The land which is blessed with all the attraction with spectacular scenery, wildlife, exotic beaches and friendly people with warm welcoming to this wonderful part of the nature play ground which lies at the Eastern part of Africa continent.
Capital city: Dodoma
Commercial capital: Dar-es-salaam
International Airport: Dar-es-salaam, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar
Time: GMT + 3 Hours
Currency: Tanzanian shillings, US dollars, travelers cheque and credit cards are accepted. US$100 bills must be 2003 or later, or they will not be accepted. For travellers cheques, there is often a $1/cheque fee, and the exchange rate is better for $100 cheques.
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Language: Swahili and English.
Electricity: 220 volts AC 50 Hz.
Climate: Tropical climatic zone, between 22 and 30 degrees centigrade.
WILDIFE SAFARIS: Tanzania safaris are divided into three circuits.
Northern Tourists Circuit in Tanzania: Comprises of the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Arusha National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park and Mkomazi National Park.
Southern Tourists Circuit in Tanzania: Comprises of the Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Mikumi National Park, Udzungwa Mountains National Park and Saadani National Park.
Western/Central Tourists Circuit in Tanzania: Comprises of the Gombe Stream National Park, Mahale National Park, Katavi National Park, Rubondo National Park, Saanane Island National Park and Kitulo National Park.
Beach Holidays: Zanzibar is the leading Island in Tanzania for beach excursion, following by Pemba Island, Mafia Island, Bagamoyo and Dar Es Salaam. Pangani is also regularly visited and makes a combination of beach and cultural tours.
SAFARI TIPS: Dress in natural colours like browns beiges and khaki shorts or trousers and short-sleeved shirts/blouses or T-shirts in cotton, are generally preferable.
Light woollens may be required in the evenings or early morning especially in the northern circuit.
Comfortable walking shoes are ideal in the bush especially for walking safaris.
Sunglasses, hat, sun lotion freshen-up towels and mosquito replant cream a must.
Carry a camera and binoculars.
Baggage’s should be kept to a minimum soft bags are best 15kgs maximum.
Make sure to drink mineral water.
Make sure to take all vaccination required to enter Tanzania before arrival kindly check with Tanzanian Embassy in your country for more details.
Do not take any human photograph (without permission) or government offices as it is against the government rules.
TELEPHONE CALL: To dial internationally from Tanzania, dial: 000 + area code + telephone number. Hotel receptionists will help you make calls. When calling Tanzania, you must dial the country code of 255.
Your personal cell phone will work if it is a global cell phone but coverage is spotty. You can buy a Celtel and Vodaphone in Tanzania for about $30 plus minutes. You may want to consider renting one or getting a satellite phone.