Top tips for renting a car at Arusha Kilimanjaro Airport
Kilimanjaro Airport is the main international airport servicing the northern Tanzanian cities of Arusha and Moshi and is located approximately 32 miles away from Arusha city centre. Car hire at Arusha Kilimanjaro Airport is one of the most convenient ways to travel to and around Arusha and visit the many tourist sites including Mount Meru, which is home to Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as the breathtaking landscape of the Serengeti National Park where you might be lucky enough to spot one of the Big Five.
Currently, Kilimanjaro Airport does not have an in-house car rental agency as most of the companies work directly from Arusha or Moshi. When considering a car hire at Arusha Kilimanjaro Airport, we suggest pre-booking online through KAYAK to get the best deals. Upon arrival at the airport, a representative from the car company will meet you at the Arrivals hall and transport you to your vehicle.
Arusha is home to a wide range of tourist sites and beaches to visit and you're likely to spend a long time road tripping around. We recommend opting for an Arusha Kilimanjaro Airport car hire like a larger sedan or SUV. These vehicles will be perfectly suited for the mix of terrain you're likely to encounter on your journey. Pick up your car hire at the airport, drive the 32 miles to the city and peruse everything Arusha has to offer before heading to the outskirts and exploring the great outdoors.
When it comes to fuel policy, we suggest opting for a fair fuel policy where you will be given a car with a full tank of gas. A fair fuel policy means returning the vehicle with the same level of fuel as you received it. If you return the vehicle with less fuel, your rental company is likely to charge you a premium fee to fill the car. Avoid these hidden costs by putting gas in the car before but remember that gas stations closer to the airports typically charge a higher price for fuel so fill up in the city centre.
FAQs about renting a car at Arusha Kilimanjaro Airport
Choosing between limited mileage and unlimited miles depends on the amount of travelling you expect to do. With the wide array of things to see and do in Arusha or Moshi, you don't want to be worried about driving too far and having to pay a penalty when returning your vehicle. Choosing unlimited mileage will put your mind at ease and allow you to explore without hesitation.
When looking for affordable car hire, there are a few things to consider to make sure you're getting the best deals possible. KAYAK sorts out your first problem by comparing prices from a wide range of online resources and consolidates them on one page. We suggest booking your car rental a couple of weeks in advance to get the best price, the closer you get to your departure date, the more expensive car rentals become. Another suggestion would be to book with flexible dates, you'll find different deals depending on the day and airport car hire is typically cheaper during the week than over the weekend.
Typically, to rent a car in Tanzania, you must be 21 years old or older and your licence must be valid for at least a year. Also, many car rental suppliers will add an additional surcharge for drivers under the age of 25. If you're under 25, you may be limited to hiring a Compact or Mini vehicle. Those over 25 will have no restrictions.