International Flights
Most international visitors will be arriving into Tanzania via Dar es Salaam-Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR). Airlines that currently serve DAR from international airports include KLM (Amsterdam), Turkish Airlines (Istanbul), Kenya Airways (Nairobi), Qatar Airways (Qatar and Entebbe), Emirates (Dubai), Ethiopian (Addis Ababa and Comoros), Airlink (Johannesburg), Egyptair (Cairo), RwandAir (Kigali), Air Zimbabwe (Harare), Air Macau (Lusaka), and Air Malawi (Blantyre). Please check individual airlines for schedules and pricing.

Flying to/from Kigoma
Kigoma is currently serviced by Air Tanzania, which is currently flying six days a week, Monday-Saturday from Dar. Prices vary but are currently about $160-200 return, and the flight time takes about two hours. Note outbound flights to Kigoma normally leave quite early in the morning, so an overnight stay in Dar es Salaam is generally required. If you are not planning to arrive in the evening before your flight out to Kigoma and not stay in Dar for any length of time consider staying at one of the hotels closer to the DAR airport to avoid long rush hour travel times from downtown hotels.

Train and Bus transport to Kigoma
For more adventurous travellers you can get the train or even bus to Kigoma. Please note that these are long journeys! 40 hours = train (a great adventure but best done with a group of people because thieves are common on the train), 22 hours = bus (not recommended). You cannot buy tickets online you should buy them at the station or by phone (ask your hotel).

Visas and Health/Vaccination Requirements
Visas are required for entry into Tanzania for nationals of many countries. Please refer to for current information and application procedures. For nationals of some countries, visas can be obtained on arrival at DAR airport but again you should check on this prior to travel.

Very useful travellers health information for Tanzania can be found at Yellow Fever vaccination is required for all travellers entering Tanzania. For foreign travellers, the US CDC recommends full COVID vaccination for all travellers to Tanzania. In addition, vaccinations for chickenpox (varicella), Diptheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Flu (Influenza), Measles-Mumps-Rubella, Polio, Shingles, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Typhoid are all strongly recommended. Malaria is endemic in the Kigoma area and travellers should take precautions with appropriate prophylaxis (prescription medicines in some countries but over-the-counter in others, daily, as opposed to weekly malaria prophylaxes are generally recommended), and by regular application of insect repellent, especially in the evenings. Most Kigoma hotels will have mosquito netting in place around beds.