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1 hour Kilimanjaro scenic flight

  • A sky-high experience as you journey around Africa's highest mountain; Mount Kilimanjaro, and Tanzania's second highest mountain; Mount Meru.
  • Pass the Kilimanjaro peaks, glaciers and crater and other natural wonders around.
  • Commentary through a mobile app.
  • Flown by two experienced pilots in a 14 seater turbine engine Cessna Caravan.
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Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight

A sky high Kilimanjaro scenic flight taking you above 21000ft for a beautiful vantage onto Africa's highest mountain, Arusha city, Arusha National Park, Mt Meru, West Kilimanjaro, Shira Plateau, Glaciers, Reusch Crater, Mawenzi Peak all with a guaranteed window seat.

Itinerary

Click to expand the various itinerary options for this route. Itineraries indicated as * Recommended * are chosen for their duration, acclimatization and good route profile

Day 1 - Arusha Airport to Kilimanjaro (Flight) to Arusha Airport

Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight

Join us aboard a sky-high fest for the eyes experience, as we explore Mt Kilimanjaro, The highest free-standing mountain in the world by plane! Discover its glaciers, peaks, crater and other natural wonders with commentary through your mobile app available on Play and Apple store. Flown by two experienced pilots and courteous ground crew to ensure comfort and safety, using a 14-seater turbine engine Cessna Caravan.

1 hour flight time: Take off from Arusha Airport at 06:45 am (06:00am Check in / 06:30am Boarding), heading east soaring above Arusha city, Arusha National Park, West Kilimanjaro, Shira Plateau, Glaciers, Reusch Crater, Mawenzi Peak and returning via Mt. Meru landing at 07:45 am. Your photos will bring back wonderful memories so be sure to bring your camera!

  • Approx driving distance: Optional transfers
  • Approx flight time: 1 hour
  • Approx flight distance: Unknown
  • Start Altitude: 1390m or 4560ft
  • End Altitude: 1390m or 4560ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 6400m or 21000ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +5010m or +16440ft / -5010m or -16440ft
  • Meals included: None

Overnight (Optional)

(Speak to a tour consultant for your specific options)

Day 1 - Arusha Airport to Kilimanjaro (Flight) to Arusha Airport

Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight

Join us aboard a sky-high fest for the eyes experience, as we explore Mt Kilimanjaro, The highest free-standing mountain in the world by plane! Discover its glaciers, peaks, crater and other natural wonders with commentary through your mobile app available on Play and Apple store. Flown by two experienced pilots and courteous ground crew to ensure comfort and safety, using a 14-seater turbine engine Cessna Caravan.

1 hour flight time: Take off from Arusha Airport at 06:45 am (06:00am Check in / 06:30am Boarding), heading east soaring above Arusha city, Arusha National Park, West Kilimanjaro, Shira Plateau, Glaciers, Reusch Crater, Mawenzi Peak and returning via Mt. Meru landing at 07:45 am. Your photos will bring back wonderful memories so be sure to bring your camera!

Note that you can schedule a private departure as per your schedule however early mornings and evenings are best for scenic flights

  • Approx driving distance: Optional transfers
  • Approx flight time: 1 hour
  • Approx flight distance: Unknown
  • Start Altitude: 1390m or 4560ft
  • End Altitude: 1390m or 4560ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 6400m or 21000ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +5010m or +16440ft / -5010m or -16440ft
  • Meals included: None

Overnight (Optional)

(Speak to a tour consultant for your specific options)

Day 1 - Arusha Airport to Kilimanjaro (Flight) to Arusha Airport

Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight

Join us aboard a sky-high fest for the eyes experience, as we explore Mt Kilimanjaro, The highest free-standing mountain in the world by plane! Discover its glaciers, peaks, crater and other natural wonders with commentary through your mobile app available on Play and Apple store. Flown by two experienced pilots and courteous ground crew to ensure comfort and safety, using a 14-seater turbine engine Cessna Caravan.

1 hour flight time: Take off from Moshi Airport at 06:45 am (06:00am Check in / 06:30am Boarding), heading east soaring above Moshi town, Mawenzi Peak, Reush crater, Glaciers, West Kilimanjaro, Shira Plateau and returning via Arusha National Park and Mt. Meru landing at 07:45 am. Your photos will bring back wonderful memories so be sure to bring your camera!

Note that you can schedule a private departure as per your schedule however early mornings and evenings are best for scenic flights

  • Approx driving distance: Optional transfers
  • Approx flight time: 1 hour
  • Approx flight distance: Unknown
  • Start Altitude: 835m or 2740ft
  • End Altitude: 835m or 2740ft
  • Highest Altitude reached: 6400m or 21000ft
  • Altitude +gain / -loss: +5565m or +18260ft / -5565m or -18260ft
  • Meals included: None

Overnight (Optional)

(Speak to a tour consultant for your specific options)

Price, includes, add-ons and excludes

Prices depend on your group size, exact route chosen, dates of travel and much more. You can see our standard includes, optional extras / add-ons / comfort upgrades and standard excludes below.

Standard packages usually include

  • All taxes and VAT and activity fees applicable for the flight
  • Oxygen and oxygen masks
  • Guaranteed Window seat
  • Onboard drinking water
  • Commentary app, tablets with flight audio tour and noise cancelling headphones
  • Warm drinks upon check-in

Optional extras, add-ons and comfort upgrades

  • Transfers unless already part of another itinerary package booked with us
  • Accommodation if not already included in your itinerary
  • Extra activities not indicated in the includes or itinerary
  • Meals unless already included in your itinerary

Standard packages usually exclude

  • Tips / gratuities
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.
  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature

When to visit

These recommendations are based on weather patterns and trends. Mountains are extremely unpredictable and we cannot guarantee conditions will be clear for a scenic flight.

Excellent time

January, February, July, August, September, October

Within our predicted dry season, these months generally have dry conditions and good mountain weather with good visibility for a scenic flight.

Good time

March, June, November, December

These months generally are between our dry season and wet season where conditions are generally dry on the mountain however there may still be rain or clouds affecting scenic flights and what you see.

Mixed time

April, May

Our predicted 'long rain' season in Tanzania where the chances of rain are high and downpours can be heavy (tropical!) and make a scenic flight very difficult to achieve or a very poor experience due to visibility.

Other routes

If this isn't the right route for you, some of the below are alternative routes to consider.

Combine with

This package is usually combined with one of the below. We can also tailor a custom itinerary combining any of our packages for you.

Why us

Why choose Shah Tours for your Kilimanjaro trek?

As one of Kilimanjaro's oldest and longest serving Kilimanjaro operators, we are one of the best providing: 35+ years experience, family owned and operated, high quality equipment and fleet, responsible and externally monitored, superior & experienced guides, safe, secure and reliable with over 2000+ happy clients each year:

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