Fly To Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania, East Africa, and is known as "The Gateway to Africa's Wildlife" as it is home to the Serengeti National Park, which is internationally famous for its annual migration of over 1, 5 million white bearded (or blinded) wildebeest and 200 000 zebra, as well as its multitude of other wildlife, including lions, leopard, elephant, black rhinoceros and African buffalo, otherwise known as the "Big Five," and many other wildlife species and over 500 birds species.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is also a must-visit area for those who love nature, and Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and fourth of the Seven summits calls loudly to all mountain-climbers and hikers. Start you Serengeti dream with Travelstart by booking the cheapest flights to Kilimanjaro from South Africa.
About Kilimanjaro Flights
A flight between South Africa and Kilimanjaro takes approximately 4h20m and covers a distance of 2695 km as the crow flies.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do require a travel Visa for Kilimanjaro and Tanzania.
- The South African High Commission to Tanzania is in Dar es Salaam. Plot 1338 Mwaya Road, Masaki, Dar es Salaam. Tel: + 255 22 260 1800
See and do
Tanzania is popular for scuba diving in the Spice Islands and at popular dive sites in the Pemba and Mafia islands and for the TanzaCat Catamaran Regatta held in September, which is very popular among sailing enthusiasts.
Safaris in the Serengeti to view the world-famous mammal migration and hikes up Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest summit are very popular amongst the outdoor enthusiasts.
Tanzania is known for the precious gemstone Tanzanite, found only in Mererani hills, near the airport. Other popular souvenirs from this area include carved soapstone figurines, Tingatinga artworks, beaded African jewellery, and Masai blankets.
The bus is the most common way to travel in Tanzania. There are also three-wheeled tuktuks/baby CNGs/taxis/bajajis that whizz around at a rapid rate and weave in and out of traffic. Private taxis are also plentiful and convenient, but make sure that you negotiate the price before you use them.
Kilimanjaro International Airport – JRO
Kilimanjaro International Airport (code JRO) was designed as "The Gateway of Africa's Wildlife Heritage" and was the first international airport to be privatized in Africa in 1998. It is strategically situated between the two regions of Arusha and Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania, both known as East Africa's best tourist destinations.
It has 10 check-in desks located in a spacious hall so queuing time is minimal. In the departure hall one can find a Post Office, Bureau de Change, Restaurants, Cafeterias, Bars, VIP Lounge, Duty Free Shop, Gift Shop, Tourist Help Desk, Car Rental, and a Taxi Service/Rank.
Forex: The following Bureau De Changes are available in Kilimanjaro International Airport, and in major hotels: Sanya Bureau De Change, Federal Bureau De Change, Roika Bureau De Change, Pesame Bureau De Change, KIBO Palace Bureau De Change, and Kings Bureau de Change. It is recommended that you rather change your currency in Town where you will get a far better rate.
Airport Hotels: Accommodation near Kilimanjaro International Airport includes Kia Lodge, Marangu Hotel, Springlands Hotel, Mountain Inn Kilimanjaro Hotel, Osy Grand Hotel, Karibu Hostel, and Sal Salinero Hotel.
Car Hire: Budget, CarTrawler, Enterprise, Europcar South Africa, National Car Rental, Sixt Rent a Car, and Dollar Rent a Car.
Airport Hub: Kilimanjaro International Airport is a hub for Kenya Airways. KLM Airlines Ethiopian Airlines Qatar Airways Air France Delta Air lines Condor Airlines Rwandair Express Fly540 Precision Air Turkish Airlines TUIfly and Lufthansa also fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport.