly beautiful, it’s a little less scenic than the other route, but also varies greatly in cost.
Machame Route Day Hike: From $260p.p
*This Day trip is both possible as a private excursion or it is possible to join a group. If you’d like to join a group. Please send us an enquiry and we will find a group for you to join!