Cheap flights to Dar Es Salaam

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Flights to Dar Es Salaam in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price£453Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from£366From London to Dar Es Salaam
One-way from£298One-way flight from London to Dar Es Salaam (DAR)

Cheap flights to Dar Es Salaam in May, June 2022

The best prices found for DAR flights for May, June
6 Jun - 22 Jun
LHR

London Heathrow

DAR

Dar Es Salaam

1 stop

30h 05m
DAR

Dar Es Salaam

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

21h 20m
£429

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 14/5/22

22 Jun - 12 Jul
LHR

London Heathrow

DAR

Dar Es Salaam

2 stops

19h 25m
DAR

Dar Es Salaam

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

17h 10m
£434

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 14/5/22

23 May - 27 Sep
LHR

London Heathrow

DAR

Dar Es Salaam

2 stops

35h 20m
DAR

Dar Es Salaam

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

13h 15m
£436

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 13/5/22

Dar Es Salaam 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Dar Es Salaam found for this year
1 Nov - 11 Nov
LGW

London Gatwick

DAR

Dar Es Salaam

1 stop

13h 40m
DAR

Dar Es Salaam

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

14h 45m
£364

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 13/5/22

4 Oct - 22 Nov
LGW

London Gatwick

DAR

Dar Es Salaam

1 stop

13h 35m
DAR

Dar Es Salaam

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

32h 20m
£366

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 15/5/22

19 Sep - 18 Nov
LGW

London Gatwick

DAR

Dar Es Salaam

1 stop

31h 10m
DAR

Dar Es Salaam

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

32h 20m
£368

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 15/5/22

Last minute flights to Dar Es Salaam

Late deals on return flights to Dar Es Salaam, departing today and this week
23 May - 27 Sep
LHR

London Heathrow

DAR

Dar Es Salaam

2 stops

35h 20m
DAR

Dar Es Salaam

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

13h 15m
£436

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 13/5/22

23 May - 27 Sep
LHR

London Heathrow

DAR

Dar Es Salaam

3 stops

49h 35m
DAR

Dar Es Salaam

LHR

London Heathrow

3 stops

26h 40m
£453

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 13/5/22

23 May - 27 Sep
LHR

London Heathrow

DAR

Dar Es Salaam

1 stop

23h 30m
DAR

Dar Es Salaam

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

21h 20m
£459

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 13/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Dar Es Salaam?

The cheapest ticket to Dar Es Salaam found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

£443

February

£493

March

£467

April

£470

May

£470

June

£490

July

£600

August

£548

September

£449

October

£478

November

£475

December

£543

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Dar Es Salaam is currently January; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Dar Es Salaam?

Average Dar Es Salaam flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

LON - DAR

Price

£443 - £778

DAR

Temperature

23 - 28 °C

DAR

Rainfall

20 - 260 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Dar Es Salaam?

The best time to book flights to Dar Es Salaam is 38 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Dar Es Salaam?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Dar Es Salaam. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Dar Es Salaam?

Flights in the afternoon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Dar Es Salaam. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

When to fly

Due to its proximity to the equator, the climate of Dar es Salaam is tropical with hot and humid weather making it a great year round flight destination. In the summer months every year, Des es Salaam hosts a Charity Goat Race which provides a day of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy such as goat racing, fancy dress, live music, arts and crafts and delicious food. The races raise money for charity and the event is really special, being the largest of its kind in East Africa.

The most popular time to book a flight to Dar es Salaam is outside the rainy seasons which last from April to May and October to November, although the rainy season is the best time to find cheap flights to Dar es Salaam. The Months from December to March tend to be the hottest times of the year and this is when most visit Dar es Salaam.

Although the 7th July is a national holiday across Tanzania and many enjoy the day off work, Dar es Salaam also becomes a hive of activity with the International Trade Fair. 18 different countries across the globe attend the fair resulting in over 1500 exhibitions being displayed at the Mwalimu J.K Nverrer Trade Fair Grounds. During this period Dar experiences a high volume of visitors and locals, so avoid this time of year if you are looking for a cheap flight to Dar es Salaam.

Destination overview

Dar es Salaam is often a stop-off point for people on international flights who are on their way to a safari holiday. However, if you book a flight to Dar es Salaam, there are some interesting attractions in the city itself, including the National Museum, the Makumbusho Village Museum, Mawazo contemporary art gallery and the Askari Monument. Dhow cruises to the island marine reserve of Bongoyo are deservedly popular. Travellers seeking an authentic taste of city life may want to check out the busy fish market, Kivukoni Front and Kariakoo Market. Oyster Bay, meanwhile, is an upmarket enclave of glamorous mansions and the location of Coco Beach, a good spot for a swim, drink or lunch.

Getting around Dar Es Salaam

The public transport system in Dar es Salaam is limited. Dalla-dallas are small minivans with specific routes. They’re cheap and fairly easy to use, but a little geographical knowledge of the city helps. Taxis are privately owned (there are no official taxis) and prices should always be agreed before travelling.

Caution should be exercised, especially in busy areas such as Kariakoo Market, against pickpockets and bag snatchers, as muggings are not an infrequent occurrence in the city. Visitors should always keep money and valuables secure and out of sight, avoiding quiet areas and walking alone at night.

How to get from the airport to the city

Travellers can take a flight to Dar es Salaam by flying to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), located about 7 miles (12 km) from the city centre. When hotel pick-ups are available, they may be the best way to get into the city. Otherwise, there are taxis, where the price should be negotiated beforehand, or city buses – bus stops can be found a five minute walk from the airport.

Dar Es Salaam airport overview

Dar es Salaam International Airport is also known as Julius Nyerere International Airport after Tanzania’s first president, and serves Tanzania’s largest city and capital Dar es Salaam.

While the airport is relatively small, a lot of travellers have reported that it is chaotic and disorganised, and the facilities on offer are very basic and often out of date. One complaint in particular is the lack of signage – it is difficult to know which gate you are meant to be at.

Standing in long lines at this airport should not come as a surprise, so make sure you’re dressed appropriately for the airport – Dar es Salaam is very hot, and the airport’s air-conditioning seldom works.

If you are flying into Dar es Salaam International, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to find your way around (and to get to the airport, as traffic in the area is also notoriously bad) – and try to avoid long layovers there, if possible.

A new terminal and taxiway are under development.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Dar Es Salaam?

Travelers will need to book flights to Dar Es Salaam (DAR) if they wish to fly to Dar Es Salaam. The Dar Es Salaam airport is 6.5 mi from the city center.

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