Kilimanjaro – Shira Plateau

Hiking trips up Mt. Kilimanjaro can be arranged with our office.

Please use the Contact Us page, or call/email us directly to make arrangements.

Shira Plateau walk – A perfect day trip!

Take a walk on the Shira Plateau including breakfast on the Plateau overlooking the Tanzanian and Kenyan plains!  Don’t forget to stop and take a moment to admire the breathtaking views of the summit.  The day starts by leaving the lodge at 07:30 with the aim of reaching the gate by 08:00 in order to sign in and meet our guide.  Once at the Shira Rim, you can choose between various hikes.

Guides:  At Simba Farm Lodge, we have two English speaking guides available to take you up to the Plateau at any time.  NB – The guides are only available on booking of a minimum of one night’s B&B at the lodge.

What is needed for the day trip:


– Copy of your passport
For residents a copy of your work permit
– Visa/Master card for payment at the KINAPA gate (Gate does not accept cash).
– Good footwear
– A warm sweater/jacket
– Plenty of drinking water
– Camera

Fees for Forest Gate & KINAPA Gate

Forest Gate

Non Residents

Residents

Forest Gate Fee

                   $10

$10

Car

$10

$10

 

Kilimanjaro National Park

Non Residents

Residents

Adults and children above the age of 16 years

$70

$35

Children 5 to 16 years

$20

$10

Children under 5 years

FREE

FREE

Guiding Fee

$20

$20

Car

      $40 (Car with non Tanzanian registered)

$10

Note: All pricing above is EXCLUSIVE of 18% VAT

At Simba Farm Lodge, we can arrange a car for the day trip, cost is $100 for a full day and $20 for an English speaking guide.


Different hiking trails are available: 

Shira Plateau day hiking trail:  This is a circular trail that takes approximately 2 to 2.5 hours. With breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, you can also see into Kenya on a clear day.

Shira Northern Rim Trail:  This is a 1.5 hour hike.  This hike leads to a series of spectacular observation points along the northern rim of Shira Crater.

Half Day:  Half day walk for roughly 2-4 hours and back at the lodge around 14:00/14:30

Full Day: Full day walk for approximately 3- 6 hours and back at the lodge around 17:00