Flying to Moshi travellers arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, about a 45-minute drive from the town. International destinations include Addis Ababa, Amsterdam, Doha, Entebbe, Mombasa and Nairobi and there are daily flights to and from Dar es Salaam. Flights directly to Kilimanjaro International Airport are however expensive. The cheaper option is to fly into either Dar es Salaam on the coast of Tanzania or Nairobi in Kenya and take a long-haul bus to Moshi.
Buses and minibuses run from/to destinations across Tanzania, including Arusha. Road travel in Tanzania is risky as safety records are poor, so it's important to select a reputable bus company. Watch out for opportunists at the crowded bus station in Moshi and try to get in and out as quickly as possible. Taxis run at set fares from the airport to Moshi and rates can be negotiated. There are buses, which take longer (hour and a half) and there is also an airport shuttle bus operated by one of the airlines that can get you between the town and airport.
Kilimanjaro International Airport is the only international airport in the region of Tanzania's Northern Safari Circuit. The Kilimanjaro Airport is conveniently located between Mount Kilimanjaro and the travel hub of Arusha. The Kilimanjaro airport lies about 50kms (45 minutes' drive) southeast of Arusha city in northern Tanzania, providing access to the legendary Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park and Mt Kilimanjaro.
Direct international flights connect the Kilimanjaro International Airport with Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Otherwise, one needs to fly via other major airports to Kilimanjaro International Airport when travelling from abroad. There are flights running between the Kilimanjaro Airport and the African cities of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Entebe (Uganda), Kigali (Rwanda), Mombasa (Kenya) and Nairobi (Kenya). Within Tanzania there are flights to and from Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Zanzibar Island. Two of the most popular routes for international connecting flights are via Dar es Salaam and Nairobi.
Keep your eyes peeled for a view of majestic Kilimanjaro un-swaddled by cloud - breathtaking.
A very special half-day tour into the social reality of families living in the Kilimanjaro region. Accompanied by a social worker meet families directly affected by the HIV\AIDS problem and get a real understanding of the impacts of the disease by asking questions. The $10 fee has a positive impact by going directly to support affected families.
Moshi is small so take a relaxing stroll around the town and visit the local market and shops, experience the colour and movement in this small sunny town.
Christian churches, Muslim mosques and Hindu temples - just walking the streets of Moshi its interesting to see these religions living side by side. The Mosque in the centre of town is particularly attractive.