Route: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
It’s obvious why Dar es Salaam is around the top of the list of the most popular holiday destinations in Africa. The city is blessed with stunning attractions, year round sunshine, scenic beaches and tantalizing food. You’ll definitely come across something to delight you at every corner of the city. The major entry point to the city is the airport –Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), which is one of the busiest airports in Tanzania. The airport is well-appointed with modern facilities to support both outbound and inbound passengers. Dar es Salaam Airport is located about 12 km southwest of the city centre. There is a wide range of transport options for transfer to and from the airport.
Distance and Flight Time
Dar es Salaam was once upon a time fishing village along the Indian Ocean, but it has transformed itself into a metropolis and commercial port, attracting tourists from around the world. The city hosts local dancing events in its open-air Village Museum. The fossils of humans found by anthropologist Louis Leakey can be found in the city’s National Museum. There are several non-stop flights from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam including As Salaam Air flights, and the flight duration is 20 minutes. The total distance between Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam is about 93 kilometres.
Not to Miss During Flights
Flying from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam is an experience on its own, taking of from Zanzibar airport and heading across the Indian Ocean to Dar es Salaam provides passengers with amazing views. As Salaam Air operates only 30 seat, pressurised twin turbo-prop Embraer aircraft for comfort and speed.
Airport & Layover Tips
Julius Nyerere International Airport, formerly called “Dar es Salaam International Airport” is located 12 km southwest of the largest city in Tanzania. Transfers from the airport, a pre-booked taxi can be the best option for tourists. Guests can choose from a wide range of accommodation options, from exotic hotels to boutique hotels, according to their budget and preference. There are many things to do and see in the city. You can enjoy a city tour, a beach weekend getaway, take a 3-day trip to Selous or visit the Mikumi National park.