Travel Information

Invitation letters for those who require such letters for visa applications to enter Tanzania will be issued on request to SAMSA Secretary copied to the Secretary of Local Organizing Committee.

Destination Airport

Participants are advised to fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) and not Arusha Airport.

Airport Transfer

Kilimanjaro international airport (KIA) is about 55 km from Arusha City Centre. The fair for hiring a taxi from the airport to Arusha is USD 50. In principle each participant is expected to cover his/her transport from the airport to the hotel. However, on Sunday 19th November 2017, a day before the conference starts, the Local Organising Committee has arranged a shuttle service for picking participants from the airport, free of charge, at the following times:

  • First trip from the airport at 09:30 (KQ/PW)
  •  Second trip from the airport at 13:00 (KQ/ET/QATAR/WB)
  •  Second trip from the airport at 15:30 (QATAR)
  • Third trip from the airport at 21:30 (KLM/KQ)
  • Fourth trip pick up from the airport at 23:50 (KQ)

On arrival at KIA please check the banner written SAMSA Conference (Local Organising Committee Transport). Any person arriving outside the listed times should either wait for the next shuttle service or arrange his/her own transport.


Kindly check the above listed times and inform us, before 15th November, about your arrival time so that we can arrange transport for you.



Sylvester Rugeihyamu: +255713775365,

David Koloseni: +255718919148,

Egbert Mujuni: +255754263377,