Getting to Tanzania

There are three major international airports in Tanzania:

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO): situated between Arusha and Moshi, this is the most common entry point into the country for those exploring the Northern Safari Circuit that includes the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara.

Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR): a good option for those visiting Dar es Salaam or the Southern Safari Circuit that includes Selous Game Reserve, and Ruaha National Park.

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ): for those heading straight to Zanzibar, this airport is just 5km (3.1 miles) outside of Stone Town, Zanzibar’s capital.

All three airports have good international connections to most major cities in Europe and North America.


Driving into Tanzania is also possible if you’re coming in from a neighboring country.

The roads from Nairobi, to Arusha or from Zambia over Mbeya and Iringa are in decent condition, although drivers should be aware that all driving in Tanzania can be quite hectic.

Watch out for police controls and take caution not to underestimate the long distances between destinations.

If you book your adventure with us, all transport will be handled for you, so you can focus on the more exciting parts of your African adventure!