About Tanzania

Tanzania is our home; we have always believed it is Africa’s greatest Safari country.

It’s one of the only wildlife havens where ‘The Big 5’ can be spotted on safari alongside The Great Wildebeest Migration. Mt. Kilimanjaro majestically overlooks all of Africa in northern Tanzania; & eastwards, lie the peaceful & culture-rich beaches of Zanzibar.

Tanzania officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a large country in Eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

Parts of the country are in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and by the Indian Ocean to the east. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.

Tanzania has 16 national parks and other places with game reserves. Well maintained and nurtured Tanzania has preserved the beauty of nature and the bush.

All 16 national parks together comprise an area of more than 42,000 km2. They are administered by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). Names like Arusha and Serengeti are well known, partly due to films about African wildlife

Before Travel

How do I get to Tanzania?
There are daily flights arriving at Kilimanjaro international air port with a short code JRO from;

Amsterdam – KLM, Doha- Qatar air ways, Istanbul- Turkish air line, Nairobi- Kenya air ways, Ethiopia airline- Adis Ababa, Kigali- Rwanda air, all these will connect you from different destination around the world please contact us for more details on the flights reservation from anywhere in the world.
Also you can arrive in the nearest international air for more option then we will be able to book a local flight for you to take you to northern Tanzania.

Do I require a Visa?
Most foreigners will require a visa to enter in Tanzania and they should have a passport which is valid for at least 6 months at date of travel. You can obtain your visa before your travel at the nearest Diplomatic or Consulate mission of the United Republic of Tanzania or you can obtain your visa at any one of following four main entry points to Tanzania, subject to the fulfilment of immigration and health requirements:


• Dar es Salaam International Airport (DAR)
• Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ)
• Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).
• Namanga Entry point (Tanzania-Kenya border)

Depending on the nationality, visa fees can range between 50 to100 US dollars.

What kind of currency should I bring?
The Tanzania currency is Tanzanian shillings (TZS). There are plenty of bureau de change in towns and cities like Moshi, Arusha and Dar es Salaam where you can exchange foreign currency like US dollars, Sterling pounds and Euros to Tanzanian shillings. You can also withdraw local currency from local bank ATMs around town.

When you bring US dollars, make sure the bills are issued after 2006 as most places will not accept bills before issued before 2006 or will give bad rates for exchange.

Most of the places will accept US dollars or Tanzanian shillings with equivalent to US dollars but in most cases will not give you good exchange rates so is better to pay with local currency.

Some places will accept credit or debit cards mostly Visa or Mastercard but this will incur a 5% to 7% surcharge.

What kind of weather will I find?
Tanzania has a pleasant tropical climate but has large regional climatic variations influenced by several factors, including altitude. There are dry and wet seasons: the main rainy season or ‘long rains’ lasts from March to May and the long dry season lasts throughout June to October. There are ‘short rains’ in November and December followed by a short dry season in January and February.

Temperatures are usually between 20°C and 35°C and vary greatly according to altitude and location. Most days have a fine, clear sky and sunny weather. It cools off at night; be sure to pack warm clothing because morning game drives in open vehicles will be cold- especially in the northern parks.

Needed safari gears

  • passport, travel insurance policy, vaccination certificates
  • Comfortable fitting, neutral colour clothes in lightweight, breathable fabrics, especially ones that have moisture wicking properties
    • Short-sleeved shirts
    • Long-sleeved shirts
    • Shorts
    • Long trousers or convertible pants
  • Lightweight shoes/trainers with socks
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Light jacket, pullover or jersey
  • Scarf or bandana
  • Hat for sun protection
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (extra batteries) and binoculars
  • Personal toiletries
  • First-aid and any prescription medication including anti-malaria tablets
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock lotion and lip balm
  • Wet wipes/ hand sanitizer
Needed Trekking gears
• Sleeping bag (-21º C)

• Trekking poles
• Hiking boots, thick trekking socks, gaiters
• Thermals
• Underwear
• T-shirts, Shorts
• Trekking trousers, long-sleeved shirts
• Warm jumper/ pullover
• Waterproof trousers
• Waterproof windproof jacket,
• Warm hat, headband or beanie
• Waterproof gloves
• Sun hat or cap with brim
• Sunglasses
• Camera
• Head torch
• Small towel
• Water bottle
• Daypack
• Personal toiletries and medication
• Wet-wipes, hand sanitizer
• Sunblock, chapstick
• Vaseline jelly
• Snacks and energy bars

Vaccinations

Malaria
It is a serious febrile illness caused by infection of red blood cells with Plasmodium sp. It is prevalent in the East Africa region and it is highly recommended to take precautions against malaria, including using anti-malarial drugs and using personal protection against mosquito bites.
Tetanus
Caused by a toxin released from Clostridium tetanibacteria.
Tuberculosis
Caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Yellow Fever
Yellow fever is a systemic viral disease.
Hepatitis B
Viral disease that causes inflammation of the liver and may lead to chronic complications.
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the liver.
Rabies
is a neurological disease caused by viruses of the Lyssavirus genus.
Typhoid Fever
Systemic disease caused by Salmonella Typhi bacteria.