Moshi is a town located near the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in the North of Tanzania the nearest town is Arusha, it's also near the Kenya border. To get to Moshi/Kilimanjaro, the best option is flying to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Several airlines such as KLM/Kenya airways, Ethiopian and Condor serve it. Our Airport transfers to Moshi are charged 60 US$ one way because it's private. The tickets to Kilimanjaro airports may be a bit more expensive than flying to Nairobi or Dar es salaam, but you save time for bus travel, costs for domestic travel, costs for a Kenyan visa (if flying to Nairobi) and possibly 2 hotel nights in Nairobi or Dar es salaam. It is a good idea to arrive at least one day before your Kilimanjaro trek or safari departs. Other possible airports and associated costs:
Dar es Salaam (DAR)
Busses between Dar to Moshi are around 50 US$ per person one-way and take 8 hours. They only depart in the morning. Domestic flights take around 1 hour and cost approx. 240 US$ per person one way. Safe hotels range from 70-150 US$ for a double room. We can assist you with hotel bookings and transportation from/to Dar es Salaam.
A SHUTTLE connects Nairobi and Moshi. The cost is $40 per person each way and the shuttle takes approximately six hours, leaving Nairobi at 8 am every morning. Arrive at the shuttle 1/2 hour early to get your luggage loaded. Work, experience. On the way if you are lucky you can get to see African wildlife, Maasai villagers, Mt. Meru, and finally Kilimanjaro emerge in the countryside around you and sometimes some wild animals.
The shuttle stops at the Tanzanian border where all passengers must disembark and go through immigration. A visa is required to enter Tanzania. Luggage may also be removed and randomly inspected by customs agents. There is one bathroom stop on the Kenyan side of the border where you can also purchase refreshments. There is also a stop in Arusha to switch shuttles and get lunch. You will probably want to bring your own snacks and drinks for the trip. If you take the afternoon shuttle, it only goes as far as Arusha. We can arrange for a private car to drive from Arusha to Moshi.
Flying to Kilimanjaro international airport is also possible, which is located halfway between Moshi and Arusha, where we can pick you up (60 USD one way because it's private).The third option is to take a private car from Nairobi to Moshi. The car fits 7-8 people or a mini-bus (20-25 people). You determine time and place of pick-up and we arrange the private transport for you. Price for a 7-8 people car is around 700 US$ one way. The visa for Kenya is at least 50 US$ per person but for US residents its 100us$.
An early departure to arrive Tarangire National Park by noon. This is the best time of the year for this great elephant park, with its many magnificent sand rivers and dense bush. Arrive at the luxurious Hoopoe Tarangire Camp for lunch and then spend the afternoon game viewing through the park, encountering the large numbers of elephant. In some respects the park is more like a southern than northern Tanzanian park, with its heavy woodlands. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Flights to/from Mombasa are around 150 US$
Full day exploring the sand rivers, grassland, and woodlands dotted with amazing baobab trees in this great park. The birdlife in Tarangire is outstanding, sitting directly underneath a flyby between southern Africa and Europe, capturing migrants from both hemispheres. Leopard are particularly abundant here, as are giraffe. But above all are the large numbers of elephant families, that concentrate in the park during the dry season in search of precious water in the Tarangire rivers. Meals and overnight at the lodge.
If you finish your Tanzania vacation in Zanzibar, you might also find international flights to and from Zanzibar. Domestic flights between Zanzibar (ZNZ) and Kilimanjaro (JRO) are around 240 US$ one way per person. Thanks you, MJsafaris International and the team welcomes you all.