Dar es Salaam Airport - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam Airport Information

The telephone number for Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam Airport) is +255-22-2844212, +255-22-2844371/2, or +255-22-2844224.

Why am I telling you this? Because over the holidays, I searched for this number tirelessly to no avail. I searched the white pages of the telephone directory. I searched the yellow pages. I even searched the Internet and came up with nothing (well at least nothing that actually worked). And then…

The Number for Dar es Salaam Airport At Last

Someone I was with had the brilliant idea of calling the Kilmanjaro Hotel Kempinski (now the Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro) because he was sure they’d have the airport’s number since they deal with so many travelers. He was right.

So I tell you this in order to spare you from the mad search I went through the next time you need to call Dar es Salaam airport. I hope this number comes in handy when you need it most.

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Other than that, I wish you a happy and prosperous year!


P.S. People often ask: is it possible to catch an Uber from Dar es Salaam airport? The answer is yes. There is free Wi-Fi at the arrivals terminal of Dar es Salaam airport, so it is easy to connect to the internet and request an Uber. Alternatively, there is a Vodacom Kiosk right outside the exit of the arrivals terminal at which you can buy a local SIM card (cost: 1,000 Tsh.), load some airtime, buy a data bundle and immediately be connected to the internet.

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There are also several VISA-enabled ATMs as well as bureaux de change at the exit of the arrivals terminals, so if you don’t have any local currency, you can get that from there.

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11 thoughts on “Dar es Salaam Airport Information”

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The Dar es Salaam Airport is one challenge but the traffic volume to reach the airport is incredible. One needs to allow lots of extra time to reach the airport from the city especially during the morning and evening rush times.

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