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Dar-es-Salaam Airport

We were not allowed inside the Airport lobby so we had to stay outside. Security is OK but you have to have a tireless fight with mosquitoes.  - rowlandmichael

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by little_backpacker
"Me and a group of friends stayed at Julius Nyerere 'International' Airport one night in February this year waiting for a flight in a middle of the night. When we arrived around 10pm we were not allowed inside the terminal building before the check-in would start (2:30am). There were limited number of steel chairs outside and most of them occupied already. It was passible to snooze a little, but no real sleep. Inside its even worse: just two rows of seats for 'physically challenged persons' :) occupied of course. we had to sleep on the floor, but the good thing is no one bothers you. Toilets were totally fine if youre not too picky.
All the shops were closed when we arrived, but luckily tax- free is open also at 3am, so its possible to get some snacks and water.
No mosquitoes at this time of the year."

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Dar-es-Salaam Airport Guide

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Dar-es-Salaam airport either by purchasing a day pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • Tanzanite Lounge - Location: Terminal 2, Airside. Hours: 12pm - 830pm (Mon, Wed, Fri) • 7am - 10pm (Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Book Online (£20) • Priority Pass.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

information not available

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Airport Hotels

If attempting to sleep in the Dar es Salaam Airport does not appeal to you, there are no hotels at the airport to see refuge. The nearest hotels are:

Hostels & Budget Hotels near the airport: Transit Motel Airport

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Dar es Salaam Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - 2 ATM cash machines are available landside, none inside*
  • Car Rentals - Information not available
  • Children's Play Areas - not available*
  • Currency Exchange - Yes*
  • Food & Drinks - At the time of this update there were no known 24-hour food concessions. Food is available in the Departures Lounge and outside. There is nothing available in the Arrivals area.*
  • Information Desk - Information not available
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - not available *
  • Showers - not available

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Last Updated: 20 February 2014

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