How do I get there?

The safari starts in Arusha so most clients prefer to take care of booking their own flights as far as Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha from where we will welcome you.

Tanzania has two international airports one based in the capital Dar-es-Salaam and the other in Arusha which is the gateway to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy and the Serengeti National Park. Flying into Arusha particularly from Europe you will often get great views of Kilimanjaro.

We have detailed some possibilities below, however a travel agent should be able to give you the most up to date and best information.

Airports

Dar-es-Salaam International Airport (DAR) is Tanzania's main airport, and the best gateway to the coast and Zanzibar. However it is not the best option for visitors headed for the Serengeti.

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) receives all international flights whose passengers are headed for inland Tanzania, for instance the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater or Lake Manyara.

Arusha Airport (ARK) is the domestic airport and is a 45-minute drive from Kilimanjaro International. It is the gateway to the Tanzania's inland fly-in safari airstrips. From here you can choose to fly into the Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy, the Serengeti National Park, and just about every other safari destination in Tanzania.

Note that international flights often arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport late at night, making an overnight stop in Arusha necessary if you need to transfer to from JRO to the Arusha Airport for a regional flight.

Visas

Visa on arrival may be granted to a person coming from a country which has no access to a Tanzanian Embassy or Consulate, however, there is no guarantee that visa on arrival will be issued. Please make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months on arrival and that you have return or onward tickets. We have listed some country specific Web sites below that may be useful to follow for information on applying for a visa, however please also check the IATA database.


Coming from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and the Baltic states
KLM offers daily flights between Amsterdam and Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha.

Qatar airways from Stockholm with a stop over in Doha to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Edelweiss airlines from Zurich to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Condor from Frankfurt to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

There are also direct flights from Europe to Dar-es-Salaam offered by Swiss Air, Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, Qatar Airways, South African Airways. American Airways, Emirates, Delta. From there it is a short flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

See here for information on applying for a visa.

Coming from Europe
KLM offers daily flights between Amsterdam and Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha.

Edelweiss airlines from Zurich to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Condor from Frankfurt to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Qatar airways from Stockholm with a stop over in Doha to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

There are also direct flights from Europe to Dar-es-Salaam offered by Swiss Air, Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, Qatar Airways, South African Airways. American Airways, Emirates, Delta. From there it is a short flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

See Tanzanian embassey in Germany for information on applying for a visa.

See Permanent Mission of Tanzania to the United Nations Office in Geneva for information on applying for a visa.

Coming from the UK
Coming from London you can fly to Amsterdam then on to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Or fly BA to Dar-es-Salaam and then change airlines for a short flight onto Arusha. You can also fly BA to Nairobi and then take a short flight onto Arusha using PrecisionAir. In all cases you will have to change airlines so it is really what best suits your schedule.

See here for information on applying for a visa.

Coming from the USA or Canada
Unfortunately there are no direct flights between the USA and Dar-es-Salaam or Nairobi.

You can fly to Amsterdam from New York on NWA and then on to Arusha using KLM.

Another possibility is to fly to Johannesburg on South African Airways or Delta from where you can fly on to Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha via brief stop at Dar-es-Salaam International Airport on South African Airways or Tanzanian Air.

You can also fly via London but this will require another change with Tanzania or Kenya (please see coming from the UK above)

See Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in the United States for information on applying for a visa.

See High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania to Canada for information on applying for a visa.

Coming from downunder
This will require you to undergo an airline transfer. You can fly from the major cities in NZ and Australia to Johannesburg SA on Qantas, Singapore Airlines or Malaysia Airlines. From JoBurg you can fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha via a brief stop at Dar-es-Salaam International Airport on South African Airways or Tanzanian Air.

See Honorary Consulate of the United Republic of Tanzania in Victoria, Australia for information on applying for a visa.

Kiwis can get a visa issued upon arrival.

Coming from Japan
See here for information on applying for a visa.

Coming from the Gulf, Indian sub-continent and Far East or the People's Republic of China
Air India, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Egypt Air, Gulf Air, Emirates, Oman Air, Yemen Air and Qatar Airways link Tanzania with the Gulf, the Indian sub-continent and Far East, the People's Republic of China.

See here for information on applying for a visa.

 

We apologise if your country isn't listed above, it is not because you don't count :)