Getting to Tanzania

Getting to Tanzania

The international airport nearest to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), which is roughly midway between the towns of Arusha and Moshi, about 50km from each, in northern Tanzania.

There are several international airlines that fly to Kilimanjaro, some of them daily. The airlines serving Kilimanjaro International Airport include Air Tanzania, Qatar Airways, Precision Air, Emirates, Turkish Airways, Kenya Airways, Condor Air, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM and Rwandair. Charter planes, taxis and airport shuttle buses are available at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

It is also possible to come to Tanzania through Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s major international airport, and then travel to Ngorongoro by air or by surface transport. Some international flights stop at both Dar es Salaam and at Kilimanjaro and allow passengers to enter Tanzania at one airport and then leave by the other.

Foreigners seeking to enter Tanzania should be in possession of a valid passport or a pass. The passport or pass must be presented to the Immigration Control Office at any entry point – border station, airport and harbour.

All foreigners are also required to have a valid visa unless their countries have agreements with Tanzania under which the visa requirement is waived. Visas can be provided at any Tanzania mission abroad, or on arrival at all major points of entry.