Tanzania has been a destination on my mind this past year, perhaps even more than South Africa as a place I’d like to visit in Africa. Tanzania has come up a couple of times on Loyalty Traveler when I wrote about Hyatt hotels in Zanzibar and near the interior National Parks of Tanzania popular for wildlife viewing safaris.
Emirates announced a sale this week ending May 17 with fares at $1,699 all-in for two passengers from Los Angeles or San Francisco or seven other U.S. airports to Dar Es Salaam, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg or Nairobi.
Delta-KLM Los Angeles to Dar Es Salaam $884
I have had my eye on Dar Es Salaam airfare the past couple of months and this week is the first time I have seen the fare drop under $1,000 round trip from California. Now Delta-KLM has dropped the fare to $885 from Los Angeles and $935 from San Francisco to Dar Es Salaam DAR, Tanzania from mid-August through November for departures Sunday to Wednesday.
$884.20 LAX-DAR Delta ticket flying KLM operated flights Sep 8-22
Tuesday September 8 Los Angeles LAX – Amsterdam AMS
Arrive Amsterdam 12:15pm Wednesday September 9 with 23 hour layover.
Depart Amsterdam Thursday September 10 at 11:10am and arrive in Dar Es Salaam 9:20pm Thursday Sep 10.
$741 x 5 = 3,705 Delta Skymiles.
Los Angeles to Tanzania is a 20,000 mile round trip and earns more miles as economy V fare when credited to Flying Blue at 25% flight miles. Earn 25% flight miles credited to Alaska Mileage Plan.
Mount Kilimanjaro Flyby
Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain at 19,341 feet. Kilimanjaro Airport JRO is located in Tanzania. This KLM itinerary has a stop at JRO airport on the way to Dar Es Salaam.
The fare prices out on KLM website at $883.98.
20,266 flight miles for LAX-AMS-JRO-DAR-AMS-LAX in economy V booking class earns 25 miles for around 5,066 redeemable miles with Delta Skymiles, Flying Blue or Alaska Mileage Plan.
Loyalty Traveler – KLM Flash Sale JFK, IAD, ORD to Kilimanjaro Tanzania $798 to $848 (Jan 15, 2015)
Loyalty Traveler – Park Hyatt Zanzibar open in Stone Town UNESCO Heritage Site with 5,000 bonus points and tiny square feet (March 19, 2015)
Loyalty Traveler – Hyatt Hotels expansion in Africa has hotel industry abuzz (Oct 15, 2013)