Planning Tanzania safari? Here is how to get in Tanzania. Tanzania has two International Airports and many regional airports and bush airstrips. Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam is the best port of entry for the Southern and Western Circuits. Kilimanjaro International Airport is the usual port of entry for the Northern Circuit.
The roads of Tanzania are a mixture of well-maintained tarred roads to bare tracks. Driving safaris are popular, especially for small groups of 4 to 6 family or friends traveling together, as it often works out cheaper than flying. The other advantage of a drive safari is that you have a private vehicle and the same guide throughout your safari.
The disadvantage is that the distances between areas can be colossal and much of your time is spent traveling, whereas by air the distances are covered quite quickly and smoothly.