Advice On How To Get To Kilimanjaro
How to fly to Mt Kilimanjaro for your climb
From the UK, the easiest and quickest way to fly before your climb is direct to Kilimanjaro (JRO) with KLM from any of the major UK airports. A flight leaves every day early in the morning, there is a fast transfer at Amsterdam and you arrive at Kilimanjaro airport in the late evening. Your transfer time is then about an hour to Moshi where you will be staying before your climb. The only problem with this routing is that it gets full quite quickly and prices can be very expensive at certain times of the year.
It is possible also to fly into Nairobi with British Airways or Kenyan Airways but these flights only depart from Heathrow. You then need to take internal flights with Ethiopian, Air Tanzania, Air Kenya and Precision Air to Kilimanjaro International Airport. This route suffers from the fact that Nairobi airport is not a great place to be waiting, transfer times can be quite lengthy and we have a bigger problem with delayed bags on this route. Other new routes that have opened up are with Qatar and Turkish Airlines although currently both involve long layovers or arrivals and departures in the middle of the night.
From North America, it is again possible to fly with KLM but this routing is quite lengthy and the alternatives offered by Emirates, Qatar and Turkish are better options.
Remember, if you are planning a beach break after your Kilimanjaro climb in Zanzibar then it is easiest and cheapest to book an open-jaw ticket where the return flight is from Dar Es Salaam. You then fly into JRO, catch an internal flight to Zanzibar and then fly back from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam to connect with your international flight.
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