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Kilimanjaro Airport

General information

Kilimanjaro Airport is an airport in the north of Tanzania, close to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Most arriving passengers at Kilimanjaro Airport (“The Gateway to Africa’s Wildlife Heritage”) travel to Moshi or Arusha. Moshi is located at the foot of Kilimanjaro and known as the starting point for a climb of the highest mountain in Africa (5,895 metres). Arusha is Tanzania’s third largest city, ideally located for visiting Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park. Arusha also has its own airport. KLM via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Turkish Airlines via Istanbul Airport offer direct flights from Europe to Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania.

Tanzania has five international airports, from large to small: Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport, Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport, Mwanza Airport and Arusha Airport.

Location

Where is Kilimanjaro Airport situated?

The airport is located southwest of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, west of Moshi and east of Arusha. Both cities can be reached via the Arusha – Himo Road (A23).

How many terminals does Kilimanjaro Airport have?

Kilimanjaro Airport has one runway and a two-storey terminal building. Departures is on the left side of the terminal, Arrivals on the right.

Airport Map


Transportation

Car

The distance from Kilimanjaro Airport to the centre of Moshi is 41 kilometres. By car, it takes 60 minutes to get to the centre of Moshi.

From JRO Airport to Moshi City centre by Car
41 km
1H

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Kilimanjaro Airport by public transport. Visit the Kilimanjaro Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Kilimanjaro Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Moshi is about TZS 110000.-. Book your taxi at Kilimanjaro Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From JRO Airport to Moshi City centre by Taxi
41 km
1H
TZS 110000.-

Book a taxi

Airport parking

Kilimanjaro Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Kilimanjaro Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Kilimanjaro Airport.

Services

Flights

Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Kilimanjaro Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Kilimanjaro Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Kilimanjaro Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • KLM
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Kenya Airways
  • flydubai
  • Ethiopian Airlines

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Kilimanjaro Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

business

Panone Hotels - King'ori Kilimanjaro Airport, Moshi

Situated in Moshi, 38 km from Moshi Railway Station, Panone Hotels - King'ori Kilimanjaro Airport features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge.

family

Le Parlour, Boma la Ngombe

Featuring free WiFi, Le Parlour offers accommodation in Boma la Ngombe. Boma shoping centre is 2.7 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units.

budget

Rainbow Executive Lodge, Boma la Ngombe

With city views, Rainbow Executive Lodge is set in Boma la Ngombe and has a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, bar, garden and sun terrace. Complimentary WiFi is featured.

Hotels in Moshi

Looking for the best hotels in Moshi? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

luxury

Pink Flamingo Boutique Hotel, Moshi

Located in Moshi, 37 km from Mount Kilimanjaro, Pink Flamingo Boutique Hotel provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a shared lounge. Providing a garden, the property is located within 7.

family

Parkview Inn, Moshi

Situated opposite the Uhuru Park in Moshi, Parkview Inn offers views of Mount Kilimanjaro from its roof top. The hotel has a terrace with outdoor pool and is 5 minutes walk away from Moshi Bus Station.

budget

We Travel Hostel, Moshi

Offering a barbecue and views of the city, We Travel Hostel is located in Moshi, 100 metres from Main Market Moshi (Soko la Kati). Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room has a shared bathroom. There is a cash machine at the property.

Things to do

It is possible to book tours in the city and near Kilimanjaro Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!

Activity

Moshi: Materuni Waterfalls and Coffee Farm Full Day Tour

Ride in comfort aboard a minivan and see the dramatic landscape, waterfalls, and other natural and cultural wonders of Materuni Village and its surroundings.

Tour & transport

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Day Trip

See Africa's highest peak on a full-day tour. Trek up Mount Kilimanjaro to the first hut for a hearty lunch, enjoy views towards Moshi and look out for monkeys, birds and other local wildlife.

Activity

Mount Kilimanjaro: 5 Nights & 6-Days Climb via Marangu Route

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro on its most popular route - Marangu. Hike all the way to Uhuru Peak while spending the nights in comfortable huts.

Reviews

  1 review

Have you visited Kilimanjaro Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about Kilimanjaro Airport and gave a score of 2 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

Gina A
1 month ago
★★☆☆☆

+ quick check in procedure
- first luggage control at entrance: you have to take your shoes off, no cover offered
- you have to fill in a departure form which is next to the arrival form - be careful to fill in the right form
- only one officer on duty - very slow departure process
- instead of opening more counters several ladies asked us where we are going to. Long waiting times.
Allover not a great experience and a bad departure memory. After they got your money they stopped being friendly and customer oriented.
Two stars only because of the quick and friendly check in procedure.

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