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Flights to Tanzania

Flights to Tanzania

International flight routes to Tanzania

We arrange the flights to Tanzania for most of our travellers, and have excellent flights rates. 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.

To Tanzania from Europe

There are only two direct routes from Europe to Tanzania: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines fly daily to Dar es Salaamand Kilimanjaro from Amsterdam; as do Turkish Airlines from Istanbul Ataturk International Airport.

Alternatively travellers from Europe can fly to the pivotal East Africa ‘hub’ of Nairobi. Then Kenya Airways connects at least daily to all of Tanzania’s gateway airports.

Options to Nairobi include British Airways from London Heathrow; Air France from Paris; Swiss Air from Zurich; Brussels Airlines from Brussels; Lufthansa from Frankfurt; and Kenya Airways from London Heathrow or Amsterdam. Overall, Kenya Airways is our travellers’ favourite, taking under nine hours overnight from London to Nairobi, which connects to arrive in Dar es Salaam at around 09:00.

If you’re flying into Dar es Salaam, then alternatively you can connect through Cairo with Egypt Air; via Dubai with Emirates; via Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways; via Addis Ababa with Ethiopian Airlines; via Muscat with Oman Air; or via Doha with Qatar Airways. Some of these airlines also have routes into Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.

From North America

There are no direct flights from North America to Tanzania. Travellers have to either make two stops en route; or a single stop in Istanbul or Amsterdam. Turkish Airlines has direct flights from about 13 cities in North America to Istanbul, and then directly to Tanzania; similarly KLM links rather more North American destinations to Tanzania via Amsterdam. For example, the journey from New York to Dar es Salaam with KLM via Amsterdam takes about 21 hours; getting from Los Angeles currently takes only an hour or so longer, albeit with a tighter flight connection in Amsterdam.

Alternatively travellers from North America can fly directly to Johannesburg from Atlanta with Delta Air Lines, or from New York (JFK) or Washington-Dulles with South African Airways. Many travellers will then overnight near the airport in Johannesburg before continuing on the fairly short (3 hours 30 minutes) hop to Dar es Salaam with South African Airways.

From South America

The most direct route from South America to Tanzania uses South African Airways direct flight from São Paulo to Johannesburg, before connecting onto Dar es Salaam from there. This whole journey typically takes about 15 hours. Other alternatives are often less convenient, using hubs in Europe or the Middle East: key airlines include: Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, KLM and Turkish Airlines.

From Asia

Kenya Airways has three direct flight links with Asia: with Bangkok, Hanoi and Mumbai – and then onward connections to all of Tanzania’s gateway airports. Alternatively, travellers from Asia will usually fly via a hub in the Middle East, probably using Emirates, Etihad Airways, Oman Air or Qatar Airways.

From Australasia

There are no direct flights from Australasia to Tanzania. A popular South African Airways flight links Perth to Dar es Salaam, via Johannesburg; the whole journey typically takes around 20 hours. Alternatively, the next best routes are probably via the Middle East using Emirates, Etihad Airways or Qatar Airways.

Our top picks for holidays to Tanzania

We'll always tailor-make your Safari for you. Here are some of our favourites to inspire you.


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Marabou Stork Fly-in Safari

13 days • 5 locations
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT

Four luxurious camps enable exploration of Tanzania’s north and southern regions. With a range of land and water-based activities available throughout, decidedly comfortable accommodation and applicable long-stay discounts, this adventurous safari is excellent value.

US$13,390 - US$18,440 per person

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Flufftail Guided Safari

10 days • 3 locations
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Stay in three uniquely special camps as you safari across the Ngorongoro Crater and iconic Serengeti Plains with your private guide and 4WD vehicle: a trip of comfort and autonomy, filled with excellent wildlife.

US$11,190 - US$14,720 per person

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Firefinch Drive-Fly Safari

9 days • 3 locations
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Enjoy a combination of privately guided and shared game drives during this good-value exploration of Northern Tanzania. Explore game-dense regions from three comfortable bases where there are a variety of activities on offer.

US$7,790 - US$10,280 per person

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Jackal Fly-in Safari

8 days • 2 locations
DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT

Enjoy a range of activities during this ultra-luxurious fly-in safari. Explore the remoter regions of Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve with phenomenal guides during stays at two impressively comfortable camps that remain perfectly in-keeping with their surroundings.

US$6,460 - US$7,910 per person

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Chimpanzee Fly-in Safari

8 days • 3 locations
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Combining two of the remotest parks in Tanzania, this safari can deliver extraordinary wildlife viewing in Katavi, and East Africa's best chimp treks, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

US$8,450 - US$11,770 per person

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Tinkerbird Fly-in Safari

8 days • 4 locations
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Explore Tanzania’s famous northern circuit with safari in Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park. Four smart sister camps offer a high level of care, first-class guiding and wide range of activities.

US$8,630 - US$12,000 per person

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Secretary Bird Fly-in Safari

8 days • 4 locations
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Chosen for comfort and relaxation as much as for its range of activities, this safari makes for a leisurely trip featuring stunning accommodation and swift access to many of northern Tanzania’s best wildlife regions.

US$10,100 - US$13,300 per person

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Jasmine Beach Holiday

8 days • 1 locations
DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT

Relax on Pemba Island’s Manta Resort, a laidback and remote beach retreat with superb views. Enjoy a range of land and water-based activities, and spend a night in the unique underwater bedroom for a truly special evening.

US$2,630 - US$3,820 per person

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Topi Fly-in Safari

7 days • 2 locations
DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT

Explore Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park from two luxurious, colonially styled camps. Chosen for their access to good game viewing and thrilling remoteness, these camps also offer a range of varied safari activities.

US$5,460 - US$5,460 per person

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Yellow Baboon Fly-In Safari

7 days • 2 locations
DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT

Two authentic bushcamps offer access to Ruaha’s remote wildernesses. Explore the heart of the park’s best game-viewing as well as its largely untouched eastern fringes in almost utter isolation. Walking safaris, day and night 4WD drives, fly-camping and superb guiding heighten your immersion in nature.

US$6,630 - US$7,320 per person

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