Open – Tanzania reopened its borders to international guests in mid-May 2020.
Kilimanjaro International Airport, Dar es Salaam International Airports and Zanzibar International Airport are open and so are all land borders.
– Ethiopian Airlines
– Qatar Airways
– Turkish Airlines
– Kenya Airways
Arusha: PCR Testing is done at Selian Hospital and Mount Meru Hospital. Cost: USD 180 per person. Open daily 08:00 to 15:00.
Rapid test that is required by KLM is done at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Cost: USD 25 per person. Guests must arrive 6 hours before their flight to do the test. Suggest booking a day room at Airport Planet Lodge for the guests to use whilst waiting for their test results.
Moshi: PCR Testing is done at KMCM Hospital. Cost: USD 180 per person. Open daily 08:00 to 15:00.
Karatu: PCR Testing is done at Family Clinic. Cost: USD 180 per person. Open daily 08:00 to 15:00.
Dar es Salaam: PCR Testing is done at Aga Khan Hospital and IST Clinic. Cost: USD 100 per person to be paid at the center via credit card. Hospital facilitation fee: 50 USD per person. Transport fee: will be advised at time of booking. Cash or Card accepted. Open daily 08:00 to 15:00.
Rapid test that is required by KLM is done at Dar es Salaam International Airport. Cost: USD 25 per person. Guests must arrive 6 hours before their flight to do the test. Due to the high traffic levels in Dar es Salaam guests will have to wait at the airport until their flight departs.
Zanzibar: PCR and RAT Testing is done at Migombani COVID-19 Centre. Cost: A PCR test costs USD 80 while RAT test costs USD 25 per person to be paid online via credit card at the time of booking the test. Transport fee: will be advised at time of booking. Open daily 08:00 to 15:00.
The rapid test required by KLM is done at the Migombani COVID-19 Centre. Cost: USD 25 per person. Guests must arrive 6 hours before their flight to do the test. We suggest booking a day room in Stone Town for the guests to use whilst waiting for their test results.
We are merely acting as a facilitator in order to assist Guests who require a COVID-19 test. Guests are solely liable for settling all COVID-19 related fees and costs which are paid for on the ground at the time of testing. All testing is carried out by third parties with no association or affiliation to us and we are not liable or responsible for any issues, delays or problems encountered during the testing process or the performance or non-performance of the testing facilities.
Please note: The above information has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy and the information and detail change regularly. Please always check travel restrictions both in your home country and the destination you are travelling to before you book and before travel.
We went on a budget (camping) 7-day safari tour to Lake Manyara, Lake Natron, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Lake Eyasi.
It was a really unforgettable trip, with a great mixture of incredible landscapes, awe-inspiring animal sightings, and even a touch of culture shock with the Hadzebe bushmen around Lake Eyasi.
Mr Jalala is a trustworthy and meticulous organiser, he was very responsive and available to help, even to arrange extra transport and logistics that did not bring any money to him personally. He negotiated with us a very reasonable price and assigned us a nice team of driver (Peter) and cook (Mike). Both were fun, knowledgeable, and went out of their way to make our trip really enjoyable.
The accommodation was in basic but clean camps with helpful staff. The highlight was the camp at Lake Natron, I’ll never forget the incredible view over the lake and the expanse plain at sunrise.
to accommodate our schedule and to ensure we have pick-up/drop-off from/airport. We stayed one night in Arusha and then headed towards Lake Manyara were we had our fist park. The tour accommodations (Octagon Lodge, Serengeti Heritage Camp, Rhino Lodge) were very nice with great breakfast/dinner.
The guide was very experienced (Steve) and with great knowledge of the animals behavior and paths. We were able to encounter the big five and numerous zebras, giraffes, etc.
The density of animals in Serengeti area is breathtaking with large herds of herbivores and a big diversity of predators.
We were a group of 4 (2 couples) and we were the only passengers of the car. Our driver was very politely to accommodate our requests,
I would strongly recommend AAA Express Adventure.
This is my second time using AAA Express Adventure and Jalal continues to do an amazing job at organizing a great trip. Everything was organized well and exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend using him for all of your East Africa trips.
accommodation through the trip was of a good standard and we had a good guide who treated us well.
Can definitely recommend this operator for tourists on a budget through this region.
Thanks again 🙂
We can highly recommend AAA Express Adventure. My dad and I did a 10 day safari from Nairobi to Arusha and we went to Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and many more places. Our guide Emily was fantastic and so knowledgeable. He had 18 years experience and was fun and caring. The trip was awesome and we managed to see the Big 5. Jalala greeted us at our arrival in Arusha where we spend the last day before heading home.
responded very fast to every question and offered a good price for us. Accommodation in Panorama Campsite was very good with beautiful view over Lake Manyara. The best part of our safari was the Ngorongoro Crater. I was amazed by the number of animals living there. Also Tarangire National Park surprised us pleasantly. We were satisfied with both, our guide and cook. The only drawback from my point of view was the deposit payment – international bank transfer, especially from my country, is really expensive, maybe it would be useful to find another way of payment such as credit card or PayPal. You can see short video of our safari trip on YouTube, however because of Tripadvisor I can’t share links.
Don’t forget: camera with long focus lens.
The weather in end of February was still OK however the wet season was coming, there’s was only one quick shower during our safari.