Get to know Tanzania
Unforgettable Holiday Destination
Tanzania is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, inhabited by friendly and warm-hearted people. It offers the experienced travellers the extraordinary beauty of nature, wildlife and beach-away from crowds, back to the essence—the spirit of Africa, simple and inspiring.
Capital City: Dodoma
Largest City: Dar es Salaam
Population: 56 Million
Currency: Tanzania Shilling (USD, English Pounds, and Euro also used.)
Time – 3 hrs + GMT
Yellow fever vaccination is required if travelling from susceptible countries, Malaria endemic but is preventable.
Weather and Climate
A tropical climate all year round, the dry season is between June to October, and the green season is between November and May. November can bring a light shower, and late March to May can get more severe rain depending on the area.
Swahili is the National language of Tanzania; however, English widely is spoken.
Tanzania is generally a safe country but does use common sense. Keep an eye on your belongings. Don’t walk in the towns or cities at night – take a taxi instead.
International flights serve Julius Nyerere International Airport(Dar), 15km from Dar es Salaam City Center, Kilimanjaro Airport(JRO), 42km from Arusha, Zanzibar International Airport(ZNZ) 8km from Stone Town.
A vast number of international airlines fly direct to Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar, including KLM, Swiss, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Kenya Airways, Oman Air, Egyptair, Etihad and Fly Dubai. Numerous regional carriers fly into Tanzania from Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comores, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Domestic airlines include Air Tanzania, Auric Air, Coastal Aviation, Precision Air, Regional Air Services, Safari Airlink and ZanAir.
Due to limited space available for storage in safari vehicles, we strongly recommend using soft duffle bags. Some air charters limit baggage to a 10 – 15kg maximum.
Take out travel insurance to cover loss of baggage or valuables, personal accident and medical expenses
Tipping is not obligatory, but a tip for exceptional services.
230 V, but power failures are standard. Bring a universal adapter and a torch (flashlight) or headlamp.
Local and international cuisine served in the lodge
Check current requirements with the nearest Tanzanian High Commission, embassy or your travel agent.