Welcome to the Twiga Lounge by Aspire at Kilimanjaro Airport
Stepping into the Twiga Lounge by Aspire greets you with an African-themed tone for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. A fusion of Savanah and Zanzibar’s Mediterranean ambience, the lounge is ideal for passengers returning from the safaris and Mount Kilimanjaro.
Kilimanjaro International Airport – official site.
The Twiga Lounge is located on the first floor near gates 3 and 4, following the international departure route.
Open to Business class passengers or those part of a lounge access program such as Priority Pass, DragonPass, Lounge Pass, Mastercard holders and walk-in passengers. It caters for international flights only. The entry process is efficient and hassle-free. There is a maximum two-hour stay, but this is not enforced.
05:00 – 22:00 daily.
Ambience and atmosphere
The lounge exudes a serene ambience, providing a peaceful escape from the small departure hall on the ground floor, which gets busy. It provides a place to unwind and relax before your journey.
Decor and Design
The lounge exudes a contemporary design with Tanzanian-inspired elements, creating an aesthetically pleasing and culturally rich environment. The decor of dark woods, fabrics, textiles and aromatically flavoured dishes complement each other perfectly. Dining tables and armchairs ensure passengers find the perfect spot to relax, work or eat.
At the rear of the lounge, there is more comfortable sofa seating, separated by dividers and an area with some chaise-longues with large floor-to-ceiling glass windows and panoramic runway views.
As for seating, there are sections offering passengers more privacy with tub-style chairs.
Menu and Culinary Delights
Food enthusiasts will appreciate the diverse menu, offering a range of local and international dishes. The culinary delights are a highlight. The food is fresh, locally sourced and plentiful.
Plenty of nibbles and snacks are on offer, along with sweet dishes.
A small selection of self-service beers and spirits, Champagne and Prosecco are available for an additional charge. There is a decent variety of non-alcoholic drinks. It is a perfect place to enjoy a pre-flight drink, reminiscent of toasting to a successful safari or a safe return from the Kilimanjaro summit.
Amenities and Facilities at the Twiga Lounge by Aspire
The Twiga Lounge at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) offers ample facilities.
Newspapers and magazines are available in hard copy.
Fast Wi-Fi is readily available, allowing you to stay connected and catch up on work or entertainment.
Numerous integrated power outlets and charging dotted around the lounge.
This is a non-smoking lounge.
The single-level lounge caters for those with reduced mobility.
Although small but very clean, the bathrooms resemble those found in hotels. Shower facilities are available on request.
There are four work desks near the lounge entrance.
There is complimentary luggage storage for passengers.
Service and Hospitality
The staff at the Twiga Lounge by Aspire are friendly, attentive, and happy to assist with any requests, ensuring a pleasant experience.
The Twiga Lounge by Aspire at Kilimanjaro Airport provides a delightful respite for travellers. Whether you’re looking for a quiet corner to work, authentic food, or a relaxing space to unwind, this lounge delivers on all fronts, making it a worthwhile stop on your journey through Kilimanjaro Airport as you transition between adventure and air travel.
Cabin Bags Only rating: 8/10
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