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Tanzania Flying Safaris

[fusion_text]lion[/fusion_text][three_fifth last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][checklist icon=”fa-apple” iconcolor=”#777777″ circle=”” circlecolor=”” size=”16px” class=”” id=””][li_item icon=””]Tanzania Flying Safaris holidays are a cost effective concept. An easy way for experiencing wildlife.  The safaris are affordable and available for everyone. We provide concierge service on our customized safari packages.  Senior Travelers and clients with special needs have an extra special package. Our tours take you to the most remote areas. Visit the heart of Tanzania in this safari tours.  Combine luxury and remote locations.  The exclusive fly in safaris takes you to the top Crème of wildlife destinations. Enjoy a safari in the best known Tanzania wildlife destinations of Africa. The packages are perfect. Good for those who want to save time between destinations. Have more wildlife viewing opportunities in this tours. Enjoy a flight  over the Ngorongoro. Visit the scenic Tarangire park. Fly in to Manyara and extend to the Serengeti plains. Fly over the Serengeti in a hot air balloon. Experience the migration in an extra special way. See the thousand of hoofed mammals that inhabit Serengeti.

Our customized holiday package suit all people. We  feature families, small groups, private travelers and other interested parties. Tanzania is diverse and our vacations expose you to a lot. Engage us and sample the best of Tanzania Safari.[/li_item][li_item icon=””]DESTINATIONS: SELOUS GAME RESERVE, MIKUMI & RUAHA NATIONAL PARK[/li_item][li_item icon=””]ACTIVITIES: WALKING SAFARI, GAME DRIVE, CULTURAL TOUR[/li_item][/checklist][/three_fifth][two_fifth last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][button link=”https://www.tranquiljourneys.tours/make-your-own-tour/” color=”default” size=”medium” stretch=”” type=”flat” shape=”square” target=”_self” title=”” gradient_colors=”|” gradient_hover_colors=”|” accent_color=”” accent_hover_color=”” bevel_color=”” border_width=”1px” icon=”” icon_position=”right” icon_divider=”yes” modal=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” alignment=”right” class=”” id=””]CREATE YOUR OWN TOUR[/button][/two_fifth][fusion_tabs design=”classic” layout=”horizontal” justified=”yes” backgroundcolor=”” inactivecolor=”#ededed” bordercolor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_tab title=”ITINERARY” icon=””]All main parks of Tanzania have airstrips, of which scheduled safari flights operate most. Tranquil Journeys Safaris offers fly-in safaris to these parks, as well as fly-in safaris by chartered light aircraft to non-operated parks.
Flying to the parks is a fast and comfortable way of traveling. Once there, you stay in lodges or tented camps, from where you do game drives into the bush to enjoy the wildlife.

Cessna Caravan on Seronera Airstrip in Serengeti National Park.

Most fly-in safaris in northern Tanzania (to Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara and Tarangire) start from Arusha Airport (ARK/HTAR) just outside Arusha. Some start from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO/HTKJ) a 45-minute drive east of Arusha.

Fly-in safaris in southern Tanzania (to Selous, Ruaha, and Saadani) start from Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam (DAR/HTDA). Some flights operates the Bush from Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ/HTZA) via Dar es Salaam.

These main airports have good connections with for example Europe, Zanzibar, and Nairobi, allowing for convenient itineraries.

Flying or traveling by road

Flying is a comfortable means of transport compared to safari vehicles on rough roads. It’s also much faster – Arusha to central Serengeti is an hour by air, and some 7 hours by road. In southern Tanzania, traveling to Selous and Ruaha by road takes even longer, and flying is the option preferred by most.
What you don’t get when flying is the experience of traveling the Tanzanian countryside and bush, passing through towns and villages, stopping to bargain for a bunch of local bananas, and smelling the soil. The aerial views cannot fully match the scenery along the road – especially northern Tanzania offers many stunning views. Some safari-goers mix is traveling by road and air, to get the benefits of both.

Taking off from Selous Game Reserve.

Arriving in the parks
Safari-goers arriving by air are met on the airstrip and driven to the lodge or camp for checking in. Should your flight be rerouted to a different airfield, the staff meeting, you go there, too.

Game viewing

The game viewing on fly-in safaris may be organized in two different ways. You may either join the game drives organized by the lodge or camp that you are staying in, or do game drives with a vehicle and guide from Tranquil Journeys Tours. The latter comes at a higher cost, and at the advantage of having a vehicle at your disposal for exclusive use, for outings, full-day game drives, etc.

Scheduled safari flights

Most scheduled safari flights operate some airstrips en route, but land only where passengers are to be picked up or dropped.

Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Tarangire in northern Tanzania have excellent flight services. Ngorongoro Airstrip is unreliable, as clouds and mist on the Ngorongoro Crater rim may prevent landing and take-off. If the strip is closed, the flights are rerouted to Lake Manyara Airstrip.

Southern Tanzania has scheduled flights to Selous, Ruaha, and Saadani.

Chartered light aircraft in Mikumi National Park.

Chartered safari flights

Chartering an aircraft is mainly of interest if you prefer to travel independently or to visit parks that are not serviced by scheduled flights, for example; Mikumi or Katavi.
Some exclusive lodges and tented camps have their nearby airstrip for clients arriving by chartered flights.

The aircraft

The safari flights are operated by light aircraft. Most are a single propeller, such as the common Cessna Caravan, but dual propeller and turboprop aircraft are also seen. Small 4 to 6-seaters may be used for some chartered flights.

The airstrips

The bush airstrips in the parks are unpaved grass or dirt strips. Large parks, such as Serengeti and Selous, have several airstrips.
The bush airstrips don’t have customs or immigrations facilities, so direct safari flights from neighboring countries such as Kenya or Uganda into the Tanzanian parks are not possible.

Our itineraries

Adamson’s Adventures offers fly-in safaris to all parks that have a dependable airstrip and accommodation facilities. Besides our set fly-in itineraries to the main parks, we can tailor an itinerary for you that includes those parks that you want to visit, the lodges or camps of your choice, chartered flights, etc.

Safari-goers on a bush airstrip.

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Our fly-in safari packages include:

  • Transfers to and from Arusha Airport (or the applicable airport if not Arusha)
  • Assignments in the game parks
  • Game viewing activities (usually shared) in vehicles provided by the camp or lodge
  • If indicated, bush walks or boat excursions offered by the camp or lodge
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as indicated
  • In some cases, where shown, drinks and laundry
  • All internal flights as shown with taxes and airport fees
  • All park entry fees and camping fees if applicable
  • All government taxes and VAT

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