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How to get to Tanzania

These days there are many ways to travel to Tanzania. Overland railways connect the country, the roads are easy to navigate and well-maintained, cruise ships and passenger liners stop frequently at the ports, and international air carriers arrive and depart daily from the many airports located around the country. Travel to Tanzania is easier and more convenient than it has ever been before. World-class airport facilities and on-the-ground assistance make sure that your visit to the country is perfect from the first moment of arrival.

Whether you are travelling independently or using us especially for local flight (within Tanzania) be sure to book your ticket well in advance and make sure your return flights are confirmed too. We can assist you in major cities for making any last-minute changes to your itinerary and flights.

Flying to Tanzania

There are frequent direct and indirect flights to Tanzania by numerous international airlines. At the time of writing, international airlines that fly to Dar es Salaam include KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Oman Air, Turkish Airlines, South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egypt Airways, Kenya Airways, Air Uganda, LAM Mozambique Airlines and Rwanda Air.

Departure tax:

The international departure tax is US$50 but this is included in the price of an airline ticket.

Travel by rail

The route between Dar es Salaam and Kapiri Moshi in Zambia is run by the Tanzania and Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) (Telephone: +255 -022-286-2033; www.tazarasite.com)

By rail note:

The train journey from Dar es Salaam to Zambia is very long (around 50 hours) and there are frequent delays. Trains get very crowded and travelers should take special care of their baggage. Always travel in First Class in a two or four sleeper compartment. When the train crosses the border between the two countries, immigration officials board the train to complete border formalities. There is also a train from Dar es salaam to Kigoma, Mpanda and Mwanza

 

Driving to Tanzania

The main international road crossings into Tanzania are from Kenya. The most used is the border crossing at Namanga, about halfway between Nairobi and Arusha. The other principle border crossing is south of Mombasa on the coast at Lunga Lunga, from where the nearest large Tanzanian town is Tanga. There are quieter border crossings at Taveta, between Voi and Moshi, and Isebania on the main road between Kisumu and Mwanza.

Border crossings from other neighbouring countries include the Songwe border with Malawi and the Tunduma border with Zambia, both of which are in the southwestern corner of Tanzania and are reached by a good (but long) road from Dar es Salaam. There is a crossing with Uganda at Mutukulu, northwest of Bukoba, but this is a rough road and a remote region to get to. The easiest way to get to Uganda from Tanzania is via Nairobi in Kenya, from where there are daily bus services to Kampala. There is a border crossing with Rwanda at Rusomo, although again this is in the remote northwestern part of Tanzania although there are bus services between Mwanza and Kigali. Tanzania does share a border with Mozambique to the south, but road access between the two countries is very limited.

By road note:

There are many local bus companies that ply the main routes over the borders. Several companies run comfortable shuttle bus services between Nairobi and Arusha and Moshi in Tanzania. These are aimed at tourists who fly into Nairobi and are visiting the game parks in Tanzania’s northern circuit region from Arusha, or are climbing Mt Kilimanjaro from Moshi. The buses take about 5-6 hours in either direction, and drivers assist passengers with border procedures. From Pathfinder Safaris we can arrange a reliable daily service on booking from our Shuttle Agents or long-distance cross-border bus travel.

Getting to Tanzania by boat

The main port is Dar es Salaam www.tanzaniaports.com which is served by commercial ships but no passenger services from other countries. It does however serve as the departure point for ferry services to Zanzibar.

Cruise ships:

Some cruise ships dock at Zanzibar.

Ferry operators:

Passenger ferry services run on Lake Tanganyika to Mpulungu (Zambia). They also used to run to Bujumbura (Burundi), and this service is likely to start up again in the future. There is sporadic and unreliable ferry service on Lake Nyasa linking Tanzania with Malawi.

Flights

Names and Addresses of flights to Tanzania

INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES:

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Amsterdam),

Peugeot House, 1st floor, Bibi Titi St/ Ohio St
Tel: +255 22 2163906/22 2163914-6
Email: jigna.shanghavi@klm.com/reservations.daressalaam.klm.com

Website: www.klm.com
Routes: Daily flights to Julius Nyerere International Airport Dar es salaam, Tanzania with a stopover in Kilimanjaro International Airport.

 

Swiss International Airlines (Zurich),
Luther House, ground floor, Sokoine drive
P.O Box 2109, Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255  22 211 8870 /1- 3
Fax: +255 22 211 2808
E-mail: habari@swiss.com / mally@mail.swiss.com
Website: www.swiss.com
Routes: 5 flights a week with a stopover in Nairobi, Kenya.
Middle East and Asia.

(Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

 

Emirates (Dubai),

Haidery Plaza Complex, 6th Floor, Kisutu/ Upanga Road
Tel: +255 22 211 16100-3/22 2197900
Website: www.emirates.com
Routes: Daily flights to Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

Qatar Airways (Doha),
Elia Complex, Ground Floor, Junction of Zanaki and BibiTiti Road
Tel: + 255 22 2198300/01/02
Email: darreservation@tz.qatarairways.com

Website: www.qatarairways.com

Routes: Two flights a day to Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with a stopover in Kilimanjaro International Airport.

 

Oman Air (Abu Dhabi)
Maktaba square 1st floor,Azikiwe St.
Tel: +255 22 2124743/22 2119426
Email: sania.abdallah@gsa.omanair.com

Website: www.omanair.com

Routes: Daily flights to Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

 

Turkish Airlines (Istanbul)

Maktaba complex, 4th Floor, Maktaba Road
Tel: +255 22 2000016-17/2116681-3/0772 525129
Email: wjuma@thy.com/ daressalaam@thy.com

Routes: Five flights a week to Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
(Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Five flights a week to Kilimanjaro International Airport with a stopover in Mombasa

(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)

 

AFRICAN AIRLINES

Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa)
Tel: +255 22 211 7063
Fax: +255 22 2116492
E-mail: reservations.daressalaam@klm.com
Website: www.klm.com
Routes: Two flights a day to Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with a stopover in Zanzibar International Airport.

Two flights a day to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania


South African Airways
(Johannesburg),
Raha Towers, Ground Floor, Opp Kisutu Court, Maktaba St/BibiTiti road
Tel: +255 22 2117044-8
Mob: +255 717 722722
Email: sunshine@raha.com/ darcityo@flysaa.com/ sundaytuwa@flysaa.com
Website:www.flysaa.com

Routes: Daily flights to Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

 

Egypt Airways (Cairo)
Serena Hotel, Ohio St.
Tel: +255 22 2136663/65/ 714 287379
Fax: +255 22 2136664
P.O Box 38331, Dar es Salaam

E-mail:daressalaam@egyptair.com/asif@egyptair.co.tz
Website: www.egyptair.com
Routes: 4 flights a week to Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

 

Kenya Airways (Nairobi)
Peugeot House, Ground Floor, Upanga Road
Tel: +255 22 2119376/2163917-8
Email: dar.staff@kenya-airways.com

Email:info@kenyaairways.com

Website: www.kenyaairways.com
Routes: Daily flights to Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam Tanzania

 

Air Uganda ( Kampala)
Harbor View Towers, J-Mall 1st Floor, Samora Avenue
Mob: +255 22 2127746/783 111992/783 111983
Email: reservationsdar@airuganda.com

Website: www.airuganda.com
Routes: Daily flights to Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

 

LAM Mozambique Airlines (Maputo)

Harbor View Towers, J-Mall, Samora Avenue
Tel: +255 22 2134600

Email: info@fasttracktanzania.com/ warda@fasttracktanzania.com

Website: www.mozambiqueairlines.com
Routes: Daily flights to Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

 

Rwanda Air (Kigali)

JK Nyerere International Airport, Terminal 2

Mob: +255 22 2122402/715 444025
Email: upendo.akyoo@rwandair.com

Website: www.rwandair.com
Routes: Daily except Wednesday, flights to Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam Tanzania with a stopover in Kilimanjaro International Airport.

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