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Cheap Flights to Tanzania

Popular in August High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price C$ 1,206 Average for round-trip flights in setiembre 2020
Round-trip from $1.001 From Toronto to Dar Es Salaam
One-way from $997 One-way flight from Toronto to Dar Es Salaam
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Tanzania flights by month

January
C$ 1,197
February
C$ 1,192
March
C$ 1,116
April
C$ 1,072
May
C$ 1,149
June
C$ 1,307
July
C$ 1,581
August
C$ 1,389
September
C$ 1,189
October
C$ 1,083
November
C$ 1,007
December
C$ 1,285
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Tanzania is November. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Tanzania?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
YTO - DAR
Price
C$ 1,007 - C$ 2,100
DAR
Temperature
29 - 32 °C
DAR
Rainfall
19 - 241 mm
November is typically the best time to fly to Tanzania, but there are other times where great deals are available. January tends to be the warmest period in Tanzania so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. April is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Tanzania?

The best time to book flights to Tanzania is 44 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Tanzania?

At the moment, Sunday is the most economical day to take a flight to Tanzania. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Tanzania?

Flights in the afternoon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Tanzania. Flights in the morning are usually the most expensive.

Watching the migration of wildebeest in the Masai Mara; trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro; lazing on a white sand beach in Zanzibar or haggling for beads at Stone Town’s market: Tanzania should be the first port of call for any traveller wanting the full “African experience”. Tourists book flights to Tanzania for a huge variety of holidays, for this country really has it all. The vast landscape of the Masai Mara is home to all the big game. As well as the annual migration, there are lions, elephants, giraffe, monkeys and much more to be seen from a range of various safari lodges.

From the hot plains of the Masai Mara, it is a short trip to “Kili” the only snow-topped mountain in Africa. Hikes up to its peak are regularly undertaken, and nearby Moshi is a quiet town to stop off at en route. Down on the Tanzanian coast, Dar es Salaam is less forgiving to a casual holidaymaker, but this is a modern-day African city in every respect. Most of the country’s industry occurs here, and all Tanzania flights arrive in Dar.

Across the sea, the tropical island of Zanzibar has long been a favourite destination for honeymooners. Atmospheric Stone Town is a maze of Portuguese-style stone buildings, with some grand colonial hotels on the seafront. Zanzibar’s coastline is dotted with white sand beaches, fringed with palm trees and relaxed backpacker hotels. The pace of life is slow and laid-back here, with little to do most days but snorkel and watch the dhows come in with the latest catch.

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Tanzania climate

Tanzania has a tropical climate that varies by region. There is some seasonal change in the coastal, inland and island territories. The central, western and northern regions can have uncomfortably hot days, around 35 C, which are occasionally refreshed by downpours. 

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When is the best time to fly to Tanzania?

 

Peak Season:
Tanzania is a year-round destination. Game viewing is excellent all year-round, but to witness the annual wildebeest migration during which millions of animals move from the Masai Mara in Kenya to the Serengeti in Tanzania, visit between December and April. It is one of the wonders of the natural world. Not all animals migrate however. For birdwatchers, Tanzania is an excellent location all year round, but to really see the country at its best, book a flight to Tanzania during the UK’s winter months. This is when more than 150 species of birds migrate south.

Visit after the rainy seasons (June, February for example) to really see Tanzania’s flora at its most lush and glorious.

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Getting around Tanzania

 

Air Tanzania flies domestically to Dar Es Salaam, Mtwara, Mwanza, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar, Precision Air also offers domestic links, and there are smaller charter airlines linking local airports and more out-of-the-way parts of the country.

There are two railway systems – the Tanzania Railway Corporation operates two lines, the central line from Dar es Salaam to Tabora and one to Tabora to Mwanza port on Lake Victoria. The Tanzania to Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) links Dar Es Salaam with various destinations.

Bus services are plentiful. Scandinavian and other lines provide good service throughout the country. Buses don’t move until they are full however so don’t take the timetables as gospel.

The quality of the roads varies greatly. If renting a car, a four-wheel drive is best, albeit expensive.

To get to the islands off the coast of Tanzania including Zanzibar and Pemba, there are boat (including ferry, catamaran, hydrofoils, or dhow) and air services. Azam Marine, for example, offers passage from Dar Es Salaam/Zanzibar or Pemba/Zanzibar.

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