Headed to the frontier of adventure to create those life lasting memories? Then you would do well equip yourself with some handy information and vital travel tips to ensure that you get all that and much more.
Get your visa and passport checked and endorsed. Ensure they are valid for the duration of the tour.
Tanzania is accessible by flight, train, and bus. We recommend flying in as it’s convenient. The three international airports receive a good number of flights from abroad daily. Book your tickets in advance.
English is widely spoken but knowing the local language opens up a whole new perspective. Pick up a few Swahili phrases. Jambo-Hello and Habari-Good morning and Asante-Thank you is important in Tanzania and will take you places
The official Tanzanian currency is the Tanzanian Shilling. The US Dollar is widely used but carry cash on you, as ATMs are not widely available. Traveler’s cheque is not accepted anywhere in Tanzania.
Get the mandatory and required vaccine shots
Malaria is prevalent throughout Tanzania so to take precautionary measures to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes
Avoid drinking tap water. Use bottled or filtered water to drink and brush. Carry water purification tablets
Do not bathe in rivers or lakes – water-borne diseases such as bilharzia and threat of wildlife is real
Exercise modesty and discretion should be exercised in both dress and behaviour in areas away from tourist resorts to avoid offending local and religious sensitivities. Skin show in Zanzibar is frowned up.
Voltage in Tanzania is 230V 50Hz AC. Tanzania uses 3 pins British plug. Carry a travel adaptor /converter
Pack extra batteries for your camera and headlamp. Binoculars, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, UV protection sunscreen, and sunglasses are a must
Do not photograph locals without permission. Be discreet with jewellery and cash on you.
Cover your risks. Get a comprehensive travel and health insurance