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"Shira One Camp" Kilimanjaro National Park Hotel Tip by sarahandgareth

Kilimanjaro National Park Hotels: 17 reviews and 21 photos

  Shira One Camp with Kili in the background
by sarahandgareth

Shira One camp was the first of two on the Shira Plateau, and was far more exposed than our previous night at Mti Mkubwa. The camp was right out in the open, with a stream running nearby and a couple of outhouses sticking up here and there. We heard the wind howl at night, but the incredibly clear sky (with zero light pollution) was perfect for stargazing, while the moon illuminated the summit (which seemed remarkably/deceivingly near).

Unique Qualities: On the Shira Plateau, we got our first summit views of the hike! What an amazing dinner back drop!

Directions: 11,500ft (3500m) above sea level
Theme: Campground

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 19, 2006
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