Practical travel information

In this section we show requirements and practical information for travel to Tanzania

Passport

Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months, otherwise you might not be allowed to enter the country.

Visa in Tanzania

The tourist visa for the Republic of Tanzania is acquired directly at the airport, at a price of $50.  

Immunizations

We recommend that you visit your nearest International Health Centre, since vaccination guidance changes periodically.

Vaccines guidance:

  • Yellow Fever, mandatory if you travel to Kenya first.
  • Tetanus, recommended.
  • Typhoid, recommended.
  • Hepatitis A, recommended.
  • And treatment for malaria is advisable too.

First-Aid Kit

Your nearest International Health Centre will advise you on what you should bring, but just in case here is a brief list:

  • Mosquito repellent
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti diarrhea
  • Oral serum
  • Eye drops
  • Stomach protector
  • Dressing materials (tape, bandages, gauze, scissors, iodine …)

Currency

The Tanzanian Shilling is the currency of the Republic of Tanzania:

  • Equivalence: 1 Euro = 1950 shilling (varies often)
  • Equivalence: 1 Dollar = 1700 shilling (varies often)

When to go

The climate is tropical and the average temperature is about 26 degrees. Inland is usually hot and dry, while the coast has a hot and humid weather; at night the temperature drops cooling the atmosphere.

January – February
The so called short dry season before the long rains come in March. These are the highest temperatures of the year.   
These are the months without many tourists, when we will enjoy green meadows and the calving season.

March – May
This is the main rainy season, when the tourism is very low and the landscapes very green. Although the rain makes some tracks inaccessible, it is not usually an issue regarding safaris. They are usually at night, but can be unpredictable. The temperatures lower, and the prices too.

June – October
We will have the coolest temperatures of the year, a great moment for sightings since the scant vegetation eases wildlife spotting.
It is high season for tourism, but it won’t prevent us from enjoying the wildlife.

November – December
The short rains season, with which temperature starts rising and tourism starts decreasing.

Luggage

Comfortable, loose clothing would be the best choice:

  • Cottons, neutral color long sleeve shirts and T-shirts.
  • Full length or convertible trousers
  • Bermudas
  • Cotton socks, underwear
  • Raincoat
  • Cap or scarf for sun protection
  • Warmer clothes (for dusk and dawn):  fleece or windbreaker
  • Sneakers or hiking boots and sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen and moisturizer
  • British style power converter

 
 

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