Flights to Africa
On this page you will find advice on the various landing spots you can
fly to when you want to join the Expedition Kilimanjaro.
Tanzania has two international airports, Kilimanjaro
International Airport ( KIA) and Dar Es Salaam International
For example: twice a day two direct flights operated by KLM (Royal
Dutch Airlines) depart from Amsterdam to both airports.
Less expensive alternative: fly to Kenya, continue with a shuttle bus to Tanzania
You can book a return flight from New York JFK Airport directly to
Kilimanjaro International Airport. The prices for a return flight for these
destinations mostly start at about US$ 1,400.
If you want to save money it might be wiser to fly to/from the Kenyan
capital city Nairobi instead. A return flight from London or Amsterdam to
Nairobi is already available from about US$ 840 (price for upcoming
expedition on May 27).
bus to Moshi, Tanzania
From Nairobi Airport shuttle buses with airconditioning drive to
Moshi in half a day for US$ 50
(return). These buses depart
every day at 8.15am and at 2.15pm from Nairobi airport. Keep in mind
that you'll need
for Kenya (€ 50) which can be arranged at the embassy
in your country
If you book your tickets early, the rates will be lower. Until the
moment you actually book a flight, the rates can still change.
Note: always check the availability of the hotel and the climb
date before you officially book a flight!
Where to book your flights?
You are free to book your flights on the internet or through your local
travel agent. Try to compare the different rates of companies and
stops in between. See if there are differences if you fly via London (UK) or
Frankfurt (Germany) and if it's cheaper to fly to Nairobi (Kenya) instead of
straight to Kilimanjaro International Airport (Tanzania). You decide. You book.
If you can find the right rates for the right dates, then
if there is availability at the hotel in Moshi and if there is a
climb available. I always try to confirm this within 48 hours (Monday to
Saturday), so you can book your flights and finish your booking of the