Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and summiting the highest free-standing mountain in the world is a bucket list adventure for many. But you’re on the go, don’t have much time, feel not quite fit enough or simply can’t get your head around not showering for a week? Not a problem.

Book a Kilimanjaro scenic flight and enjoy views of the highest point in Africa and its surrounds. Our colleague Anna-Maria did it and loved it. Here is her 101 of scenic flights over Kilimanjaro.

Our Colleague Anna-Maria on her Kilimanjaro scenic flight. From 4000m altitude, all passengers wear an oxygen mask.

When is the best time to do a Kilimanjaro scenic flight?

Scenic flights operated by Ruka Africa depart from Arusha Airport early in the morning at 6:45am, just after sunrise. At this time of the day, chances are good to catch a clear view of Kilimanjaro and its surrounds. The flight duration is just over an hour which means you will be back on the ground in time to continue your safari itinerary without delay. Ruka Africa offer scheduled flights from Thursday to Sunday. Whether you’re a solo traveller or a couple, you can join other travellers on these scheduled flights. From Monday to Wednesday, a minimum of 4 travellers are required to confirm your private flight. We’re happy to arrange your scenic flight, just get in touch!