Where is Mount Kilimanjaro?
Tanzania itself is probably best known for being home to the
tallest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, as well as boasting arguably the most
famous national park in the world, the Serengeti National Park. Check out our
blog, ‘The Beginners Guide to Kilimanjaro’, for more information about
this awesome mountain.
How to get to Kilimanjaro
The main hubs in Tanzania and neighbouring Kenya are listed
below in order of distance from Kilimanjaro International Airport. It is
possible to fly to all of these for your trip to climb Kilimanjaro, but
domestic flights would be required to reach your destination, or overland
transport. Whilst there is public and private transport available throughout East
Africa, local options may not be the most reliable and could end up adding
lengthy delays to your travel time. Trust us, when your much anticipated Kilimanjaro
trek is looming you don’t want to get stuck navigating the buses out of Nairobi
or Dar es Salaam!
Moshi, Tanzania – 41km
Arusha, Tanzania – 51km
Nairobi, Kenya– 310km
Mombasa, Kenya – 350km
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – 589km
Kilimanjaro International Airport
From the US, the most direct flights to Tanzania travel with
Delta Airlines via Amsterdam in the Netherlands to Kilimanjaro International Airport,
or with American Airlines via Doha in Qatar.
From the UK, Qatar Airlines fly from London, Manchester and
Edinburgh via Doha, KLM fly from London and many other regional airports via
Amsterdam and Ethiopian Airlines fly from Manchester, London Heathrow and
London Gatwick via Addis Ababa to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
As with many international flights, the more stops you have
in your flight itinerary the cheaper the flight but longer the journey time and
layovers, so it’s worth weighing up the saving on cost with the hassle of a more
laborious journey. For cheap flights to Tanzania and Kilimanjaro, make sure you
add several days travel time to your trip to allow for local delays and
transiting between domestic flights and overland transport.
The team at Kandoo Adventures highly recommend following
your Kilimanjaro trek with an African wildlife safari as the perfect way to
round off your Tanzanian adventure. Flying into and out of Kilimanjaro airport
means you can catch a night flight after your Kandoo safari with KLM who
operate evening departures via Amsterdam to many US and UK airports. Winner.
Speak to our travel experts if lying on an African beach
soaking up the eclectic sights of Zanzibar is more your cup of tea. We’ll help
you get there following your climb up Kilimanjaro and back again to help you
make the most of your adventure with us.
Visas for visitors to Tanzania
For US citizens, you will also need to apply for a tourist
via to enter Tanzania. This can be done in advance online and can take around
10 working days to process. We would urge you to apply with as much notice as
possible to avoid potential delays to travel. As above, US travellers may be
able to apply for a tourist visa on entry to Tanzania, but this might cause
delays to onward travel.
Hike Kilimanjaro with Kandoo Adventures
We firmly believe that no trip to Tanzania is complete
without discovering the incredible wildlife this region is home to and many of
our travellers add a safari to their hike as the perfect way to wind down and
rest after your exertions. Whether you want to spot big game in the Serengeti, explore
the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater or get up close and personal with
gorillas in Rwanda, Kandoo offer both group and private safaris that take
you into the heart of the East African wilderness offering unrivalled opportunities
to experience the magic of this stunning paradise.
Get in touch with our travel experts today to enquire about
your Kilimanjaro trek and let us take you on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.