Book cheap flights to Kilimanjaro online now. Kilimanjaro International Airport is placed 40km from the Moshi town, which sits base of the mountain close to the Tanzania-Kenya border. Precision Air runs a Kilimanjaro airport shuttle bus service to Moshi, or you can catch a local bus or taxi for the hour-long journey. Compare ticket prices and get the cheapest airfare on flight tickets to Kilimanjaro. Go ahead, and grab amazing offers on flights to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano with 3 distinct cones: Shira, Kibo, and Mawenzi. Kibo (also called Uhuru) is the highest at a staggering 5,895 metres above sea level, and walkers can pick from 6 amazing routes to the peak depending on their level of experience and fitness. It is not all about the summit either, as the slopes are home to the amazing Chala Crater Lake and 6 different ecological zones ranging from arctic to rainforests.
The Kilimanjaro Airport is placed in Tanzania about thirty minutes from Moshi which sits at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro: there are bus links to the Hotels. All trekkers must be accompanied by an official guide. There are 5 main routes to the top-Marangu, Umbwe, Shira, and Machame. The most famous route is the Marangu Route which begins at the Marangu Gate at six-thousand ft and has huts and facilities along the way.
The excellent time to go: December to February, and July to October. These are the drier months and there are fewer hikers. Relax clothing will suffice for the first 2 days. Anyway, many underestimate the frigid situations of the mountain above 12,000 feet. Hot clothing is essential and should contain a down-filled parka with fleece shirts, hood, hot pants, windproof shell pants and waterproof underwear, wool hat, mittens. Best walking socks and shoes are right too about 15,000 feet but powerful hiking boots with hot socks and sock liners are required to challenge the summit.
November is presently the cheapest month for Kilimanjaro flights. At this moment in time, October is the most costly month. These prices are determined by different factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.
Some UK climbers pick to fly into Nairobi via British Airways or Kenya Airways. These flight tickets to Kilimanjaro are only accessible from Heathrow in London. Climbers arriving in Nairobi generally book a transfer Kilimanjaro flight deals International Airport via Air Kenya, Precision Air, Ethiopian Airways, and Air Tanzania.
We do not advise flying through Nairobi, because Nairobi Airport is generally uncomfortable, and transfer times can sometimes be extremely long. It also has a reputation for bad baggage handling and delays in transferring baggage between flights.
The Air Emirates, Turkish Airlines, and Qatar also fly into JRO now, but these cheap flights to Kilimanjaro generally involve long delays and flights leaving late at night. Anyway, climbers travelling form America often report excellent service and experience flying with Turkish Airlines, Qatar and the Air Emirates, so we do recommend these flights from North America for flights to Kilimanjaro direct.
A new international route direct to Kilimanjaro Airport is run by Qatar through Doha. For Brits living close to Manchester or London, this can work pretty well as there is a choice of traveling for both UK airports to Doha. The route also jobs well for trekkers living in India, Middle East, and Eastern Europe.
From southern Africa, there are lots of airlines that will get you to Dar es Salaam, Nairobi or Addis Ababa including southern African Airways, Emirates and Kenya Airways.
The most convenient, yet airlines cheap flight tickets to Kilimanjaro for most prospective trekkers from the Northern Hemisphere is to fly from Amsterdam on a direct KML flight to Kilimanjaro.
This Kilimanjaro flight departs Amsterdam around 10:00 am every day and arrives at Kilimanjaro International Airport around 20:35 pm the same day.
In terms of not direct flights to big African airport centers close to Kilimanjaro International Airport, your top choice is either Ethiopian Airways or Kenyan Airways, who both run routes from big United States, United Kingdom, European, and some Southern Hemisphere airports. These Kilimanjaro flights go via Nairobi and Addis Abba respectively. Once at these airports it is relatively simple to catch a connecting flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Connecting airlines contain Precision Air, Ethiopian Airport, and Kenyan Airways.
Kilimanjaro is climbable all year round. The excellent month for climbing mount Kilimanjaro, anyway are December to February, and July to October, as these are the hottest and dries month. August, July, and September tend to be the busiest months on the mountain. Another factor to take into consideration is the complete moon: summiting Kilimanjaro on a cloudless evening is without a doubt a memorable experience. Now imagine viewing the glaciers glitter in the moonlight - definitely amazing.