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Tanzania Travel Advice

Safety Tanzania

”I want to visit Tanzania, but is it safe?” is a question that regularly comes up. Our answer is : YES! Tanzania is a safe country to travel to. Tanzania is known as one of Africa’s safest countries, especially when you go on an organised safari with a private guide. About a million tourists visit Tanzania every year and most of them do not face any incidents. But as with many tourist destinations, there are some things to be aware of before you go. Check the Tanzania safety tips.

Tanzanian population

What about the Tanzanian population? Tanzanian people are known for their hospitality. They are very friendly and helpful. Tourism is an important source of income and therefore Tanzanians welcome visitors to experience their beautiful nature, wildlife and culture. Meeting the locals is one of the best ways to really learn more about a country.

Visa Tanzania

Your visa can be requested online through this link. This is the only official link from the Tanzanian
government: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/.

Since January 2nd 2020 visas can’t be requested anymore through embassies. This option is useful as you do not have to wait for your visa upon your arrival at the airport and you can start your holiday in Tanzania straight away. This is even more important when you visit Tanzania during dry season (peak time). Check the visa rules before you go.

Most nationalities can also get a tourist visa on arrival in Tanzania at the border/ airport ($50 per person, US Citizens $100 per person). This visa for Tanzania is valid for a period of three months.

Passport requirements

Passports should have at least six months of validity after the final day of travel.

Vaccinations Tanzania

A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is only required for travellers 1 year of age and older coming from – or who are in airport transit for more than 12 hours within – a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission.

The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Tanzania: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza. 

We advise you to consult your physician for advice.

Time difference

Los Angeles: – 10 hours
New York: – 7 hours
London: – 2 hours
Berlin: – 2 hours
Hong Kong: +5 hours
Sydney: + 7 hours

Currency Tanzania

The Tanzanian Shilling is the official currency of TanzaniaYou can use the Tanzanian Shilling for smaller expenses like shopping at local markets, restaurants and super markets. The US dollar is used in many places too, especially in touristic areas  where they prefer dollars over local currency. 1 US Dollar is about 2315,- Tanzanian Shilling.

Language in Tanzania

In Tanzania, people speak Kiswahili and English. Perfect for all our English-speaking travellers!

For more information you can always contact us.

 

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