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Getting around by air

Tanzania is easily reached via frequent air connections to Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar airports.

Airports & Airlines

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.

A useful website for researching and booking East African regional flights is www.tripindigo.com. Tanzania's flagship carrier is Air Tanzania, with domestic destinations, plus a small network of regional destinations. Other useful regional and international carriers include the following (all servicing Dar es Salaam, except as noted):

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).

Departure Tax

Departure tax is included in the price of a ticket.