Domestic Airlines & Flights to Tanzania

There are direct and one-stop flights from overseas to Dar-es-Salaam, Kilimanjaro (near Arusha) and Zanzibar Island. Arusha town is the starting point for Tanzania's most popular Northern Safari Circuit. Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) is situated 46km/29mi east of Arusha. Tanzania's main airport is Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) located 13km/8mi southwest of Dar-es-Salaam. The latter is the entry-point for visitors to the southern parks. Domestic and charter flights between parks are usually booked by us as part of the tour package. However, if you would prefer to arrange your own flights, or book with air-miles or the like, then feel free to do so. If you organise the flights, we are happy to just make your ground arrangements.

Before you can start the wildlife safari of a lifetime you need to plan your itinerary and book your flight. Please ask us anything you might need to know before finalizing your plans. We will do our best to answer all your questions and help you reach the decisions of your choice.

If you plan to visit Northern Circuit safari parks, then best airport to arrive is Kilimanjaro airport. While visiting southern Tanzania and Zanzibar only, best airport to arrive is Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar Airport. Within Tanzania is possible to fly to other cities and towns as well as airstrips in National Parks, usually with small aircrafts.

Domestic Airlines & Flights in Tanzania

Domestic and charter flights between parks are usually booked by tour operators as part of the tour package. Domestic flights can be booked with several domestic carriers.

Air Tanzania: Air Tanzania is the flag carrier of Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at Julius Nyerere International Airport. Air Tanzania flies to destinations such as Arusha, Moroni, Dar es Salaam, Kigoma, Mbeya, Mtwara, Mwanza and Tabora. The airline operates passenger services to the main destinations in Tanzania including Julius Nyerere – Dar Es Salaam International Airport and Kigoma Airport. Air Tanzania was relaunched in 2007 after its five year partnership with giant South African Airways was dissolved when it commenced operations from Dar es Salaam - Kilimanjaro - Mwanza. Air Tanzania has code shares with Air Uganda and Air Zimbabwe and was established in 1977 to operate the services suspended following the break up of East African Airways which was jointly owned by Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. In November 2011, Air Tanzania resumed services following the return of one Bombardier Q300. Air Tanzania's fleet consists of Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 and Bombardier CRJ200.

Precision Air: Connects Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Mtwara, Bukoba,Mtwara, Arusha, Nairobi.

Regional Air: Regional Air flies to many locations within Tanzania as well as to Nairobi Wilson. Those who plan to see Selous Game Reserve, will be booking flights with Regional Air. Regional Air flies to several locations within Selous including; Beho Beho, Matambwe, Mbuyu, Mtemre, Siwandu, Stanglers, Sumbazi, Kibu. Airstrips in Selous are closed in rainy season between March and May. Other destinations include Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Fort Ikoma, Kilimanjaro airport, Kogatende, LAmai, Manyara, Ndutu, Sasakwa, Serengeti South, Seronera, Tarme, Zanzibar and Pemba Island. Regional Air is also affiliated with Aerolink Uganda. Luggage allowance: 15 kg in soft bags.

ZanAir: ZanAir is the only one who accepts (beside credit cards) Paypal payments for bookings made online. Zanair flies between Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar, Arusha, Pemba, Sadaani and Selous. Connecting Flights To Zanzibar With Turkish Airlines, KLM, FastJet & Egypt Air

Safari Air Link: Fly Safari Airlink operates a network of air routes across some of the most exciting and remote parts of Tanzania - from the famous Spice Islands and blue lagoons of the Swahili Coast - to the world class wildlife of the Southern, Western and Northern National Parks. Flights to Zanzibar, Mafia, the Selous, Ruaha, Mikumi, Mahale, Katavi and the Serengeti

Coastal Aviation: Coastal Aviation is known among frequent fliers as the most reliable company among small aircrafts. Direct flights between Zanzibar and Serengeti Direct flights between Nairobi and all airstrips in Serengeti. Direct Flights between Arusha and Ruaha National Park. Coastal aviation also offers affordable 2 or 3 day flying safaris and beach holidays. Flights and accommodation are included in the price.

Fastjet: Low cost Airline and synonym for cheap flights in Tanzania! Their air travel routes in Tanzania connect cities like Dar es Salaam, Mbeya, Mwanza and Kilimanjaro.

Auric Air: Auric air offers 30 routes within Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. In addition to scheduled flights Auric air provides charter flights and medical evacuation in Tanzania. Their extensive air travel routes include popular airports like: Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Zanzibar, Mafia Island, Pemba Island

Air Excel Air: Air Excel is private air-charter specialist, offering services within Tanzania and East Africa.Scheduled flights by Air Excel have similar routes like Tanganyika Flying Company – covering airstrips in the Northern Circuit including Sasakwa and Southern Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam.

Getting to Tanzania from within Africa

South African Airways offers daily flights from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam. Air Rwanda has daily service to Tanzania and also provides connection service to countries in western Africa, such as Nigeria. Kenya Airways also offers multiple daily flights to JRO and DAR.

Airports & International Airline Carriers

Some eighteen international airline carriers fly to destinations inside Tanzania. The three most popular flight- destinations are Julius Nyerere Airport (Dar es Salaam), Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar Airport. KLM flies daily to Julius Nyerere (Dar es Salaam) and Kilimanjaro Airports. On their website you can book directly to another 6 Tanzanian destinations. Ethiopian Airlines equally flies directly to multiple destinations in Tanzania; to Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar Airports.

Julius Nyerere International Airport Dar es Salaam; Tanzania’s air hub.

Kilimanjaro International Airport: Between Arusha and Moshi, and the best option for itineraries in Arusha and the northern safari circuit. Note: it's not to be confused with the smaller Arusha Airport, 8km west of Arusha, which handles domestic flights only.

Zanzibar International Airport:On Zanzibar Island, at the southern edge of Zanzibar Town; it handles frequent charter flights from Europe, as well as several international carriers.

Other airports handling regional flights include Arusha Airport, Mtwara Airport and Mwanza International Airport.

Air Kenya: Flies between Nairobi and Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA).

Egyptair: Dar es Salaam to Cairo (Egypt) and beyond.

Emirates: Dar es Salaam to Dubai (UAE) and beyond.

Ethiopian Airlines: Dar es Salaam and KIA to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), with onward connections to many other destinations.

Fastjet: Johannesburg (South Africa), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Lusaka (Zambia) to Dar es Salaam.

Kenya Airways: Nairobi and Mombasa to KIA, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar Island in partnership with Precision Air.

KLM: Daily flights connecting KIA and Dar es Salaam with Amsterdam (Netherlands).

Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique: Maputo (Mozambique), Pemba (Mozambique) and Nampula (Mozambique) to Dar es Salaam.

Malawi Airlines: Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar Island to Blantyre (Malawi) and Lilongwe (Malawi); all flights are via Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).

Precision Air :Nairobi (Kenya) to Dar es Salaam and KIA.

Rwandair: Kigali (Rwanda) to KIA and Dar es Salaam.

South African Airways: Daily between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg (South Africa).

Swiss International Airlines: Dar es Salaam to Zurich (Switzerland).