Since its introduction this route proved to be gorgeous for its profusion of scenic spots and the number of clients it has been receiving. It gives hikers enough time to acclimatize because it is long than the other routes. However, the duration of the hike, should not be a point of worry as the route is graced with gentle steepness with a high summit success rate.
The only route that can take you to Shira peak and expose you to the Eden like beauty of Shira plateau. This “Everlasting flowers” infested part of the mountain is an ancient caldera aged roughly a million and a half years. The appearance of rocks found in this area will remind you of the artistic abilities poured in the formation of this very planet.
*This is a Luxury package based on 2 pax per person sharing with an option for an upgrade to a VIP package or downgrade to a Standard package. Pricing per person also gets farer the more you are in a group. Kindly get in touch with us for a customized package*
Kilimanjaro Afromontane forest
Glacial valleys and alpine desert
Views of Mawenzi
Ascent of Kibo and possible views of Kibo caldera and ash pit.
The roof of Africa!
List of required equipment
Thermal Hat (Balaclavas are also ideal)
Wide Brimmed Hat (Highly essential. A baseball cap is the bare minimum)
Sunglasses (should cover eyes completely)
Scarf / Balaclava
Waterproof Jacket (Gore-Tex or similar with hood) – Must fit comfortably OUTSIDE your warm layer
Thermal Jacket – down or synthetic down (Not essential if you have a good waterproof jacket and at least 2 good fleeces)
Shirts x 2 (With sleeves are best – keep of sun trekking and insects at night on safari)
Thermal Gloves (lightweight glove that can fit inside waterproof outer glove)
Waterproof outer glove / mitten
Lightweight Trousers x 2 (NOT JEANS) – Jeans when wet are terrible to walk in. Fine on safari however
Waterproof / windproof trousers (Essential for all trekking and mountain itineraries)
Socks (1 pair per day trekking)
Waterproof hiking boots (worn in) – with ankle support
Lightweight hiking boots / shoes
Sandals / tevas (Great for relaxing your feet after long walks)
Headlamp + spare batteries (Even on safari this is an essential item – many camps have solar lighting and so head lights are perfect for reading at night)
Hand sanitizer 250ml
Sun cream > factor 25, preferably 40
Waterproof day rucksack (for carrying water and other essentials on the day to day hikes)
Kit bag – Internal flights in East Africa require soft packs.
Walking Poles (very useful on descends and helps reduce stress on knees) x 2
Water bottle 2 x 2liters (we recommend any good brand that would keep water from freezing)
Sleeping bag + thermal liner (-20C) – supplied on all trips where relevant EXCEPT Standard Specification
Insurance emergency telephone number
Medication (On your Booking form, list the medication you take or intend to take)
Allergies and dietary limitations – These should be clearly indicated on your booking form
If you have any questions on what to bring please ask well in advance of your trip to make it easier for us to reply in a timely manner.
Rental gear services are also available for any item that you may not have. However, please note that rental gear should only be used as a last resort in case of broken/missing items.
Specification of items included
Professional Tour Leader & Mountain guide (Certified Mountaineer instructor and First Aid Responder)
Assistant guide (s) (current and certified first aid responder)
Camp Crew (s)
3 person “pup” tent used for 2 people
Sleeping bag (-18oC rated)
Walk in mess tent
Altitude sickness checklists
Stocked first aid kit
Custom evacuation stretcher
Oxygen – Each oxygen cylinder offers approximately 7 hours of constant flow supply. We supply min 2 tank per group or 1 per 5 clients, whichever is more
Full trip and safety briefing
Private 4×4 transfers
Additional Services (extra cost)
Each porter can carry a permitted maximum weight of 20kg/40lbs. This includes food, accommodation, wages, extra porters where required to cover extra accommodation, food and so on
4 liters of mineral water per day. Includes porterage and resupply.
Includes a shower tent, stools for clothes, 1 towel per guest and porterage
Includes a toilet tent, porterage and toiletries – cleaning detergents, toilet paper, toilet paper holder (A toilet tent is already included in your package to service 5 people per group)
Portable Altitude chamber
This should only be used on crater trips and is included automatically on ALL trips involving overnight in the summit crater. For those that want a PAC on NON crater trips an extra charge applies
Heater for Mess Tent
The heater is used in the evenings for a maximum of 3 hours. Includes porterage and gas cannisters
Day 1: Lemosho – Forest camp
We set out in vehicles to the starting point of the Lemosho trail (Alt 2,250m / 7,380ft) Here you meet the rest of your crew and set off at a leisurely pace into Afromontane forest. Picnic lunch is served en route, and camp is reached by midafternoon. Overnight Forest Camp -Alt 2860m / 9,383ft (full board).
Hike time (approx)
Day 2: Forest Camp – Shira 1 camp
From the forested slopes of Lemosho you ascend through Podocarps and Juniper forest and break out of the forest on to the heath zone and the Shira Plateau. Picnic lunch will be served on trail before arriving at your campsite by midafternoon. Overnight Shira 1 Camp-Alt3,560m / 11,680ft (full board).
In light of the world opening up slowly amidst the current pandemic, we have been preparing to welcome tourists back to Tanzania by making changes to the way we provide our services. New SOPs are in place for every touch point and guest experience that characterizes your stay with us as your esteemed hosts. Our SOPs will be updated in line with the Government of Tanzania’s instructions to the tourism and hospitality industry. Our priority is to ensure that we provide the safest possible environment for our guests while providing top-notch safari experiences.
Standard Operating Procedures
1.To keep social distancing, safari vehicles with 6-window seats will be redesigned to take only 4 people in the passenger cabin. Safari vehicles with 6-window seats will still be available for families wishing to travel together in one vehicle
2.The driver-guide will be at hand to oversee guests observe the recommended physical distancing at park entry gates, museums, picnic sites, and while checking in at accommodation facilities.
3.City transfer and safari vehicles will be regularly disinfected before picking up clients, especially the high-touch surfaces and seats
4.Sanitizers (anti-microbial agents) will be provided in the vehicle for guests' use
5.The driver-guide will take necessary personal protection precautions at all times. Guests are encouraged to come with their own masks; packaged masks will be available at an extra cost.
6.Health condition of driver-guides will be monitored for not less than a week before being assigned to take clients on safari, including measuring body oxygen level (recommended 95% and above) and body temperature not exceeding 37.5 degrees centigrade.
7.There will be three health centers dedicated to COVID-19 rapid response and support network; one center will be in Arusha town (Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre), one in Karatu near Ngorongoro, and the third in central Serengeti at Seronera. Ambulances will be on standby.
8.For clients needing more medical attention, Nisimulie Africa Tours and Travel will arrange evacuation by Flying Doctors. The Flying Doctors package covers evacuation to a hospital in Nairobi. We can also arrange evacuation to Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, a fine facility with high rate of recovery for COVID-19 patients. The evacuation to Dar es Salaam will involve some extra charges to be met by the patient. Clients are required to have medical insurance to cover hospitalization expenses.
9.The welcome briefing to guests will include details of our safety and hygiene measures in place and what is required of guests during their stay (including the use of masks and gloves and keeping safe distances from other guests).
10. Not limiting these procedures to ourselves, we work with other third-party suppliers who ensure and adhere to the set international standards of travel as defined by the Ministry of Tourism and WHO.
·A maximum of four people will be permitted per vehicle with the exception of groups that are travelling together.
·Guides will wear face masks and gloves on arrival at the airstrip, when in the main area of the airstrip and when handling guests’ luggage.
·Guests must also wear facemasks at the airstrip; however, this is optional while on the game drive.
·Once the group has left the airstrip, the guide will remove the face mask and gloves to speak with guests, as the safety risk is greatly reduced outside of the airstrip.
·Game drives will take place in safari vehicles, as usual, which will be disinfected after each game drive.
·Hand sanitizer will be available for guests and guides and is to be used on arrival at the airstrip, on boarding the vehicle and throughout the game drive.
·Guests are asked to sensibly practice social distancing throughout the game drive and if meals are served.
·Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the camps and soap and individual hand towels will always be available in public bathrooms.
·At the Bar: The barmen will wear facemask and gloves to handle drinks and snacks and serve on a tray.
·A staff member is assigned to regular sanitization duties of surfaces (including door handles, metallic surfaces, counters, etc).
·Social distancing rules apply, and seating will be arranged to ensure at least one-meter distance between guests.
·Dining: All surfaces will be disinfected after each meal.
·Pool water (where available) will be monitored to maintain a chlorine level between 1 to 3 parts per million and a pH level between 6.8 and 7.4 in order to provide a virus free experience.
·In sitting areas and on sofas:
·Guests will be encouraged to practice social distancing.
·Around campfire: guests will be encouraged to practice social distancing.
·Disposable towels and bins will be placed in strategic areas.
·In harmony with our vision, our team has had a lot of fun working hard together to put our SOPs in place to ensure the safety of our guests. We are now ready to warmly welcome our guests back to Tanzania.
“Nature took a rest from the usual and is now more exquisite”