Without a doubt, climbing Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s greatest adventures and challenges. As more people undertake the climb, we seek alternate routes with the most spectacular natural habitats, scenically beautiful and least traveled landscapes, including the rarely climbed northern circuit. The day you begin your climb matters as much as the route. With this in mind, we offer extraordinary non-technical routes to the summit (Uhuru Peak -19,340’). You will experience Mount Kilimanjaro's challenge safely with Shrike - all the way to the summit.
The Northern Circuit is Shrike's newest route on Kilimanjaro. We take 11 days to traverse the entire mountain, trekking over the untouched northern slopes. On this track, the views are nothing short of spectacular and unpopulated; it is true wilderness, and rarely trekked. Because of the longer duration, you will acclimatize well, making your summit easier, and truly rewarding. Accommodation: Camping Best Season: May to February Party Size: Min 1 to Max 12 Guests Skill Level: Moderate (Summit Day Difficult) Duration: 13-Day itinerary and 11 Days Trekking
The Lemosho route is preferred by most Shrike trekkers. It is a longer route, allowing trekkers to acclimatize more readily to the altitude. This extra time increases enjoyment, and your chances of summiting. Lemosho is also one of the more scenic routes up Kilimanjaro and does NOT require a midnight summit ascent. A daytime summit is much preferred, as climbers avoid the crowds at the summit. The overnight in the crater more rewarding. Accommodation: Camping Best Season: May to February Skill Level: Moderate (Summit Day Difficult) Duration: 11-Day itinerary | 9 Days Trekking
Machame is one of the older and more popular routes on Kilimanjaro. It is for physically fit people with some hiking experience. Because of the popularity, Machame gets incredibly crowded especially during the high seasons. On this route, we start our summit climb at midnight. Accommodation: Camping Best Season: May to February Party Size: Min 1 to Max 12 Guests Skill Level: Moderate (Summit Day Difficult) Duration: 9-Day itinerary | 7 Days Trekking