Flights to Tanzania: practical information
Cheap airlines to Tanzania
Nestled between Kenya and Uganda, Tanzania is the perfect place to escape in East Africa. Start planning your trip with cheap flights to Tanzania's main airports, Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). From the UK, catch cheap flights to Tanzania with KLM, British Airways from Heathrow, Swiss International Air Lines, Ethiopian Airlines and Qatar Airways.
When to book flights to Tanzania
Tanzania's seasons consist of dry and wet. During the long rainy season between March and May many resorts close in Zanzibar, something to keep in mind when planning your holidays in Tanzania. For the cheapest flights to Tanzania, it's best to book your tickets 6 months in advance.
- Peak season: Dry season, June to September
- Low season: Rainy seasons, March-May and November-December.
Flights to Tanzania take at least 12 hours with one stopover from London.
Experience Tanzania: what to see, what to do
You won't be short of things to go in Tanzania. Start with some of the continent's best national parks for spotting African flora and fauna to an incredible coast, Zanzibar's spice plantations, not to mention Kilimonjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world.
Essentials in Tanzania
Zanzibar: Planning a trip to the beach while on holidays in Tanzania? Zanzibar is your place just off the coast. Zanzibar was once an important stop in the Spice Trade. Take a tour of the island's grand plantations and spice markets.
Mount Kilimanjaro: Africa's highest peak is in Tanzania and can be climbed with the help of a guide. If you don't have time to hike up to the peak, spend a few days hiking around the western side of the mountains or join a wildlife tour.
Ruaha National Park: If it's adventure you're after, take a Tanzania car hire to this remote but incredible national park in the highlands. Lions, giraffes, elephants, cheetahs, buffalos and others are common sights here. The highlands in general are gorgeous with volcanic mountains, crater lakes and waterfalls.
Find more information on Tanzania Tourist Board.
Accommodations in Tanzania
Hotels definitely vary throughout Tanzania. There is a good selection of choices in Dar es Salaam but you'll find that choice is limited in the budget range if you want a hotel with Western standards. Best to always check the room personally before checking in at your hotel in Tanzania.