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Dar es Salaam is the lively capital city of Tanzania and is a thriving port along the Indian Ocean that serves many of its landlocked neighbouring countries. It also has the country’s main airport, Julius Nyerere International Airport. So book a flight to Dar es Salaam, and from there, you’ll get to go on the beach, bush or mountain adventures around a country full of natural wonders, or stay and explore the many sights of this vibrant city!

Dar es Salaam is dubbed “The Place of Peace'' after the Arabic description of the city. Start your adventure in Tanzania's cultural hub, famous for its beaches, music, seafood, fashion, and art. You can start your cultural experience off with a trip to the Tinga Tinga Arts Cooperative Society. It has many beautiful works of art created by Tanzania locals, including contemporary, cartoon, cultural, abstract, and landscape African art. For more unique, handcrafted goods, try the Mwenge Woodcarvers Market, where you’ll find all sorts of interesting sculptures and wood carved items.

If you truly want to immerse yourself in the city's history, there’s no better place to do it than at the National Museum and House of Culture, where you’ll learn all about Tanzania’s many cultures. Or visit the Village Museum for an interactive experience that’ll teach you more about Tanzania’s customs and traditions.

If you want a bit of a break from the city, there are several day trips you can take just outside Dar es Salaam. Take a boat to Mbudya Island and splash around in the clear waters and enjoy delicious seafood for lunch. For a different kind of outdoor adventure, take a short drive to Mikumi National Park, where you’ll have a chance to spot the Big Five!

There’s so much to see in just one city! So book your flight today to start exploring soon. 

How long will my flight be from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam?

Direct flights from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam take around three hours and 25 minutes. 

Which airlines fly from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam?

Currently, airlines with flights for this route include Airlink, Emirates, Ethiopian Airline, Kenya Airways, and Qatar Airways.

What is the average temperature in Dar es Salaam?

There’s not a lot of difference in weather in this tropical city. In summer, the city experiences highs of 32°C and winter highs of 30°C.

What should I know about COVID-19-related travel requirements for flights to Dar es Salaam?

It can be challenging to keep up with the COVID-19 travel requirements as they change so often. It’s easiest to leave the wondering to us so you can go wandering without hassle. Ask us for the most up-to-date regulations or you can take a look at the latest travel updates here.

Do I need a visa to visit Dar es Salaam?

No tourist visa is needed for South Africans for a stay of up to 90 days, as long as your passport is valid for six months. 

When is the cheapest time to book a flight to Dar es Salaam?

Flight prices vary with the seasons, so why not let one of our Flight Centre Experts find the cheapest flights for your trip to Dar es Salaam?

Do I need to do online check-in for my flights? 

Most international flights open up for online check-in 24-48 hours before the departure time. You can check on the airline’s website or contact your travel expert. Please refer to the number on your booking confirmation. 

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