Shizi Safaris Moshi

Mountaineering Moshi, Tanzania

Some of our tours run out of the small town of Moshi, found in northern Tanzania close to the Kenyan border. The town is known for its coffee production but is primarily used as a gateway to the nearby Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro National Park is also renowned for its lush alpine forest home to elephants and leopards.

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Packages at this location

Kilimanjaro 6 Day Hike Umbwe Route Mountaineering

This six-day Kilimanjaro hike takes you along the Umbwe Route, a route that has a well-deserved reputation for being the most challenging route on Mount Kilimanjaro and is suitable only for the experienced hiker willing to take on an incredible hiking challenge. Participants must be strong and confident in their ability to acclimatize quickly to altitude as the pace of this trip doesn't allow for slow acclimatization. Those willing to take on this taxing challenge will be met with glorious panoramic views, spectacular hiking paths, and an overwhelming sense of achievement.

  • Transport to and from the hotel to the Gate

  • Emergency insurance and rescue fee

  • Three meals per day and bottled water

  • Certified English speaking guides

  • Guide, assistant guides, cook and porter salaries

  • Climbing permits, fees, gate, camp/ hut fees

  • Kilimanjaro park fees

  • Government tax

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off

  • Accommodation

  • Transport to and from the hotel to the Gate

  • Emergency insurance and rescue fee

  • Three meals per day and bottled water

  • Certified English speaking guides

  • Guide, assistant guides, cook and porter salaries

  • Climbing permits, fees, gate, camp/ hut fees

  • Kilimanjaro park fees

  • Government tax

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off

  • Accommodation

This tour includes five nights camping along the trek route.

Day 1 – Umbwe Gate/ Umbwe Camp
Day one begins with a 50-minute drive from Moshi to the Machame Gate where you'll complete formal registration. From here you'll be transferred through the villages to Umbwe Gate. From here the trail ascends sharply through a forest track. The path narrows and steepens as it climbs through the rainforest. Eventually, you'll arrive at Umbwe camp.

Day 2 - Umbwe Camp/ Barranco Camp
Today you'll follow rockier terrain as you gain elevation and begin to enjoy the views of the mountain. Here the path flattens and you'll approach teh Barranco Valley. The route then descends to Barranco Camp.

Day 3 - Barranco Camp/ Karanga Camp
On day three you'll descend into a ravine at the base of the Great Barranco Wall before climbing the non-technical but steep 900ft cliff. From the top of the wall, you'll cross a series of hills until you descend into the Karanga Valley. The night is spent at Karanga Camp.

Day 4 – Karanga Camp/ Barafu Camp
Today you'll leave Karanga behind and head along the Mweka Trail. Once you reach the Barafu Hut, you've completed the Southern Circuit and can enjoy panoramic views out over the mountain and surrounding hills. Today you'll have an early dinner and rest up before the summit climb tomorrow.

Day 5 - Barafu Camp/ Uhuru Peak
Today you will rise early and make your way through the dark to the summit. Though the climb is testing, the views, once the sun breaks, is impressive. Finally, you will arrive at Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the highest across the entire continent of Africa.

Day 6 - Uhuru Peak/ Mweka Camp
After partially descending the day before your final day will be spent making your way back down to Mweka Village where you'll be met by vehicle and transported back to Moshi.

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Kilimanjaro 8 Day Hike Lemosho Route Hiking

This eight-day Mount Kilimanjaro hike takes you to the very top of the highest point in Africa as you wind your way through dense rainforest, through winding valleys, and across hilly meadows. The Lemosho route, one of the newer routes up Kili, is considered to be one of the most scenic routes on the trail and offers panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. This tour is a great choice for climbers and hikers willing to push themselves and achieve great things! This route is also our preferred route due to the low crowds, beautiful scenery, and a high summit success rate.

  • Transport to/ from the hotel to the Gate

  • Emergency insurance and rescue fees

  • 3 meals per day plus bottled water

  • Porters to carry luggage from one camp to the next

  • Certified, experienced, English speaking guide

  • Climbing permits and fees, gate, camp/hut fees

  • Kilimanjaro park fees

  • Government tax

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off

  • Accommodation as per itinerary

This tour includes seven nights camping.

Day 1 – Londorossi Gate/ Mti Mkubwa
Today you'll depart for Londorossi Gate, a four hour drvie from Moshi, where you'll complete your entry formalities before being driven up to the trailhead and beging the hike to your first campsite.

Day 2 - Mti Mkubwa/ Shira 1 Camp
On day two you'll continue to folow the trail through the rainforest and into the tall savannah grasslands. As you ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, you'll eventually reach camp for the night.

Day 3 - Shira 1 Camp/ Moir Hut
Today you'll explore the Shira Plateau and enjoy views of Mt. Kili. The tour then diverts from the main trail and you'll head to Moir Hut. The day will be spent acclimitising on steady walks.

Day 4 – Moir Hut/ Lava Tower/ Barranco Camp
On day four you'll begin to climb up the ridge and head southeast to Lava Tower, a 300ft volcanic rock formation. From here you'll descend to Barranco Camp.

Day 5 - Barranco Camp/ Karanga Camp
The day begins with a descent into a ravine at the base of the Great Barranco Wall. From here you'll climb a steep but non-technical cliff before crossing a series of hills and descending into the Kranga Valley.

Day 6 - Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Today you'll join the Mweka Trail and continue up a rocky section of mountain to the Barafu Hut, once here you've completed the Southern Circuit. From the top enjoy spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Early dinnner and lots of rest tonight in preperatino for the summit climb tomorrow.

Day 7 - Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak
Today is the day. You'll rise early and climb for hours in hte dark as you begin to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. Though the trek is tough, the view at sunrise is spectacular and well worth the effort. You'll be able to take lots of short but regular breaks on the way up too.

Day 8 - Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Your final day will be spent descending the mountain and returning to your awaiting vehicle which will transport you back to Moshi.

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About the location

Accommodation

All of our tours departing from Moshi include accommodation, and we work with a variety of local partners to ensure we have lodging to suit every budget.

Location

From the center of Moshi, it's just over an hours drive north to the entrance of Kilimanjaro National Park and the famous Marangu gate.

Food

All tours departing from Moshi will include food and accommodation. While in Arusha, guests can visit a number of tasty restaurants dotted around the city to try traditional Tanzania cuisine or international delights.

Activities

Trekking tours and wildlife safaris that offer a cultural and historical insight into Tanzania.

Amenities

  • Guides

  • Dinner

  • Lunch

  • Breakfast

Available activities

  • Daytrips

  • Excursions

  • Hiking