Kilimanjaro

By | 16th January 2018

Should you rent a car in Kilimanjaro?

Do you need a car in Kilimanjaro > Should you rent a car in Kilimanjaro Tanzania > Kilimanjaro ( JRO )

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.

Do you need a car in Kilimanjaro? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

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 should you rent a car in Kilimanjaro?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Kilimanjaro?

Kilimanjaro Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

60%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€X

 #299/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €X

300/300

 

Free parking score

Total 85 - of which 68 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

80%

#16/300

 
  • 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? Why not? Ratings Comments

Kilimanjaro public transport quick facts

Train score

 

00%

Water travel score

00%

Overall public transport score

20%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Kilimanjaro. 

90%

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

[nocars city=”Kilimanjaro”]

Ratings

Car rental in - Kilimanjaro Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Kilimanjaro?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Kilimanjaro?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in Kilimanjaro?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Kilimanjaro if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Kilimanjaro if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Kilimanjaro if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Kilimanjaro on the Carornocar scale?

5

Go back up to:
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Would you hire a car in Kilimanjaro?

Have you driven in Kilimanjaro? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Kilimanjaro?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

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