Kilimanjaro Shira Route

Just got back from Mt. Kilimanjaro with my son (we both made it to the peak) and the experience exceeded my expectations in every regard. It was better that I had hoped for and I want to thank you very much for all the assistance, hand holding, and help before the trip. I had never done anything like this, but I can't wait to try it again.

Kurt Welton | USA



Take an adventure holiday in TANZANIA with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

Tanzania is the largest country of East Africa, being almost 950,000 sq kms and made up mainly of a dry highland plateau, with a narrow strip of low-lying coast and the off-shore islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia. The Rift Valley, containing some of the world's most magnificent and famous game reserves, sweeps down into Tanzania from Kenya and is covered by many inland lakes; Tanzania's highest mountains - Meru and Africa's highest, Mt Kilimanjaro - lie on or close to the Kenyan border in the north of the country. With a heritage of British and German colonialism - and the strong influence of the Portuguese and Arab traders felt along the coast - Tanganyika gained it's independence in 1961 and merged with the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba to become Tanzania.

World Expeditions operates an extensive range of adventures in Tanzania from technical climbs designed for the serious mountaineer through to easy walks that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Our Tanzania program includes:

  • Lake Manyara National Park, which is noted for it's elephant, giraffe, tree-climbing lions, baboons and warthogs populations.
  • The Ngorongoro Crater, which has been called the eighth wonder of the natural world, is designated a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve, and deserves every bit of its fame. All of the usual grassland-dwelling animals live in the crater – wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, warthogs – as well as their predators, including bat-eared foxes, jackals, hyenas, lions and the rarely-seen cheetahs.
  • Tarangire National Park known for its herds of elephants
  • Climb to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro (either via the Shira or Rongai routes) or Mount Meru
  • Explore or relax on the charismatic island of Zanzibar

Featured Adventures

Kenya & Tanzania Migration Safari

Explore vast African wilderness and experience the abundant wildlife of the Masai Mara and Serengeti.
11 days |

Kenya and Tanzania Raft Bike and Hike

An incredible wildlife safari by raft, bike and hike through the stunning scenery of East Africa
12 days |

Kenya and Tanzania Safari in Comfort

A classic circuit of some of Kenya's and Tanzania's best safari lodges, national parks and wildlife reserves
15 days |
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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route

Climb the highest mountain in Africa on the beautiful and challenging Lemosho route
10 days |

Kilimanjaro - Remote Northern Circuit

A beautiful and challenging northern route to summit the highest mountain in Africa
11 days |
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Kilimanjaro, Wildlife and Zanzibar

Summit Africa's highest mountain via the Rongai Route, search for wildlife in Northern Tanzania's renowned game parks, and relax on the coast of Zanzibar
15 days |

Magara Secondary School Greenhouse Project

Build a greenhouse for the Magara Secondary School and visit Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyana
10 days |

Mount Meru Ascent

An exhilarating ascent of Tanzania's 2nd highest mountain and a perfect lead up and acclimatisation to climbing Africa's highest peak Mt Kilimanjaro
4 days |
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Ngorongoro and Serengeti

Search for wildlife in the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park
4 days |

Northern Tanzania Circuit

Opportunity for fascinating wildlife encounters while enjoying excellent accommodation
8 days |
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The Weather in Tanzania

Generally, April and May are the months of the long rains. November brings the short rains but it seldom rains all day at this time. As a general rule, Tanzania is warm by day and cool at night. Temperatures rarely rise above 27°C during the day or fall below 10°C at night, but these conditions are guidelines only and obviously vary with altitude and topography. On the coast, for example, temperatures can rise to around 30°C during the day and fall to about 20°C at night.

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