Kilimanjaro scenic flight is another way of exploring the mountain. Experiencing the beautiful vistas and scenic views of Mount Kilimanjaro by helicopter is something out of this world. Even without climbing it the Kilimanjaro Scenic flights will take you on an amazing sightseeing adventure.

Mount Kilimanjaro flight tourWhat Kilimanjaro attractions do you visit by helicopter?

With the chopper, you not only hover around the snow-capped mountain but you will visit other interesting attractions and places on mount Kilimanjaro like the Northern slopes of Rongai, the zebra rocks, Mount Kilimanjaro forest, Shira ridge, and the ever beautiful Shira Plateau.

As for attractions around Mount Kilimanjaro, you get to tour amazing places near the mountain like the coffee plantations, the volcanic lake Chala, West Kilimanjaro and you get a view of the gigantic mountain from, Moshi in Tanzania.

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How much does Helicopter Tour Cost?

A mount Kilimanjaro scenic flight by helicopter costs around $500 per person. The prices depend on which particular places you want to visit and which attractions interest you. Also, the number of people for the tour will determine the cost as it is charged per seat with the capacity of taking 4 people at a go. It is an affordable way to tour Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world.

The cruise helicopter tours begin from Moshi Airport, a small airport in Moshi town, the closest town to Mount Kilimanjaro where cruise helicopter scenic tours take off to the slopes of the mountain.

How to Book and pay for a Kilimanjaro helicopter tour

In order to book a Kilimanjaro Scenic flight, you can choose to pay online through the online booking system and choose to pay through your credit card or other reliable secure merchant systems like Paypal, Skrill, or Payoneer.

Advantages of Kilimanjaro Helicopter tours over climbing

Mount Kilimanjaro helicopter scenic tourTo climb Mount Kilimanjaro, you have to be fit, but for a helicopter tour to Mount Kilimanjaro does not require any fitness, all you need to do is to be ready for a scenic and sightseeing adventure, sit, relax and let our experienced pilots do the rest while you marvel at the beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro and take some amazing aerial pictures of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro helicopter tours do not require many days to climb the mountain, it will only take you a few hours and you are done.

Helicopter Scenic flights for Kilimanjaro sightseeing can be added on your climb/trek, this can be an option for before or after your climb.

The flight tours offer flexibility as you can also choose to trek to the summit or anywhere on Mount Kilimanjaro then opt to descend by helicopter. This helicopter flight option can be arranged for the following routes: Marangu, Rongai, Machame, Shira, Lemosho/Londorosi, and Umbwe routes.

Best time for Kilimanjaro Helicopter Tours

The best time to experience Kilimanjaro scenic flights is when the weather is predictable, consistent when the sky is clear and the weather is permitting to get a clear view of the Mountain and its features.

The Best months to book a helicopter ride is during the dry months of August, September, October, January, February, and March. However the months of November, December and June are good but unpredictable as the mountain experiences some light rainfall here and there. The least favourable months to come for a Kilimanjaro Scenic flight is during the months of April and may as they experience heavy showers of rain hence they are not good months for helicopter tours on Mount Kilimanjaro.

How long do the Mount Kilimanjaro Helicopter Flights take?

Normally Mount Kilimanjaro helicopter flights take about one hour (60 minutes) or more depending on which attractions you want to see and which places you want to visit. The more time you spend with the helicopter the more money you pay. Scenic helicopter flights around mount Kilimanjaro and neighbouring tourist destinations can be booked from a single person to 4 people per flight.

What to see with Tranquil Kilimanjaro Helicopter Tours.

Sightseeing and scenic flights will not only give you the opportunity to have an aerial view of the beautiful landscapes and features of the mountain and its surroundings but it also gives you the chance to see everything that comes with the landscape like wildlife near the Lemosho Route, Rongai near the Kenya/Tanzania border and the lush green coffee plantations available at the foot slopes and around Mount Kilimanjaro and West Kilimanjaro.

10 Features you will see on your Mt Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight

Below are the top features that you will see during your Mount Kilimanjaro Scenic Flight with Tranquil Kilimanjaro:

Great options you can choose on a Scenic Helicopter Tour

Kilimanjaro hotel

Upgraded hotels

Spice up your private tour with a little luxury before or after your Kilimanjaro adventure. We can help pick a lovely boutique hotel, that is fully equipped with offering beautiful rooms, fabulous food, and a great place to unwind and relax after your climb.

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Crater camp Private

Sleep in Crater Camp

Make your private climb unique by visiting the crater camp for overnight. Tour the crater rim and catch a glimpse of the sunrise on Kilimanjaro

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Private Porter Kilimanjaro

Personal porter

Normally you will be assigned porters, but for a more enjoyable and VIP climb, you can get an extra porter that will be like a personal assistant, helping you with your day pack and luggage while you stroll on the mountain.

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Safari and Kilimanjaro


You can combine your private climb to Mount Kilimanjaro with a safari to the most popular national parks in Tanzania like the Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro…

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Serengeti balloon safari

Balloon ride over the Serengeti

Imagine getting a birds-eye view of the Serengeti plains, and towering over the wildebeest migration along the Mara River, having a world-class breakfast and champagne to top it off.

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Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro

Relax on the beach in Zanzibar

You can choose to soak in the sun, on the pristine, white sandy beaches of the Zanzibar Islands as a way of rewarding your body after a challenging climb from Mount Kilimanjaro. Zanzibar beach is perfect for relaxation

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Mount Kilimanjaro Packages

8 days Lemosho Route
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8 days Lemosho Route

The 8-day Lemosho route itinerary gives you an extra day advantage for acclimatization purposes on Mount Kilimanjaro. This 8-day Mount
8 days Lemosho Route

7 days Machame Route

The Machame route which goes by the popular nickname, the "Whiskey" route, is probably the most popular route used to

7 days Lemosho Route

The shorter 7-day Lemosho route variant does not include the extra acclimatization day as the 8-day Lemosho route itinerary. The

6 days Machame Route

The 6 days Machame route does not include the extra day for acclimatization and is therefore recommended for mountain climbers

9 days Northern Circuit Route

The 9 days Northern Circuit Route is one of the easiest routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is a recently introduced

7 Days Rongai Route

This is a 7-day Rongai route itinerary variation with an extra day for acclimatization. Gradually sloping towards the summit, Uhuru

6 Days Rongai Route

This 6-day itinerary takes you to the summit of Kilimanjaro using the Rongai Route. Tranquil Kilimanjaro offers treks up the

6 Days Umbwe Route

The 6 days Umbwe Route itinerary on Kilimanjaro is unpopular with many climbers especially first-time climbers for many reasons. First

9 Days Crater Camp via Lemosho Route

This 9-day crater camp trek combined with the 8-day Lemosho route climb is a uniques experience. Crater Camp is a

11 Days Western Breach Route

The 11 days Western Breach route itinerary is rarely or barely used at all due to the risks that come
Shira Route 7 Days

7 Days Shira Route

The 7 days Shira route package is seldom used mostly because Shira is an ancient route that does not follow