Tanzania Travel Guide

How to reach Tanzania by air

There are many international airlines reaching Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar international airports. Internal flights connect Kilimanjaro – Arusha with Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.

Best Travel Period

The best time of the year to visit Tanzania is between June and October. Between December and March there are less tourists and the temperature is higher.

Luggage

We advise you to travel light as most of the trip will be on the safari vehicles. Remember your backpack for the trekking.

Documents and Visa entry fees

Visas are issued directly at the airport on arrival or at the border with Uganda and Kenya and cost between 30 and 50 USD depending on the nationality.

Health requirements

Vaccinations against yellow fever in Tanzania are no longer required. Risk of malaria is present so we advise you to take anti malaria treatment.

Currency and Exchange rate

The currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (TSh). One dollar is about 1.560 TSh.

Suitable clothing

It is advisable to dress in light casual clothing. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available and can be bought from hotels/lodges/camps.

Cameras and Videos

Films are available in major towns. Photography is allowed apart from the restrictions on military buildings and official or government institutions.

Telephones

It is easy to make local and international calls using the Tanzania Telecom offices or private shops. Mobile phones are very common and the network coverage is high, especially for the provider Vodacom.