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Traveling from Lushoto to Kilimanjaro Airport

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Traveling from Lushoto to Kilimanjaro Airport

We are a group of four and we need to travel from Lushoto to Kilimanjaro Airport for a flight at 8:50 PM. Is it realistic to leave Lushoto in the morning and get to the airport to check in at 6:30 PM for a flight at 8:50 PM? Should we take a bus? If so, what time does the bus leave? It appears you need to take local transportation to Mombo and then catch the bus? Is it possible to get a taxi early in the morning to get to the bus? If so, how do we purchase tickets for the bus? Should we hire a driver to drive us from Lushoto to the Kilimanjaro Airport? If so, what is the cost and who do we contact? Would it be better to schedule our flight for the next day and spend the night in Arusha? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Arusha, Tanzania
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1. Re: Traveling from Lushoto to Kilimanjaro Airport

I would advise you to check with local people in lushoto, am they will help you . There are direct bus from lushoto to Arusha known as FASAHA COACH. Also there are other buses like Mwambao coach. They are daily buses from Lushoto to Arusha. They normally arrive in Arusha early in the afternoon. It is possible for you to get to JRO for your check in at ^pm. You only ask them to drop you at KIA junction whereby you can take a taxi to the Kilimanjaro airport (JRO) for your flight back home.

Safari Njema.

Dar es Salaam...
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2. Re: Traveling from Lushoto to Kilimanjaro Airport

There should be buses from Lushoto leaving very early around 6/7am.The buses could be direct trip to DSM and other cities including Tanga & Arusha .My first advise is for you to get on the earliest bus of the day! in Lushoto the locals will direct you which faster bus routes to reach your destination in time if will be possible or not . Also it is possible to hire a car from Lushoto to wherever you want to reach in time of course don't expect official car hire companies operating in Lushoto but local private car owners should be there for emergency transfers price will be a little expensive but always open to negotiations!

Cheers & Peace

Arusha, Tanzania
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3. Re: Traveling from Lushoto to Kilimanjaro Airport

Only take bus which leave early from lushoto to Arusha and at town called boma ngombe there is lot of taxis so it will much easy to rush to the Airport Kilimanjaro is like 15 km.

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