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Flying into Kilimanjaro airport opens up a range of opportunities, both to explore Mount Kilimanjaro itself, and also some of the stunning national parks around it.

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Quick Ratings

Price band

Kilimanjaro is in car rental price band: 0/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)

General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in Kilimanjaro? 

No. No online bookable car hire.

Volatility:

Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Kilimanjaro between the peak and the off peak season?

0/10 (0 = stable prices)

Driving score: 6/10

Non car score:2/10

Balance: 2

(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)

General comment -

 

However, Kilimanjaro car hire facilities here are extremely limited, and none of the major international car hire brokers were able to give us any quotes at this location.

Why? Visiting Kilimanjaro using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Kilimanjaro ?


  • No car hire options from major online rental providers.
  • Whether you want to go hiking or on safari, the chances are that local transport will be provided, so that a hire car is neither necessary nor advisable.

Why not? Visiting Kilimanjaro without a car

Why don't you need a car in Kilimanjaro ?


Should you rent a car in Kilimanjaro? Kilimanjaro car hire verdict – no / not advisable.

Ratings: How does Kilimanjaro compare?

Is it worth hiring a car in Kilimanjaro? TBC

This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Kilimanjaro, and how this compares with the costs of using public transport. The answer to this varies hugely from one destination to the next, based on a wide range of factors. It's based on renting a car at the airport (TBC), and driving for an average of 2-3 hours on open roads on most days.

How does this compare if:

You are travelling:

Solo / As couple / small family / larger family / senior couple etc

Does car rental make sense on different budgets?

 

 

Do you need to hire a car in Kilimanjaro? TBC

This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Kilimanjaro (and the surrounding area) without using a car. Of the three key questions, this one is the most likely to be a "no".

Should you rent a car in Kilimanjaro? TBC

This is a balance of all factors. Remember this is an answer to the question for people who are already asking it. That's why the answer might still be a "yes", even when public transport is good. 

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Hiring | Driving | Parking

Trains | Buses | Local travel

 

Car hire basics:

 

Public transportation basics:

 

Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

High Speed Rail:

Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):

 

As you start ....

Does Kilimanjaro airport have a direct rail link?

(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No

 

 

 

 


Changelog

Has our advice for Kilimanjaro car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?

2017 - 3

2019 - 1

2021 - 2

Average score - 2

Notes:

 

Summary

Do you or don't you need a car in Kilimanjaro ?