by AdminSoa
September 16, 2013

When helping to plan a dream safari vacation, we're often asked to assist in finding affordable flights within Tanzania - especially between Arusha's Kilimanjaro Airport and Zanzibar.

While large sites such as Skyscanner and Expedia are excellent when planning international travel, they can often overlook smaller regional operators who can be used.

When planning itineraries within Tanzania, we primarily make use of three airlines:

Precision Airlines

Precision Airlines are a mainstay of the Tanzanian aviation industry, and offer flights both domestically and internationally.

Precision do daily flights from Kilimanjaro Airport to Zanzibar for approximately $185 USD per person.


FastJet's presence within Tanzania at this stage is a little limited, but they are noteable for providing affordable flights to nearby international destinations such as Nairobi in Kenya and Entebbe in Uganda.

As of January of 2016, FastJet have introduced a very affordable $100 USD flight between Nairobi and Arusha, making them a perfect choice for connecting from the larger hub at Nairobi Airport.

FastJet also do flights from Arusha to Dar Es Salaam and Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar.

Tropical Air

It's all in the name, with Tropical Air specializing in flights to, from, and within the Zanzibar archipelago.

A daily flight to Zanzibar from Arusha is $185 USD per person, with flights also available from Zanzibar Island to nearby Pemba Island or from Dar Es Salaam to Mafia Island.

Booking Your Tanzanian Domestic Flight

While it's quite easy to book your own flights with any of the above, Shadows of Africa's team is glad to do this for you as well.

We offer this service at no extra cost to our safari customers. We do not take commission on booking your flight, so you'll get the best possible price.

Are you interested in an African safari?

Contact one of our safari experts and we will tailor-make a safari for you!