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If you want to book the flights yourself:

Itineraries starting at Kilimanjaro Airport, JRO (Arusha) ending on Zanzibar
Our ‘special offer’, ‘Best of Tanzania’, as well as some other itineraries that include a northern circuit Safari (Serengeti, Ngorongoro…) and Zanzibar holiday , start at JRO and end on Zanzibar airport.

KLM is serving both airports, and you can book ‘open jar’ flights. Other ‘open jaw’ flights are offered by Condor (from Germany with connection flights to West Europe)
South African Airways in cooperation with Air Tanzania (from Johannesburg)
Otherwise, if you get flights only to Nairobi or Dar es Salaam, then we can help you with the necessary connection flights (please see below).
Or : arriving at Kilimanjaro Airport and departing from Dar Es Salaam
Such so called ‘open jaw’ flights are offered by

KLM in cooperation with Kenya Airways, Air France and Northwest Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
NB – if going on safari and then to Zanzibar and flying KLM it is strongly advised to book an open jaw flight to Kilimanjaro / from Zanzibar or Dar Es Salaam. The departure flight from Kilimanjaro goes via Dar Es Salaam, so it is much more convenient (and cheaper) for you to get a connection flight to Dar Es Salaam instead of Kilimanjaro.

Itineraries starting at Kilimanjaro Airport, JRO (Arusha)
If going on safari to the Northern Circuit (Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro). Itineraries start and end at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Best flight options are arriving at/departing from Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Such flights are offered by

KLM in cooperation with Kenya Airways, Air France and Northwest Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Condor (from Germany with connection flights to West Europe)
South African Airways in cooperation with Air Tanzania (from Johannesburg)
If you don’t get any suitable flights to Kilimanjaro you could consider flying into Nairobi (see below)

Southern circuit Safaris (Selous, Ruaha, Mikumi)
If going on safari to the Southern Circuit (Selous, Ruaha, Mikumi)
Itineraries start and end at Dar Es Salaam International Airport.
There are many airlines flying into Dar Es Salaam, at present

KLM in cooperation with Air France and Northwest Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Qatar Airways
Emirates
Swiss Airlines
British Airways
South African Airways in cooperation with Air Tanzania (from Johannesburg)
From Dar to Zanzibar
If you want to visit Zanzibar, then sometimes you can get cheaper flights to Dar than to Zanzibar directly. From Dar es Salaam we can easily connect you to Zanzibar (20 min flight, from 76 US$ per person). You can also reach Zanzibar by ferry boat, which costs 35 US$ per person, but involves the taxi to the harbor (which is US$ 25).

After Safari in Arusha to Zanzibar.
After Safari we can arrange a domestic flight from Arusha or Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar, the cost is around US$ 155 per person.
Another option is by boarding the earliest buses from Arusha depart at 05:45hrs arriving in Dar es salaam bus terminal around 14:00hrs,from the bus terminal rush to seaport by taxi which cost from US$ 10, and then board a ferry boat that depart at 14:00hrs, the cost for ferry is US$ 35,ferryboat takes almost two hrs t get to Zanzibar.

Holidays in Zanzibar
If you wish to fly to Zanzibar directly there are the following options.

KLM in cooperation with Kenya Airways, Air France and Northwest Airlines – sometimes with long transit hours in Nairobi
Condor (from Germany with connection flights to West Europe)
South African Airways in cooperation with Air Tanzania (from Johannesburg)
Charter Flights from Italy and Spain (during high season)
Often you get cheaper flights to Dar es Salaam instead of Zanzibar directly. From Dar es Salaam we can easily connect you to Zanzibar

• either with connection flights (20 min flight, from 76 US$ per person).
• or by ferry boat (approx 2 hours, at 35 US$ per person/2nd class). But this involves a taxi transfer from the airport to the harbor (ca. 25 US$). The last ferry to Zanzibar leaves Dar es Salaam at 16:00 hrs.

From Dar to Arusha

There are several flights from Dar to Arusha, the first one at 0930hrs1120 (Zanair), the last one at 1640hrs1820 (Air Excel). Those flights cost from 190 US$ per person, depending on airline.
There are also buses, that departs in the morning from Dar es salaam at 06:00hrs,07:00am,08:00am,the buses takes about 9hrs drive, but traveling with bus will need you to overnight in Dar es salaam and board the bus next day, the cost for bus from Dar es salaam to Arusha cost from US$ 30 per person, you will also need a taxi transport from your hotel to Ubungo bus terminal which cost from US$ 10.

Kenya Safaris, Nairobi and connection flights to Arusha and Zanzibar
International airport Nairobi is one of the most important airports in Africa, and connects Africa with the rest of the world… Almost all airlines do fly to Nairobi, and often you can get cheap flights. Airlines flying into Nairobi are
• KLM in cooperation with Air France and Northwest Airlines
• Ethiopian Airlines
• Qatar Airways
• Emirates
• Swiss Airlines
• British Airways
• South African Airways in cooperation with Air Tanzania (from Johannesburg)
• Egypt Air
• Brussels Airways (former Sabena)
If you want to connect to Arusha, then there are several flights daily. Kenya Airways and Regional Air (from Wilson Airport) are leaving Nairobi at 0800hrs, 1000hrs, 1300hrs (Wilson Airport), and 1800hrs.

Flight cost from 150-200 US$ per person. Additional visa costs for leaving the international airport (20 US$ for a day, 50 US$ for a 4 weeks visa)
There are 3 flights per day in each direction but they are always well booked. Therefore, it is advisable to arrange those tickets well in advance, especially during high season. If we miss a direct flight between Nairobi and Zanzibar (or vice versa) we have to book you visa Dar Es Salaam, Mombasa or Kilimanjaro. These flights are more expensive since there are 2 flights to be paid.

We hope that there soon is a better connection between Zanzibar and Dar.

• Private road transfer Nairobi Airport to Arusha Town – 450 USD per vehicle. This option can be arranged until 15.00 hrs latest.
• Scheduled Shuttle buses from Nairobi Airport or City Hotels to Arusha Town – 25 USD per seat. The departure times are fixed to 08:00 hrs am and 14:00 hrs pm
If you arrive in to Nairobi in the late afternoon and want to avoid flying we can arrange overnights in Nairobi and the connection (with shuttle bus or private vehicle) the following day.

 

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