I plan on going to Arusha at the end of August from San Francisco. I wanted to ask if anyone has flown there from the West Coast and what is the best way to get there (airline and airport). I also found out that going to Kilimanjaro might be more cost effective than to fly directly to Arusha? However, can I just arrive at the Kilimanjaro airport and go outside and get a taxi to Arusha city or is this unsafe to do? Is there perhaps a lack of taxis sometimes making it difficult to coordinate? How much does it cost and how long is the ride??
OR Maybe is a flight from Kilimanjaro to Arusha easier? If so, can I just arrive then go to the counter and book a flight that day or should I prebook in advance a connecting flight flying out that day before I depart home?