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Cheap flights to Tanzania in December, January 2021

The best prices found for ARK flights for December, January
17 Jan - 1 Feb
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Singapore Changi

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Arusha Kilimanjaro

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34h 40m
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Arusha Kilimanjaro

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Singapore Changi

2 stops

26h 15m
S$ 11,335

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17 Jan - 1 Feb
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Singapore Changi

JRO

Arusha Kilimanjaro

1 stop

34h 40m
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Arusha Kilimanjaro

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Singapore Changi

2 stops

26h 15m
S$ 11,343

Multiple Airlines

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17 Jan - 1 Feb
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Singapore Changi

JRO

Arusha Kilimanjaro

1 stop

34h 40m
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Arusha Kilimanjaro

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Singapore Changi

2 stops

26h 15m
S$ 11,361

Multiple Airlines

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Can I fly to Tanzania from Singapore right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Singapore to Tanzania

Most visitors from Singapore need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Tanzania.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Singapore must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departing to Tanzania.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Singapore are not required to quarantine after entering Tanzania.

Documents
Health Surveillance Form - Travelers are required to complete an online Health Surveillance Form a maximum of 24 hours before arrival in Tanzania. Travelers will then receive a Unique Health Code (UHC), which they will present to health officials upon arrival.

Electronic Visitor Visa - To visit Tanzania for Business or Tourism, you require a visa. An eVisa is the fastest and easiest way of obtaining a visa as you can submit an application and supporting documents online. If approved, you'll receive your eVisa confirmation electronically. When you arrive at immigration, you will be asked for your passport and eVisa to ensure you have proper documentation.


Can I fly back to Singapore from Tanzania?

Returning to Singapore from Tanzania

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Tanzania must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Singapore.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Tanzania are not required to quarantine after entering Singapore.

Watching the migration of wildebeest in the Masai Mara; trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro; lazing on a white sand beach in Zanzibar or haggling for beads at Stone Town’s market: Tanzania should be the first port of call for any traveller wanting the full “African experience”. Tourists book flights to Tanzania for a huge variety of holidays, for this country really has it all. The vast landscape of the Masai Mara is home to all the big game. As well as the annual migration, there are lions, elephants, giraffe, monkeys and much more to be seen from a range of various safari lodges.

From the hot plains of the Masai Mara, it is a short trip to “Kili” the only snow-topped mountain in Africa. Hikes up to its peak are regularly undertaken, and nearby Moshi is a quiet town to stop off at en route. Down on the Tanzanian coast, Dar es Salaam is less forgiving to a casual holidaymaker, but this is a modern-day African city in every respect. Most of the country’s industry occurs here, and all Tanzania flights arrive in Dar.

Across the sea, the tropical island of Zanzibar has long been a favourite destination for honeymooners. Atmospheric Stone Town is a maze of Portuguese-style stone buildings, with some grand colonial hotels on the seafront. Zanzibar’s coastline is dotted with white sand beaches, fringed with palm trees and relaxed backpacker hotels. The pace of life is slow and laid-back here, with little to do most days but snorkel and watch the dhows come in with the latest catch.

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Tanzania climate

Tanzania’s rainy season starts in March and runs until May. Tropical downpours are usual. Along the coast and on the islands, showers are heavier and more predictable (every afternoon). Humidity levels are high with temperatures in the low to mid 30s. There are also “short rains” months – November and December – when rainfall is lighter than the “long rains”. The dry season months are June, July, August, September and October. You may still get rain during these months. Think fine sunny days and clear skies.

When is the best time to fly to Tanzania?

Tanzania is a year-round destination. Game viewing is excellent all year-round, but to witness the annual wildebeest migration during which millions of animals move from the Masai Mara in Kenya to the Serengeti in Tanzania, visit between December and April. It is one of the wonders of the natural world. Not all animals migrate however. For birdwatchers, Tanzania is an excellent location all year round, but to really see the country at its best, book a flight to Tanzania during the UK’s winter months. This is when more than 150 species of birds migrate south.

Visit after the rainy seasons (June, February for example) to really see Tanzania’s flora at its most lush and glorious.

Getting around Tanzania

Air Tanzania flies domestically to Dar Es Salaam, Mtwara, Mwanza, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar, Precision Air also offers domestic links, and there are smaller charter airlines linking local airports and more out-of-the-way parts of the country.

There are two railway systems – the Tanzania Railway Corporation operates two lines, the central line from Dar es Salaam to Tabora and one to Tabora to Mwanza port on Lake Victoria. The Tanzania to Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) links Dar Es Salaam with various destinations.

Bus services are plentiful. Scandinavian and other lines provide good service throughout the country. Buses don’t move until they are full however so don’t take the timetables as gospel.

The quality of the roads varies greatly. If renting a car, a four-wheel drive is best, albeit expensive.

To get to the islands off the coast of Tanzania including Zanzibar and Pemba, there are boat (including ferry, catamaran, hydrofoils, or dhow) and air services. Azam Marine, for example, offers passage from Dar Es Salaam/Zanzibar or Pemba/Zanzibar.

How long is the flight to Tanzania?

The duration of flights to Tanzania from Changi Airport, Singapore, depends on the city you are travelling to and the number of stopovers. The flight time from Changi Airport to the Julius Nyerere International Airport, the international airport of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, varies from around 23h 10min to 26h 35min including the stopover time. Depending on the stopover time and the Tanzania flight deals, the duration of the journey varies widely. There are also flights from Singapore to the capital city of Tanzania, Dodoma. The duration of the flights from Changi Airport, Singapore, to Dodoma Airport is generally between 30h 30min to 33h 30min. Cheap flights to Tanzania take longer, but there are many airlines that provide cheap deals and also help to reach the country quicker.

Where can you get direct flights to Tanzania from?

Unfortunately, there are currently no airlines that fly from Singapore to Tanzania directly. There will be a minimum of one stopover when flying from Singapore to Julius Nyerere International Airport. There will be more than one stop when flying to other cities of Tanzania, like Dodoma Airport. Some of the airlines that offer service to these cities of Tanzania from Singapore are Singapore Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways and Precision Air. The stopover airports and the stopover time also depend on the airlines and the flight deals to Tanzania on offer.

What is the best way to travel around Tanzania?

Distances in Tanzania are long, so it is better to focus on a select few areas rather than trying to fit in too many places. The comfortable option to get around Tanzania is flying domestically to popular destinations. Many upmarket safari lodges have their own airstrips with small planes to ferry guests; it is a good alternative to driving on dusty roads. If you are in the popular city of Dar es Salaam, boats and ferries are a good way to travel as it offers a relaxing and scenic journey. If you want to travel to Zanzibar Island from Dar es Salaam, there are modern ferries that can take you there in about 2h 40m. You can book tickets in advance. You can also hire cars with drivers to drive you to Zanzibar Island, but this takes around double the time of the ferry.

What are some things to do in Tanzania?

Tanzania has many things to do and see as it has numerous national treasures. The climb to the peak of the Roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, is among the memorable things to do. Though the climb is adventurous, people with no climbing experience can also reach the peak. A visit to the Serengeti National park is also worth a visit as there is abundant wildlife and you may witness the annual Great Migration. Tanzania is also known for its beaches and islands. Spend days lounging in the sun or enjoy exploring the coral reefs in the Zanzibar islands. The Ngorongoro Crater area is another place to include in your travel to Tanzania and is sometimes called the Eighth Wonder of the World. It is a natural amphitheatre with walls rising high over the crater of the inactive caldera volcano. If you are sticking to the cities, Dar es Salaam is known for its beaches and music.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Tanzania?

Singaporeans can take flights to Tanzania and travel around the country without a visa for up to 90 days, but they should have a valid passport with a validity of at least six months. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is needed if you are transiting through a country with a yellow fever endemic.

What is good to know if travelling to Tanzania?

  • Bagamoyo is Tanzania’s oldest town, dating from the late-1700s. It was the capital of German East Africa and an important trading post – a slave-trading post. The name is poignant, in KiSwahili, it means “bury my heart” and refers to slavery. It was from here that slaves were shipped to Zanzibar – just an hour away – and then off around the world. There is much to see here including the beautiful beach; Kaole Ruins – two mosques and tombs, all built with coral stones – that remain from the 13th century; the Roman Catholic Mission, built in the 1800s; and more grimly the German Hanging Place.
  • In Dar Es Salaam, the National Museum contains fossils from Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important prehistoric sites, considered the “cradle of mankind”. The outdoor National Village Museum houses 16 furnished traditional houses from every region in Tanzania. Artists sell their wares here and you can also catch a traditional performance at weekends and on public holidays.
  • The Serengeti is a vast national park covering almost 30,000 sq km. It is from here, more specifically the Grumeti River in the Western Corridor that you can see the river crossing during the wildebeest migration. The most popular part of the park is Seronera, a small settlement, home to leopards and lions. Hot-air balloon safaris are popular here. And the huge Ngorongoro crater, a World Heritage Site, known as Africa’s Garden of Eden, is a must-see.
  • Safari … The northern circuit boasts the biggies: Arusha National Park (boasts Mount Meru – good for hiking – and Momella Lakes, while Mount Kilimanjaro, is just 50km (30 miles) in the distance); Serengeti; Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park (has some of the highest population density of elephants anywhere in the country). The eastern circuit – easily accessible from Dar Es Salaam – includes Saadani National Park and Mikumi National Park (has the Big Five: cheetah, lion, elephant, buffalo, and rhino).
  • In the west, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Gombe Stream National Park, is synonymous with Jane Goodall, the primatologist who spent years studying the behaviour of the chimpanzees. Guided walks are available.

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