Tanzania Fly-in Safaris

Fly-in Safaris Overview

Fly-in Tanzania safaris are a popular choice in Tanzania. A well-established travel industry ensures that logistics run very smoothly. This includes a large network of flights to and between safari destinations, so that most parks and reserves are now accessible by air as well as by road.

More recently, the concept of scheduled safari flights has opened up fly-in Tanzanian safaris to more people. Sometimes you just want to escape a long bumpy and dusty path example the path to Serengeti national park. it is indeed possible to just fly into a national park and start your game drive days after a fly out to the city, to Zanzibar islands, or the coast of Tanzania.

Tanzania Fly-in safari, flight options

For those interested in exploring the Tanzania national parks conveniently (2 to 4 nights), and have a short timeframe, then flying is the best option.

Some local chartered flight companies offer scheduled flights to and from national parks airstrips. Having daily flights on popular routes & some routes are on inducement of 2 minimum seats. 

Alternatively, a private charter flight can be hired for you or a small group.

Why fly in & out.

  • You have limited time & want to optimize places you visit
  • You want to escape a long bumpy and dusty path drive

Fly safari options

  • Drive in, fly out
  • Fly in, drive out
  • Fly in, fly out

Optimum fly in safari, Tanzania

The optimum way of using fly-in safaris in Tanzania is to integrate them with game drives and avoid long drives back. For example, you head to Serengeti from Ngorongoro so instead of heading back to Ngorongoro, Arusha, and take a flight to Zanzibar. You can opt to fly out of Serengeti into Zanzibar

Starting of your fly-in safaris

Tanzania have 3 major International airports and from them, you can take a charter flight into a national park. Starting of your fly-in safaris.

  1. Kilimanjaro airport is the closest international airport to the Tanzania northern circuit parks. From this airport, you can get charter flights to the northern parks
  2. Arusha City, being Tanzania safari hub, indeed a hub popular to those visiting the Tanzania famous northern parks. You can get charter flights to all northern parks, Serengeti, Manyara & Tarangire national parks
  3. Zanzibar Island, is one of the most sought destinations in Tanzania and a tourist hub you can fly to and from most national parks
  4. Dar es salaam City, being the financial hub & a ferry away from Zanzibar, from here you can get flights to & all working airports and airstrips in Tanzania
  5. From national parks to national parks, you can also fly from parks to park, Example you can fly from Manyara national parks to Serengeti national park to Selous national park.

Note: these scheduled charter flights do run around trips & direct trips to & from the parks so your logistics should be keenly maintained.


Costs of charter flights

Popular routes on a daily schedule can cost between 250 to 375$

Surely the cost will depend on many aspects but with about 500$ and a minimum of 2, some charter flights can be induced

Or in the case of a small group (12) a charter flight can be hired for you; the price will range from 400 to 600 $

What to know before booking a charter flight for your fly in safari

Some national parks are very large in size & can have multiple airstrips so it is important to contact us to know which airstrip you should land to as some may be closer to parts of interest of the park at the particular time.


  • Zanzibar Island to Dar es salaam City
  • Dar es salaam City to Zanzibar Island
  • Zanzibar Island to Serengeti N/P
  • Zanzibar Island to Mikumi N/P
  • Zanzibar Island to Ruaha N/P
  • Zanzibar Island to Selous N/P
  • Zanzibar Island to Arusha City to Manyara N/P to Serengeti N/P
  • Arusha City to Manyara N/P to Serengeti N/P
  • Zanzibar Island to Arusha City to Serengeti N/P
  • Arusha City to Manyara N/P to Serengeti N/P
  • Serengeti N/P to Manyara N/P to Arusha City to Dar es salaam City to Zanzibar Island
  • Serengeti N/P to Selous N/P
  • Selous N/P to Dar es Salaam City
  • Dar es salaam City to Mafia Island
  • Dar es salaam City to Pemba Island
  • Dar es salaam City to Serengeti N/P
  • Dar es salaam City to Ruaha N/P

Most Popular Tanzania Fly-in Safaris

We will gladly tailor-make your individual travel arrangements as per your wishes and ideas.

Our tour ideas are exactly that – sample itineraries to give you an idea of costs, flights, and how different destinations work together. All are completely customizable to your budget, timing, and preferences.

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