Camp

Shira 2 Camp

Elevated campsite on Kilimanjaro offering stunning plateau views.

Tanzania
Location
Year-round
Best Time to Visit
3,850 m
Altitude

About Shira 2 Camp

Shira 2 Camp is a key stop for trekkers on Mount Kilimanjaro, positioned on the expansive Shira Plateau at an altitude of approximately 3,850 meters (12,631 feet). This campsite is part of the Lemosho and Machame routes, offering climbers a scenic spot to rest and further acclimatize to the high altitude. Shira 2 Camp provides panoramic views of th...

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Preparations for altitude sickness are crucial, as symptoms can occur at this elevation. Recommended vaccinations include Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid, along with malaria prophylaxis 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
Accessed through the Lemosho or Machame routes on Mount Kilimanjaro, Shira 2 Camp involves a trek through varied landscapes, offering climbers a chance to acclimatize to the altitude.
Getting Around
Movement within and beyond Shira 2 Camp is on foot, with designated trails leading climbers towards the next stages of their Kilimanjaro journey.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania, including climbers heading to Shira 2 Camp, must obtain a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), available in advance or upon arrival for many nationalities.
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