How to Get to Tanzania for Your African Safari

Here you will find some useful information on the best flight routes to Africa, our 24/7 on ground support, and tips about what to expect when you arrive for your safari in Tanzania.

Are you looking for the best prices and flight routes to Africa for your safari in Tanzania?

Recommendation For Your International Flights to Africa [2021/2022]

Safari Tanzania

We can help you determine the best price-effective route for you, prior to your booking. But first, you need to make sure you have a valid travel document or passport at the ready, and you understand the visa application process. You can read more about visa and travel insurance here.

Best Flight Routes to Tanzania

If all you need to do is book your international flight to Africa, we can recommend several reliable and cost-effective options for you! While most of our guests choose DELTA/KLM direct through Europe, other popular airlines are Emirates, Turkish and Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya and Qatar Airways. Please let us know your exact requirements and we’ll do everything we can to meet them. If needed, we can even book a business class flight for you if you’d prefer. Trust us, you’ll be all booked and on your way in no time!

Meet & Greet - Team Wito Tanzania

Information About Your Arrival/Departure and Assistance

For your safari in Tanzania, flights typically arrive and depart via Kilimanjaro International Airport [JRO]. Upon arrival, you’ll find your private driver/guide at the airport, holding a signboard with your last name on it, and a big smile!

Next, he or she will help you gather your belongings and hop into the vehicle for a road transfer to your overnight accommodation in Arusha.

Safari Tanzania

Safari Tanzania FAQ

What type of vehicle is used on my African safari?

We use Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD, fully customized for game driving on African roads, offering maximum wildlife viewing and uninterrupted views of the African wilderness. All our vehicles are perfectly fitted for safari with everything one might need to enjoy game viewing or wildlife photography. Our vehicles offer large windows, inverter charging systems, first aid kits, Simba jack, fire extinguisher, reflector triangles, tool kits, refrigerators and are driven by an experienced individual driver.

Depending on your travel party, we have two types of spacious, luxury Land Cruisers; a 6 passenger seater (extended) and sub-extended 4-passenger seater. With your private safari vehicle and private safari Tanzania guide, there will not be any strangers/new members joining your safari Tanzania unless it has been previously arranged by the people who are traveling with you.

To enhance your experience on safari in Tanzania with us, we also include a tea/coffee basket for your picnic while you are out and about in the bush, bottled drinking water, some snacks and soft drinks!

What language is primarily spoken in Tanzania?

Tanzania has about 120-130 tribes and they are all proud to be unified under the national language, Swahili. The Swahili language has played an essential role in uniting and maintaining a peaceful atmosphere amongst the country’s diverse cultural and ethnic groups. There’s no surprise that Tanzania is known to possess a “proper” spoken Swahili than the rest of East African countries!

Having said that, English is the official second language and is primary language of business and secondary education,

In case of any emergency needs while on safari, how is it communicated to the main office?

With today’s technology, reliable access to communication and information is an important aspect of everything that we do to ensure that you are safe, secured, and assisted with any emergency needs if one were to arise. Your guide will be carrying a radio communication device on the safari Tanzania, cellphone (cellphone coverage and satellite internet access can be intermittent but it is generally available) which helps with keeping daily contact with both our office in Arusha and our North American office, so if there should be an emergency message from your home it would get to you quickly.

Your safety is our top priority. We provide complimentary instant medical evacuation cover (AMREF Flying Doctors Service) for all our guests, throughout their safari trip with us so they can embrace their experience with complete peace of mind.

Can I use my international cellphone number on the safari in Tanzania?

Yes, you can! We recommend you check with your service provider before leaving home regarding international charges and cellphone compatibility in Tanzania. Please note that the cellphone coverage and Wi-Fi service in Tanzania can be intermittent, but it is generally available.

Have more questions?

Please visit our FAQ page for more information or simply email us. We would love to hear from you!

Read what our clients have to say about their recent dream African safari with us ...

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Awesome We spent 3 marvelous days with Godwin in Tarangire, Manyara Lake and Ngorongoro crater. He speaks perfect english, is funny but formal. He explained to us a lot of things about the big amount of animals we could see. Also some curiosities about the flora. No doubt, we would repeat.
Alfredo Cuellar
Alfredo Cuellar
1. September, 2021.
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Amazing Safari experience! We started working with Abdullie to create our itinerary 2 years ago. Our original plan was to visit Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, however due to covid we decided to visit only Tanzania this year. We visited Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, the Northern Serengeti and the Central Serengeti. Every aspect of our safari was so well planned, and the accommodations were lovely. We had two guides during the duration of our trip, Michael and Juma. Both guides were not only extremely knowledgeable, but so personable and were just as excited to see things as we were, and they were so patient (we had a lot of questions!). It was great to hear how much they knew about the wildlife and the areas, but we really enjoyed getting to know them as individuals. To say Michael’s knowledge of birds was amazing would be an understatement. My husband would quickly describe a bird he saw to Michael and he would be able to tell us the type of bird and explain it to us. On top of that, he would always show us in the book and explain further. Juma’s knowledge of the areas we were in were just astonishing. Sometimes I wondered where we were driving (not that I would have known anyway!), or what we were waiting for, but Juma was always a step ahead. On our last day in the Central Serengeti he drove us further out, and didn’t stop searching for male lions as those were the one big cat we hadn’t seen. Sure enough, Juma found us 3 male lions together!! The best part? We were the ONLY car there, so we were able to spend as much time watching them. Abdullie and his team were available at all times…even with the time difference, Abdullie answered my emails and texts so quickly, regardless of the time. We really appreciated the communication between the team: Abdullie checking in on us, Michael connecting with Juma when we were changing locations, and vice versa. They just worked so well as a team…it wasn’t as if one individual knew something that the others didn’t, they were all in the communication loop. We truly loved every aspect of our trip. There isn’t anything we would change. Abdullie was so patient with me throughout the whole planning phase (believe me, I know I’m not the easiest person to work with!), always quickly responding to my numerous emails and questions. Michael and Juma ensured we saw everything we wanted to, and spent as much or as little time viewing the animals as we wanted. In Tarangire there were elephants everywhere, and since Michael knew how much I loved elephants, he would point them out and stop EVERY SINGLE TIME we spotted them (which was quite often lol), and he would just stop and wait until I had gotten enough of watching them. We saw several river crossings in the Northern Serengeti because Juma was determined to have us watch as many as we could. Everything throughout our trip was seamless. Would we work with Abdullie and Wito Africa Safaris again? Well, we have the second part of our trip booked for next year already and it wouldn’t be with anyone else! The amount of time Abdullie and his team put into creating the perfect itinerary for you really shows. I realize this is an extensive review, however this is short compared to how much more I wanted to write about Abdullie and his team, and our trip in general. I highly recommend anyone who is looking to plan their safari, to just get in touch with Wito…I guarantee from the first response you receive from Abdullie you’ll feel like he’s a friend who just wants to plan the perfect trip for you. You won’t regret it!
Miwa
Miwa
28. August, 2021.
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Godwin is an amazing guide, full of interesting knowledge about every living thing, and every flower. He has a lot of patience, and always answers any question happily. And takes care of everything down to the smallest detail.
איתן גבירצמן
איתן גבירצמן
9. June, 2021.
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Incredible experience in Africa 🙂 When my friend and I booked our flights to Africa, we were sure we were going to plan the whole trip ourselves. Turns out that was a very overwhelming thing to even begin! So happy to have connected with Wito Africa Safaris, because not only did we get to do everything we set out to, we got so much more! A trip tailored to our wants and must dos, without any of the stress that comes with planning and not knowing what or who to book with and transfers to and from airports that we had never been to. It was the most amazing experience and not having to worry about the details made it that much more incredible. The most magical part of our trip was by far the Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti. Words can’t describe how amazing it is! We also went to Zanzibar for the beach, Cape Town for the mountains (and wine!), Botswana for more animals and Zimbabwe for Victoria falls. If you’re considering booking a trip to Africa, don’t think, just do it! And planning with Wito Africa Safaris will make it a thousand times more relaxed and enjoyable:)
Kate M.
Kate M.
9. January, 2020.
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This trip has left me speechless. Tanzania will take your breath away the Serengeti is an absolutely magical place and the ngorongoro crater is an absolutely must!!. Abdullie planned a dream trip for us. Every detail was perfection and tailored exactly to the type of trip we wanted to have. The accommodations were beyond expectations. The communication with this company is top notch, Abdullie was readily available for any and all questions prior and during the trip. I would very highly recommend booking your trip to Tanzania with Wito!!!
Rachel T.
Rachel T.
6. January, 2020.
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Amazing organization and logistics
John
John
31. December, 2019.
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Amazing experience! Abdullie from Wito Safaris organized the perfect trip for us and while doing so, stayed in close contact with us to listen to our wishes and explain the possibilities. We explicitly chose an Tanzanian organization and we were very happy with the outcome. All the lodges were excellent quality with very nice staff. Our guide was the best. We stayed together for 6 days, so you better get along! And we certainly did. He had great knowledge of the wildlife and their ecosystem, which really enhanced our enjoyment. We had a chance to see all the animals, from the big 5 to the small beautiful birds. And everything went smoothly, we had no worries whatsoever. Perfectly organized trip and truly a trip of a lifetime.
mevrouw Combe
mevrouw Combe
26. November, 2019.
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Our experience with Wito Africa Safaris could not have been more pleasant from the initial communication through the completion of the safari in Ngorongoro. Our driver was courteous, fun and most informative of the surrounding area, the history of the park, and of every species we saw inside the park and even on the fringe. The vehicle was comfortable and accommodated our group well; the lunch was delicious and even special dietary needs were met. All prearranged details were executed precisely. I would highly recommend Wito Africa Safaris.
JB
JB
2. August, 2019.
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Amazing safari and Kilimanjaro We had an amazing experience climbing Kilimanjaro followed by a few days safari. For both elements of our trip the guides were knowledgeable and fun, and everything went smoothly and seamlessly.
Myrtil
Myrtil
29. July, 2019.
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Made it to Uhuru! Abdullie was phenomenal to work with before my trip. And the pairing of Wito and Pristine was incredible. Couldn't have had a better experience. Thank you.
Manny Peredo
Manny Peredo
11. July, 2019.