Mt Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight 1 Hour – By Plane

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Mt Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight 1 Hour – By Plane

Mt Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight 1 Hour – By Plane: Our Kilimanjaro scenic flight operates daily – Monday to Sunday all year round, and takes you above 21000Ft for a bird’s eye view of Africa’s highest mountain, Arusha City, Arusha National Park, Mt Meru, West Kilimanjaro, Shira Plateau, Glaciers, Reusch Crater and Mawenzi Peak and much more from the flight – all with a guaranteed window seat. The flight starts and ends at Arusha local airport, Tanzania. You can choose, a morning flight at 7 am or an evening flight at 5 pm. Flying early morning or late in the evening is extremely comfortable; the air is not moving and you will have an incredibly smooth flight.

Daily Kilimanjaro scenic flights for $525 per person (minimum requirement of 2 passengers plus a flat $400 supplement fee to guarantee the departure). You will be met by our crew at Arusha Airport and flown by two experienced pilots on a Cessna Caravan comfortably seating 12 passengers. Flight includes warm drinks upon check-in, tablets with flight audio tour, bose noise-canceling headphones, in-flight bottled water, flight safety facilities – oxygen and oxygen masks, window seat, and all taxes and fees.

Mt Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight 1 Hour – By Plane

Mt Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight 1 Hour – By Plane: Experience Mount Kilimanjaro from a vantage point. At 21,000ft, you can spot the eye-catching volcanic peaks and towering glaciers that have existed for over 197,000 years. Our Kilimanjaro Scenic flight tour is operated by a Cessna Caravan and not a helicopter.

Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and one of Africa’s most iconic features. Mount Kilimanjaro is a freestanding volcanic mountain in Tanzania. It has three volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world.

You will not only have a bird’s eye view of Mount Kilimanjaro, but also you will have unforgettable aerial views of Mount Meru (the fifth highest mountain in Africa) and great sceneries of  Arusha city, Arusha National Park, Mt Meru, West Kilimanjaro, Shira Plateau, Glaciers, Reusch Crater and Mawenzi Peak – all with a guaranteed window seat.

While flying over Mount Kilimanjaro, look out for great photo-taking opportunities of Mawenzi Peak, Kibo Peak, the crater, Glaciers, Shira Plateau, and much more. You will witness an amazing phenomenon of vegetation change from forest zone to desert zone right before your eyes.

The scenic tour is 1 hour around Mt Kilimanjaro and you fly from Arusha Airport to Mount Kilimanjaro and back to Arusha Airport. The tour departs from  Arusha Airport at 0700 hours and returns back to Arusha Airport at 0800 Hours.

This morning flight returns in time to connect with your outbound flights to the Serengeti or get back on your jeep and continue with your safari by road. You could also choose to fly in the afternoon between 1700 Hours and 1800 Hours. 

Mt Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight - By Plane Itinerary

There are two flights every day. The first one: 0700 Hours – 0800 Hours and 1700 Hours – 1800 Hours:  The tour begins with a pick-up by an African Spice Safaris representative from your hotel/residence (optional). Inquire about pick up and drop off by contacting us at info@africanspicesafaris.com/ phone +254 721242711.

0600 Hours: Arrive at Arusha airport about 15 minutes from Arusha city center and check in. You will be met by the African Spice Safaris airport crew at Arusha Airport and flown by two experienced pilots on a Cessna Caravan comfortably seating 12 passengers.

0630 Hours: Boarding

0645 Hours: Start Altitude (1390 meters/4560 feet): Take off from Arusha Airport and explore Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world by plane! Heading east you soar above Arusha city, Arusha National Park, Momella Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater, West Kilimanjaro, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Shira Plateau, Glaciers of Kilimanjaro, Reusch Crater, Mawenzi Peak, Kibo Peak and returning via Mt. Meru.

Discover its glaciers, peaks, craters, and other natural wonders with commentary through your mobile app available on Play and the Apple store.  Flown by two experienced pilots and courteous ground crew to ensure comfort and safety, using a 14-seater turbine engine Cessna Caravan. (The highest Altitude reached: 6400metres or 21000 feet)

07:45 Hours: End Altitude: (1390 meters/4560 feet): landing at the Arusha Airport. Your photos will bring back wonderful memories so be sure to bring your camera!

Mt Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight 1 Hour - By Plane Prices

Mt Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight 1 Hour – By Plane Prices include:

Transfer from anywhere in Arusha Town + Warm drinks upon check-in + Tablets with Flight Audio Tour + Bose noise-canceling headphones + In-flight bottled water + Flight safety facilities (oxygen and oxygen masks) + Flight fare per seat (Window seat) & All taxes (VAT and activity fees applicable for the flight)

Dates From Dates To Price Per Person Children aged 3 Years and below
1st January 2024 31st December 2024 US Dollars
Free of charge

Notes:

* 8 window seats only
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Daily – Monday to Sunday all year round
* A private charter for the scenic flight is 3,500 US Dollars
* Oxygen and oxygen masks are available in the aircraft and will be provided when we climb and descend through 13,000 feet

* Note that you can schedule a private departure as per your schedule however early mornings and evenings are best for scenic flights
* The morning flight returns in time to connect with their outbound flights to the Serengeti or get back on your jeep and continue with their safari by road
* Passengers with evening flights out of Kilimanjaro International Airport e.g. KLM, Precision, Rwandair, can be dropped off at JRO for an additional cost, thereby avoiding the road transfer between Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport
* Kilimanjaro Scenic flight tour is operated by a Cessna Caravan and not a helicopter. Helicopters can operate in the Tanzania national parks under special permits. The requirements to get this permit are based on reasons such as rescue purposes, medical conditions, surveys, animal count, etc. Basically, the main reason is to avoid helicopter noise
* Minimum 2 passengers required to operate the flight  (
guarantee the flight with just two seats) . If the minimum number of passengers required is not met, passengers have an option of purchasing the remaining tickets or rescheduling to another operating flight


Mt Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight 1 Hour – By Plane Excludes:

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

Mt Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight 1 Hour - By Plane

Best Time to Book Mt Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight 1 Hour - By Plane

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 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.

Health and Safety Practices

* Only window seats leaving aisle seats empty during the flight
* All passengers are temperature checked to confirm
normality
* Crews are temperature and their oxygen levels are
checked before every flight
* Aircraft cabins are thoroughly disinfected after each flight with approved cleaning agents
* All passengers are required to wear a face mask
during the flight. A disposable mask is provided to you if you do not have one in your possession

Luggage

* For clients who are connecting with another flight after the Kilimanjaro scenic flight in Arusha Airport, we will store their luggage after check-in. Once they return from the scenic flight they don’t need to check out and go through a security check again. We will help them with their luggage and connect the luggage to their next flight/airline

* For clients who are being dropped off at JRO after the scenic flight, the luggage should be transferred by road to JRO. Keeping our total aircraft weight low, improves our aircraft performance and enables us to reduce our carbon emissions. This is aligned with our vision to create the most sustainable scenic flight in the world.


Weather

* If the weather is questionable on the day of your sky experience, Ruka Africa reserves the right to delay or cancel up to 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

* Our standard cancellations and scheduling policies still apply. In the event of a cancellation
due to weather or technical issues, we will either issue a full refund or reschedule your clients on another flight upon your consent

* If the weather deteriorates and we can not land back in Arusha, we will divert to Kilimanjaro International Airport and land. Passengers can either wait for the weather to get better, then fly back to Arusha, or take our arranged transportation from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha at no extra cost.

* Viewing Mt. Kilimanjaro from the sky can never be guaranteed and in the unfortunate event that
clouds have covered the mountain during your flight, we will offer to reschedule you on another flight (depending on availability)


Minimum number of passengers

Our Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight demand is not high enough to allow regular daily operation. This flight therefore requires a minimum of 2 passengers plus a supplement fee of $400 for us to operate the flight.

If the minimum number of passengers is not met preceding your flight, we will either issue a full refund or reschedule your flight on another date upon your request. If you have any questions regarding how this works please email us on info@info@africanspicesafaris.com


Flight Duration

Approximately 50 mins – 1 hour


Check-in time

Arrive at the airport terminal 30 minutes before departure for check-in


Departure & Arrival

It Departs at 7:00 am from Arusha Airport and lands back at 8:00 am. An evening schedule departs at 17:00 and lands at 18:00.


Aircraft details

State of Art Grand Caravan EX operated by Grumet Air


Window seat

Every passenger will have a window seat


Oxygen

Oxygen and oxygen masks are available in the aircraft and will be provided when we climb and descend through 13,000ft.

Booking & Reservations Mt Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight 1 Hour (Morning or Evening) Contact

Mobile: +254-780-242-711
WhatsApp: +254-721-242-711
Reservations: +254 718-179-967
Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com
Website: https://africanspicesafaris.com

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