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Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight - Breathtaking 1-Hour Aerial Tour

  • Price: From $550 per person (minimum of 4+ people on a scheduled / shared departure without add-ons),* see all prices
  • Age restriction: No age restriction and a great experience for families and small groups.
  • Difficulty level: No fitness level required although some mobility is required to enter / exit the aircraft.
  • Scenery: Glaciers, natural wonders and the peak of Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro.
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Kilimanjaro aerial

Overview

Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight

Experience the majesty of Kilimanjaro from above on our scenic flights, soaring over 21,000 feet to provide stunning views of Africa's highest peak.

Each flight offers a guaranteed window seat, unveiling spectacular sights of Arusha city, Arusha National Park, Mt Meru, and the diverse landscapes of West Kilimanjaro. Witness the iconic Shira Plateau, shimmering glaciers, the deep Reusch Crater, and the towering Mawenzi Peak—all from the unique vantage of the sky.

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Route itinerary options

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 - Kilimanjaro Airport to Kilimanjaro (Flight) to Kilimanjaro 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 Kilimanjaro 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)

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

On request. Please speak to a tour consultant for a customized quote.

Price, includes & add-ons

Click to see price indication for the various group options and group sizes avaialble. You can always request a custom quote: contact us.

Price per person (USD $)

  • 1 passenger

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  • 2 passengers

    please request rates
  • 3 passengers

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  • 4+ passengers (excluding transport)

    from $525 per person*
  • 4+ passengers (including transport)

    from $550 per person*
  • Scheduled group (shared departure)

    please request dates
  • * All prices are in USD ($) and serve as indications only for a standard package excluding pre/post accommodation, add-ons and comfort upgrades.

    Viewing Mt. Kilimanjaro from the sky can never be guaranteed and in the unfortunate event that clouds have covered the mountain during your flight.
  • 8 (max) passengers (from/to Arusha Airport)

    from $3500 per charter*
  • 8 (max) passengers (from/to Kilimanjaro Airport)

    from $4700 per charter*
  • 8 (max) passengers (from/to Moshi airport)

    please request rates
  • * All prices are in USD ($) and serve as indications only for a standard package excluding pre/post accommodation, add-ons and comfort upgrades.

    Viewing Mt. Kilimanjaro from the sky can never be guaranteed and in the unfortunate event that clouds have covered the mountain during your flight.

Standard packages usually include

  • All taxes, VAT and village / activity fees as applicable.
  • Oxygen and oxygen masks.
  • Transport (if indicated as included) to and from an Arusha based lodge for your group.
  • Window seat on a Cessna Grand Caravan operated by Northern Air or similar
  • Onboard drinking water.
  • Tablet with flight audio tour and noise cancelling headphones.

Optional extras, add-ons and comfort upgrades

Although our standard package can be more than enough for most, we appreciate many desire certain comfort upgrades and add-ons and our tours can be customized to include as much or as little as you need.

A beautiful high-range lodge amongst one of Tanzania's largest coffee plantations, close to Arusha Airport.

A comfortable mid-range boutique lodge surrounded by coffee farms outside of Arusha town, near Arusha Airport.

A convenient and comfortable mid range lodge outside of Arusha town and conveniently located near Arusha Airport.

A superbly comfortable high range lodge near Arusha city center, for a luxury pre and post tour experience with a view of Mount Meru.

A boutique budget to mid range affordable home stay style lodge located conveniently near Arusha Airport.

A comfortable mid to high range lodge located conveniently near Arusha Airport.

You can easily include your arrival and departure airport transfers from Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha Airport or Moshi Airport with our reliable fleet.

Those who have connecting flights from Kilimanjaro International Airport can book an aerial transfer to the airport in advance to avoid a road transfer.

You can include a tasty lunch at a selection of nearby hotels or restaurants after (or before) your scenic flight.

Standard packages usually exclude

FAQ's

Frequently asked questions about this route

The ideal months for scenic flights around Kilimanjaro are during the dry seasons: January to March and June to October. These periods typically offer clearer skies and more predictable weather, enhancing the visibility of Kilimanjaro’s spectacular features.

Yes, scenic flights can be booked by solo travelers or couples although a minimum of 4 passengers (or 4 tickets) is required for a guaranteed departure on any day of the year. There are regularly scheduled departures which you potentially can join (please check with your tour consultant for dates).

Absolutely, a Kilimanjaro scenic flight can be a fantastic addition to your safari adventure. We offer the flexibility to schedule the departure before or after your safari and you can also connect with flights directly to Serengeti National Park on the same day.

Most Kilimanjaro scenic flights last approximately one hour, offering ample time to marvel at the mountain's glaciers, craters, and peaks​.

Aerial views of Kilimanjaro National Park, Arusha city, Arusha National Park, Mt Meru, West Kilimanjaro, Shira Plateau, Glaciers, Reusch Crater, Mawenzi Peak.

It's recommended to bring a camera to capture the stunning views, and depending on the time of day and altitude, a jacket for warmth as temperatures can be cooler at higher elevations.

Yes, only window seats are sold in a scenic flight (leaving the isle seat empty) so each participant is guaranteed a window seat.

Why book with Shah Tours?

Some of the reasons why you should book your Kilimanjaro scenic flight with Shah Tours.

We are proud to operate safaris in Tanzania for 40+ years and with this comes a highly skilled and experienced team of tour guides who will transfer you to Arusha airport and back to your lodge in Arusha.

All scenic flights come with a guaranteed window seat on the flight to ensure you get the best views down into the mountains and surrounding areas and extra comfort on the flight with the aisle seat left empty.

A tablet with an audio tour is available for each participant with noise cancelling headphones to give you a wealth of information as you soar through the skies above Mount Kilimanjaro.

Other routes

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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.

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