Airfare to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
The largest city – and capital – of Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam also serves as a gateway ciy for travelers heading out to Kilimanjaro or the resort island of Zanzibar. Explore the city with a stroll around the Zoological Gardens, relaxing on nearby beaches and shopping at the Kariakoo market. For more information on Dar Es Salaam, check out BootsnAll’s Dar Es Salaam Travel Guide.
You will see some Dar Es Salaam airfare deals featured here, but to hunt further you can use the search tools right on this page. The search box on the left lets you get results from the big airfare websites (and lots of little ones, too) with just one click. You save time, and the tickets have very few restrictions, but they are not usually the cheapest fares out there. The search box on the right lets you see our super low consolidator fares – these are some of the cheapest tickets you will find anywhere, but they come with restrictions. They are best suited to people who have more flexible travel plans.
Here are a few more tips to help you find cheap airfare to Dar Es Salaam:
- Consider flights into Nairobi, Kenya. To get from Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
- Look for flights that go through Nairobi, Kenya; Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
- Consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Air Tanzania is the national airline. However, British Airways, Emirates and other airlines also stop in Dar Es Salaam.
- Airfare to Dar Es Salaam will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates. The most expensive air tickets to Dar Es Salaam are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.