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
Fees for Forest Gate & KINAPA Gate
Forest Gate Fee
Kilimanjaro National Park
Adults and children above the age of 16 years
Children 5 to 16 years
Children under 5 years
|$40 (Car with non Tanzanian registered)|
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