A fantastic choice of beaches, a stunning array of wildlife and a welcoming population make Tanzania an outstanding holiday destination.
If you’re hoping to go on safari during your stay, the best time to book flights to Tanzania is between June and October. Forming the country’s dry season, these summer months are the perfect time to explore Tanzania’s spectacular national parks.
November to April generally form the rainy season in the country. If you book flights to Tanzania at this time of year, head to the country’s northern parks where wildlife watching is possible even in wet weather.
The more flexible you can be when booking flights to Tanzania, the better. Find the cheapest day to fly using the ‘Show flexible dates’ link on the Expedia results page. This will show you prices for flights on alternative days and help you to track down the best deal.
You may also be able to save money by changing your departure or arrival airport. Click the ‘Nearby airports’ link on the results page to see if there are any alternative airports you may have overlooked.
Tanzania is home to a number of national and international airports. One of the busiest is Julius Nyerere International Airport which serves the city of Dar es Salaam. Flights depart from the airport for destinations across Africa and the Middle East and for selected cities in Europe.
If you’re planning a trek to the peak of the continent’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro International Airport is the most convenient starting point for your trip. The smaller Arusha Airport, just 35 miles from Kilimanjaro International, is another possible arrival point. The closest terminal to Lake Victoria is Mwanza Airport.
A number of airlines offer flights to Tanzania from UK airports, these include:
The quickest and most comfortable way to get around Tanzania is by plane. Internal flights are available to most popular destinations and services are regular and affordable.
Buses are another good option for independent travellers who want to get out and explore. Although not always comfortable, they are very affordable and connect pretty much all towns and cities in the country.
The Serengeti National Park is one of the most spectacular attractions in Tanzania. Located in the north of the country, it’s home to a breath taking wealth of wildlife. Another popular attraction in northern Tanzania is Mount Kilimanjaro. The highest mountain in Africa, it attracts adventurers from all over the world.
British passport holders can obtain visas on arrival in Tanzania. Tanzania is three hours ahead of GMT.
✔️ Policies will vary from partner to partner, but many of them cover travel to highly impacted areas. The dates and destinations change frequently as more is learned about the situation, so it’s important for travelers to check in with the airline if they have an upcoming trip. Please visit our Customer Service Portal to learn more about what policies are available for your flight to Tanzania.
✔️ Due to COVID-19, many of our trusted airline partners are waiving change fees for eligible new bookings to Tanzania, so consider filtering for these airlines during your search for cheap flights to Tanzania!
✔️ Most of our hotels in Tanzania offer free cancellation, so consider booking refundable hotels vs. non-refundable. Just look for the “free cancellation” message during your search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.
✔️ When purchasing flights tickets to Tanzania, remember to check the fine print as depending on what type of fare you choose, changes may either not be an option or could potentially incur a hefty fee. Be sure to read the terms and conditions of your ticket before making any purchases