Even if you are not inspired with ambition to conquer
Kibo, we thoroughly recommend a trek for a day or two within the
Kilimanjaro National Park. The whole national park provides a haven
for trekking in distinct and inspiring scenic areas that range from
forests through to open moor land to the frozen reaches of the high
A couple of days spent walking and camping on the
Shira plateau are well rewarded with views on a clear day of the
western breach of Kibo, the edge of the Shira Ridge as well as two
sides of the volcano with ash cone rising in the middle. Mount Meru
is also visible on such days. The forests around the lower slopes
are excellent for walking, through awe inspiring trees alive with
sounds of bird song and colobus monkeys.
Even if you come to Tanzania and do not climb Kilimanjaro,
it would be a shame not experience and feel this great mountain.
Tanzania Journeys can organise half, one day or two/three day treks
(with camping) in the national park. Please contact us to see how
we could include any number of trekking options on this mythical
mountain without your having to scale the summit of Uhuru peak itself.