Kilimanjaro has returned to international travel after the first wave of COVID-19 has suppressed to some extent, but the UK has restricted non-essential travel till 2nd December 2020. Flights to Kilimanjaro have resumed from around the world and passengers are no longer required to submit a negative COVID-19 test report or quarantine themselves unless they are showing symptoms. Considering the situation, you can still travel to Kilimanjaro if you are travelling for essential reasons such as education or work.
Yes, many airlines have introduced flexible tickets to Kilimanjaro since the onset of COVID-19 because you might need to change your flight at short notice. However, the airline will charge you the fare difference as applies. With flexible tickets, you can easily reschedule your flight with no change fee. For more information, our travel experts are available at our dedicated helpline for customers.
At present, no airline operates direct flights to Kilimanjaro from the United Kingdom. Connecting flights are available from all major airports in the UK with major airlines like Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, KLM, Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways offering indirect flights.
Yes, the increasing demand for instalment flights led us to introduce Fly Now Pay Later flights to Kilimanjaro. Travellers can book their flights by paying a standard deposit and schedule the remaining payments in monthly instalments of up to 12 months. Our travel agents will customize the payment plan for you to cover the ticket price once you have selected a flight to book. We are here to assist; please get in touch when required.
Serving the nearby municipalities of Moshi and Arusha, Kilimanjaro International Airport is the main airport serving the Kilimanjaro region. The rapid growth of air transportation in northern Tanzania led to the establishment of this airport back in 1971. Its IATA code is JRO. From the nearest city – Arusha – it is at a distance of 52 kilometres. Travellers make a stay in either one of the two cities (Arusha or Moshi) before venturing onto Mount Kilimanjaro.
Whenever it rains it pours. During April and May, frequent thunderstorms followed by heavy showers make it impossible to camp around Mount Kilimanjaro. Not only does the terrain get soft and slippery but an average humidity of 75 % dehydrates trekkers and spoils their supplies. Except for Mount Kilimanjaro there are relatively few other attractions and Kilimanjaro experiences a sudden drop in fresh arrivals. Airlines offer discounted deals and hotels bring down their rates during these months. Travelling is much cheaper during this time of the year.
From July to October, the weather remains set-fair with no rain. The heat is not that oppressive, particularly in September and October and this is usually the best time for general tourism. However, humidity can be a problem, especially for hikers and trekkers. January-February and October-November periods have less humidity with little to no rainfall making these the best trekking periods in the whole year.
Mount Kilimanjaro: This postcard site is the most representative landmark of northern Tanzania. With a total of seven hiking trails, this volcanic mountain (now dormant) is the most popular site in the region.
Kilimanjaro National Park: A large-scale wildlife reserve in the vicinity of Mount Kilimanjaro offering extended safari tours and overnight jeep rides. Housing a wide range of African species, this UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts jeeploads of tourists travelling miles and miles to see elephants and leopards.
Pare Mountains: For those who choose to hike off the beaten path, this mountain range offers a complete contrast to Mount Kilimanjaro. Technically inside the Kilimanjaro region, however, this range is about 64 kilometres from Moshi.
Lake Chala: Equally shared between Tanzania and Kenya, this large Crater Lake is yet another side of Kilimanjaro’s natural attractions. The lake enjoys ecological protection exercised by the authorities that keeps the pristine element of the landscape alive.