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Cheap Flights to Dar es Salaam

Popular in July High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Cheapest in November Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price £712 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from £456 From London to Dar Es Salaam
One-way from £412 One-way flight from London to Dar Es Salaam
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Dar es Salaam related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Dar es Salaam along with the rest of Tanzania. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Tanzania has not implemented any entry restrictions, but all arriving travellers are subject to medical screening upon arrival. Airline crew will be isolated if they are suspected of coronavirus infection. Airline crew arriving in Zanzibar (ZNZ) will be quarantined at the airline’s designated hotels. A completed “Health Form” must be presented to the Ministry of Health personnel upon arrival.. If you are looking to book a trip to Dar es Salaam and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Dar es Salaam flights by month

January
£475
February
£440
March
£454
April
£474
May
£473
June
£491
July
£514
August
£687
September
£484
October
£477
November
£400
December
£421
November is currently the cheapest month to fly to Dar es Salaam. At this moment in time August is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

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

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - DAR
Price
£400 - £834
DAR
Temperature
29 - 32 °C
DAR
Rainfall
19 - 241 mm
The best time to fly to Dar es Salaam is during November, but great deals can be found at other times. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Dar es Salaam, the warmest period tends to be January, with the wettest being April.

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

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Dar es Salaam, you should look to book at least 26 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Dar es Salaam?

The cheapest flights to Dar es Salaam are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

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

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Dar es Salaam. Flights at midday 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.

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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.

 

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