Travel guide & tips

Travel guide & tips are very useful to read before you visit Tanzania or Zanzibar. You will find out about necessary things to arrange before you travel and the do’s and dont’s for when you are there. Such as:

Visa information/Passport
Tanzania is one of the countries you need to have a visa to visit, counted for most nationalities.
If you have an East Africa Community Passport you are allowed to enter Tanzania without a visa.
You can apply for a visa in your country of origin at the nearest embassy or consulate. You can also apply for a visa upon arrival at the airports, but we advise you to apply for a visa before your arrival to avoid losing precious time at the airport which you counted to spend different.
In The Netherlands you can apply for a visa at the Tanzanian Embassy in The
Hague or by online visa application.

Ambassade van de Verenigde Republiek Tanzania
Groot Hertoginelaan 28
2517 EG ‘s-Gravenhage
Telefoon: +31 (0) 70 215 64 50
Please, we recommend you to visit the website for more information. for more information.

1 Euro is approx. in Tanzania Shillings (TSH), 2200 Tsh. and 1 USD dollar is approx. 1600 Tsh. Best to have a bank card that can be used worldwide and to set it for use outside country or outside the European Union. By that you should be able to get cash money at an Automatic Transfer Machine (ATM) in Tanzania.

At Zanzibar, there are no ATM's at the local places. There are ATM's in Stone Town. Remember this well before you leave Stone Town to travel for your definitive holiday location on the island. Credit cards like Master card, Visa, etc. are accepted at most accommodations and a few restaurants, but you have to pay more than paying by cash.However, through the new rule from the Tanzania government, you can not change money at any local ‘bureau de change’ in Tanzania anymore. The only possibility to change your money in Tanzanian currency is through banks such as Barclay's, CRDB, EQUITY, Post office, and a few other banks.

In Tanzania, you’re required to do a vaccination against yellow fever and to give prove of that at the customs of the arrival airport. They will ask you to hand over your vaccination passport together with your travel documents.You are not allowed to enter the country if you didn’t arranged this.
We recommend you to make an appointment at the GGD and to get your vaccinations 6-8 weeks before your arrival in Tanzania. Vaccinations other than Yellow Fever are for yourself to decide and are among other available against the following diseases: Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, Yellow Fever,Hepatitis, Rabies, etc. By the GGD it is known for which diseases you need to take precaution when you go to Tanzania. Be aware that the Rabies vaccine will not cover you from the disease! It only buys you more time to find a hospital. Precaution against Malaria can be done by pills like Malarone or Lariam.There are more types, but be aware of the side effects. Check this out good and choose what is best fitting for you. Also recommended is to bring ORS (oral dehydration solutions/salts), Probiotics and Vitamins Effervescent Tablets incase you have to face a health issue, this will definitely support your recovery.

Of course we are member of a guarantee fund, what makes sure to have your money back in several cases. Though you will also have to arrange some things yourself.Try to make contact with your insurance company and to know how you are insured while your outside country for medical help, luggage and equipment.During your travel, we assume that you will have expensive kinds of stuff such as a camera, laptop, telephone, etc. with you. Some insurances cover also that stuff. Most of time with a maximum money amount and including an own risk. Make sure you are well informed and arrange things good before you leave! Some health insurances are including a cover for short holidays or inside country or inside the European Union. It can be they don't provide long term holidays or intercontinental travels. Again we say: be informed well and take action if necessary. Travel insurance is your own responsibility.

In Tanzania and at Zanzibar it can be full sunshine and warm or even hot by daytime, but in the evening it can be fresh. Make sure you have a long trousers and sweater packed in your luggage. Also thinner clothes with long sleeves and legs should be taken with you to give precaution against mosquitoes, who are more active when the evening falls and during the night. Every park may have a difference of weather according to the location. Please visit our website and click on activity. You will see in which park/location that
activity can be done. At the end of the text, we give information about the kind of weather you can expect over there.

The official language in Tanzania and at Zanzibar is Swahili (Kiswahili). Our guides speak the English language very well, but not only that. There can also be arranged guides who speak German, Italian, and in case Russian. More and more we see English is developing in Tanzania. Still a lot of local people speak only Swahili. So maybe it can be nice if you provide yourself a ‘pocket translation Swahili’ and could speak a little bit Swahili when you are there. The Tanzanians for real like it when you try.
Park rule and regulation in Tanzania.

UnhelathWe advise you don’t drink water from the tape for your health.

Tanzania operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50HZMaking picturesMaking pictures is allowed, but pictures from the local people “Ask permission!”


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