Travel Planning
Tanzania
Travel Planning
Tanzania

Tanzania at a Glance

Tanzania is for explorers. Take a look at some of the most breath-taking wildlife on the planet, or explore ancient Muslim trading towns along the coast. A trip to Zanzibar brings you to the Old Stone Town and its medieval labyrinth of alleyways and hidden doors. Back on the mainland, serious trekkers climb Mount Kilimanjaro and beach lovers lie in the sun caressed by gentle winds.

While in Tanzania, don't miss the Serengeti. Zebras, gazelles, springbok and wildebeests try to stay alive by traveling in big packs. Look for their predators hunting alone and watch the hordes of jackles and hyenas sweep in to pick up the mess afterwards. At watering holes, giraffes bend down for a drink and elephants splash. Watch out as vicious crocodiles lie in wait for their unsuspecting dinner to walk into their mouths. Bring your camera because no matter where you chose to visit, Tanzania will give you a full memory card's worth of experiences to capture. 

What to Expect
High Season
July - August, December - January
Low Season
March - June, September - November
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Kilimanjaro International Airport
      • Major Airport Julius Nyerere International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Everyone needs to purchase a tourist visa which are typically valid for a month unless you request an extension. Visas can be purchased at the airport in some cities, but it is best to gt it beforehand to avoid hassle. To learn more visit the website of the Tanzanian Embassy or Consular Offices. American citizens can research using the U.S State Department website as well. 

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather March to May and November through December see significant rainfall on the coast due to monsoon winds. June through October bring chilly nights to the mountainous areas so bring warm clothing. 

      Safety Concerns Travelers should do all they can to look like they haven't just arrived so as to discourage touts. Avoid carrying your luggage around on the street and keep valuables either at home or close to the skin.  Push through crowds of people offering to sell you stuff and get a taxi for your bags. Otherwise, the country is fairly safe and you need only take reasonable precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. 

      Health Concerns Speak with your doctor at least two months prior to your trip to get updated information on vaccinations requirements and on health. Travelers should avoid drinking or washing food with tap water and should bring a water purifier to use instead.