Tanzania is country so wealthy that it would practically take years to document all the resources. Not only is the country proud to bear witness to the highest and largest free standing mountain in the world but also to the rich and diverse wildlife concentrations, mineral and other resources available. If Africa’s tourism opportunities were to be summarized by one single country that country would be Tanzania.
|Tanzania fact file|
|Tanzania, the largest of the Eastern African Countries (Kenya and Uganda) boasts of a land area of 945,097 Square Kilometres (of which 25% is gazetted as protected areas). To bring your picture a little closer, Tanzania is four times larger than Great Britain, seven times larger than England, or a little larger than Texas.
Population: Tanzania has a population of around 35,922,000. Native Africans constitute 99% of the population.
Capital: Dodoma, with a population of around 325,000, is the official capital while
Dar-es-Salaam, with a population of nearly 4 million, serves as the administrative capital of the country.
|Do I require a visa?
Visas are required to enter Tanzania as of other East African Countries – Kenya and Uganda. They can either be obtained in advance through the various Embassies/High Commissions abroad, Consulates or at the airports or other ports/borders of entry.
The process is fast and easy and all one requires to have is a valid passport (at least six months).
Where and how can I apply? – see Tanzania VISA section
|Airport and Arrival Information;
Three International Airports, Dar-es-Salaam, now know as “Julias Nyerere International Airport – JKIA” and “Kilimanjaro International Airport – KIA” and Zanzibar International Airport. See flights coming to Tanzania and Zanzibar – see flights coming to Tanzania
To begin safaris in Northern Tanzania, most visitors are advised to book with Airlines whose Arrivals & Departures are at KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KIA) which is 45 minutes drive from Arusha town. See International Airlines such as AIR TANZANIA, KLM Royal Dutch with daily Flights out of Amsterdam into Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam, GULF AIR, KENYA AIRWAYS, ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES and Emirates. It is also possible to get flights arriving to Nairobi (Kenya) from where you can make arrangements to transfer to near city of Arusha.
Ferries: Boat and Ferries to Zanzibar and Mafia, see ferries to Zanzibar
|Immunizations / Vaccination|
|What medical precautions should we take?
Vaccination requirements change from time to time. We suggest you consult your local doctor or health department for information on the latest health precautions. Currently, shots against Yellow fever and cholera are recommended but not mandatory. As a precaution we usually advise anti-malarial drugs to be taken before, during and after your visit to East Africa. Also, if you are on prescription medication, please ensure you have an adequate supply to last the duration of your stay and a copy of your prescription(s).
Malaria: your risk of malaria may be high in all countries in East Africa, including cities. See your health care provider for a prescription ant-malarial drug for details concerning risk and preventive medications.
|What I should know for Safari?|
|Everyone agrees that there is substantial planning required by those considering a safari in Africa.
How far in advance should I book my safari?
What should I take on safari? (Should be used as a guide only)
What should I take for mountain climbing? (Should be used as a guide only)
Baggage Limit: 1 bag 15kgs maximum. It is advisable to have your own insurance covering, travel, medical, baggage and personal injury.
What kind of food do I expect during the trip?
Special dietary requirements such as vegetarian or diabetic meals can be easily arranged with prior notice. A vegetarian or vegan may wish to bring along some alternative protein sources. Persons with multiple food allergies, it is advisable to bring along supplemental snacks. Please notify us of any possible dietary restrictions along with booking confirmation
Is drinking water safe?
What Type of Clothes to take? :
What would be the accommodations like?
Advise regarding photography?
|Locally made products are widely sold at reasonable prices. Ask your local Guide for the best offer to buy your self or your friend items like; Batiks and Tingatinga paintings, Ebony carvings such as cutlery, bracelets, furniture and sculptures. Others include Maasai belts, rings and necklaces made of colourful beads, Khanga for women’s wrap around and Jewels to include Tanzania’s special Mineral – Tanzanite.|
|Do I require Travel Insurance?|
|We strongly recommend that you take out all of the necessary Travel Insurance before commencing on your journey.|
|What is the best time to visit Tanzania?|
|Climate in Tanzania is always wonderful, though you might have to avoid rains from mid April to end of May to climb Kilimanjaro; however the following prediction is based on the movement of animals. It is the best time for game viewing.
Zanzibar , Pemba and Mafia
|National Park & Game Reserve Fees as of 21 November 2010|
Kindly visit Tanzania Parks fees for more information
|Were are Tourism Information Offices Located?|
|Filming in Tanzania ?|
|Filming permit in Tanzania, please write and aquire information and licences from Tanzania Tourist Board [address above] or email to firstname.lastname@example.org Managing Director, TTB.|
|Guidelines on Tourism Licenses and Forms – TALA|
The guidelines for tourism licenses contained in this booklet issued by the Tourism Division of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism will very much assist tourism business operators in the country.
I anticipate that all those engaged in the tourism business will be made aware of these regulations and that it will receive enduring support from all the tourism operators.
With that they shall abide to all other Laws and Regulations set by the Government to operate in this business.
TALA – Guidelines and Forms