Shira Camp

A high-altitude campsite on Kilimanjaro's Shira Plateau.

June to October
Best Time to Visit
3,840 m

About Shira Camp

Shira Camp is one of the key overnight stops for climbers on the Lemosho and Machame routes to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Situated on the expansive Shira Plateau at an altitude of approximately 3,840 meters (12,600 feet), it offers trekkers stunning views of the mountain and the surrounding landscapes. The camp is often the second c...

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Trekking to Shira Camp is generally safe under the guidance of experienced trekking companies. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, and malaria prophylaxis are recommended for travelers to Tanzania, along with precautions to prevent altitude sickness.
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
The trek to Shira Camp begins at either the Lemosho or Machame gate, with the journey encompassing beautiful forests before reaching the open moorlands of the Shira Plateau.
Getting Around
Exploration in and around Shira Camp is on foot, with various acclimatization hikes available to help trekkers adjust to the altitude.
Visitors to Tanzania, including those climbing Kilimanjaro, require a visa, which can be obtained on arrival or online through the eVisa system, facilitating access to the national park and its trails.
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