Flight route from Serengeti (SEU) to Dar es Salaam (DAR)

From the Serengeti in the north to Dar es Salaam, the economic hub of Tanzania on the east coast and home to Julius Nyerere International airport (DAR) is about 650 km of cross-country flight. This burgeoning city is full of life and entertainment. The feel and the overall ambiance of Dar es Salaam is welcoming and vibrant.

What’s the distance and flight time?

The distance that you need to travel by air between Serengeti and Dar es Salaam is about 650km. The flight on average takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes.

It’s a long and slow ‘trek’ by road, but if you are a road enthusiast, then you can take the alternative route. The road distance between the two cities is 926km and it takes about 16 hours to complete. You can hire a car or bus to travel the distance.

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What your flight has to offer?

Serengeti is in the north western part of the country whereas Dar es Salaam is a coastal city midway down the coastline. The plains and the lush green vegetation present a spectacular view. You also see the Ngorongoro Conservation Reserve and Lake Manyara. These two points just look spectacular once you are airborne. The Tarangire National Park with the enormous herds of elephants fascinates you completely. Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru are the other attractions which you can see once airborne.

On approach to Dar the Indian Ocean coastline comes into view off to the left, and Zanzibar is visible.

Dar es Salaam Airport

The Julius Nyerere International Airport JNIA is one of the busiest airports of the country with many international direct and connecting flights. Rental cars and shuttle services are readily available. The international and domestic terminals are a 10 minute easy transfer apart.

The airport has restaurants, lounges, ATMs and WIFI.

In February 2018 the construction of the third terminal began which will be completed soon according to Tanzanian Air Transportation Authority. This will also raise the capacity of passengers from 2.5 million to 9 million.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is the largest and the most culturally mingled city of Tanzania. Located along the Indian Ocean this city provides you with ample opportunities to relax and make your vacations a memorable time of your life.

Visit the Kivukoni Fish Market to get to know about the fish market of the city and how the fishermen work. The blending of different Tanzanian cultures is simply superb. It is a great place to take photographs and take along with you some of the memories of the country.

Mbudya Island, a short boat ride from the Msasani peninsula, is another place to relax under the sun as there are stunning beaches and crystal clear water. The city harbor is well connected to the islands of the Zanzibar archipelago.

Coco beach is another important destination. The street vendors can be found easily serving the snacks. This place is always crowded with locals and foreigners. Check on the city schedule to enjoy the beach and music parties.

Highlights of Dar es Salaam