Travel guide & tips

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Travel guides & tips are handy 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 airport. Still, we advise you to apply for a permit visa before your arrival to avoid losing precious time at the airport, which you counted to spend differently.
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. It is best to have a bank card used worldwide and set it for use outside the country or the European Union. By that, you should be able to get cash at an Automatic Transfer Machine (ATM) in Tanzania.

At Zanzibar, there are no ATMs 's at the local places. There are ATMs 's in Stone Town. Remember this well before you leave Stone Town to travel for your ideal 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 no longer change money at any local ‘bureau de change’ in Tanzania. 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 must do vaccination against yellow fever and prove 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 arrange this.
We recommend an appointment at the GGD and get your vaccinations 6-8 weeks before your arrival in Tanzania. Vaccinations other than Yellow Fever allow you to decide and are available against the following diseases: Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis, Rabies, etc. The GGD is known for which conditions you need to take precautions 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. Pills can take precautions against Malaria like Malarone or Lariam.
There are more types, but be aware of the side effects. Check this out well and choose what the best fitting for you is.
Also recommended is to bring ORS( oral rehydration/solution/salt), Probiotics, and vitamins effervescent tablets if you face health issues; this will correctly support your recovery.

Of course, we are a member of a guarantee fund, which makes sure to have your money back in several cases. However, you will also have to arrange some things yourself. Try to contact your insurance company and the know-how you insured while outside the 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 also cover that stuff—most of the time with a maximum money amount and including an own risk. Make sure you are well informed and arrange things well before you leave! Some health insurances are including a cover for short holidays inside the country or 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 responsibility.

In Tanzania and at Zanzibar, it can be full sunshine and warm or even hot by daytime, but it can be fresh in the evening. Make sure you have long trousers and a sweater packed in your luggage. Also, thinner clothes with long sleeves and legs can 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 in weather according to the location. Would you mind visiting 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 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. We can try to find a tour guide who speaks German, Italian, and Russian if possible.
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 to provide yourself a ‘pocket translation Swahili’, which might help you talk a little bit of Swahili when you are there. The Tanzanians, for real, like it when you try.

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Travel tips

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