Shira Discovery

(3 Reviews)

This Tour is great for:

  • Adventure Seekers
  • Nature Lovers
  • Hiking Enthusiasts
  • Those with Limited Time

Package Details

Embark on a thrilling 2-day hiking adventure to Shira Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro. Experience the diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to moorlands, and enjoy panoramic views of the Shira Plateau and Kiba Peak.

What to Expect

  • Scenic hike through the montane forest
  • Spectacular views of Kilimanjaro's landscapes
  • Overnight camping experience at Shira 1 Camp
  • Optional short hike to Shira 2 Camp
  • Expert guides and trekking chef ensuring a comfortable and memorable experience

Best Time to Go

Ideal Duration: 2 Days

  • Best Months: July to September
  • Good Months: January, February, June, October, November, December
  • Mixed Months: March to May


  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Sightseeing
  • Acclimatization


  • Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Full Board Meals
  • Guides and Porters
  • Equipment (Tents, sleeping mats, and camping equipment)
  • Park Fees
  • Support (first aid kit and emergency evacuation insurance)


  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities

Packing List

  • Clothing: Layers, warm jacket, thermal underwear, rain gear
  • Footwear: Sturdy hiking boots, comfortable socks
  • Gear: Daypack, water bottle, trekking poles, headlamp
  • Personal Items: Sunscreen, sunglasses, toiletries, personal medication


Day 1: Arrival and Hike to Shira 1 Camp

Arrive at Londorossi Gate, where you’ll register and receive a briefing. Begin your hike through the lush rainforest, ascending gradually to Shira 1 Camp. Enjoy packed lunch on the trail and marvel at the changing landscapes. Settle into your camp, enjoy a hearty dinner, and overnight at Shira 1 Camp.

Day 2: Exploration and Return

Start your day with breakfast and optional short hike to Shira 2 Camp for acclimatization. Descend back to Londorossi Gate, enjoying packed lunch on the trail.


Is this hike suitable for beginners?

While the hike to Shira Camp is manageable, it does involve moderate to strenuous activity, so a basic level of fitness is recommended.

What is the weather like on Mount Kilimanjaro?

Weather on Kilimanjaro can vary greatly, with temperatures ranging from hot and humid in the rainforest to cold and icy at higher elevations.

Are there restroom facilities along the trail?

Restroom facilities are available at designated campsites and may also be available at some trailheads.

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Emma Thompson

Group Traveller

The hike through the lush rainforest to Shira 1 Camp was exhilarating. The views from the camp were breathtaking, and the staff made us feel right at home.

April 25, 2024

Sophia Martinez

Solo Traveller

The short hike to Shira 2 Camp was worth it for the stunning views. The entire experience was well-organized, and the accommodations were comfortable.

March 22, 2024

Jack Robinson

Solo Traveller

Exploring the Magamba Forest Reserve was a highlight of our trip. The guided hike was informative, and we saw so much wildlife along the way. Highly recommend!

March 20, 2024