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FAQs - booking Tanzania flights

  • Do I need to pay departure tax when leaving Tanzania?

    Departure tax is a necessary payment by all flight passengers with the levy differing between those taking international flights and those taking domestic flights. Some airlines include departure tax in ticket prices, and you are encouraged to check whether your airline includes departure tax to make prior arrangements.

  • Which airport in Tanzania is closest to Morogoro?

    Albeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) is the closest airport, approximately 114 miles from Morogoro. This is one of the many local airports in Tanzania to help many travelers access various areas around the city for business, tourism, or fun travel.

  • Are child car seats required by law in Tanzania?

    Tanzania does not have any legal requirements for child restraints and booster seats, therefore it is nearly impossible to find any cabs and taxis that provide these services. If you require child car seats, please make arrangements with the cab provider at the airport to ensure that the facility is provided. You can also make prior arrangements with the several taxi companies available at the airport to have your car specifically fitted with child restraints.

  • If I fly into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), how can I reach Tanzania?

    You can fly nonstop from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR). However, if you intend to go to Arusha, you can take a connecting flight to Arusha Airport (ARK) or take a non-stop flight to this beautiful city in Tanzania.

  • Are there direct flights to Tanzania?

    There are no direct flights from both the UK and the US to Tanzania. You are encouraged to evaluate the connecting options to choose the most convenient route as layovers include major transportation hubs, such as Doha, Germany, Switzerland, and Nairobi. However, all routes, regardless of layover destinations, take approximately the same time.

  • Which cities are served by Julius Nyerere International Airport?

    DAR airport serves several nearby cities. After arriving at the airport, you can go to a few cities, including Magomeni, approximately 7 miles from the airport, Vikindu is around 14 miles away, Kisarawe is about 10 miles away, and Kibaha is about 20 miles from the airport. Dar es Salaam is about 11 miles from the airport.

  • How do I get from the airport in Tanzania?

    There are several options to choose from when getting from any of the three international airports in Tanzania. Aside from Zanzibar, which has a thriving tourism scene and with plenty of options arranged by accommodation regarding transport, getting from the remaining airports may be intimidating for most visitors. Using public transport in Tanzania may be frustrating as buses are rarely on schedule. When using a cab or taxi service, ensure you agree on the price before beginning the journey. Alternatively, you could rent a car to explore Tanzania at your discretion. If you decide on the car rental option, it is recommended to have the car delivered at the airport to avoid the hassle of having to get to the hotel to find your car.

  • Is there public transport from Julius Nyerere International Airport to Dar es Salaam Center?

    If you need public transport from DAR airport, you can take a bus to get to Dar es Salaam in around 40min. However, if you miss the bus, you can take a taxi or rent a vehicle, the fastest way to get to the city. A taxi or rental car gets to the city in about 20min.

  • What is the best Tanzania airport if I plan to visit Old Fort?

    Albeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) is the best and most convenient if you plan to visit Old Fort. The airport is around 4.6 miles away from this historical place. Then, you can take a shuttle or a taxi to visit the Old Fort and other nearby iconic places in the area.

  • Do I need car seats for my kid in Tanzania?

    Tanzania has no law on fastened child seats and safety seat belts. Thus, the country lacks mandatory child restraint systems. However, when renting a vehicle at DAR airport, ensure to use a car seat for your kids below 12 years in the front and back seats when driving. Also, rent a vehicle with functional seat belts to ensure safety as you go to various places.

  • How long is the flight to Tanzania?

    An average nonstop flight from the United States to Tanzania takes 23h 02m, covering a distance of 8448 miles. The most popular route is New York - Arusha with an average flight time of 18h 05m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Tanzania?

    The cheapest ticket to Tanzania from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $809. The most popular route is New York John F Kennedy Intl to Arusha Kilimanjaro and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $840.

  • What are the most popular destinations in Tanzania?

    Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Arusha (39% of total searches to Tanzania). The next most popular destinations are Dar Es Salaam (34%) and Zanzibar (26%).Searches for flights to Mwanza (0.2%) are also popular.

  • How does KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Tanzania

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Tanzania flight deals.
  • To gain entry into Tanzania, it is necessary to have a passport valid for a minimum of six months with at least one page for endorsements. A visa is also necessary for most countries, but you are encouraged to check whether it is required for your country.
  • Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) is a hub for Air Tanzania and Precisionair, making it easy for people to travel to local and international cities. This is the busiest airport with quality amenities for smooth travel.
  • If traveling to several locations within Tanzania, it is recommended that you fly into Julius Nyerere International Airport as it is located in Dar es Salaam City, which is the capital of Tanzania and the main transport hub.
  • If traveling to Tanzania to visit Serengeti National Park, an iconic attraction, the closest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), approximately 193 miles away. Then, you can take a shuttle or a bus to get to your destination.
  • If traveling to the Northern part of Tanzania, fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport. If you want to explore the rich coastline of the country, mainly around Zanzibar, the best airport would be Zanzibar Abeid Karume Airport.
  • The main event in Tanzania in May is The Mzalendo Halisi music festival in the north of Dar es Salaam city. However, most events take place in July. If you travel around this month, you can enjoy the Zanzibar Cultural Festival or Zanzibar International Film Festival.
  • You can choose to enter Tanzania through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya as it is the main airport in East Africa. This will give you a chance to experience both Kenya and Tanzania, and Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Airport is approximately an hour away by flight.
  • There are several local airports in Tanzania that facilitate domestic flights throughout the country making it an easy form of transportation from one side of the country to another.
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Top 5 airlines flying to Tanzania

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from the United States to Tanzania? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
DeltaOverall score based on 10561 reviews
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Paid premium for Delta only to be on safe but tired old 767 with ancient cabin in mediocre condition. Poor wifi and horrible inflight entertainment. Hardly a premium experience. Should have flown SW and had fun flight crew and no pretense

6.0 GoodPeter, May 2024SLC - HNL
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Paid premium for Delta only to be on safe but tired old 767 with ancient cabin in mediocre condition. Poor wifi and horrible inflight entertainment. Hardly a premium experience. Should have flown SW and had fun flight crew and no pretense

Our flight to Zurich was delayed by almost 3 hours, so we missed our next flight. There was no indication it would be delayed this much. We were told the gate had changed and then it apparently took over 2 hours to load the "catering" on the plane. We were not compensated in any way for the trouble.

Rated entertainment as Mediocre as there were major problems with the Infotainment system that took probably a half hour for them to fix.

Your crew could maybe answer the call bell at least one of the times I pressed it. I pressed it first time with 2.5 hours left in our flight bc my partner was hungry and wanted a sandwich. We finally got the sandwich with 40 mins left in the flight.

Half the bathrooms assigned to economy were out of action

Delta crushed it. Flight attendant in first was attentive and just never stopped. Honestly one of the best domestic flights I’ve been on.

They were an hour late and they didn’t have my wheelchair for me

The Flight crew didn’t serve us until about 1.5 hours into the flight because of turbulence but after it ended it was fine to move around. They served us water only and snacks and then NEVER, NOT ONE TIME came through to collect trash until right before landing about 1.5 hours later. There was absolutely no need for that. They crew was just standing around talking and visiting with each other and really never tried to see if we might want something besides water or even try to come pick up trash. This is VERY unusual for a Delta flight but it was not what I would have expected for a 4 hour flight.

The 1st class male crew member was very pleasant - the short female with round glasses , maybe in 50’s had no personality- never spoke when delivering my food, drink, & never smiled the whole trip! In fact looked annoyed when the boarding proses was happening- I would never hire this woman - unfriendly . Have never dealt with a crew member like her-

5-hour delay due to storms in Tanoa and airspace restricted by Miami traffic controllers.

Besides the flight cancellation, everything else was prefect. Kudos to Malaysian Airlines.

Operated by American Airlines. Very chaotic and the crew was bit rough responding any enquiries. Restricted leg space.. Qatar would have been better

Qatar airways from Doha to guangzhau was excellent big bird Boeing 777 more room and smoothly flight, I Love it

It was good no problems made it on time for the next flight overseas!

The made us waiting and held our passports and boarding pass making us miss our flights

Not impressed. Only allowed one carry on on such a long flight.

The flight was good but my neighbor had the vent open full power for the whole flight and because the air was blowing from the side instead of from the top and I got very cold and ended up with a sore throat.

Bad experience with the delay n long wait time for connecting flight after missing the connection flight from Doha.

Wore experience due to delay and took me 3 days to reach my destination.

All over with Qatar airlines my experience was really bad due to delays and then putting me on different airlines and after 8 hours of wait I had to listen to their is no plane to fly for another 24 hours. Wore experience ever.

Overnight flight in the old style Business class, but still very good.

I was in business class, without the business class amenities. Large seat with lots of legroom, but no TV or bed. Food was okay, but I did enjoy the Turkish red wine.

Excellent service and comfort from the moment you check in. Flight crew is hyper focused on making passengers comfortable and at ease. It’s like a flying hotel!

Only chicken as a meat dish through out the flight

Nothing really was great as such. Seen other no name airlines perform better.

Quality of service on board was very inconsistent. FA service primarily seemed robotic and they barely engaged with passengers

Flight canceled and then “uncanceled” after I booked are placement. I had to pay for both a Turkish Air doesn’t admit their mistake

I’m unclear why I had to pay extra for assigned seats as Turkish airlines did not honor the seating. We were placed across the aisle from each other on TK 34, and were seated behind one another on TK 694. Because my name was misspelled on e-ticket (Klawiter, instead of Klawitter) I could not log onto website to get the connection gate number in Istanbul. The monitors in the airport were a jumbled mess 1/2 Arabic and 1/2 English.

On line check in needs a lot of improvement. I tried and gave up.

Food not good, flight attendants not the best, not accommodating very ruff

I was a good, but long trip. The airline did a good job. I would use them again.

Choice of Vegetarian Food in Economy class needs overhaul improvement

The gate was changed at the very last moment and no one informed us. The flight was one hour late and the screen broken, the remote control not working. One toilet was out of order . the other toilets were also not totally functioning, because the washbasin was plugged and the water couldn't flow away.

The crew were extremely unfriendly. The plane was dirty and the entertainment system did not work, so they did not even give out earphones to anyone.

The flight was one hour late. The food is mediocre and the screen was broken

On my return flight the TV did not work the entire flight! They knew it wasn’t working but they let me sit there. The guy sitting nièce to me told me he was ok the previous flight and it wasn’t working. This is business class by the way!

The entertainment (movies) blockbuster and classics never change. I am a frequent Ethiopian flyer and this should be addressed. Not much changed from my summer flight and my December flight. It is annoying - surely you can update the selections more often. Same with food options. It becomes extremely boring to be offered the same exact meals from Washington to Addis to Maputo every trip, each time. AS

Entertainment was very poor. Couldn’t watch anything. Ear pieces were the wrong type .

Food was horrible. Our flight was not comfortable due to turbulence, seats was not comfortable, Very tight barely can not move anywhere.

The check in staff was amazing. Best customer service! The plane was old! My entertainment on the first flight didn't work at all, in my seat or in the seat next to me. The bathroom doors were old and troublesome. One of the bathrooms, the whole sink panel was broken. Everything felt old and falling apart. The airline stewardesses were amazing and quite hospitable. When there were delays, they kept us well informed. Transit was GREAT! I wasn't sure how I would make it to my next flight in 1 1/2 hours but the security lines were short and efficient. The C gates in Addis Ababa were CROWDED! That whole space downstairs was too crowded and challenging to manuever. I usually fly Ethiopian within Africa and was interested to see how the experience would be intercontinental. Overall, I would choose it again if it was cheaper than Delta/Air France or Lufthansa/KLM. I wouldn't make it a first choice if the prices were the same because the planes are so old! The food and entertainment also weren't as good. Good selection of movies but as I mentioned, on the first flight they didn't work at all (I slept so it was okay) and the 2nd flight it was glitchy. All in all, I didn't hate it but it would be a first choice only if it's cheaper.

Food was great. They never to add more current entertainment like movies and shows

Front section of economy cabin is better than rear. Paid for seats selected.

Flight was delayed for 9 hours. We finally arrived ved at 0435hrs instead of 1950hrs the previous day. No compensation was provided.

Apart from delay of 3 hrs in Nairobi for onward flight to Dar all fine. Looked like operational issues caused it.

I booked a round trip flight and boarded a Kenya Airways trip from New York (JFK) to Nairobi (JKIA). First flight from New York to Nairobi was uneventful with no issues. However, the return flight was beyond disappointing. To begin with I had paid an extra $60 each for premium seats (me and my wife) in economy aisle 15 (B & A). However, upon settling down in the middle seat, I noticed that the controller had been ripped off meaning I would not have access to some of the seat functionalities like the individual lighting etc. I proceeded to alert a flight attendant that the controller was missing and she politely responded to me by telling me if I need anything, to use my wife’s seat controller (on the window seat) to call for assistance and I would be assisted accordingly. I was surprised by the response that she gave as it felt like my comfort and request for a service that I paid for was undermined, but nonetheless I opted to play it nice and kept my calm. After this I engaged in a conversation with a passenger (Caucasian / White male) who sat next to me on the aisle seat. In the process of having this conversation I asked him if he had paid for his seat. He went ahead to politely tell me that he had been moved from a seat in the back by one of the flight attendants and had not paid any extra fees. During this conversation, he noticed that the charging docks were not working and he needed to charge his iPad to watch his Netflix show (it was on pause). Alarmed by this, he went ahead and flagged one of the flight attendants who without wasting any time acted astonished and as fast as lightning was able to find him a better seat a few rows in front. Please note, all the charging plugs were not working for the three seats. In summary, below are the reasons for the low rating: 1. Charging for a broken seat: Kenya Airways should not charge for a defective seat. If a seat is defective and is paid for, the airlines should work out a way to either refund the customer or move the customer to a better seat – regardless of skin color. 2. Below Par Customer Service: Do not debilitate a customer’s request especially when a paid for service is not delivered – regardless of skin color. Assuming that I am comfortable with having to either keep alerting the flight attendant or relying on my wife’s seat to perform some of the functionality I may need is ridiculous. 3. Biasness / Inequality / Prejudiced Behavior: The Caucasian/ White male was treated with more favor. Not only was he moved around to make sure he was comfortable (free of charge) but all his complaints were resolved immediately without any hesitance. On the contrary, I being a black man of African descent who had paid an additional premium for his seat, I was completely ignored and told to settle for what I got.

It has been 1 week since arriving at my destination and I still have not recieved my kite surfing bags. Office will not communicate properly on location or when my bags will arrive. No advice on what to do on luggage that has not arrived in over a week. Simply not happy with Kenya airways at the moment.

Excellent. They canceled our flight & put us up for the night. Then upgraded us. We are impressed

On a long flight us customers need more rehydration by the crew. Some of us have water bottles but no crew is coming around to offer water. I’m not saying issue us all with plastic water bottles.

My flight from Nairobi to nyc. My seat made noise and moved around. The two toilets in the back didn’t work well cause you didn’t know if someone was in there cause the light didn’t work. The bathroom doors didn’t lock well either, so I walked in on someone. The crew wasn’t quick or super helpful. When I went to get something they were chatting and they would look at me, continue on with their conversation and finally I would interrupt to get a drink.

The flight attendants on this flight were incredible! One even gave me her own dinner when my special meal order wasn’t transferred due to a flight delay! She insisted and I was so grateful. That is going above and beyond! The issue I had with the flight was with Lufthansa support. I missed my connection due to a flight delay and they wouldn’t rebook online, only in person. This took a lot of time and visits to the airport waiting for a Lufthansa agent to arrive 5 hours later than posted and almost paying full-fare price for the new flights and refusal to add my special meal orders. It made for a challenging journey home and I didn’t feel valued as a customer.

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