Travel to Tanzania

Where does the trip begin?

Our trips begin in lodges in Arusha, Tanzania.

Which airport should I fly into?

Kilimanjaro International Airport

The most convenient way to travel to Tanzania is to fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport (Airport Code: JRO). From there, clients will make their way to the designated hotel. It will cost approximately $50 for a taxi from the airport to Arusha.

We can also organize private transfers between the airport and the hotel. Pre-booked your transfers 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 8:00 PM.  When arriving on this flight, we estimate that it will take you one to two hours to get your VISA and bags.  You will get to your hotel in Arusha around 10 PM.

In addition, if you are arriving the night before the climb begins on this flight you will miss our pre-trip meeting.  This is okay as we can do another pre-trip meeting in the morning.

Another popular way is to fly from the US on Qatar Airlines to Doha and then on to JRO.  This flight will bring you to JRO at around 1:00 PM.

Arusha Airport (ARK)
Arusha has a small airport within the city.  Furthermore, 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 $50 USD.  The ride is about 5 hours.

To clarify, we do not provide any transportation to or from Nairobi.  Clients must arrange this transportation themselves.

Finally, 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.