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Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO Airport) in Moshi

The Kilimanjaro International Airport is also known as KIA/JRO is the major airport between Arusha and Moshi. It facilitates most tourism activities of the northern circuit in Tanzania an it the best get in for people wanting to visit Kilimanjaro Mountains.

It is estimated to host over 750,000 visitors a year.

The airport is a bit small in size compared to many international airports but it handles all sizes of aircrafts in including the large Boeings.

Location of the Kilimanjaro International Airport

The airport is located is about 45minutes for the Kilimanjaro mountain and it’s actually in the south western direction.

It’s between the cities of Arusha and Moshi. That’s about 42km to Moshi and 50km to Arusha.

Flight at Kilimanjaro Airport

Like any other airport, the procedure here will be the same; you will hand in your luggage to down some security checks.  Unlike other airports that will take you through the ramps, here you will land and get out of the plane then walk a little to the actual airport building.

You will be helped into the immigration offices where all the immigration procedures are done and then later you will proceed to customs after you have been granted your visa.

After the procedures you will now be formally welcomed to Tanzania.

You will now be able to link up with your luggage at the claiming area. You will then head to the exit which is also the arrival areas where you will meet the person waiting for you or any other arrangement that you have.

Distance of Kilimanjaro Airport from Arusha?

The city of Arusha is approximately about 30miles from the airport by road.

Distance of Kilimanjaro Airport from Moshi?

The city of Moshi is about 42 Kilometers for the Kilimanjaro international airport.

How long does it take to drive Moshi from Kilimanjaro Airport

Depending on the flow of traffic, the drive can take between 40 minutes to an hour. The drive is usually smooth and it’s rare that you will have any delays.

Accommodation near Kilimanjaro International Airport

There are several hotels and lodges around the airport but for those that are planning to visit Kilimanjaro can sleep in the town of Moshi as it’s near Kilimanjaro National Park. There are hotels of all classes from the standard, mid-range and luxury for you to choose from.

Taxi & Shuttle Service from Kilimanjaro International Airport

There are several taxi services you have can book to take you to your preferred destination. The average trip from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi or Arusha will cost you about $50. Just like the developed world, you will have the Uber service and other smaller smart taxis. Make use of the WIFI at the airport to book your transportation.


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