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Apart from being at the roof of Africa once you head up to Mount Kilimanjaro, natural lush rainforests along with river valleys and breathtaking view also await your presence. With wild safaris and about seven official trekking routes taking you all the way up to this volcano, you are in for an unforgettable adventure. Opt for the Machame route; although it is steep, it offers the most scenic beauty. Route Rongai offers a rather easy trek but the camping experience isn’t as scenic. Take time out to visit the Olpopongi Maasai Cultural Village, and avail the opportunity to spend your nights at the authentically constructed Maasai compounds as you learn about their culture and traditions. Head out to Tanzania’s smallest yet most beautiful and topographically perfect circuit parks, the Arusha National Park, which hosts wildlife as well as trekking and climbing opportunities. For water sports, set off to Wayo Africa, offering 2 ½ hour canoe safaris.
The approximate distance from the airport to the city centre is about 60 minutes.
A number to leading airlines are hosted by the Kilimanjaro Airport including Turkish Airlines, KLM, Qatar Airways, Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines.
As per standard routine, local transport services are stationed at the airport including taxis and buses to help facilitate tourist with their travel for reaching Kilimanjaro.
This small town is a treat to explore weather on foot or via the local transport facilities such as taxis and buses. The nearby town of Moshi has an Impala Hotel which runs its very own Impala shuttle, connecting tourists to reach the base camp of Mount Kilimanjaro. Local, cramped minibuses known as Daladalas are mostly operating conventional routes for the entire community of the city.
The ideal time to visit this city is during December and February, hosting clear and warm weather. Also worth considering are the dry but colder months of July till September.
The approximate flight duration is 11 hours. However this is inclusive of one stop over or more.
No there are no direct flights to Kilimanjaro from UK.
While visiting Kilimanjaro its best to opt for the more outdoorsy huts and campsites located on the mountain. Also available are hotels and several campsites outside the parks in the village of Marangu and the town of Moshi. For more comfort yet not losing touch of the beauty, there is the option of the Massai Lodge, located in Arusha, with an outdoor pool and restaurant keeping you in touch with the scenic beauty. Wifi access and views of mountains from the room give great value for your money.
Also situated in Arusha is Shumata Camp, with décor in perfect harmony of the safari and Massai colors offers luxury and blissful isolation. For a more resort feel to your trip consider the Kilimanjaro Hotel, offering a clean and comfort experience. The nearby towns of Moshi and Arusha have multiple local hotels catering for all their travellers.