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Tour Details
Kilimanjaro Day Hike: Highlights
  • Get a taste of Africa’s highest mountain!
  • Spectacular views on the mountainside
  • Around 1000m elevation!
    About the Kilimanjaro Day Hike

    Kilimanjaro Shira Plateau Day HikeKilimanjaro 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.

    Kilimanjaro Shira Plateau day hike: What to expect

    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.

    How fit should I be: 

    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. 

    What to wear: 

    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..

    Day Hike Kilimanjaro Options:

    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!

Price Includes

  • Day trip according to the itinerary
  • Transfers (Hotel to Kilimanjaro Gate)
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • National park fees
  • Lunch and mineral water
  • All mentioned activities

Price Excludes

  • Flights ( International)
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Tips for Tour 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