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Domestic Flights Tanzania

Search and buy domestic flights within Tanzania with Alternative Airlines. We've put together a guide, including which airlines operate internal flights, as well as popular airports.

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Domestic flights within Tanzania

Tanzania is a large East African country, and a popular destination for Safari holidays due to its vast wilderness areas. Popular parks include the plains of Serengeti National Park, where the ‘big five’ game animals can be found in the wild (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), as well as Kilimanjaro National Park, where you’ll find Africa’s highest mountain. If you're planning a trip to Tanzania, it is likely that catching a domestic flight will be the best way to easily explore the country.

What are domestic flights?

Domestic flights, or internal flights, are flights which depart and land within the same country. These flights are usually short-haul

Why book internal flights within Tanzania?

Air travel within Tanzania is safe, convenient and easy to book through Alternative Airlines. There are a number of carriers that connect all major cities in Tanzania, as well as safari airstrips and popular islands off the mainland, including Pemba, Mafia and Zanzibar.

Tanzania can be easily reached, with frequent flight connections to the country’s largest international airport, Dar es Salaam. Once you land, you can catch a domestic flight to southern Tanzania and Zanzibar from terminal 1 at Dar es Salaam Airport, which is where regional airlines operate from.

There are also a number of international flights that operate to other international airports within the country, including Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. If you’re planning on visiting safari parks in the north of the country, then flying to Kilimanjaro airport will be the best option.

Quick facts:

Mainland Tanzania (excluding Zanzibar and smaller airstrips) has 27 airports.

The largest international airport in Tanzania is Dar es Salaam Airport.

Airlines that fly internally within Tanzania

Follow the links to find out more about each airline:

Air Tanzania

As Salaam Air

Auric Air

Coastal Aviation


Precision Air

Regional Air Services


Tropical Air

Safari Plus

Book your flights with Alternative Airlines

To start searching for flights within Tanzania, enter the destinations within Tanzania that you would like to travel between into the search form at the top of the page. Hit search to discover all internal flights available on your chosen dates of travel. 

Did you know
? When you book through Alternative Airlines you can from over 160 currency options? Pay using US Dollars, Euros, or even Tanzanian Shilling. We also offer different payment options, including PayPal and Airtel, which is a popular payment method in Tanzania. 

Domestic Flights Tanzania FAQs

Do I need a passport for flights within Tanzania?

A passport is not required for domestic travel. However, a valid form of government issued identification will be needed, such as a driving licence. If you are a foreign national, we recommend travelling with your passport.

How early do I need to arrive at the airport?

Check-in time will depend on the airport you are flying from. From Dar es Salaam Airport, the largest airport in the country, if you are catching a connecting domestic flight, it will likely depart from Terminal 1, which is the domestic terminal. It is recommended to arrive 2-3 hours before scheduled departure for internal flights from Dar es Salaam Airport.

Can I book flights within Tanzania online?

Yes, you can book internal flights with Alternative Airlines. Air Tanzania is a popular airline for our customers looking for domestic flights within Tanzania.