If you choose to climb Kilimanjaro with us you will be required to purchase your flights yourself and to send us details in order to confirm precise dates for your climb, if you are not climbing on one of our scheduled climbs.
The following flight comparison and booking sites are worth comparing prices on before deciding to book your seats. We've listed them in price order - cheapest first - on the basis of a sample search for the same seats from Barcelona to Nairobi with ravel dates from 26th December 2020 to 8th January 2021. Comparisons were current on 16th December 2020:
If flying into Nairobi or Dar es Salaam as opposed to Kilimanjaro International Airport, or if wishing to visit Zanzibar after climbing Kilimanjaro or going on safari with us, you may wish to obtain onward flights within East Africa. Team Kilimanjaro are not air traffic organisers and can only arrange places with third party aviation companies on domestic flights that are part of a safari itinerary. However, these are also possible to book directly:
If unable to find affordable flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport an alternative is that you fly to Nairobi, spend the night at a hotel there and transfer to Arusha via a six hour bus journey, crossing the border at Namanga. You’ll need a Kenyan tourist visa for this option which you can purchase at Nairobi airport when you arrive.
A reliable and centrally situated hotel that is very conveniently located for pickup by the Shuttle Bus service to Arusha is the Comfort Hotel with whom you are encouraged to book directly.
If you wish to take the Shuttle Bus from Nairobi to Arusha you can either book and pre-pay for this via their website: www.riverside-shuttle.com or else request Team Kilimanjaro to book this on your behalf, if happy to commit yourself to an exact departure time. If you wish us to do this you will need to specify whether you wish to use the morning (leaves Nairobi at 0800 and arrives into Arusha around 1400) or afternoon (usually leaves at 1400 - though currently suspended during COVID) Nairobi departure and you will need to have ready the (variable) fare of USD 25-35 per person in cash on boarding the bus.
If you’re arriving into Nairobi too late in the day to catch the Shuttle Bus departures to Arusha, and you don’t want to lose time spending a night in Nairobi, another option is to use a private vehicle transfer from Nairobi Airport to your hotel in Arusha. This option usually takes a little over four hours and costs between USD 250 (for a small car) and USD 500, depending on availability, the size of the vehicle requested, and the time of day you wish to travel.
Travelling at night is possible in the case of climbers who are very pressed for time, however the roads are not very well serviced between Nairobi and Arusha, and in places there are potholes which, in our view, makes this option much riskier than most would be happy with. Team Kilimanjaro are able to arrange private vehicle transfers on climbers’ behalves, by subcontracting Kenyan transit operators.