Read through the Tanzania Travel Guide and Travel Information. Huge spaces cooked by the African sun, and volcanoes gushed forth from the bowels of the Earth, large lakes, wild and free (always some risk), herds in the thousands (millions in the case of wildebeest), landscapes worthy of the Garden of Eden, Savannah spotted at infinity of acacia and baobab trees, all on an area almost twice as large as France.
Offshore, the Tanzanian islands of Zanzibar and Pemba are the two pearls ocean sounds magical, fragrant with spices, and tours to Eastern culture.
Tanzania appears to have taken the train from the history of the world relatively recently. While cities like Dar es Salaam or Arusha are currently struggling, the rest of the country should reassure the traveler who discovers Tanzania today.
Unable to tame nature saved the trivialization of Tanzania. This country of breathtaking beauty reminds us of the origins of man (Olduvai Gorge).
Provided that space travel, a Safari in Tanzania is a strange surge in time, a memorable foray into the animal world. Parks of Tanzania, fewer than neighboring Kenya, there are much larger (especially the Serengeti) and animals are born, grow, and breed like a kingdom where the visitor is a guest of passage, contemplative and compassionate.
Tanzania Travel Guide
The climate is tropical. The coastal areas are hot and humid with an average day temperature of 30 degrees centigrade. The central plateau is dry and arid with hot days and cool nights. In the northwest highlands around Arusha and Ngorongoro, the climate is temperate and cooler between June and September. The long rains are from March to May and the short rains fall between October and December. The hottest months are between October and February.
– Passports & Visa
All visitors to Tanzania require a return or onward ticket and a valid passport with an entry or re-entry visa, duly endorsed. Visas are not required for visitors from some Commonwealth countries and other specified countries. Visas can be obtained from any Tanzania Diplomatic Mission or Consulate abroad, and at main entry points including international airports, sea ports and border posts.
Visitors originating from or transiting through countries endemic with yellow fever need to have valid vaccination certificates. Visitors arriving directly into Tanzania from say Europe, the USA, Japan and other non-yellow fever areas are not required to produce vaccination certificates to gain entry. Visitors are advised to take anti-malaria tablets and make use of mosquito nets and insect sprays where provided. Health insurance through your travel agent or any other agent is recommended.
Safari vehicles and small aircraft provide limited space for luggage. It is therefore recommended to travel with light bags since bulky suitcases will overload and might not be taken on board.
Light tropical clothes, especially cotton slacks, shirts and skirts are most suitable. Some warm clothing is needed in the higher altitude areas around Ngorongoro Crater, Mt.Kilimanjaro, and Arusha, especially in the evenings and early in the morning. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended on safari and guests are advised to carry some insect repellents.
– Flying Doctor Membership
A temporary Flying Doctor membership is recommended to cover air medical evacuation to Nairobi. Participation fee is USD 15 (14 days) and USD25 (2 months) for Northern Tanzania, and USD 30 (14 days) and USD 50 (2 months) for Southern Tanzania.
An airport tax of USD 30 is levied on all visitors departing the country by air. In many instances, this fee is included in your airline ticket. Visitors departing by air from Kenya must pay at the airport, however. Baggage is weighed at check-in counters and may be inspected by Custom officials. Airport departure tax for domestic flights is about USD 6. All fees are subject to change. There is no departure tax when travelling by road.
– Air Travel
Several international airlines operate in and out of Tanzania through Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro International Airports. Travel within the country is by the national airline, Air Tanzania, and by Precision Air, Regional Air, Air Excel, and ZanAir.
The national language is Kiswahili but English is widely spoken and is the language of the tourist trade and other international businesses. Leopard Tours, however, boasts of quite a few multilingual operations staff and driver-guides.
Tanzania has only one time zone. Local time is GMT + 3 and Daylight Savings Time is not used.
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The unit of currency is the Tanzania Shilling (TShs) which is divided into 100 cents. Visitors can bring with them any amount of foreign currency but it is against the law to import or export Tanzania Currency. Foreign currency in cash or in travelers cheques may be exchanged at the commercial banks, authorised dealers, or at the bureau de changes operating at the international airports, major towns and border posts.