Tanzania Travel Guide

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Tanzania Travel Guide

Tanzania Travel Guide

We answer hundreds of calls every day and surprisingly most of the questions revolve around Tanzania Travel Guide. Our customers often ask us what the best time to go is, and where they can stay. So, we thought why not answer all these questions at a time?

The purpose is to answer all possible questions that come to mind for travelers before coming to Safari in Tanzania. And we are optimistic that you will find the best advice from our experienced guides.

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When to Go Tanzania

The simple yet the most important question that traveler that travelers ask before going on a Tanzania Safari.

Tanzania is a year-round safari destination. Yet we would like to recommend you visit in July to October. This is the perfect time of the year for game viewing as the weather remains dry and hot and the humidity also remains low.

Apart from knowing the Best Time To Visit Tanzania, you should know what is the best time to visit Tanzania National Parks.

National Park

Best time to visit


Serengeti National Park

Year –Around

Hot Air balloon safari, walking, and cultural safaris

Tarangire National Park

June- Oct

Vehicle safaris, night game drives, and Cultural tours

Lake Manyara National Park

June-Feb ( for birding Dec-Apr)

Birding safari, Game Drives, Visiting Maasai Bombas, Nature Walks

Ngorongoro Conservation Area


Nature Walks, birding safari, Game Drives

Arusha National Park


Trekking, Canoe &Vehicle safaris and Cultural activities

Getting into Tanzania

Entering Tanzania is very easy, you just need a visa. So, what are the visa requirements?

  • Two passport-size recent photos
  • Flight Itinerary
  • Passport with 6 months validity
  • Visa fee
  • And a visa application (must be signed by the traveler)

Visa Extensions

Your visa can be extended from one month (minimum) to three months (maximum). If you want to extend your visa you can visit the immigration offices in all major cities.

Embassy and Consulates

All Embassies and Consulates are located in the capital city, Dar es Salaam. The official visiting time to all these embassies and consulates is from 8:30 am to 3 pm from Monday to Friday.

You can more details on the Gov. Website of Tanzania.

Flight options

Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR)

Known as the primary Air hub in Tanzania, this airport is located just 18 km away from the capital city. This is the busiest airport in Tanzania and it serves over 2.5 million people every year.

This international airport has domestic flight facilities. This means you can directly connect to the northern safari circuit, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Lake Manyara.

Official Site - https://www.jnia.go.tz/

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

This Airport is located between Arusha and Moshi. This international airport is close to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and Serengeti National Park.

Visitors coming from Amsterdam can come via KLM airlines which is one of the major airlines that flies to this airport.

Similar flights that directly connect to the Kilimanjaro International Airport

  • Turkish Airlines from Istanbul
  • Condor Airlines from Frankfurt
  • Kenya Airlines from Nairobi
  • Precision Air from Nairobi
  • Qatar Airlines from Doha
  • Ethiopian Airlines from Addis Abada
  • RwandAir from Kigali

Official Site - https://www.kilimanjaroairport.go.tz/

Getting around in Tanzania

  • Taxis - Taxis are a better option while traveling in Tanzania. But we suggest you use only licensed taxis. If your taxi has no metered finalize the fare price before getting in. The fair price depends on your traveling distance. But a shorter taxi will cost you a minimal price of 0.86 USD.
  • Buses – Buses in Tanzania are way cheaper compared to Taxis but at the same time it is more crowded. If you want to travel by bus without getting into crowds do not travel during peak hours. A typical bus fare in Tanzania will cost you around 0.17 USD.
  • Car Rent - If you are looking for a rental car then you need to be at least 21 years old and have a US diver license. Per day it will cost you around $80 per person.
  • Note – UBER is also now available in Tanzania.

Tanzania Accommodation Options

The accommodation options in Tanzania are varies from Budget, and mid-range to luxury.

Accommodation Style


Cost in USD(Per Person/Day)


Free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, hot showers

From $5-$30


Private rooms with TVs, free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, gym, hotel or restaurant bar

From $47- $128.57


24/7 room services, gym, massage services, free dining, pool, and butler service

From $158.57- $418.70

  • During July, August and Christmas, and New Year, accommodation prices go up due to the high number of travelers.
  • In the meantime from March to early June the prices of the accommodations drop down from 30- 40%.
  • If you have a resident permit you will get so discounts at many lodges and hotels and in the national parks.

Tanzania Travel Insurance

Unless you’re covered by other sources, such as your credit card, it’s advisable to take the full coverage offered by hire companies. Travel insurance covering theft, loss, and medical problems is highly recommended.

We recommend you book travel insurance from a reputable insurance company.

Before booking travel insurance, make sure your travel insurance cover

  • Loss of passport
  • Personal accident cover
  • Repatriation of remains
  • Hijacking benefit
  • Medical emergency cover
  • Loss/delay of checked- in- baggage

Additional Information


The most convenient foreign currencies in Tanzania are the US dollar followed by euros. Other major currencies are also widely accepted in all major cities in Tanzania.

We suggest a carry your cash in small and large denominations.

Currency Exchange

Change cash at banks or foreign exchange (forex) bureaus in major towns and cities; rates and commissions vary, so shop around.

Currency can be exchanged at banks or foreign exchange bureaus (Forex). Exchanging currencies at FOREX is quicker and less bureaucratic compared to banks. Also the FOREX offices are open longer hours. FOREX also accepts a wide range of currencies.

Credit Cards

Carry a Visa card or MasterCard. These two cards are essential for withdrawing money at ATMs; Visa is the most widely accepted card. You can visa or master card for paying entrance fees at the national parks.

Some upmarket hotels and tour operators accept credit cards for payment, often with a commission averaging from 5% to 10%. However, many don’t; always confirm in advance.

Government Travel Advisories

Government travel advisories can be good sources of updated security information:

Opening Hours

    Opening hours are generally as follows.

  • Banks and Government Offices - 8 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday
  • Restaurants - 7 am to 9 am, noon to 2.30 pm, and 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm; reduced hours during low season
  • Shops - 8.30 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday, 9 am to 1 pm Saturday, often closed Friday afternoon for mosque services
  • Supermarkets - 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm Sunday.

Get Connected With The Best Tanzania Safari Operator

We do not sell safari adventure, we simply provide fair advice. Get a quote from our recommended local trek operator.

Tanzania Tourist Information

The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) is the official tourism entity.

Health Advice

Before traveling to any country it is always advisable to stay up to date with vaccinations. Here is what you need to know before you go-

  • Get a complete check-up from your doctor and make sure you don’t have any chronic illness like high blood pressure.
  • Do not forget to take a first-aid medical kit. Carry your medicines in their original container.
  • If you are carrying any syringes or needles with you, carry the prescription from the physician.

Recommended Vaccinations

No matter which destination you are traveling always follow WHO-recommended vaccination.

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis B

Apart from WHO, CDC also advises the following vaccination to all travelers before traveling to Tanzania.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
  • Boosters for tetanus and measles

Gov. Health Advisory Websites For Travellers

Australia: https://www.health.gov.au/

Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada.html

USA: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel

UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care

Telephone and Mobile Networks For Travellers

TTCL is the landline number in Tanzania. It has seven digits preceded by three digits area code which is mandatory.

TTCL- The fast-fading Tanzania Telecom offices in the major post offices.

Mobile Networks

Mobile networks are widely available in Tanzania including all major towns and rural areas. Still, sometimes you can face some network issues.

Mobile Networks in Tanzania are 6 digits preceded by 07 or 06. The major operators are Airtel, Vodacom, and Tigo (in Zanzibar).

The pre-paid packages in Tanzania start from $ 1.50.

Phone Codes In Tanzania Destinations

The official code in Tanzania is 255. Dial 000 followed by the country code or local area code.

Time Zone in Tanzania

Tanzania has single time zone and it is East Africa Time (EAT- UTC +3 hours).

Travelling Tanzania with Disabilities

Tanzanians are getting used to and willing to assist disabled people as much as they can. Lodges have wheel chair facilities and elevators.

Parks and lodges are on ground level. Still we suggest you contact your safari operators before booking your Safari In Tanzania.

Rules on Photography

Before taking photos of any people always ask permission and respect their willingness. In many places, locals may ask you for money before taking any photographs of them.

Taking photographs of Gov. Offices such as banks, and post offices is prohibited. Do not take any photo which is connected with military or Gov. Officials.

Traveling with your children

Tanzania is definitely one of the few destinations where you can experience the best Tanzania Family Safaris. Your children will have a lot to discover and learn from its wildlife and wilderness.

But before traveling to Tanzania with your family here are some tips that you need to know -

  • Tanzania is known for having some of the best unfenced National Parks. So, when you are on a game drive or nature walks in such parks monitor your children’s movements.
  • Never allow your children to walk alone out of the campsites or lodges or hotels, particularly in the evening.
  • Although there will be guided with you all the time still suggest you follow the above tips.
  • Keep in mind that a lot of safari activities in Tanzania have age restrictions. For taking part in such activities children must be above 12.

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