Pratical information


Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania is a country in East Africa. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania. Tanzania's population of 44.9 million is highly diverse, composed of numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Climate varies greatly within Tanzania. The hottest period extends between November and February (25–31 °C or 77.0–87.8 °F) while the coldest period occurs between May and August (15–20 °C or 59–68 °F). Annual temperature is 20 °C (68.0 °F). More about Tanzania can be found here:

Arusha and Surroundings and NM-AIST

NM-AIST is one in a network of Pan-African Institutes of Science and Technology located across the continent. Its Motto is ACADEMIA FOR SOCIETY AND INDUSTY. The institute is closer to the Arusha City. Arusha is world-wide famous for being closer to Mt.Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro crater, and Serengeti National park – three of the seven natural wonders of the world. An optional visit to the parks can be organised for participants who are interested at their own cost. Please indicate your interest during registration.


For citizens of most countries an entry visa is obtained directly at entry airports and border crossings. The visa costs 50 US dollar. In case you need to apply for an entry visa in your home country and you need an invitation or acceptance letter for that purpose, please contact the organizing committee and provide the following information


It is imperative to be vaccinated against yellow fever at least ten days before travel date. Medication against malaria is also advisable prior to travelling. Vaccination cards are controlled at the airports and borders.

How to get to Arusha

There is a direct international flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) which is about 40 Km from the Arusha City Center or a local flight to Arusha Airport. NM-AIST is 16 km East of Arusha City centre. You can access NM-AIST by road from the City Center or from KIA. When you land at KIA take a Taxi (USD 40) to NM-AIST.


There is a wide range of hotels in the city, such as The New Safari Hotel, Planet Lodge, Silver Palm, SG hotel with prices ranging from 50-80 USD per night. Hotels with prices above 80 USD per night are Mt Meru, The African Tulip, Kibo Palace, and The New Arusha Hotels.

Students and people with low budget can reside at the NM-AIST campus, which is around 15 USD per night.