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In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lions come to play! Choose one of the following airports to fly to, and get ready to hakuna matata (don't worry, be happy): in Tanzania are Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro and Mwanza. The way to make sure that you reserve a cheap flight from South Africa to Tanzania is by:
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19 Jan 2014 A common tourist with Kenya in particular, would certainly be welcomed by those wanting to view the entire serengeti. But it's looking a lot less likely that the common tourist visa for Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania & Rwanda will come into being, after Tanzanian officials labelled it "security risk". The common tourist visa was meant to start on the 1st January 2014, but logistical problems were blamed for it not coming into being, and Tanzania at the time had flagged security risks.
From the 27th September 2013 fastjet South Africa to Tanzania flights commence. The airline will be flying from JNB to DAR.
21 September 2013 Mango flights to Zanzibar from OR Tambo International Airport, commence.s
Fly from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam (JNB - DAR) with fastjet (direct), RwandAir Express (via Kigali), Kenya Airways (via Nairobi), Ethiopian Airlines (via Addis Ababa), South African Airways (direct), Emirates (via Dubai) or Qatar Airways (via Doha).
Fly from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro (JNB - JRO) with Ethiopian Airlines (via Addis Ababa), Kenya Airways (via Nairobi) or SAA/Precision Air (via Dar es Salaam).
Fly from Johannesburg to Mwanza (JNB - MWZ) with RwandAir/Precision (via Kigali & Dar es Salaam) or a number of other 2-stop options.
Fly from Johannesburg to Zanzibar (JNB - ZNZ) with Mango Airlines (direct), RwandAir/Precision Air (via Kigali & Dar es Salaam) or SAA/Precision Air (via Dar es Salaam).
Fly from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam (CPT - DAR) with Kulula/Kenya Airways (via Johannesburg & Nairobi), South African Airways (via Johannesburg), Emirates (via Dubai) or Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul).
Fly from Cape Town to Kilimanjaro (CPT - JRO) with Kulula/Ethiopian Airlines (via Johannesburg & Addis Ababa) or Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul).
Fly from Cape Town to Zanzibar (CPT - ZNZ) with Mango Airlines (via Johannesburg)
Fly from Durban to Dar es Salaam (DUR - DAR) with Kulula/Kenya Airways (via Johannesburg & Nairobi), South African Airways (via Johannesburg) or Emirates (via Dubai).
Fly from Durban to Zanzibar (DUR - ZNZ) with Mango Airlines (via Johannesburg)
Since the 1st July 2013 South Africans no longer require a visa to enter Tanzania (business travellers must pay a fee on entry). To check up to date requirements, visit the High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania or contact them at 012-342-4371/93 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Their physical address in South Africa is 822 George Avenue, Arcadia, Pretoria. Note that the High Commission is closed on Tanzanian public holidays.
Physical address: Plot 1338/9, Mwaya Road, Masaki, Dar Es Salaam
Phone number : +255-22-260-1800
The currency used in Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling.
Swahili is the national language while English is the official one and is used in commerce. Most Tanzanians understand at least some English.
Places of interest in Tanzania include:
Serengeti National Park is famous for being a premier safari destination. This 14, 763-sq-km piece of wilderness is ideal to view a wide variety of wildlife including buffalo, elephants, giraffes, impalas, and gazelle. The wildebeest migration is especially worth seeing. The setting is just as awe-inspiring—the endless savannah is crossed with fig tree-lined rivers and dotted with acacia woodland.
Kilimanjaro National Park is another highlight in a country packed with world-famous destinations. Its snow-capped mountain of the same name is the highest in Africa and it attracts hordes of climbers every year. It can be just as satisfying (and less gruelling) to trek the mountain’s lower ridges. The park’s rainforest is packed with wildlife including leopards, monkeys, and buffalos though be sure to trek onwards into the alpine meadows and even up to the stark summits of Kibo and Mawenzi.
Ngorongoro Crater is 20 km wide making it the largest of its type in the world. The sheer concentration of wildlife in the area is also why this site is one of the most-visited in East Africa. You’re sure to see flamingos, elephants, buffalos, lions, and possibly also black rhinos—usually at close range. The Maasai casually traverse this wildlife paradise, caring for their herds of cattle.
Zanzibar is an alluring place to enjoy the nearby pure white beaches and calm ocean waters as well as the casual vibe of the town itself. You can either fly or take the ferry over. Either way, you’ll immediately be taken by the mix of historical architecture and the relaxed pace of island life. Visit St. Joseph’s Cathedral, the Old Fort, and Forodhani Gardens before pacing the cobblestone streets to see the spice shops, women in traditional dress, and old men playing bao. It’s an intoxicating mix.
Dar es Salaam
You can visit Tanzania at any time of year. June to September deliver the coolest and driest temperatures. October or November are less crowded and temperate temperatures with occasional rains. December to February is the hottest time of year though still comfortable. March to May is rainy but you can save on accommodation costs and the landscape tends to be lush and green. Just be aware that malaria may be more of an issue and some hotels, especially on the coast, close.
12 January (Zanzibar Revolution)
7 April (Abeid Amani Karume day)
26 April (1964 unification of Tanganyika & Zanzibar)
7 July (Saba Saba Day)
8 August (farmers day)
14 October (Nyerere day)
9 December (independence day)
Written by Bronwyn Kienapple