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Travel Guide & Tips

Travel Guide & Tips

Travel guide & tips are extremely helpful to read before you go to Tanzania or Zanzibar. You’ll find out about essential things to arrange before you travel and the do’s and dont’s for when you’re there. Such as:

  • Visa information/Passport
  • Tanzania is among the countries you will need to get a visa to see, counted for many nationalities.
    For those who have an East Africa Community Passport, you’re permitted to enter Tanzania with no visa.
  • You may apply for a visa in your country of origin at the nearest embassy or consulate. You could even apply for a visa upon arrival at the airports, but we suggest that you apply for a visa before your arrival to avoid losing valuable time in the airport that you counted to devote differently.

Currency

1 Euro is approx. in Tanzania Shillings (TSH), 2200 Tsh. And one USD dollar is approx. 1600 Tsh. Best to have a bank card that can be used globally and to place it to be used outside the country or the European Union. By that, you ought to be able to receive money at an Automatic Transfer Machine (ATM) in Tanzania.

In Zanzibar, there are no ATM’s in the local places. There are ATM’s in Stone Town. Bear in mind this well before you depart Stone Town to travel for your definitive holiday place on the island. Credit cards such as Master card, Visa, etc. are accepted at most resorts and a couple of restaurants, but you need to pay more than paying by cash.

However, through the rule from the Tanzania government, you can’t change money at any local’bureau de change’ in Tanzania anymore. The only possibility to change your money in Tanzanian currency is through banks like Barclay’s, CRDB, EQUITY, Post office, and some other banks.

Vaccinations

In Tanzania, you are required to perform a vaccination against yellow fever and to give proof of that in the habits of the arrival airport. They’ll ask you to deliver your vaccination passport along with your journey documents. You aren’t permitted to enter the country if you did not arrange this.
We advise you to make an appointment in the GGD and to get your vaccinations 6-8 weeks before your arrival in Tanzania.

Vaccinations Aside from Yellow Fever are for yourself to pick and are one of other available against the following diseases: Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis, Rabies, etc.. By the GGD it’s known for which diseases you want to take precaution when you visit Tanzania. Take note that the Rabies vaccine won’t protect you from the illness!

It only buys you more time to find a hospital. Precaution against Malaria can be accomplished by pills such as Malarone or Lariam. There are more forms but know about the side effects. Check out this great and select what is the best fitting for you.

Also recommended is to bring ORS (oral contraceptive solutions/salts), Probiotics, and vitamin Effervescent Tablets in case you must confront a health issue, this will support your healing.

Insurance

Of course, we’re part of a guarantee fund, which makes certain to get your money back in several cases. Though you’ll also need to organize some things yourself. Try to make contact with your insurance company and to understand how you’re insured while your outside country for medical assistance, luggage, and equipment.

During your travels, we assume you will have expensive kinds of things like a camera, notebook, telephone, etc. with you. Some insurances cover also that stuff. The majority of time using a maximum cash amount and including personal risk.

Ensure that you are well informed and organize things well before you depart! Some health insurance is including pay for short vacations or inside the country or the European Union. It can be they do not offer long term vacations or intercontinental travels. Again we say: be informed well and do it if needed. Travel insurance is your responsibility.

Climate

In Tanzania and Zanzibar, it could be full sunshine and warm or hot by day, but in the evening it could be refreshing. Ensure you’ve got long pants and a sweater packed in your bag. Additionally thinner clothes with long sleeves and legs should be taken with you to provide precaution against mosquitoes, who are more active when the evening falls and during the evening.

Every park might have a gap in weather according to this place. Please visit our site and click on the action. You may see in which park/location which. The activity can be accomplished. At the end of the text, we provide information about the kind of weather you can expect over there.

Language

The official language in Tanzania and at Zanzibar is Swahili (Kiswahili). Our guides speak the English language quite well, but not only that. There may also be organized guides who speak German, Italian, and in the event Russian. More and more we see English is developing in Tanzania. Still a great deal of local individuals speak only Swahili.

So perhaps it can be fine if you give a pocket translation Swahili’ and could speak a little bit Swahili whenever you’re there. The Tanzanians for real like it when you try.

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