Domestic flights within Tanzania
Tanzania is a large East African country, and a popular destination for Safari holidays due to its vast wilderness areas. Popular parks include the plains of Serengeti National Park, where the ‘big five’ game animals can be found in the wild (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), as well as Kilimanjaro National Park, where you’ll find Africa’s highest mountain. If you're planning a trip to Tanzania, it is likely that catching a domestic flight will be the best way to easily explore the country.
What are domestic flights?
Domestic flights, or internal flights, are flights which depart and land within the same country. These flights are usually short-haul.
Why book internal flights within Tanzania?
Air travel within Tanzania is safe, convenient and easy to book through Alternative Airlines. There are a number of carriers that connect all major cities in Tanzania, as well as safari airstrips and popular islands off the mainland, including Pemba, Mafia and Zanzibar.
Tanzania can be easily reached, with frequent flight connections to the country’s largest international airport, Dar es Salaam. Once you land, you can catch a domestic flight to southern Tanzania and Zanzibar from terminal 1 at Dar es Salaam Airport, which is where regional airlines operate from.
There are also a number of international flights that operate to other international airports within the country, including Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. If you’re planning on visiting safari parks in the north of the country, then flying to Kilimanjaro airport will be the best option.
Mainland Tanzania (excluding Zanzibar and smaller airstrips) has 27 airports.
The largest international airport in Tanzania is Dar es Salaam Airport.