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.


To Tanzania

Tanzania has two international airports, Kilimanjaro International Airport ( KIA) and Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR).
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).

Shuttle 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 a transit-visa for Kenya ( 50) which can be arranged at the embassy of Kenya 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 check with me 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 Expedition Kilimanjaro.