- duration 7 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 12+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5894 meters
- Take the route less crowded to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro
- Hike through the Shira Ridge. Traverse the entirety of the Shira Plateau from west to east
- Higher chances of reaching the summit
The Lemosho route, which starts on the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro, is the lesser-known of all the routes to the top of the mountain. However, it is increasingly being preferred by travelers for the beautiful scenery it offers along with a high summit success rate. Most of our travelers who have used this route love it.
Unlike the popular Machame route, which simply intersects the Shira Plateau, the Lemosho route crosses the entirety of the plain from west to east during a pleasant, relatively flat hike. An added bonus is that climbers will encounter low traffic until the route converges with the Machame route and takes you through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, all of which fall in the southern circuit.
We will make our descent via the Mweka route. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
helmeted guinea fowl
red billed stork
Firstly, why have we decided to go on Safari with SafariBook Evolution
Friendly and prompt communication with Steve (owner), flexibility and willingness to meet our needs and kind of gut feeling ;)
Booking process was very easy and at the end we put a trust in Steve and sent 75% of the payment - we were travelling to Zanzibar before and we did not want to carry that much cash.
My 2 friends and I, we went for 9 days safari with following itinerary: Tanzania starting in Arusha - Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara with walk, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Empakai Crater, Kenya - Amboseli with walk. We had amazing guides, I could not wish for better company, we had a lot of fun and I learnt so much about animal, Masai culture and life of African people. In Tanzania our guide was Godlove Goodluck and in Kenya - Onesmus. We had also cook named Alifa - cooking is really his passion and food was tasty. Much better than in any African restaurant we had been :D
Everything was organized and yeah, sure, things did go sideway, as our car got broken, but what I appreciate is how the things were handled and what Steve did to make sure our trip is untouched (new car was sent, meantime rescue car camet to not lose any game drive etc). And to make it up Steve made us amazing surprise. We were flying out of Nairobi at 6 am so he arranged for us home stay at lovely Kenyan family. We had wonderful last night in Africa with his friends. We could not wish for more. Ah, one more great surprise from Steve! We had budget safari with basic accommodation to keep cost as lower as possible, and is like Steve would know us better, he booked for our last 2 nights amazing lodge with swimming pool and view on Kilimanjaro. After diving and 9 days in the car on bumpy roads this was like a dream!
I can honestly recommend SafariBook Evolution, Steve and his team for organization of your Safari. Steve - thank you so much for amazing experience and providing us great guides, this made all difference.”
Day 1: Arusha – Londorossi Gate – Lemosho Glades – Big Tree Camp (2780m)
Day 2: Big Tree Camp (2,780m) – Shira Camp 2 (3,900m)
Day 3: Shira Camp 2 – Barranco Camp (3960m)
Day 4: Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp (4250m)
Day 5: Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp (4640m)
Day 6: Summit Day: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp
Day 7: Descend: Mweka Camp (3080m) – Mweka-Gate (1680m) – Arusha
- 6 nights' accommodation
- Meals as per the itinerary above
- Ground transportation to and from Arusha
- All taxes/VAT
- An English-speaking mountain guide and porters
- All camping gear
- National Park entrance fees
- International flights from home and back
- Visa fees (if applicable)
- Travel insurance
- Money for tips
- Mountain climbing gear
- Earn US$ 65+ in travel credits.
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