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Cheap Flights to Tanzania
Finding discount airline flights to Tanzania is no easy task. To make this task simpler, we carry out a daily airfare search to provide you with the latest flight deals and special airfare offers for Tanzania. Whether you are traveling for a weekend business trip, a short city break or a long relaxing holiday, you will find the cheapest Tanzania flights. While we opt for the cheapest airfares, we also select sponsors and airlines that offer the most direct flight routes, ensuring your comfort at all times.
How to Find Flight Deals to Tanzania
Be Flexible with Your Travel Dates!If you're inflexible with your dates you probably will not be able to take advantage of any of the pricing variations airlines use. Airfare prices always fluctuate depending on the day and time of the week. It is always cheaper to fly mid week than on a weekend for example, or late at night rather than during the day. It has also shown to be cheaper to fly out after major holidays than before. That week after Christmas is when you can take advantage of cheap flights because people don't prefer to fly when they are with their families and New Years Eve is around the corner. Oddly enough, flight prices drop a bit on Tuesday nights too.
Local Travel Info in Tanzania
To and From – Tanzania Airports
Tanzania's primary airport is Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam. Other major airports include Kilimanjaro International Airport, which serves international flights and serves Arusha and Moshi. There is another smaller airport in Arusha which handles only domestic flights. International flights are also available to Zanzibar International Airport, Mwanza Airport, and Mtwara Airport. Air Tanzania is the national airline, but other notable airlines servicing the country include Air India, Air Burundi, Air Kenya, Emirates Airlines, and British Airways. All national parks and some of the top end luxury lodges have air strips. Air travel is a reliable and efficient way to travel from place to place in the country, but although it saves drastically on travel times, it is by far the most expensive option.
Taxis from Tanzania Airport
Taxis in Tanzania can be found at the airports and booked through hotels. Make certain the taxi is licensed and negotiate a price before hand. Taxis from Dar es Salaam airport to the city centre should cost about 5 – 10 euros.
Tanzania By Bus
Public transport is both an efficient and cheap method for getting around Tanzania. Buses run regularly and frequently from Dar es Salaam to Arusha, Morogoro and Moshi. The buses are modern with airconditioning, onboard toilets and refreshments but services are often crowded. Major lines include Scandinavian Express, Dar Express and Royal Coach bus lines fill up quickly on all routes: book at least one day in advance. If you can opt for express buses. Smaller minivans called dala dalas stop off at smaller villages but are the least safest option. Bus travel is an inevitable part of the Tanzania experience for many travellers. Prices are reasonable for the distances covered, and there’s often no other way to reach many destinations.
Tanzania by Rail
Tanzania Railways Corporation provides a service between Dar es Salaam and eastern Tanzania. The line splits at Tabora, one line heads to Kigoma (Lake Tanganyika) and the other to Mwanza on Lake Victoria. Travelers can also travel by train from Dar es Salaam to Kapiri Moshi in Zambia. Trains can be overcrowded and theft is a problem but the journey makes for a good way to experience the scenery if you're not plagued by long delays and break downs.
Tanzania By Car
Car hire firms have offices in Tanzania's central airport in Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania Rent a Car and Avis). The roads between major cities and towns in Tanzania are spacious and well paved. Getting to more remote locations, including Serengeti National Park, involves driving over dirt roads that tend to deteriorate during the rainy season. Roads and junctions are not always well marked. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended, and it’s best to make sure you have two spare tires and an operational jack. It is not advisable to drive at night. Cars drive on the left, seat belts are compulsory and all vehicles must carry two red triangles to be placed 20m front and back in the event of a breakdown. A valid national driving license is accepted as long as it is in English. International Driving Permit is not legally required.
Hitchhiking in Tanzania
In Tanzania it is not recommended to hitchhike.
Tanzania by Ferry
Azam Marine and Sea Express are among many other companies at the port in Dar es Salaam, run comfortable, air-conditioned services several times a day between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar (journey time - 1 hour 30 minutes cost, between Ð