Travel guides & tips

Tanzania travel guides & tips are handy to read before you go to Tanzania or Zanzibar. Have little ideas and tips about where you are going. Must include W5 like What, Where, When, How and Why. Karibu Tanzania!

Find out about the things you need to arrange before you go and the do’s and don’ts for when you get there. For example:

Tanzania travel guides & tips, Visa information/Passport

Tanzania is one of the countries that most nationalities require a visa to visit. If you have an East African Community passport, you can enter Tanzania without a visa.

You can apply for a visa online at This is an official government website for visa applications.

You can also apply for a visa on arrival at the airport. However, we recommend that you apply for a permit visa before you arrive to avoid losing valuable time at the airport.


1 Euro is approximately 2200 Tsh in Tanzanian Shillings (TSH) and 1 USD is approximately 1600 Tsh. Above all, it is best to have a bank card that works worldwide and is set to work outside the country or the European Union. This should allow you to withdraw cash from ATMs in Tanzania.

However, in Zanzibar there are no ATM’s at the local places. In these circumstances there are ATM’s in Stone Town. Remember this before you leave Stone Town to travel to your ideal holiday spot on the island. In general, credit cards such as Master Card, Visa, etc. are accepted at most places of accommodation and some restaurants, but you will need extra chargers. There are no extra charges if you pay cash. As a result of the new Tanzanian government regulations, you will no longer be able to exchange money at local bureaux de change in Tanzania. Therefore, the only way to change your money into Tanzanian currency is through banks such as Barclay’s, CRDB, EQUITY, the Post Office and a few other banks.

Tanzania travel guides & tips, Vaccinations

In Tanzania, you must be vaccinated against yellow fever and show proof of this at the airport customs office. You will be asked to produce your vaccination certificate along with your travel documents. Unless you’ve done this, you won’t be allowed to enter the country.

We strongly recommend that you make an appointment with the GGD at and get your vaccinations 6-8 weeks before you arrive in Tanzania. Apart from yellow fever, vaccinations are optional and available for the following diseases: tetanus, polio, typhoid, yellow fever, hepatitis, rabies, etc. The GGD knows what diseases you need to take precautions against when travelling to Tanzania. Remember that the rabies vaccine does not protect you from the disease! It will only give you more time to find a hospital. There are pills to prevent malaria, such as Malarone or Lariam.
There are more types, but be aware of the side effects. Do your research and choose the one that works best for you.
It is also advisable to bring ORS (oral rehydration solution/salt), probiotics and vitamin effervescent tablets if you are experiencing health problems; this will properly aid your recovery.

Tanzania travel guides, Insurance

Of course, we are a member of a guarantee fund which ensures that you will get your money back in many cases. However, there are some things you need to do yourself. In the meantime, try to get in touch with your insurance company and the know-how you are insured for while you are out of the country for medical help, luggage and equipment.

Futhermore, we assume that you will be carrying expensive items such as a camera, laptop, telephone, etc. during your trip. All in all, some insurance policies do cover this – usually with a maximum amount of money and an excess. So make sure you are well informed and arrange things well before you leave! It is important to realise that some health insurances include cover for short holidays within the country or the European Union. For this reason, they may not cover long-term holidays or intercontinental travel. Again, do your research and take action if necessary. Travel insurance is your responsibility.


Tanzania and Zanzibar can be sunny and warm or even hot during the day, but cool in the evenings. Make sure you pack long trousers and a jumper.

It is also a good idea to bring light clothing with long sleeves and legs. This will protect you from mosquitoes, which are more active in the evening and at night.

In short, each park may have different weather depending on its location. Would you mind going to our website and clicking on Activity? You will see in which park/area that activity can be done. At the end of the text we give information about what kind of weather you can expect there.

Tanzania travel guides & tips, Language

The official language in Tanzania and Zanzibar is generally Swahili (Kiswahili). Our guides speak English very well, but that is not all. We can try to find a guide who speaks German, Italian and Russian if possible.

We are seeing more and more English being used in Tanzania. However, many locals still only speak Swahili. So it might be a good idea to get yourself a ‘pocket translation Swahili’, which will help you to speak a little Swahili when you are there. Tanzanians really like it when you try.

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Avoid drinking water from the tape.

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Botter water is good for you

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Tanzania operates on a 230V supply

travel guides & tipsThe taking of photographs is permitted, but the taking of photographs of local people is subject to permission.

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