Kilimanjaro Shira Route

Just got back from Mt. Kilimanjaro with my son (we both made it to the peak) and the experience exceeded my expectations in every regard. It was better that I had hoped for and I want to thank you very much for all the assistance, hand holding, and help before the trip. I had never done anything like this, but I can't wait to try it again.

Kurt Welton | USA
 
 

Tanzania on Foot

On this exceptional itinerary we enjoy a combination of vehicle safaris in the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater and trekking ascents of Mount Meru (4566m) and Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m). We spend time on the vast Serengeti savannah where herds of plains animals, including migratory wildebeest, can be seen. In the Ngorongoro Crater prepare for unsurpassed game viewing as many species of East African wildlife, including rhinoceros and large prides of lion, inhabit it. Our trek guides lead us on an ascent of Mt Meru - an ideal way to acclimatise for Kilimanjaro. The steep ridgeline ascent has spectacular views and the slopes of Mt Meru are home to a large wildlife population including elephants and mountain reedbuck. Fit and acclimatised, and in the company of our experienced guides and crew, we then trek the relatively remote Rongai Route on Kilimanjaro. We are aiming for spectacular sunrise views from the summit of Africa. This fabulous walking itinerary offers the opportunity to climb two of the best extinct volcanoes created by the East African Rift.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Arusha
DAY 2 Ngorongoro Crater game viewing
DAY 3 Drive to Serengeti, game viewing
DAY 4 Serengeti National park
DAY 5 Fly to Arusha
DAY 6 Commence Meru ascent
DAYS 7/8 Meru climb
DAY 9 Complete Meru and drive to Marangu
DAYS 10/13 Ascend via Moorland Camp (2600m) Kikelewa Caves (3600m), Mawenzi Tarn Hut (4100m) and Kibo (4750m)
DAY 14 Ascend to Gilmans Point (5681m), Uhuru Peak (5895m), descend to Horombo
DAY 15 Descend to Marangu, transfer to Arusha
DAY 16 In Arusha, trip concludes

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Trip Code: TOF
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  16 days
Activities:  Trekking Wildlife Safari
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Next Trip:  10 August 2014
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price: $5,120.00 USD

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