Discover first-hand why flights from Philadelphia to Kilimanjaro with Qatar Airways are so highly regarded for their comfort and elegance. On the way to Tanzania’s most famous landmark, you’ll have your pick of award-winning services and delicious gourmet cuisine. Recline in luxuriously spacious seating while a friendly and professional cabin crew look after your every need, aiming to ensure your journey to one of Africa’s most iconic sights is memorable from start to finish.
Mount Kilimanjaro rises majestically above the Serengeti Plain, home to a vast array of wildlife. While the mountain is undoubtedly the region’s most stand-out site, there is more to explore in this beautiful part of the world. If you enjoy sunbathing and swimming, the nearby Zanzibar Archipelago has miles of golden sands to visit. The crystal-clear waters and stunning coral reefs off Mafia and Pemba islands in the Indian Ocean attract scuba-diving enthusiasts from around the world, and the old Arabian houses of Stone Town add a fascinating historical dimension.
A major air hub for the industrial heart of the United States, Philadelphia International Airport is one of the busiest in North America for both passengers and freight.
The airport has been the recipient of a slew of awards, including recognition for its contribution to the environment and the arts.
Passengers flying from Philadelphia with Qatar Airways will find that this busy airport is efficiently run by incredibly friendly and helpful staff, who are focused on providing the very best customer experience possible.
Parking and transportation
The airport is vast (in fact it has sections in both Philadelphia city and Tinicum Township), but fortunately ground transportation is very good. The Metro service operates between the city centre and the airport, with several stops along the way. Taxis are plentiful, and hotels in the city are happy to arrange limousine services for passengers.
Buses run frequently from 69th Street Transportation Centre to the airport and from the UPS hub, and the airport is also connected by road to the city by the I-95. There are more than 19,000 parking spaces in several garages and parking lots positioned directly opposite the terminals.
Arriving at Philadelphia International Airport
Passengers flying from Philadelphia with Qatar Airways will depart from Terminal A-West. This is one of the airport’s newest terminal buildings.
There are 13 gates at the terminal (A14 to A26), as well as lounge areas for first and business class passengers, and a selection of facilities and amenities for all passengers.
Facilities and amenities
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, and is currently being upgraded in Terminal 1-West. Philadelphia Marketplace at the Airport on the B/C Connector has over 30 retail outlets and a large food court.
There are also spa and wellness facilities, private suites and banking services. In the terminal itself there are a number of restaurants serving an international menu as well as lighter snacks and drinks.
Africa’s highest peak and (currently) dormant volcano Kilimanjaro has to be one of the most iconic landmarks of this remarkable continent. Towering above the Zimbabwean plains, it is a challenging climb, but well worth the effort if you’re able to reach the summit.
Book a flight to Kilimanjaro with Qatar Airways and you can start your African adventure in real style. Beyond the mountain there is a world of fabulous wildlife to discover, including the ‘Big Five’ – the African lion, elephant, Cape
buffalo, African leopard, and White/Black rhinoceros.
A trip of a lifetime, visiting Kilimanjaro gives you the chance to see these magnificent creatures in their native habitat.
The most obvious attraction has to be the mountain itself. It stands 5,895 metres (19,340 feet) above sea level, and is Africa's highest peak and the world's highest free-standing mountain. However, thanks to its relatively gentle incline compared to other mountains, reaching the summit can be achieved by visitors with a reasonable level of fitness.
Guides take adventurous travellers to the top of this ancient volcano, where the view of the African plains below is truly breathtaking.
Kilimanjaro has a number of natural waterfalls to see such as Materuni waterfalls and Kinukamori waterfalls. These are rich habitats for wildlife too, making them popular with visitors.
At the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro there are volcanic lakes including Lake Chala, a tranquil location that has its own unique eco-system. Tours to discover the culture of the local Chagga tribe give visitors a chance to meet a tribe that has made Mount Kilimanjaro their home for thousands of years. Safari trips out to the plains give travellers the chance to see larger wildlife in the protected habitat of Kilimanjaro National Park.
Flights to Kilimanjaro with Qatar Airways land at Kilimanjaro International Airport, billed as the Gateway to Africa's Wildlife Heritage. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Kilimanjaro please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
Voltage: 230 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type D / G
Language: Swahili / English
International dialing code: +255
More Information: Read our Kilimanjaro Travel Guide
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