Tanzania Travel Fact File (January 2024)

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Lofty volcanoes looming out of vast grassy plains, dense forests rich bursting with strange plantlife and crazy creatures, culture and craters like you’ve never seen before; Tanzania has it all.

Climate in Tanzania

Along the coast and in the offshore islands of Tanzania, the average temperature ranges between 27°C and 29°C, while in the central, northern and western parts temperatures range between 20°C and 30°C. Temperatures are higher between December and March, and coolest between June and July.

Time Difference in Tanzania

Tanzania is 3 hours in from of the UK

Language in Tanzania

Swahili (called Kiswahili by Tanzanians) Is the most spoken language in Tanzania.

English is also widely spoken as a second language, reflecting Tanzania’s colonial past.

Commonly Used Words in Tanzania

Hello = Habari

Goodbye = Kwaheri

Thank you = Asante

Please = Tafadhali 

Yes = Ndio

No = Hapana

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Which Plug Do I Need in Tanzania?

For Tanzania there are two associated plug types, types D and G. Plug type D is the plug which has three round pins in a triangular pattern and plug type G is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin.

What is The Local Currency in Tanzania?

Tanzanian Shilling

£100 in Tanzanian Shillings is 318,190.99 TZS (as of January 2024)

What Credit Cards Can I Use in Tanzania?

All major forms of credit card are accepted in East Africa, although it is best to travel with either Mastercard or Visa as these are accepted most widely.

Tipping in Tanzania

Tips are not included in the overall price of our treks and adventure trips, but most trekkers do tip their guides, porters, and cooks on the penultimate or final day of the trip. Tipping is a universal custom in adventure travel, but is not obligatory, so you should never feel forced into it, but it is a tradition on the trail. Tipping policies can be found through the Vamoos app for each individual trip.

Approximate Food & Drink Prices in Tanzania (January 2024)

Coke/Pepsi 1,489.66 TZS

Water 719.23 TZS

Coffee 5,082.18 TZS

Beer 6,305.33 TZS

Inexpensive Meal 7,000.00 TZS

Passport Validity for Tanzania

If you are visiting Tanzania, your passport should be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive.

If you are a resident in Tanzania, your passport must be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive.

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

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Do I Need a Visa for Tanzania? (January 2024)

All British passport holders need a tourist or business visa to enter Tanzania. Tanzania has introduced an ‘e-visas’ system through which applications can be submitted and approved online in advance of travel. It is no longer possible to get a visa from the Tanzanian High Commission in London.

It is also possible to get a tourist or business visa for a single entry on arrival at main ports of entry to Tanzania, subject to the fulfilment of all immigration requirements. You may be asked to provide proof of your return journey. You will not be able to get a multiple entry visa on arrival. For further information about visas visit the Tanzanian immigration website.

COVID-19 Requirements for Tanzania? (January 2024)

You do not need to show a COVID vaccination certificate or negative COVID test to enter Tanzania.

Health officials may screen you for COVID symptoms on arrival. They may also randomly select travellers for rapid antigen testing.

Yellow Fever Requirements for Tanzania? (January 2024)

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

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