Getting to Kilimanjaro

Map of Tanzania Safari Parks

AfterA�your booking is confirmed, the next step is to book your travel. You will need to purchase your flights yourself and send us the details so we can track you into Kilimanjaro and arrange your airport pickup.

Arusha, Tanzania – Your hotel for Climbing Kilimanjaro

Your journey inA�TanzaniaA�begin in Arusha, located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley. The city is close to Mount Kilimanjaro and Serengeti National Park, along with the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and many other national parks. In other words, a great place to start your adventure!


Arusha / Phase9 / CC-BY-SA-3.0

From the PlaneA�to your Hotel…

Getting from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Arusha

If you fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (airport code JRO), we can arrange for transport to your hotel approximately 40 minutes away. Most trekkers choose not to take a rest day and begin climbing the following morning, however, it is a good idea to take a day to recover from your long flight if you are able to.

KLM flies to Kilimanjaro from the US and UK regularly, as doesA�British Airways and its partner airlines.

Kilimanjaro International Airport

KLM flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

GettingA�from Nairobi (NBO) or Dar Es Salaam (DAR) to Arusha

If possible, we recommend flying to Kilimanjaro International Airport to maximize your comfort. If you choose to arrive in Nairobi (airport code NBO) or Dar es Salaam (DAR), subsequent ground journeys involve additional cost, overnight stays, and long bus rides.

If you come via Nairobi you may also be required to obtain a visa for Kenya. Although these flights may be cheaper, the additional complexity and stress will make your journey a bit less pleasant.

Nairobi to Arusha

If you are arriving late at night so you will need to arrange a hotel the night you arrive in Nairobi. Then, there are a few options to make the 350km drive from Nairobi to Arusha that we can help you arrange. We can arrange a private car hire for approximately $300 US dollars, and it can carry up to 3 passengers. Alternatively, there is a public transport bus that is specially available for tourists we can arrange that is $25 US dollars per person.

Also, please be sure toA�check ifA�you require a Kenya visa.

Dar Es Salaam to Arusha

There are a few options to get from Dar to Kilimanjaro:

  • Bus: Public shuttle designed for tourists, $25 per person, each way. 11-12 hour ride
  • Private car hire: $400 each way per car (holds up to 3 passengers). 10 hour drive, depending on traffic
  • Plane: approx. $250-360 round-trip per person. 1 hour 25 min flight time.

We highly recommend flying to shorten your travel time and increase your comfort. Note that we do not handle flight bookings but do provide aA�car ride from the Kilimanjaro airport to your Arusha hotel (price included when you book your hike).

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