When to find the cheapest flights to Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro: the climb of a lifetime
|Kilimanjaro city centre
|Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO): 52 mi from city centre
Flights to Kilimanjaro: practical information
Cheap airlines to Kilimanjaro
Few places compare to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Is it on your travel bucket list? Start planning your volcanic adventure with cheap flights to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). Catch flights onboard KLM, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, among others.
When to book flights to Kilimanjaro
When planning your holiday in Kilimanjaro, don’t forget to take the seasons into account. January, February and September are the best months to visit if you plan to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Wet season is April-May. Book your flights to Kilimanjaro at least 5-6 months in advance for the cheapest fares.
- Peak season: January, February and September.
- Low season: Rainy season, April to May.
Flights to Kilimanjaro take 14 hours with stopovers from London.
Experience Kilimanjaro: what to see, what to do
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. But it’s not just a mountain, it’s a strato volcano that is, luckily for climbers around the world, inactive.
Essentials in Kilimanjaro
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: Kilimanjaro is most popular with tourists hoping to climb the mountain. There are park entry fees to pay and porters to hire. It’s best to go on an organised trekking trip. Most groups will spend a week climbing and descending the mountain.
Waterfalls: There’s more to see in this area than just the snow-capped peak of the mountain. There are two gorgeous waterfalls nearby as well, Materuni Falls and Kinukamori Falls. Around these you can also spot monkeys, lots of birds and other wild animals.
Lake Chala: On the slopes of Kilimanjaro are some really beautiful volcanic lakes, Lake Chala for example. Day trips up to the lakes are possible with local groups, as are trips to visit the Chagga Tribe for a cultural experience.
Find more information on Tanzania Tourist Board.
Accommodation in Kilimanjaro
There are a number of hotels around Mount Kilimanjaro. If you need accommodation the night before your climbing trip starts, try a hotel in Moshi or Arusha. Camping is permitted as long as all the necessary fees and permits are paid to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.