6 Days Shira Route Kilimanjaro Safari and Trekking

  • Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

6 Days Shira Route Kilimanjaro Safari and Trekking

  • Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

Adventurous Kilimanjaro Safari in Tanzania

Experience the magnificent Kilimanjaro known for its eternal snow-capped peak. With this package, you will have the best opportunities to climb Africa's highest point without the need for technical climbing ability. These safari trip and trekking are open to any fit and healthy person prepared for physical exertion and exercise. You will enjoy the wonderful wildlife and seize the Uhuru Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro!

Highlights

  • Kilimanjaro trekking
  • Game viewing activities
  • Safari driver / guide service
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Park entrance fees
  • Airport transfers
  • 6 activity days
  • English
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You will be accommodated for 5 nights at several campsites in Mount Kilimanjaro, some of them include Shira Camp, Barranco Camp, and Mweka Camp. This package also includes 2 nights' stay at a hotel before and after the program.

Day 1

The drive from Moshi to the trailhead takes about 3 hours. You will hike through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. You will continue hiking for a short distance until you reach the Shira Camp.

Day 2

Starting from the Shira Plateau, you will keep on hiking to the east up a ridge, fleeting the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As you hike, you will change your way to the southeast toward the Lava Tower, called the "shark's tooth" (elevation range around 4,650 meters / 15,250 feet).

Shortly after the tower, you will come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. You will now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day at around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for the summit day.

Day 3

Following breakfast, you will go from Barranco Camp and continue on a steep ridge up to the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the crossroads which connects with the Mweka Trail.

Day 4

You will keep on hiking up to the Barafu Camp. At this point, you have accomplished the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here, you will build your camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day.

Day 5

Extremely early in the morning around midnight to 02:00, you will go up to the summit by passing between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You will begin in a northwesterly direction and climb through a deep scree towards Stella Point on the crater edge. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

At Stella Point, you will stop for a short rest and will be happy with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to observe. Closer hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.

Starting from Stella Point, you may come across snow all the way on your 1-hour way up to the summit. Once you are at Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

Afterward, from the summit, you will begin your drop by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp and stopping at Barafu for lunch en route. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Once you arrive at Mweka Camp, you will enjoy your last evening on the mountain.

Day 6

After breakfast, you will continue the drop down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will be helpful. From the gate, you will continue for another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka Village to drive you back to your hotel.

Your safari trip and trekking will take place in Mount Kilimanjaro area in Tanzania.

You will be served daily meals on a full-board basis which include breakfast, lunch (hot or picnic), and dinner.

  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • All transfers and transport
  • Daily meals on a full-board basis
  • Game viewing activities
  • Mount Kilimanjaro guided trekking
  • Park entrance fees
  • Pre and post-program accommodation for 2 nights at a hotel
  • Safari tents, cook and camping supplies
  • Services of a safari driver / guide
  • International airfares
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratitudes for the safari staff
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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    Review by Aden Reed from Cyprus

    its what i hoped for in every way. the guide, the game drive

    2017-Sep-03 11:48:55

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    Review by Giacomo Vallini from Republic of Italy

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  • Review by Louise L. from Netherlands
    7 out of 10

    "We booked a 4 day Safari with Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris and were picked up nicely from the airport on arrival in Arusha. Staff is very friendly and helpfull. The Safari was good and we saw the big 5! Very professional compagny."

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Testimonials

  • Review by a traveler from Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "The communication was very nice and easy, I received quick and clear answers to all my questions before, during, and after the trip! I did 2 days safari in Tarangire and Ngorongoro. The first day was perfect: good guide, good food, perfect organization, wonderful park, etc. The second was a bit harder. The only problem I really found was the mismatch between the other people in the group having plenty of time and wanting to enjoy their safari, and me having to take my flight. Except this, everything was fine, nice, and well organized."

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  • Review by a traveler from Russia
    10 out of 10

    "Overall, it was a great experience with Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris. They answered all my questions before the start of safari promptly and provided the service just as promised. Of all the research I did, I found Foot Slopes offered the best package for the time I had. Our driver, Juma, was amazing. He had great knowledge of all the animal and plant species. I went to Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire. Maybe all the safari operators can think of ways to improve food as some people had stomach issues, but Foot Slopes was great in taking care of people who had any health issues. I totally recommend them. "

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  • Review by Jean Cummings from United States
    10 out of 10

    "Although I was unable to travel with Foot Slope Tours & Safaris due to a medical issue, the gentlemen in the office, Goodluck and (I've forgotten the other man's name) were amazing. They were helpful, kind, patient, and went so far above and beyond. It was amazing. They spent hours with me, bringing me to the hospital, helping arrange flights home, transporting and supporting me at a very difficult time. I cannot speak highly enough of how much I appreciated their help. They even contacted me after I returned home with kind words and thoughts. I really hope to return, and bring friends to complete this travel experience. I'd give them more stars if it was allowed. Thank you again from New Hampshire! "

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  • Review by Emma Holmberg from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "The tour was amazing and we got to see so many amazing animals. We camped in the Serengeti which was fabulous as well as Ngorongoro in which we had a stunning view over the crater from the campsite. The people working for Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris are very nice! They may seem unorganised at times and maybe not as professional as our Western standards. Everything was perfect for me and I would recommend it! Remember that although it is expensive, these packages are amongst the cheapest so don't be too fussy."

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  • Review by KreŇ°imir M.
    10 out of 10

    "Every step of the travel arrangement process with Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris was very smooth and efficient. I would especially emphasize the effort that Gabriel and the rest of the team made for us to enjoy the safari. We were also very satisfied with the accommodation, both the tents in the safari camp in Mto Wa Mbu and a hotel in Arusha. Everything essential was provided, meals were served as agreed, so we really had an opportunity to rest and relax properly in both locations. Our guide was professional and trustworthy and made our game drives even more interesting by providing additional information about the wildlife in the region. He was also very open to making some plan adjustments according to our needs. Overall, we had an unforgettable experience of the safari in Tanzania, and I can fully recommend Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris for their friendly and personal approach in organizing our wildlife adventure. They really went out of their way to help us enjoy our tour."

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  • Review by Inggrid H.
    10 out of 10

    "We all really enjoyed this safari. A few of us had not been on safari before and a couple had but we were all well impressed with the organisation of the company, the greeting on our arrival and the helpfulness and knowledge of the guide. He could not do enough for us and made an effort to go above and beyond what you'd expect. The tents we were expecting turned out to be amazing. Glamping beyond anything I could have dreamed of. Perfect. The only minor glitch was the tourist hotel on the night prior. The staff there didn't seem to realise they were in a service industry but this was more amusing than a problem."

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  • Review by Miyuki from Japan
    10 out of 10

    "The safari game driving I had in Ngorongoro and Serengeti was amazing! Thank you Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris. Actually, we missed our flight on the last day because of several car problems during safari driving, but our consultant Gabriel and Foot Slopes team took care of us everything. They provided us free meals, accommodation in Arusha, all the taxi drives, and new flight tickets. Things happen in safari, lots of unexpected things. I think the best safari tour company is who takes care of their clients until the end no matter what happens - which I think is Foot Slopes team. Their service is excellent!"

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  • Review by Stepan Kratochvil from Czech Republic
    10 out of 10

    "This safari tour was perfect. All begin with an online discussion on the web page, where I can gain all information I need before spending the money. Then, I was picked up from the airport by the owner (included) and taken to the hotel in the middle of the Arusha where I slept the night before and after the safari tour (both nights were included). In the morning, the guide took me directly from the hotel. We have made 3 days safari with Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara. The guide in the jeep is communicative and educated to answer all questions. We had the budget version with accommodation in the camp between the parks (with swimming pool), which was very nice and we liked the "family" dinner with other safari guests. I would definitely recommend this company because of the very reasonable price and the personal approach of all the staff, who really try to make me enjoy the safari. "

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Arusha, Tanzania

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