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Is Tanzania safe? Safety tips when you visit Tanzania

Tanzania is known as one of Africa’s safest and friendliest countries, especially when you go on an organised safari. 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.

Use safe transport

As most incidents happen in big cities like Dar es Salaam and Arusha, we do not recommend to walk alone in the city after dark (7pm). This rule applies throughout Africa and not just Tanzania. Use safe transport like taxis or ask your hotel or guide to arrange the transfer.

Hide valuable stuff

Common sense goes a long way. Make sure you take some precautions, such as not wearing costly jewellery or let an expensive camera hang down your neck. Never carry valuable things in your pocket but lock them in the hotel safe. Keep important things like your passport and credit card in a money belt under your clothes, out of sight.

Friendly people

Tanzanian people are known for their hospitality. They are very friendly and helpful. If you walk on the street local people can come up to you for a chat or trying to sell some of their wares. If you just tell them friendly you are not interested they will leave you alone.

If you have other question about safety in Tanzania, please contact us or ask your guide for advice during your safari.

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