TANZANIA is situated just south of the Equator and is 938,000 sq. km in area.

POPULATION 35 Million

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CLIMATE

Tropical weather prevails. In the coastal area, hot and humid. In the northern circuit, cool weather between May and September. Temperatures vary between 60-70F during the day and a bit cooler at night.

There are two rainy seasons
(i) Long rains from March to May
(ii) Short rains from October to November

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DRESS

Light dresses are suitable for ladies and men. Between May and October, light warm clothing is recommended in the northern area. Ngorongoro is chilly sometimes, so a pullover is advisable.

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VISA

Required for all visitors who are not on the list of exempted countries. Citizens of some specified countries of Europe and North America may get visas at their port of entry in Tanzania – one of the International Airports, or the border ports. Visas are obtainable from any Tanzania Embassy or High Commission. For more recent/up to date visa requirements, contact your nearest Tanzanian Embassy /High Commission. You may also check with the UK based Tanzanian High Commission web site.

Tanzania High Commission
43 Hertford Street
London W1Y 7FF
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 171 491 3600

Tanzanian Embassy
2139 R Street NW
Washington DC 20008
United States of America
Tel: + 1 202 9396128

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HEALTH

Vaccination against yellow-fever is required. Please bring proof of your vaccination in the form of a stamped health card/certificate from your health center in your country of origin. It is advisable to bring anti-malaria pills, better still, to start taking the pills two weeks before arrival, during your stay, and after departure.

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CURRENCY REGULATION

It is forbidden to import or export Tanzanian currency. Any amount of foreign currency may be brought into the country. Foreign currency may be exchanged at any of the many authorized bureau de change located at major airports, border points, cities, towns and quality hotels in major towns. Demand and preserve your receipt for the transaction until departure.

American dollar bills tend to fetch the most competitive exchange rates, although all major European and North American currencies can be exchanged. For security reasons, it is advisable to bring a sensible mix of travelers cheques and cash.

Tanzanian Shilling – Tsh 1000 = Usd 1

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LANGUAGE
Swahili is the national language, but English is widely spoken.

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WHAT YOUR SAFARI COST INCLUDES

  • All Transfers mentioned in the itinerary
  • All accommodation and meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a four wheel drive vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Crater tour(s) in Ngorongoro
  • Game drives/wildlife viewing
  • Soft drinks and water during the game viewing only
  • Safari Park entrance fees
  • Boat Safari (in Selous only)
  • Walking Safari (in Selous only, and Ruaha upon request)
  • Service of a trained and highly experienced professional driver guide
  • Government taxes and hotel levies
  • Flying Doctor services within East Africa

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WHAT YOUR SAFARI COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Hard Drinks and Soft Drinks at Lodges, Hotels, Tented Camps and etc
  • Airport and Seaport taxes unless mentioned in your airfare quote
  • Air transportation, unless explicitly mentioned
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Items of a personal nature e.g. newspapers
  • All not mentioned on your program or Itinerary

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TRANSPORTATION

On safari, transportation is in one of our specially modified safari version Toyota Minibuses, Landrover 110 Defenders, Toyota Land Cruiser all are Four wheel drive. Safari cars are two-way radio fitted to keep regular contact with our town offices. Safari vehicles all have pop-up roofs to enhance wildlife viewing. Furthermore, each vehicle passenger is guaranteed a window seat on a luxury padded individual safari seat.

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NATIONAL PARKS RULES

Please observe rules of various parks for your own safety.These rules include discouraging you from feeding the wildlife and potentially interfering with the natural habitat that exits.

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TIME ZONE GMT + 3

ELECTRICITY 220 – 240 V AC, 50 Hz

INTERNATIONAL DIALING CODE + 255, followed by the city code, followed by local number

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