AJT072 - Kilimanjaro Climb - Shira Route




ü  Approaches Kibo from the West

ü  Crosses the wild and beautiful Shira Plateau

ü  A  great route for anyone who wants to spend a little more time on the mountain (though it is recommended for climbers who are already acclimatized, due to the high altitude start)

ü  Spectacular views on the final climb towards Uhuru Peak


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Activities: Mountain climbing.

Accommodation: 7 nights in camps and huts.

Transport: Fully equipped custom built safari minivan or 4x4 Land Cruiser

Escort: Kenya Professional Safari Guide rated driver guide or on special request safari guide

Suggest: Beach or Rwanda Gorilla extension



Day Location Accommodation Board Activity
1 Moshi Ameg Lodge DBB Trsf
2 Londorossi Forest Camp LDBB Climbing
3 Shira Shira Camp LDBB Climbing
4 Barranco Barranco Camp LDBB Climbing
5 Barafu Barafu Hut LDBB Climbing
6 Mweka Mweka Hut LDBB Climbing
7 Moshi Ameg Lodge LDBB Descend
8 Departure     Trsf

L-Lunch, D-Dinner, BB-Bed and breakfast, LDBB-Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, Trsf-Transfer, E-Early morning game drive, A-Morning game drive, P-Afternoon game drive, HDS-Half Day sightseeing, FDS-Full Day Sightseeing



Day 01 - Moshi - Ameg Lodge
Arrival at your hotel. If you need to hire any extra gear, advise the hotel this evening. Leave any excess clothing and valuables at the hotel - they will lock them up for you. Pack your bag carefully for the climb - remember the weight limit of 12kg. Leave some 'bin bags' in an outer pocket of your bag, and show the porters where they are so that in case of rain they can quickly cover your bag. Keep one out for your personal backpack too! Dinner and overnight at Ameg Lodge - DBB.


Day 02 - Londorossi - Forest Camp
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from the Lodge to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Londorossi for the first section of the climb to reach forest campsite close to gate at 9000ft / 2750 m taking 4-5 hours. Dinner and overnight at Forest Campsite - LDBB.


Day 03 - Shira - Shira Camp
From here you pass through forest and then across the grassy moorland of the Shira Plateau to reach Shira Campsite at 12500ft / 3,800 m taking 5-6 hours. Dinner and overnight at Shira Camp - LDBB.


Day 04 - Barranco - Barranco Camp
Leaving the forest, the path continues to follow the ridge, passing through heather and open moorlands to reach Barranco Campsite at 13000ft / 3,900m taking 5-7 hours. Dinner and overnight at Barranco Camp - LDBB.


Day 05 - Barafu - Barafu Hut
The path climbs steeply out of Barranco Valley, crosses the Karanga Valley and turns north to reach Barafu Campsite at 15500ft / 4,600m.
Dinner and overnight at Barafu Hut - LDBB.


Day 06 -  Mweka - Mweka Hut
A long day and an early start to reach the crater rim at Stella Point in time for sunrise. Then continue on to Uhuru Peak 19340ft / 5,895m, the highest point in Africa. Descend to Mweka Camp 10000ft / 3,000 m for overnight stay taking 6-8 hours ascent and 5-7 hours descent.
Dinner and overnight at Mweka Hut - LDBB.


Day 07 - Moshi - Ameg Lodge
Breakfast at your camp. Descend through the forest to the park gate at Mweka Wildlife College taking 3-4. You are transferred back to AMEG Lodge Kilimanjaro for your dinner and overnight stay. Dinner and overnight at Ameg Lodge - DBB.



Day 08 – Depart
Breakfast at your hotel. Depending with the mode of transfer and time, you will be picked from your hotel and transfer to your respective destinations.

End of our services


Price includes
2 Nights at Ameg Lodge
1 Night at Forest Campsite
1 Night at Shira Camp
1 Night at Barranco Camp
1 Night at Barafu Camp
1 Night at Mweka Camp
All Park Fees
National park approved guides and porters

Price excludes
All International Flights + Taxes
Travel & Personal accident insurance
Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls etc
Excursions not detailed in above program

Added Value:
Complimentary Africa Journeys pen
Complimentary Africa Journeys Safari Hat

Complimentary Flying Doctors membership

Health Requirements
Please note you will need a Yellow Fever Inoculation, this must be done no later than 10 days prior to departure. If you have had any previous history of Liver Disorders you must consult your physician first. Malaria prophylactics are a must.

These are considered to be compulsory for all attempting Kilimanjaro, it has become a tradition! Please budget at least USD80 for this six-day camping hike - per guest - which gets split across the group. Old clothing is also appreciated!

Travel Insurance
Please ensure you have sufficient Medical Cover for the duration of your trip and in particular to cover you while doing the Kilimanjaro Climb.

Optional Transfers:
Private minivan transfer: Nairobi-Moshi:
USD 300 per minivan one-way
Shuttle transfer: Nairobi-Moshi (Vice versa): USD 35 per person one-way
Scheduled flight Nairobi/Kilimanjaro (vice versa): USD 200 per person one-way (excluding international departure tax) (Flight costs are current and may change with/without notice due to factors such as significant fuel cost increment thus occasioning a supplement.)
Private minivan transfer: Kilimanjaro/Arusha-Moshi:
USD 70 per minivan one-way

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