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Scenic day trip in the vicinity of Mount Kilimanjaro
The Shira Plateau is a high-altitude plateau on the western side of Mt Kilimanjaro. It offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and can be a great option for a day excursion.
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DescriptionA day trip to Kilimanjaro via the Shira Plateau is not a common or recommended option, as trekking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro typically takes several days due to the altitude and the need for proper acclimatization. However, if you're looking for a scenic day trip in the vicinity of Mount Kilimanjaro, you can explore the Shira Plateau itself. The Shira Plateau is a high-altitude plateau on the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro. It offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and can be a great option for a day excursion. Here are some reasons why the Shira Plateau is worth considering: Scenic beauty: The Shira Plateau is known for its expansive vistas, lush vegetation, and unique ecosystem. You'll encounter diverse plant life, including giant groundsels and heather trees, as you traverse the plateau. The panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the African savannah below are truly stunning. Wildlife spotting: While wildlife encounters are not as common on the Shira Plateau as they are in some other parts of the mountain, you may still have the opportunity to spot some wildlife. Keep an eye out for mountain antelopes, hyraxes, and various bird species that inhabit the area. It's important to note that attempting to summit Kilimanjaro within a single day from the Shira Plateau is not recommended or feasible. The standard routes to the summit, such as the Machame, Lemosho or Marangu routes, take several days to allow for proper acclimatization and increase the chances of a successful summit. If you're interested in trekking Kilimanjaro, it's advisable to plan a multi-day expedition with us and follow one of the established routes to ensure your safety and maximize your chances of reaching the summit. Please remember to check the latest information and consult with The Big Bang as we specialize in Kilimanjaro trekking for the most up-to-date and accurate guidance.
IncludesEntry Fee Local Guide Pick-up & Drop-off Lunch First Aid Kit Oximeter
- For Scenic Views its recommended you plan this trip around January - March and July - October