Shira Plateau Day Hike

Embark on the ascent of the Shira Plateau, gracefully nestled on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. For those seeking the thrill of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro without aspiring to reach the summit, consider booking a hike on the breathtaking Shira Plateau. Stretching over 13 kilometers to the west of Kibo, at an elevation of 3,962 meters, this plateau is perched on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, revealing the remnants of an ancient caldera—an extinguished volcanic crater from half a million years ago. Recognized today as a World Heritage Site, it showcases deep valleys and weathered lava flows, forming a captivating landscape near the Kibo Massif, resembling avant-garde sculptures.
Various one to four-day hikes are available, each traversing different trails. Every route presents opportunities to encounter wildlife from the neighboring Amboseli National Park in Kenya, including herds of majestic elephants, eland antelope, buffalo, and even lions.
Opt for longer hikes to witness diverse rolling landscapes, featuring silvery glaciers, rocky ridges, and the lush Lemosho forest with its rainforest valleys. Every path promises spectacular views of Kilimanjaro's peaks on clear days, providing an unforgettable experience for those who choose to explore the captivating surroundings of the Shira Plateau.
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Shu'Mata Camp
Establish a semi-permanent camp off the beaten path, nestled at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Katambuga House
Set in lush gardens filled with birdsong and surrounded by coffee estates, Katambuga House is an oasis of tranquility within Arusha

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