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SHIRA CLIMB PRICES

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SHIRA TREK COSTS & ROUTE ITINERARY FOR KILIMANJARO

SHIRA ROUTE SUMMARY FOR YOUR CLIMB WITH UHURU TRAILS BY AFRICANMECCA

Shira Route is for climbers who are already acclimatized from the neighboring Mount Meru and want to experience the isolated wilderness aspect of a trekking holiday on Kilimanjaro for the earlier leg of the trail. The high altitude ends at over 3000 meters on the first day gives you less time to explore the initial ecological zones on the mountain. Also, trekkers who are not sufficiently pre-acclimatized may already develop altitude sickness at this height due to the quickness of the route even though an extra acclimatization day is added as standard for this itinerary. Lemosho has replaced Shira as the best western route for acclimatization in comparison.

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Thanks To The Tanzanian Park Authorities And Government For Hosting These 40,000 To 50,000 Climbers Annually, And More Importantly, Cheers To These Climbers For Supporting Sustainable Tourism In Northern Tanzania.

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COST OF CLIMBING SHIRA ROUTE WITH UHURU TRAILS BY AFRICANMECCA

We recommend you plan and book your privately guided and custom Mount Kilimanjaro climb for Shira Route at least 8 to 10 months prior to your arrival. Campsites are almost fully booked all year round due to limited rooming capacity on the mountain and high demand. Please contact us to customize your Shira climb and request prices based on your personal preferences, acclimatization requirement and fitness needs.

Kilimanjaro Price Guide For Shira

Shira PrivateSpecialist Climb & Guide Experience

  • Private Climb - Per Person Sharing Pricing - $4230 (1 Guide : 1 Climber Ratio) - Minimum 2 Persons
  • Private Climb - Single Person Pricing - $5395 (1 Guide : 1 Climber Ratio) - Minimum 1 Person
What's Included:
  • Private trek and climb guiding services. All our guides are native experts in mountain climbing, African wildlife, and the African culture, many of who speak other European languages.
  • Dedicated guide assigned to each trekker. Uniquely, we offer every trekker his or her own personal climb guide (1 GUIDE : 1 CLIMBER RATIO). The climb will be led by a Head Altitude Responder Guide - per group
  • Private porterage services by a team of dedicated mountain porters.
  • Tanzania team’s 30 plus years experience of officially pioneering and operating Kilimanjaro treks and tours in Tanzania.
  • Accommodation as indicated - sharing room.
  • Private mountain chef offering delicious high altitude cuisine - full board meals (lunch, dinner & breakfast) when staying the night during the climb.
  • Extra acclimatization day - assists in adjusting to high altitude and minimizing altitude sickness.
  • Portable toilet with tent set up, toilet paper, sanitization and porterage for each day, for your private use - per group.
  • Foldable travel bed with an inflatable mattress - per person. This will avoid you sleeping on cold grounds.
  • Emergency stretcher for each day with porterage for quick descents where air rescue is inaccessible, for your private use - per group.
  • Emergency Oxygen System - 1 cylinder per person - assist in breathing to counter or minimize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) for safe descent.
  • Pulse oximeter - per group - to monitor and log oxygen saturation.
  • Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation - where accessible - air ambulance that assists in emergency medical evacuation to Nairobi.
  • When available, access to Kilimanjaro SAR helicopter rescue service - you must have travel insurance to cover your costs for high altitude medical evacuation up to 6000 meters - terms and conditions apply.
  • Logistical transfers - you will be transferred in a private 4x4 vehicle (custom safari built) as stated in the itinerary.
  • Private arrival and departure meet, greet and transfer services.
  • All park and reserve entry fees, airstrip transfers, VAT, government levies, service charges and hotel taxes for the services booked.
  • Africa, America and Europe office and cellular emergency contact details.
What's Not Included:Other services, tours, activities, drinks and meals that are outside the included offerings, personal expenses such travelers insurance, medical evacuation including high altitude, communication charges, gratuities - tips, visas, airport specific passenger charges, international airfares, that are extra and NOT part of the included itinerary.

KILIMANJARO TREK GUIDE- HOME
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KILIMANJARO TREK GUIDE- HOME

Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca is a fresh team name for a long-established partnership between AfricanMecca Safaris and one of our most experienced, dependable and registered team outfitters on Kilimanjaro to provide discerning climbing experiences.

KILIMANJARO CLIMB INTRODUCTION
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KILIMANJARO CLIMB INTRODUCTION

AfricanMecca believes Kilimanjaro is a mountain with attitude. Towering enigmatically like an ethereal island in the sky wreathed in mists, at 5895 meters, it is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest stand-alone mountain in the world.

KILIMANJARO CLIMB PRICES
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KILIMANJARO CLIMB PRICES

Here you will find prices for various recommended and acclimitized routes for Kilimanjaro including Lemosho, Machame, Rongai, Shira, Umbwe and Marangu. We recommend you customize your private climb based on your preference and group size.

TOP 10 REASONS TO CLIMB WITH US
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TOP 10 REASONS TO CLIMB WITH US

We have 10 great reasons why you should climb with us. The first is a pioneering approach to guiding standards on Mount Kilimanjaro. Uniquely, we offer every trekker his or her own personal support guide (1 GUIDE : 1 CLIMBER RATIO).

WHICH KILI ROUTE TO CHOOSE?
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WHICH KILI ROUTE TO CHOOSE?

There are six approved routes for a Kilimanjaro climb with Uhuru Trails By AfricanMecca, each offering different advantages and drawbacks. Regardless of which route you choose, you need not be a rock climber, superlatively fit or supremely well-equipped.

OUR MOUNTAIN FAMILY TEAM
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OUR MOUNTAIN FAMILY TEAM

We trust our clients to the care of some of the best experienced mountain guides in the Tanzanian travel industry. Our guide leaders have 100 hundreds of climb experiences in between 10 to 20 years' of the best way to succeed in climbing Kilimanjaro.

BEST TIME TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO
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BEST TIME TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO

One of the best times for a Tanzanian trek vacation on Mount Kilimanjaro is in the warm months of January and February when clear skies afford excellent views of superb scenery, especially from the upper slopes; though, expect some snowfall during this period.

UHURU SUMIMIT SUCCESS GUIDE
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UHURU SUMIMIT SUCCESS GUIDE

Trekking to the roof of Africa can be a glorious, triumphant achievement that can color the rest of your life with self-confidence and pride. Or it can be an ordeal or even an abject failure. You need to know exactly what you are letting yourself in for.

KILIMANJARO SAFETY CLIMB GUIDE
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KILIMANJARO SAFETY CLIMB GUIDE

It must be clearly understood that Mount Kilimanjaro is a dangerous environment where climbers are risking their lives. One person in every thousand (0.1%) will die on the mountain and more than half of these deaths could be preventable.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT GUIDE
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SAFETY EQUIPMENT GUIDE

Kilimanjaro kills those climbers who go beyond their sensible limits. We have an enviable safety record because its leaders do not waste time on technological fixes on high altitude, but get sick and injured trekkers off the mountain without delay.

KILI ALTITUDE SICKNESS GUIDE
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KILI ALTITUDE SICKNESS GUIDE

The general impression is that a climbing tour of Kilimanjaro is an easy mountaineering option, since the 5895 meter mountain has been successfully climbed by hardy children and by octogenarians. It is not. It is a perilous undertaking.

FAQ ON KILIMANJARO
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FAQ ON KILIMANJARO

Review Frequently Asked Questions for our Kilimanjaro treks. Questions range from custom private climb options, charity climbs, Crater Camp add experience, costs, tipping, a day on a climb, packing list, reducing ecological footprint to combining safari.

FIVE ZONES OF KILIMANJARO
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FIVE ZONES OF KILIMANJARO

Review the 5 geographical, flora and fauna zones of Mount Kilimanjaro. The zones include the lower countryside slopes, montane forests, heathlands and moorlands, the towering alpine deserts and the arctic ice cap summit of the shinning mountain.

KILI GEOLOGY, HISTORY & TRIBES
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KILI GEOLOGY, HISTORY & TRIBES

Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, is a unique Tanzanian highland vacation destination: a stand-alone pinnacle which creates its own climate in zones of distinct character, from fluted glacial columns and cathedrals of ice on the summit.

GUIDE ON KILIMANJARO PARK
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GUIDE ON KILIMANJARO PARK

Kilimanjaro, the shining mountain, floats in a wreath of cloud above the vast South Amboseli plains (a.ka the Western Kilimanjaro wilderness), offering an amazingly diverse series of fauna and habitats. It is a superlative destination for trekking.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • I booked my safari holiday through AfricanMecca. They were the most helpful company I have ever dealt with and I work within the travel industry. I had the most amazing time. The holiday went as clockwork with no hitches anywhere.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR MOUNT KILIMANJARO IN NORTHERN TANZANIA

When visiting Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, we recommend a safari visit to Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire & Selous. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas in Western Tanzania, and experience a primate chimpanzee safari at Mahale or Gombe ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar.

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