Traveling to Tanzania
Where does the trip begin?
Our trips begin in lodges in Moshi, Tanzania.
Which airport should I fly into?
The most convenient way to travel to Tanzania is to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (Airport Code: JRO). From there, clients will make their way to the designated hotel. It will cost approximately $80 for a taxi from the airport to Moshi.
We can also organize private transfers between the airport and the hotel. Transfers must be pre-booked along with your climb. Local contact numbers and details on how to meet up with staff will be distributed upon booking.
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
From North America, there are two main ways clients arrive at JRO. The first and most popular way is to fly KLM/Delta from a major US city to Amsterdam and then from Amsterdam to JRO Airport. There is one flight per day that arrives in JRO at around 7:30pm. When arriving on this flight, we estimate that it will take you one hour to get your VISA and bags. You will get to your hotel in Moshi around 9:30pm – 10:00pm.
If you are arriving the night before the climb begins on this flight you will miss our pre-trip meeting that is held at 5:30pm. This is OK as we can do another pre-trip meeting in the morning.
The second most popular way is to fly to Washington D.C. and then catch an Ethiopian Air flight to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and them from there to JRO. This flight will bring you into JRO at around 1:00pm.
Arusha Airport (ARK)
Arusha has a small airport within the city. Flights into and out of this airport are very limited, but if you are coming from a nearby country or Zanzibar this may be an option for you.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
Some clients choose to arrive in Nairobi, Kenya. From Nairobi, you can take a daily shuttle bus to Arusha for under $50USD. The ride is about 4-5 hours. You will need to take the bus to Moshi which costs about $75USD and is about 6-7 hours.
We do not provide any transportation to or from Nairobi. Clients must arrange this transportation themselves.
The map below will give you a good idea of the locations of the airports and their relation to the cities and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Also, if you are interested in adding a safari, the locations of the parks are also shown.