Getting There by Air
The national airline is Air Tanzania (TC) (www.airtanzania.com).
Approximate Flight Times
From London to Dar es Salaam is 10 hours.
Dar es Salaam International (DAR) (www.tanzaniairports.com) is 13km (8 miles) southwest of the city (journey time – 30 minutes). To/from the airport: Taxi services are available to the city and the larger hotels can organise shuttle services. Facilities: Outgoing duty-free shop, car hire, post office, banking and currency exchange facilities, a bar and restaurants.
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) (www.kilimanjaroairport.co.tz) is 50km (31 miles) from Arusha (journey time – 1 hour). To/from the airport: Shuttle bus services are provided by Air Tanzania to their offices in Arusha and Moshi or taxis are available. Facilities: Shops, post office, bar and restaurant.
Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ) (www.zanzibar-airport.com) is 4km (2.5 miles) from Stone Town (journey time 15 minutes). To/from the airport: Public minibuses and taxis are available for the short distance to Stone Town. Facilities: Bank.
Mwanza Airport (MWZ) is 10km (6.2 miles) from Mwanza (journey time 25 minutes). To/from the airport: Public minibuses and taxis are available at the airport.
The international departure tax is US$30 but this is usually included in the price of an airline ticket.
Getting There by Water
Main ports: Dar es Salaam port is served by ocean freighters and passenger liners. Other ports include Zanzibar, Mtwara, Tanga, Kilwa, Lindi and Mafia
Passenger ferry services run on Lake Tanganyika to Mpulunga (Zambia). They also used to run to Bujumbura (Burundi), and this service is likely to start up again in the future. There is sporadic and unreliable ferry service on Lake Nyasa linking Tanzania with Malawi.
Getting There by Rail
The route between Dar es Salaam and Kapiri Moshi in Zambia is run by the Tanzania and Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) (www.tazara.co.tz). Trains get very crowded and travellers should take special care of their baggage.
Getting There by Road
The tarmac road connecting Tanzania with Zambia is in good condition, as is the road north to Kenya. From Lusaka in Zambia, the Great North Road is paved all the way to Dar es Salaam. Road links from Rwanda and Mozambique are very poor.