Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Getting There

GETTING TO TANZANIA BY AIR

Tanzania has three international air ports: Dar es Salaam international airport ( which handles the most international flights), Kilimanjaro international airport and Zanzibar international airport.

DAR ES SALAAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Located 15km south west of Dar es Salaam and takes approximately 25 minutes to reach by Car from downtown. Airport facilities include a duty free shop, car hire, post office, banking and bureau de change, and a bar and restaurant.

International air lines: Air India, Air Malawi, Air Mozambique, Air Tanzania, Air Zimbabwe, British Airways, emirates, Ethiopian Airways, Kenya Airways, KLM, Precision Air, south African Airways and Swiss Air.

KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:

Lies 40km from Arusha and takes approximately one hour to reach by car. Facilities include curio shops, a post office, a bar and restaurant. Shuttle bus services to the airport run regularly from both Arusha and Moshi.

International airlines: Air Kenya, Ethiopian airway, KLM, Precision Air.

ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Located approximately 7km from the centre of stone town it takes approximately 15 minutes to reach by car. Facilities include a restaurant, bureau de change, and curio shops.

International airlines: Air Tanzania, Kenya airways, Ethiopian airway, Precision air and South African airways.

GETTING THERE BY ROAD

From the North, paved roads connect the Kenyan capital of Nairobi with ARUSHA and cross the boarder at Namanga post. A number of shuttle buses, leaving twice daily between the two cities, also follow this route. The trip takes approximately 4-6 hours.

From the south, the road from Malawi enters Tanzania at Karonga before continuing onwards to Mbeya. There are no viable bus services along this route. It is possible to cross the border from Uganda at the Mutukula border post, but transport options are equally limited.

International roads connect Arusha and Dar es Salaam to major towns around the country. Roads to major tourist destinations are either already paved or under construction. At the time of writing, paved roads extends from Arusha to Tarangire National park and almost to Karatu, on the way to Ngorongoro crater.

There are a number of reliable bus service operators running throughout Tanzania, including Scandinavia, royal, Dar Express and fresh coach.