Kilimanjaro International Airport

When it comes to the gateway to African heritage, Kilimanjaro International Airport does its best. The airport’s 110 square kilometers rollout along the Moshi Arusha road. It is serene and repose nearly to the jaws dropping and breathtaking tourist attractions; Serengeti National Parks, snow-capped Kilimanjaro Mountain, and Ngorongoro crater. This unique blend of finely unspoiled tourist’s attractions is something to behold, cherished, and discovered through Kilimanjaro International Airport

The airport is a thriving business center. A magnet around its edge for tourism industries and a slightly afield for real estate.

Kilimanjaro International Airport Technical Information

  • Located 40kms East/Southeast of Arusha and 30kms West/Southwest on coordinates (03o 25’S, 37o 42’E). Built in a 109sq km estate.
    Runway:
  • 3600 meters long tarmac/11835ft. 45 m VOR and DME.
  • Hours of Operation: 24 Hours
  • IATA/FAA code: JRO
  • Location indicator: HTKJ
  • Fuel Availability: Jet A1/Avgas 100LL
  • Elevation 2932ft
  • Average temperature: 33 C

Computer-based aeronautical information systems, AIS and AFTN. Kilimanjaro International Airport currently operates a 3600 m x 45 m runaway that is east-west oriented (RWY 09/27). Predominant winds in the area usually dictate a west to east approach and take off. The runaway has a Cat II ILS landing system, meaning that landing is possible in even lilting weather conditions.

The runway is capable of handling up to and including Boeing 747-400 series or Antonov 124 aircraft. Any size of the current commercial aircraft can land and be provided all ground services at KIA. Low population densities in the surrounding allow easy approach and take off, without noise restrictions.

International Passengers

We recommend arriving at the airport three hours prior to the departure time. Make sure you have all the travel documents on your side. Passenger check-in desks are available after the primary security scanners.

Domestic Passengers

For domestic passengers, we recommend that passengers arrive one hour before the departing time. Passengers will be required to carry all necessary travel documents such as tickets on the day of the trip.

Baggage Check-in

We advise you to be aware of allowed and banned items to be carried on the way to the screening before departing. Special regulations will be applied to the transportation of animals, sharp items like knives, dangerous good like gases, cigarette lighters, poisons, corrosive, tools like drills equipment, explosives, and any hazardous substance. Failure to adhere to the instructions will lead to the disposing of these items because there will be no way to transport them.

Airport Rides

You have made a plan to rest at the airport, and then drive home or take a ride to your destination. If so, it is perfect for you. We advise on the best mode of transportation available hereby:

Taxi

Taxi services at Kilimanjaro International Airport are fast and reliable direct from the terminal forecourt to any city ground destination of your choice in the city of Arusha, Moshi, and elsewhere in the Northern region. The drivers are friendly, and they know the meaning of care to the passengers. Let’s drive and enjoy the beautiful scenery to and from the airport.

Self Driving/Private Car

If you are aware of the roads of this region, it undoubtedly gives your the opportunity to drive your own car by yourself on one of the most beautiful rolling countrysides on a panoramic country road with the nourishment of the beautiful scenery on your way to the airport. Easier to find parking spaces, the convenience of obtaining parking tickets, low parking costs, and no queues make the situation easier.

Shared Airport Shuttle

Directly from the doors of the terminal building, the airport’s shuttle boosts access to the direct route to the city center.

Fire and Rescue

The presence of vehicles in the apron, aircraft’ refueling, weather changes, dangerous goods, runway incursion, and fuel spillages call for the presence of fire fighting. This is a difficult task, requiring well-trained brigades and high-performance equipment. Therefore, we chose the Mercedes-Benz 3358 from the legendary company Brescia Anticendi International with more than 28 years of experience.

Fire Fighting Vehicles: Extinguishing With Unbeaten Technology

The Mercedes-Benz 3358 is a huge muscle truck, one of the latest technologies on fire trucks. It has a carriage capacity of 10, 000 liters of water, and 1,200 liters of foam in a tank. The whole body is made of a non-welded aluminum container to reduce the weight while maximizing corrosion for no rust. The load of 10,000 liters of water and that of 10,000 of foam lay effortlessly on 9945 mm chassis. But it wouldn’t move anywhere without the presence of a 630 horsepower engine. Performance is the heart of this vehicle. Performance is the heart of this vehicle. The pumping turret can throw water 75 meters, and the roof turret can throw water 100 meters.

  • Fire category – 9
  • Brand – BAI Mercedes-Benz Actros 335
  • Water Capacity – 10,000 liters
  • Foam Tank – 1200 liters
  • Dry Powder – 250 kg
  • Water Throw – 75 meters
  • Roof monitor throw – 75 meters
  • Pumper monitor throw – 75 meters
  • Crew carriage – 6 firemen
  • Gear Box – Manual

Trained Fire Brigade

The latest technology without capable manpower is an illusion. We have a well-trained brigade, enough for our customers to rely on. A well-trained team to encounter any continuous hard work, and they do practice according to the type of aircraft in our fire protection category. Firefighters wear firefighting suits coated with strips of material designed to reflect heat away from the body. It enables them to stand even in intense radiant heat. Smoke is another challenge in the firefighting process, this is the reason firefighters wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

Cargo Management

Kilimanjaro International Airport has a cutting across a solution for the cargo business. The location of our cargo terminal has solved a problem that has been beating the nails of many airport operators for a long time. Our cargo facility at Kilimanjaro International is located few meters from the apron. We have nestled it near the apron to reduce cost and time while maximizing efficiency. It is open 24 hours a day. The facility accommodates both perishable and dry cargo. Connections are key, as we connect to more than 10 destinations worldwide.

Warehouse – Features

  • Concrete tilt-up construction
  • Wide storage space to accommodate 110 tones
  • High clearance height from bottom to the roof
  • Water and Sewage system to the tenants
  • Huge parking spaces
  • Automated Security system
  • Wide doors on the front of the building
  • Huge Cargo terminal Apron

Why is KIA As Your Preferred Cargo Airport?

Location And Size

Kilimanjaro Airport’s cargo facility has the utmost size to accommodate huge cargo even in a peak volume. This incredible size plays an important part in the processing, build-up, storing, and loading of large cargo while minimizing shipment delays due to arrangement. Supportive Warehouse location, cargo terminal building, intentionally designed to reduce the distance to the apron while having huge aircraft maneuvering areas without forgetting spaces for trucks to ship in and chip out cargo from the aircraft. This is proximity to major distribution centers of time-sensitive commodities. It was geared to saving time consumed in loading and unloading the cargo

Extensive Feeder Infrastructure

Kilimanjaro Airport has an advantage when it comes to feeder infrastructures: Railways and roads. After a long time passing now the Arusha – Dar es Salaam railway has resumed. This giant infrastructure channels itself on the Kilimanjaro International area. On-road, Kilimanjaro Airport possesses at the junction of Arusha – Dar road with a short distance of just 5 kilometers. All of these make the airport to be the simplest destination to reach.

Intensive Cargo Security To Rely On

We have completed a new mega project on the CCTV camera. This gives us the ability to handle more cargo in a secured way

Flexibility To Meet Cargo Demand

At Kilimanjaro International Airport, we have the ability in a quick turnaround to save both dry and fragile products without compromising their quality. Our cold storage can undergo the lowest temperature reduction, which is crucial in storing flowers, animal products, and all kinds of fresh products. Europe and the far-east are the major markets, turning KIA into the shipping point for their products. Join major horticulture farmers association in world business. Our business partners TAHA fresh, Kuehne & Nagel have a connection in horticulture at nearly every point of the world market.

Access To International Market And Richness In International Cargo Aircraft.
Kilimanjaro International Airport has a major advantage when the issue of cargo flight is concerned: Direct cargo flights and all-cargo carriers match your needs. Ethiopian airlines have dedicated 747 freighters for cargo purposes. It’s not the only one to do such a kind of thing; KLM had a dedicated freighter for cargo from KIA to Amsterdam.

All Government Officials Under One Roof

Time is saved by accessing all government officials at the same place. TRA, TMDA, TASAC, TBS, and TAWA provide services all-time at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Tanzania Travel Tips

Our team carefully researched and focused on trips which attract people with the same interest and naturally get on well with each other through their shared interests.

Once you confirm your booking on a tour you will be sent further practical information – packing tips, detailed itineraries, including advice on health, passport and visa requirements, and minimum and maximum numbers of guests on tours.

Memorable meals are one of the hallmarks of an excellent holiday. With the support of the best cooks, the quality of food and drink service is guaranteed. Depending on the service level or type of tour you have chosen, pre-discussion with your tour planner is a win-win situation for an enjoyable diet. Other tours are accompanied by our cook and others are inclusive service from our accommodation partners include hotels, private camps, and luxury lodges.

The answer is absolute yes! The areas where safaris are organized are safe and free of political chaos. We conduct safaris in places that are politically stable to assure our clients’ safety and enjoyment.

Our Professional Safari Guides are well trained about wild animal behaviors and they have enough experience to lead our clients in the wilderness. Our vehicles are 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser and Land Rovers with a hutched roof to give maximum visibility of a game.

African safaris guarantee unlimited sightseeing; millions of animals, birds, and plant life are the core characters of the African savanna. You roam across the countryside in search of Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, Cape buffalo, and Leopards (the so-called “Big Five”). On any given day, you will encounter Blue Wildebeests, Zebras, a large variety of antelope species, Gazelles, Giraffes, Baboons, and Hippos. The birdlife is fantastic – in some areas, up to 400 bird species have been identified! Think of the majestic Baobab tree (some tribes believe that the tree was indeed planted upside-down!), and there are hundreds of varieties of thorn trees! You will also see the acacia-dotted landscape, endless plains, majestic mountains, and the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises one could ever imagine! Think of a late afternoon thunderstorm, short but violent, and then the beautiful rainbow.

Tanzania destinations are accessible throughout the year but we advise you to take your tours during the dry session for the safari so as you can enjoy the best sightings at this time as the grasses and bush are at their least dense. July to October and December through February. The green session includes March through June. Discuss with us for the best option if you have also a plan to coincides with Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti National Park’

(We suggest you remember) insect repellent (the best way to prevent malaria and other insect-borne diseases), sunscreen, cap or hat, sunglasses, binoculars, detergent powder if you want to wash some clothes yourself, hand-wipes small flashlight, aspirin, diarrhea medicine, rain jacket, poncho, or collapsible umbrella, plastic bags (for wet clothes, swimsuit and for keeping dust away from camera equipment), Kleenex/toilet tissue a neck chain for eyeglasses if you take them off to use binoculars and cameras, any medical prescription you need, masking tape or labels for marking exposed films cans, film, extra camera batteries.

Although more than 200 languages and dialects are spoken throughout Africa, this presents no problem as English is spoken throughout East and Southern Africa. Apart from English, all our professional guides are multilingual so we get you covered.

African safaris guarantee unlimited sightseeing; millions of animals, birds, and plant life are the core characters of the African savanna. You roam across the countryside in search of Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, Cape buffalo, and Leopards (the so-called “Big Five”). On any given day, you will encounter Blue Wildebeests, Zebras, a large variety of antelope species, Gazelles, Giraffes, Baboons, and Hippos. The birdlife is fantastic – in some areas, up to 400 bird species have been identified! Think of the majestic Baobab tree (some tribes believe that the tree was indeed planted upside-down!), and there are hundreds of varieties of thorn trees! You will also see the acacia-dotted landscape, endless plains, majestic mountains, and the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises one could ever imagine! Think of a late afternoon thunderstorm, short but violent, and then the beautiful rainbow.