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Flights to Tanzania

If your safari is in the North of Tanzania (Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro,) the most convenient airport to fly to is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Currently the best option to get there is with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines through Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Depending on the US airport of departure the flight duration is roughly 9 hours US to Schiphol and a further 9 hours Schiphol to Kilimanjaro. With layovers etc the journey will take roughly 24 hours. 

KLM flights arrive into Kilimanjaro in the evening an after clearing customs and immigration one of our drivers will be there to welcome you and transport you to your hotel in Arusha - roughly a one hour drive.


There are other airlines that also fly to Kilimanjaro - Turkish, Ethiopean, Quatar which are always worth checking but tend to have longer overall travel times.

American Airlines/British Airways operate flights to Nairobi, Kenya and it is possible to get a one-hour shuttle flight from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro on Precision Air/Kenya Airways.




A passport valid for 6 months from date of travel is required.

A visitor/tourist visa is required to enter Tanzania. This can be obtained upon entry at Kilimanjaro airport. Cost $50 per person payable in cash. If you would prefer to prepare this in advance visa forms and information are available from your nearest Tanzanian Embassy



Required if travelling through endemic country : Yellow Fever – carry certificate with passport to show upon entry

Recommended: Hep A, Hep B, Typhoid



Consult your doctor regarding prophylaxis for Malaria.

Malarone and Doxicycline are generally recognized as the best on the market

Mefloquine (Larium) should be avoided due to adverse side effects.



Travel Insurance

Clients should arrange travel insurance to cover costs in case of emergency cancellations, delays, lost luggage etc.

Medical Travel Insurance must also be purchased by the client. All people travelling are automatically covered for emergency medical evacuation to the nearest hospital by AmRef (Flying Doctors) but additional medical cost and repatriation medical insurance must be purchased by client.

World Nomads offer a reasonably priced policy.

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