Whilst Northern Tanzania has proven to be a consistently peaceful region, it is a well known fact that terrorist with bad intentions will look for a soft target to attack, wherever it may be. This makes Kilimanjaro International Airport to take all necessary precautions to ensure safety and security prevails at the airport and the vicinity.

The airport is completely surrounded by a fence that is patrolled on regular and random intervals by both aviation security personnel and members of the Tanzanian Police Force. Both these organizations work in close co-operation to ensure complete security.

Closer into the airport all access points are controlled by both aviation and by the police. On top of this, a 24hr CCTV monitors these points from a central security office.