To reach Mount Kilimanjaro from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s business hub and former capital city, you have two options: fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport or take a bus.
Buses depart Dar es Salaam early in the morning and arrive in Moshi late in the afternoon or early evening — it’s a full day’s travel! Unfortunately, no mechanism for pre-booking tickets exists at this time, not even for local tour companies. This implies you should provide enough time to purchase your ticket in Dar es Salaam at least one day before your trip. To do so, our local partners propose the Kilimanjaro Express, a coach/bus service that runs from Dar es Salaam to Moshi.