Welcome to the United Republic of Tanzania.

 

Disclaimer: The contents of this page have been sorted from Government Official Website, however in case of any doubt nearby Tanzania’s Embassy and Government Agency Offices. Some recommendations also bases from writer’s perspectives.

Tanzania has long been a great holiday destination for travelers from all over the world. With its wonderful scenery, unique wildlife, scenic islands and welcoming people, the country offers visitors a holiday packed with extraordinary sights, exquisite East African cuisine and unforgettable experiences.

The country is steeped in beauty, history, and culture and attracts travelers from all walks of life all year round. Many tourists are drawn to the country for its fascinating wildlife experiences and picturesque beaches.

Here are the guide points on different issues about Tanzania;

VISA.

Getting a visa to Tanzania is not as demanding as most travelers might have imagined. However, visa rules for visitors vary from one country to another. The rules depend on the nationality of the visitor – the country that issued the visitor’s passport. Some tourists may enter Tanzania without a visa, some may need to obtain their visa at the points of entry – “Visa on Arrival” and some may need to apply for a pre-arranged visa from Tanzania’s Embassy or Consulate in their home country.

Nationals of countries allowed entry to Tanzania without visa – “Visa-Free” can stay up to 90 days. Some citizens are required to get special clearance from the Commissioner General of Immigration before they can obtain visa for entry. Certain nationals who fall under this category may or may not qualify a visa after their application has been reviewed.

From November 2018 Tanzania Government has launched Online Portal  to Apply for Visa. Click Here

Those countries with Visas on Arrival must with notes of USD 50 or USD 100. The length of stay is determined at ports of entry. Note, All US Note bills before 2013 are not used. Carry new US Note bills ONLY. To find out if you need Visa, or Visa Exempt oron Arrival read the Tanzania’s Visa Policy. Click Here

VACCINATION/MEDICINE.

Yellow Fever vaccination certificate issued by Tanzania

Proof of Yellow fever vaccination is required for all travellers travelling through or from the following countries: Angola, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Zambia.

The Tanzanian ministry of health mandates a transit time of more than 12 hours or a disembarkment from the immediate airport area from the above mentioned countries during transit as a possible health threat and requires travelers in such situations to possess Yellow Fever Certificates.

Tanzania is still on prevalence of several diseases including Malaria. Despite the fact that there are medical assistance in the country to have peace of mind be sure to have had Malaria Vaccination and other tropical diseases vaccinations and being take care for;

Diarrhea Medicine
Aspirin or Ibuprofen
Antiseptic cream
Calamine Lotion
Mosquito repellant: Can also be found at any supermarket in Africa.

If you forget a medicine at home, don’t panic! Pharmacies are located in many of the towns and cities around the continent

WHAT TO WEAR.

The important part of traveling is to always change the weather. When coming to Tanzania it is important that you research which months you are coming, briefly the Periods from December to February have little shower rains and heavy rains are mostly any time between late April to early July. However being in the tropical regions we still maintaining enough Sun to make you loose and feel the hot scorching warmth of the sun.

Well at this place for those coming for trekking or hiking I recommend you brought a well sturdy shoes to get you through anything. If you are considering visiting at Rain seasons it is importantly you have good shoes if you are into trekking. Well a pair of sandals are essential anywhere especially when you want to give your feet a breathing moment.

Loose and Light shirts are necessary when you are coming during hot season or throughout the year. On day time the temperature may rise to 31C degrees. At this time you do not need heavy clothes to minimize the heat. You can also consider walking out of day to places and for the weather I recommend you have tone of loose shirts. At time for beach lovers a Sarong is a must; Sarongs are great for just about anything – covering up at the beach, drying off after a shower, or just looking cute as a skirt.

Additionally consider long pants. They are helpful mostly especially for insects bites. Well when you go to safari there are reported Tsetse incidences and other insects’ bites. These pants with socks acts as first barrier to any bite. And finally you can have a buff, sunglasses and hiking parts as well.

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Locals and Tourists at Stone Town in Zanzibar Island.

ELECTRONICS

You do not want to be loosed cut from communications with your family or friends, etc. So be sure you come along with your electronics devices. For some chances need to have universal adapters on standard three ways for recharging your devices.

Many come for Safari, so you would not want to miss cool shot of a Big Five. Try to invest into a good quality DSLR Camera or something similar for amazing shots. At the moment drones and other UMVs are not allowed especially into the national parks. In some cities also you need to register to use drones and be allowed, sometimes by applying to the General Secretary of the Tanzania National Parks-TANAPA.

MID NIGHT FLIGHTS IN DAR ES SALAAM.

Through her Dar es salaam International Airport also known as the “Julius Nyerere International Airport” many international flights and domestic flights inbound and outbound transferring the largest number of travellers a year – seems busy?!

Yes, Dar es salaam is the busiest City its her Airport. The most busiest time is the Mid Night at Dar es salaam International Airport from 23:00 hRS to 04:45 AM there are several International flights landing such as KLM, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenyan Airways, Oman Air, Qatar Airways and Rwandair to list the few. Below is the up-to-date details on what to expect and what you should do about it.

To read details on Checking In, SIM Card Registrations, TAXI and more to expect when you land at Mid Night the Click Here.

Hence, we believe this guide will help you. For professional consultancy services and help in case you have questions please contact us HERE.