Tanzania is known as one of Africa’s safest countries, especially when you go on an organised safari with a private guide. 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. Check the Tanzania safety tips.
Tanzanian people are known for their hospitality. They are very friendly and helpful. Tourism is an important source of income and therefore Tanzanian welcome visitors to experience their beautiful nature, wildlife and culture.
Most nationalities can get a tourist visa on arrival in Tanzania at the border ($50 per person, US Citizens $100 per person). This visa is valid for a period of three months. You can also get your visa in advance at the embassy in your home country. Check the visa rules before you go.
Passports should have at least six months of validity after the final day of travel.
You need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever and you also need to have a Cholera stamp. Recommended in Tanzania: Hepatitis A and DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio).
Los Angeles: – 10 hours
New York: – 7 hours
London: -3 hours
Berlin: – 2 hours
Hong Kong: +5 hours
Sydney: + 8 hours
The Tanzanian Shilling is the official currency of Tanzania. You can use the Tanzanian Shilling for smaller expenses like shopping at local markets, restaurants and super markets. The US dollar is in all places used too, especially at tourist areas they prefer dollars over local currency. 1 US Dollar is about 2250,- Tanzanian Shilling.
Language in Tanzania
Swahili and English
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