Uncover the beauty of Africa when you book Tanzania flights...
Tanzania is located just below the equator in East Africa, and offers a different colour palette to neighbours such as Kenya and Zambia. Here, the cool blues and white cap of the nation’s mightiest peak blend seamlessly with the muted greens of the trees and the earthy patchwork of patterns brought by Tanzania’s rich wildlife. And out east on the Zanzibar archipelago, the pure whites and blues of the coast are blindingly bright.
Book a flight to Tanzania and it is likely that you will land at Dar es Salaam International Airport (DAR), also known as Julius Nyerere International Airport, a short distance from the centre of Dar es Salaam – the country’s largest city. Many visitors connect to Tanzania’s smaller airports from here. You might travel onwards to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK), both of which welcome visitors to the city of Arusha and Kilimanjaro National Park. Holidaymakers heading to Zanzibar will land at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ). Other important airports in Tanzania include Kigoma Airport (TKQ) and Mtwara Airport (MYW).
If you are looking for cheap flights to Tanzania, you have come to the right place. Use the search tool on TravelSupermarket and compare some of the hottest deals on the market to ensure you get the best price on plane tickets to Tanzania. Comparing prices with us is also the best way to find cheap Tanzania hotels. See more about where to stay in our guide below.
You can no longer get a direct flight to Tanzania from the UK. But there are a range of options to reach the country...
The fastest routes to the capital of Dar Es Salaam are with Kenya Airways operating via Nairobi from London Heathrow or on connecting flights with KLM from around the UK through Amsterdam. Flights take around twelve hours each way.
British Airways also operates services via Doha with its partner Qatar Airways. Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from around the UK via their hubs in Germany and Switzerland, and Etihad and Emirates operate via the Middle East from several UK departure points.
Zanzibar can be reached in around an hour from the capital Dar Es Salaam with Air Tanzania.
There are a number of options for getting to and from the airports in Tanzania…
With the exception of Zanzibar, which enjoys a buoyant tourism industry and features many luxury hotels, getting about in Tanzania can be a little daunting. If your hotel in Tanzania offers a shuttle service, use this and forget trying to haggle with taxi drivers or finding the right bus.
There are taxis and public transport options at most airports. Buses don’t always run on time - this is just a fact of everyday life and all part of the experience! If you use a taxi, agree a price before you set off – or have the meter switched on – and avoid any awkwardness at the end of your journey.
Car hire in Tanzania is an option worth considering if you are a confident driver wanting to fully explore your chosen destination. You can collect your car at the airport to avoid the costs of getting to your hotel. Find a cheap deal on car rental with our price-comparison tool.
Discover the major tourist destinations in Tanzania…
Just a small hop across the water from the mainland lie the islands of exotic Zanzibar, an enclave of luxury and exclusivity that tops many travellers’ bucket lists. Washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and baked in sunshine, the main island of Zanzibar is ringed by perfect beaches and coral reefs, with historic Stone Town providing a glimpse into island life as it once was. Luxury hotels and boutique hotels by the beach are the norm here. The most popular months for holidays in Zanzibar are between June and October, when rainfall and humidity fall following spring peaks.
Dar es Salaam is another popular spot for visitors. Though it doesn’t have much in the way of major attractions, travellers stay for a night or two en route to Zanzibar or before heading off on safari. Jumbled in with streets that heave with traffic and markets that buzz with life are silent parks, colonial style and some very good hotels by the ocean on the nearby Msasani Peninsula.
Whether you are looking for a budget hotel at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, luxury safari lodgings in the wilderness, a beachside palace in Zanzibar or a smart chain-run hotel in a city, you can find a range of deals on hotels in Tanzania when you use the TravelSupermarket search tool.