Shira Camp Kilimanjaro is the second camp on the Machame Route. There are in fact two camps on the Shira Plateau – Shira Camp 1 on the western side and Shira Camp 2 on the Eastern side. People using the Shira and Lemosho Route usually stay at Shira Camp 1; however, seven or eight-day trekkers on these routes sometimes stay at Shira Camp 2 as well.
Shira Camp 2 (3,847m) sits on the Eastern edge of the Shira Plateau. It is the first camp at which altitude sickness might start to be felt. It also provides stunning views across the Kilimanjaro valley below.
Stay at Shira Camp on these recommended safaris
For the average climber, Machame is probably the most reliable route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and the roof of Africa
per person9 days
Summit two of Tanzania's iconic mountain ranges in under two weeks
per person13 days
Shira Camp Details
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Shira Camp Map
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