Getting There – Arusha NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Tanzania.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert

Arusha NP is only a 45-minute drive away from the town of Arusha, the starting point of any safari in northern Tanzania.

There are several ways to get to Arusha. The easiest is to get a direct flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), which is situated about 46km/29mi from Arusha. Alternatively, you can fly to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), near Dar es Salaam and get a connecting domestic flight to Arusha Airport (ARK) or Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

In most cases, your tour operator will pick you up from the airport and take care of further transportation.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), Arusha Airport (ARK) or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Charter flights are usually booked by tour operators as part of the tour package. Domestic flights to Arusha or Kilimanjaro can be booked with various local carriers:

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Tanzania page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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