It is fairly easy to enter Tanzania. All you need is:
- A valid passport
- A visa to enter the country + three months single-entry tourist visa are available at Tanzania embassies in your country, price subject to nationality. It is also possible to buy a visa at the arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Departure tax from Tanzania and Zanzibar is included in the price of your ticket, whether flying on domestic or international flights.
The Tanzania Shilling (Tsh or TZS). Some travellers use US dollars. We find it easier though, to use the local currency.
Banks and ‘Bureau de Change’ are available at airports and in all major towns. Banking hours are from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.00 pm, Saturday 9.30 am to 1.00 pm, closed on Sunday.
We advise these credit cards
Visa, MasterCard, Access.
And remember: It is safer to bring a combination of more cards, for instance a Visa card and a MasterCard, because if you don’t you will risk ending up somewhere with an ATM that doesn’t take your card.
Local time is GMT+3
220 volts 50 Hz
Tanzania is a safe country to travel in, Tanzanians are warm-hearted and generous people and are eager to help visitors get the most out of their stay. Tanzania is a politically stable, multi-democratic country.
As in all countries, a little common sense goes a long way and reasonable precautions should still be taken, such as locking valuables in the hotel safe and not walking alone at night. Remember, where ever you go in the World, it is good to take these precautions!