Air France to soon connect Paris to Kilimanjaro

Air France continues to diversify its long-haul network.

After announcing the first new additions to its 2024-2025 winter schedule, the airline has unveiled an additional destination in East Africa.

On Nov. 18, 2024, the airline will inaugurate a new route from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), as an extension of Zanzibar (also in Tanzania). This route will be operated 3 times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays – using Airbus A350-900 aircraft equipped with 34 seats in Business, 24 in Premium Economy and 266 in Economy.

About the new route

This Paris – Zanzibar – Kilimanjaro route will replace the Paris – Zanzibar – Dar Es Salam route operated by Air France until now. Dar Es Salam will remain accessible via Amsterdam, with KLM operating flights to the Tanzanian capital 7 times a week (as an extension of Kilimanjaro 5 times a week, as an extension of Zanzibar 2 times a week). By coordinating the two airlines’ flight schedules, Air France and KLM will offer customers a wider choice of operating days and times.

Air France flight times (in local time)

  • AF874: departs Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:10am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving in Zanzibar at 9:10pm. Departure from Zanzibar at 10:55pm, arrival in Kilimanjaro at 11:55pm (same day).
  • AF874 (same flight number): departs Kilimanjaro at 1:25am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, arriving at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 8:50am (same day).

Kilimanjaro, between snow and savannah

Known as the Roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is the continent’s highest mountain. It has three main volcanic peaks: Mawenzi, Kibo and Shira, and offers a wide range of itineraries for hikers. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kilimanjaro National Park is also the ideal starting point for a safari in Kenya or Tanzania. The region offers a pristine natural environment filled with a wide variety of landscapes and a great diversity of animal and plant species.

 Details of the flight schedule and fares are available on