Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Hotels and City Guide

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Dar Es Salaam - Airports

Arriving in Tanzania by Air

Tanzania has three international airports at Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro (Arusha) and Stone Town in Zanzibar. Tanzania no longer has a national airline. From Nairobi there are daily connections to Dar es Salaam on other international airlines.

Airlines that fly to Tanzania include KLM, Swiss International Airlines, Air India, British Airways, Egypt Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Gulf Air, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Oman Air, Turkish Airlines, Kenya Airways, Uganda Airline, Air Malawi, Air Zambia, South African Airways.

Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR): Airport Guide

Precision Air, Coastal Aviation and new (April 2011) Auric Air are based at Julius Nyerere International Airport situated at Kibaha, 13km southwest of Dar es Salaam’s CBD. Terminal 1 handles domestic and chartered flights, while Terminal 2 caters for international and regional flights. There is also a cargo terminal. An expansion programme with the Chinese to build another terminal and runway is still on the cards.

Car Rental

Tanzania Rent-a-Car and Avis have desks in the Arrivals Hall of T2. Other rental companies are based in the city. Hotels will organise car-hire for guests. A valid driver’s licence is required. Most car rental companies do not allow their cars to be taken out of Dar es Salaam.

Car Parks

Both Terminals have car parks. Free parking is available at T1 and at the Freight Terminal. T2 offers short-term parking, paid in cash.

Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR): Airport Facilities

General Airport Facilities

Airline offices on the 1st floor of T2.
A bank, ATMs and a bureau de change in the concourse of T2. T1 has a bureau de change.
Post Office, Duty-free and duty-paid shops and a pharmacy.
Two restaurants in the International Departure Lounge with one in the public concourse. T1 has one shop and a coffee bar.
Information Desks in both Terminals.
A Lost and Found Desk in the International Arrivals Hall.
Travel agencies.

Airport Business Facilities

There is a Conference Room in the International Terminal and a business lounge offering secretarial services. Note that the airport is a smoke-free zone.

Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR): Getting Into Town

Airport Shuttles

Large shuttle vans are the most economical way of getting into Dar es Salaam. They also provide a pick-up service from your hotel or office to/from the airport. It is possible to reserve a door-to-door private shuttle van or luxury vehicle. Most hotels offer their own shuttle services to and from the airport.


The taxi rank is outside the Arrivals Halls. Negotiate a price before getting into an airport taxi as you may be offered a ‘tourist price’. Taxis are not metered and drivers are not affiliated to any formal taxi company, but they are regulated by government. They have white licence plates and their taxi numbers are displayed on the side.


Public buses run from the airport to the city every 15 minutes. The bus stop is a 5-minute walk from the terminals.

Hotels in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam

Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam

Garden Avenue Dar Es Salaam TANZANIA

152 guest rooms and 2 suites 5 floors We have a well lit and secure parking area which can accommodate at least 50 cars

Golden Tulip Dar Es Salaam

Golden Tulip Dar Es Salaam

PO Box 20200, 6300, Dar Es Salaam

This luxurious hotel is spacious with 84 comfortable designed rooms and 6 suites all with balconies offering splendid views over the Indian Ocean and the City. The hotel's architecture has traditional Arabic influences, which is characteristic on the East African Coast....

Mevenpick Royal Palm Hotel

Mevenpick Royal Palm Hotel

P.O. Box 791,Ohio Street,Dar es Salaam,Tanzania,

Hotel Introduction A beacon of hospitality in the heart of this Tanzanian city, the Moevenpick Royal Palm offers travellers a welcoming haven of comfort and unrivalled luxury. Stylish and elegant, the hotels magnificient lobby mirrors the sophisticated...


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