Camp

Shira 1 Camp

An expansive plateau campsite on Kilimanjaro's western approach.

Tanzania
Location
Year-round
Best Time to Visit
3,500 m
Altitude

About Shira 1 Camp

Shira 1 Camp is the first campsite for climbers tackling Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho and Shira routes. Located on the Shira Plateau at an elevation of approximately 3,500 meters (11,483 feet), it offers climbers their initial taste of the high-altitude trekking experience on Kilimanjaro. The camp is set against a backdrop of vast open landsca...

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
The climb to Shira 1 Camp requires preparation for altitude sickness and cold nights. Vaccinations for Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid, along with malaria prophylaxis, are recommended for travelers to Tanzania.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Shira 1 Camp is reached by trekking from Londorossi Gate, typically on the first day of the climb for those on the Lemosho and Shira routes.
Getting Around
Movement within and around Shira 1 Camp is on foot, with paths leading towards the next camps as climbers progress towards the summit.
Visas
Climbers, including those staying at Shira 1 Camp, typically require a Tanzanian visa or an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), obtainable in advance or upon arrival for many nationalities.
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