Do I need a visa to enter Tanzania?
Visitors from many countries, including the USA and the United Kingdom, require a visa in order to enter Tanzania. Some visitors can purchase a visa at the point of entry, but some nationalities are required to obtain the visa in advance of their arrival. Please check the current situation with your local Tanzanian diplomatic mission. If you intend to fly to Nairobi and then travel on to Tanzania, remember that you may also require a visa or a transit visa to enter Kenya, even if it is only for a few hours.
Do I need to take malaria medicine?
Malaria is a serious problem in East Africa so you must consult your doctor about getting effective malaria prophylaxis for your visit. Many people are avoiding Lariam nowadays and using Malarone. You cannot catch malaria above 3000 metres on Kilimanjaro, but you must be careful below that altitude, particularly if you visit the coast where the strains of malaria tend to be especially virulent.
What vaccinations are required for Tanzania?
Visitors arriving from endemic areas are required to have a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate in order to enter Tanzania, but you should also consult your doctor or travel agent about other recommended vaccinations.
How do I get to Kilimanjaro?
There is an international airport (called Kilimanjaro) 80 kilometres from Marangu. This is served by KLM, Ethiopian Airlines and Precision Air. Nairobi airport in Kenya has better and more frequent air links with the outside world, and many people choose to fly there and then travel on to Tanzania. There are daily shuttle bus services connecting Nairobi with Arusha, Moshi and Marangu in northern Tanzania. There are also daily flights from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro. We can send you more details about these if you wish. There are also air services to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, but travelling to northern Tanzania from Dar-es-Salaam is not as easy as travelling down from Nairobi.
Please contact us if you need any other information ahead of your stay in Marangu Hotel.