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Tanzania Travel Information

According to thesciencetutor, Tanzania is a country in Africa bordering Congo-Kinshasa, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia. The capital of Tanzania is Dodoma (formerly Dar es Salaam). A number of major cities in Tanzania are: Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza, Tabora and Zanzibar city. There are also a few islands around Tanzania that are part of the country. The largest and most famous islands are: Zanzibar (Unguja), Pemba and Mafia.

Tanzania is best known for its wildlife. There are several game reserves and National Parks. Almost all African wild animal species can be found here. Zebras, black rhinoceroses, elephants, lions, cheetahs, crocodiles, giraffes and hippos live there. Many tourists come to this country to meet these animals during a safari trip. Tanzania also has the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro with a height of 5895 meters. It is often climbed by tourists. Tanzania is a poor country but has a rich soil. In Tanzania you can find gold, diamonds, nickel, coal, gas and oil. However, the country has no resources and finances to extract these minerals. The islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, which are also part of Tanzania, are known for their beautiful beaches and dive sites. See toppharmacyschools for Africa.

Where is Tanzania located?

Travel information of Tanzania

Official name: United Republic of Tanzania
Continent: Africa
Area: 945,087 km²
Capital: Dodoma
Country code: TZ, TZA
Population: 58,552,845 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 5,892 m (Kilimanjaro)
Distance (Amsterdam – Dodoma): 7,114 km
Flight time: approximately 9 hours and 30 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: All non-essential travel to certain areas in Tanzania is discouraged.
Current color code: Yellow and orange.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Tanzania that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs in Tanzania, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Tanzania. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Tanzania?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Tanzania at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Tanzania has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 20 to 30 degrees all year round. In the higher areas, temperatures are on average 10 degrees lower. Summer and winter time are opposite to those in the Netherlands.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Tanzania can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Tanzania can be found at Climate info.

Best time
July, August and September are the best months to travel to Tanzania. You avoid the highest temperatures and the rainy season.
January, February, March and December are the best months for game viewing in Tanzania. In these months, the great migration is in full swing.

Swahili is the official language in Tanzania. In addition, English, French, Portuguese and various Indian languages ​​are spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into Swahili for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Tanzania.
A visa is required. You can request this in person at the Consulate of Tanzania in Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Tanzania: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch consulate in Tanzania:
Embassy of Tanzania in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
Consulate of Tanzania in the Netherlands: tanzania.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Tanzania it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Malaria occurs in Tanzania. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.

Money and Currency
In Tanzania, payment is made with the Tanzanian shilling (TZS).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Tanzania can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices in Tanzania are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -35% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (60% cheaper), food (34% cheaper), imported beer in catering (50% cheaper), cigarettes (77% cheaper) and public transport (90% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Tanzania it is customary to tip, especially in tourist areas. Wages in Tanzania are very low. Good service is about 10% tip.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 1 hour later in Tanzania.
During our winter time it is 2 hours later in Tanzania.
Tanzania has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Tanzania can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Tanzania you must drive on the left.
To drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Tanzania you must have an international driver’s license. The international driver’s license is available at an ANWB shop.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Tanzania.

In Tanzania you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Tanzania can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Tanzania can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Tanzania can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Tanzania end in.tz.
Tanzania official websites: tanzania.go.tz and tanzaniatourism.go.tz.

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Tanzania is 00255 or +255.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Tanzania? Then use the Dutch country code 00031.
(If you use a country code, you must leave out the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Tanzania.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Tanzania.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Tanzania.

An overview of all public holidays in Tanzania can be found on Beleven.org.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Tanzania, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Travel reports
Are you looking for a travel report about Tanzania?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Tanzania. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Tanzania can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Tanzania can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Tanzania? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, perfume and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business in Tanzania, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Tanzania, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Tanzania.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Prison sentence more than 10 years.

Did you know that…
…Tanzania is a combination of the two countries Tanganyika and Zanzibar?
…Tanzania mainly attracts safari tourists?
…In Tanzania more than 120 languages ​​cq. dialects are spoken?
…Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in all of Africa?
…Some houses in Tanzania are made of cow dung?

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