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Kilimanjaro National Park Shira Plateau day trip
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Kilimanjaro National Park Day Trip – Shira Plateau

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Kilimanjaro National Park – Day Trip – Shira Plateau

Get active and hike on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro on this day trip. If you don’t have time to join a Kilimanjaro climb, you can enjoy views of the highest mountain in Africa on this one day hike on the Shira Plateau.

lodge accommodation

We meet you at your hotel in Arusha

Accommodation style

price dollar

from 290 USD (based on 7 pers.)

Starting price per person


Private day trip

Travellers (window seat guaranteed)


Any day of your choice

Departure dates


Day 1 Tanzania

Rugged scenery at 3,500m above sea level

Beautiful Landscapes

Rugged scenery at 3,500m above sea level

Kilimanjaro’s highest peak (if weather permits)

Views of Kibo

Kilimanjaro’s highest peak (if weather permits)

Tour Itinerary

Private one day trip

This Kilimanjaro National Park day trip has fast become our most popular day trip! And for good reason: It’s a wonderful and exciting opportunity to get close to the highest free-standing mountain in the world, without climbing all the way to the top. If you enjoy hiking and being active in the great outdoors, but don’t want to or can’t do the whole thing, this day hike will be a great alternative. The hike is moderate, and you don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy it. We pick you up from your hotel and take you back as well. On your hike, you will be accompanied by an experienced park ranger.

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Day 1 | Arusha – Kilimanjaro National Park/Shira Plateau – Arusha

Arusha – Kilimanjaro National Park/Shira Plateau – Arusha

Early in the morning of your Kilimanjaro day trip, we will pick you up at your hotel – an active day in Tanzania’s wilderness area awaits. The drive to your destination of West Kilimanjaro takes you through a forest reserve, where you can look out for Colobus Monkeys in the trees. Your hike through the beautifully rugged landscape of Shira Plateau starts at 3,500 m above sea level. Get out of the car, lace up your shoes and take in the sounds, smells, and colours of Tanzania’s stunning wilderness. Along different trails and accompanied by a ranger, you can enjoy views of Kibo, Kilimanjaro’s highest peak, and its northern glaciers, when the weather permits. The vast plains of neighbouring Amboseli National Park in Kenya and the deep gorge of the Simba River contrast the views of the world’s highest free-standing mountain. When you reach the northern rim of Shira Crater, take a quick stop at different observation points and see the volcanic cones dotting the landscape below. Hike at your own pace and enjoy a picnic lunch under the open sky along the way. It’s a moderate hike and you don’t need to be an athlete to be able to enjoy it. However, at 3,500m the air is thinner, so pace your step, enjoy the untouched landscapes and the presence of the mighty Kilimanjaro. After a 4h hike – or earlier, if your legs get tired – we take you back to your hotel.

You don’t need hiking boots for this Kilimanjaro day trip. However, we recommend closed shoes such as trainers.



  • all mentioned transfers
  • professional, English-speaking guide or ranger
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • drinking water
  • all national park and guiding fees


  • flights (international and domestic)
  • meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • alcoholic and soft drinks
  • optional activities
  • tips
  • personal expenses, visa fees, travel insurance

Upcoming Departures

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