How to Get to Tanzania for Your African Safari

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

Recommendations for the Best Flight Routes to Africa [2021/2022]

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Are you looking for the best prices and flight routes to Africa? We can help you figure out the best price-effective route for you, prior to your booking. But first, you need to make sure you’ve got 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. If all you need to do is booking 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 Airlines, Kenya and Qatar Airways. Please let us know your exact requirements and we’ll do everything we can to meet them. We can even book a business class flight for you if you’d prefer—and you’ll be all booked and on your way in no time!

Information About Your Flight Arrival/Departure and Assistance in Tanzania

For Tanzania safaris, flights typically arrive and depart 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! He will help you gather your belongings and hop into the vehicle for a road transfer to your overnight accommodation in Arusha.

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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 guide, there will not be any strangers/new members joining your safari unless it has been previously arranged by the people who are travelling with you.

To enhance your experience on safari 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. Swahili language has played an essential role in uniting and maintaining a peaceful atmosphere amongst the country’s diverse cultural and ethnical 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, a 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, 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?

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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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 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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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.
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Spectacular experience tailored to our requests, went above and beyond in every way.
CB
CB
10. July, 2019.
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Booking with Wito Africa Safaris was the best decision I could have made. I enjoyed a first-class quality experience, and everything surpassed my expectations. I booked a safari to follow the world’s greatest migration—the Wildebeest Migration. Not only did I get a close up of the most dangerous and spectacular animals in Africa (I was so close to lions and elephants that I could touch them!), but I also spent time with the Maasai Tribe, Hadzabe Tribe, and the Datoga Tribe. I went hunting and dancing with the Hadzabe, I learned the ways of the Maasai, danced with them and even got the chance to learn their fighting style and practice with the village warriors. The Datoga Tribe thought me the ancient African ways of living and gave me the opportunity to cook, clean, and forge weapons with them. My accommodations were not only luxurious but very authentic. The luxury did not take away from the thrill and aw of being in the wild, gazing at the shooting stars, hearing, and seeing the Serengeti nightlife action. I especially recommend Wito Africa Safaris for their professionalism and care towards their clients. You can rely on this team and they will go beyond their way to threat you like royalty. One evening I felt sick and I called Abdullie the CEO of the company to ask if I could possibly get some medicine and a unique dinner in order to help me feel better. He immediately contacted the lodge, the guide and his team in Tanzania to help. I didn’t even wait 5 minutes, and I had all the attention and service I could ask for. My needs were taken care of quickly, and there were follow-ups made over the phone and in person to ensure that I was ok. If you want the best possible experience in Africa, go with Wito Africa Safaris.
Chesed Lic
Chesed Lic
7. June, 2019.
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