Below is brief information about general knowledge for visitors to Tanzania.
Security in Tanzania
Tanzania is a generally safe and friendly country but don’t be invite temptation. Keep your eye on your belongings. Don’t walk in the towns or cities at night – take a Taxi. Don’t carry valuables, cameras or large amounts of cash, beware of pickpockets and hawkers. Use hotel safety deposit boxes to safeguard valuables and obtain a receipt. Leave valuable jewellery at home.
Tanzania and Kenya has a tropical climate along the coast, but it gets temperate in the highlands.
April & Mid – May = Long rains (Green Season), June – Sept = Cool season, Nov – Dec = Short Rains October – March = Summer – Hottest season.
The range of Temperatures in Tanzania is fairly limited and always hot, running from 25 to 30 degrees C on the coast while the rest of the country apart from the highlands run from 22 to 27 degrees C.
Photography in Tanzania
Bring your camera with you. Protect your camera from dust and keep equipment and film cool. It is courteous to ask permission before you photographing local people. If you intend to take a lot of people pictures, please ask permission first, be sure to bring a bridge camera with you so that you can enjoy your photography quality.
Travel With Children in Tanzania
Tanzanians love children and are especially helpful to mothers.
However, canned baby foods, canned milk and disposable nappies may not be available outside major towns or to the parks hotel, so please remember for carrying extra supply during your tour.
50Hz – 230v, but power failures, surges and troughs are common. Bring a universal adaptor and a torch (flashlight) or headlamp and extra power pack.
Time:- GMT + 3 hrs.
Electricity:- 240 Volts AC, 50 – 60 Hz.
Language: Kiswahili & English.
Monetary Unit: 1 Tanzanian shilling = 100 cents (1 US$ equivalent from Tsh2250/-)
International dialling code:- +255
Tanzania Shillings; however, you are advised to carry American Dollars. Money changers do accept major convertible currencies including the EURO and BRITISH POUNDS. Travellers Cheques may be acceptable in some places, but not in the remote countryside, Major Credit Cards may also be acceptable in some large Hotels, and at ATM, however it is advisable to carry Cash US Dollars, which you will change on arrival at Airport.
Shopping in Tanzania
The Tourist areas and hotels sell a wide range of souvenirs, jewellery and trinkets. Don’t be afraid to haggle at roadside stalls (Your driver/ guide will guide you where to shop and advise you on the right price) the best-known souvenirs are wood carvings, curios, and famous love stove which is a well-known gemstone in the world “Tanzanite” available widely at souvenirs shops.
Tipping Guideline in Tanzania
Not obligatory, but a tip for exceptional service (max 10%) will be appreciated.
To Safari driver guide from US$20.00 – US$30.00 per day.
To Assistant guide from US$15.00 – US$20.00 per day.
To Hotel porter and Waiter from US$1.00 – US$3.00.
System of government
Tanzania is a multiparty democratic republic.
Dodoma, with a population of around 325,000, is the official capital while Dar-es-Salaam know as financial capital, with a population of nearly 4 million, serves as the administrative capital of the country.
Visiting Tanzania, Kenya or Zanzibar we highly recommend that clients should take out a fully comprehensive travel insurance policy, which will cover you against medical, personnel belongings and other risks on the trip cancellations and any kind of loss etc.
Predators Safari Club the company acts only as an agent of the passenger in all matters relating to tours and it accepts no responsibility for any personal illness, injury, accident, death, delay, any kind of loss, damage or irregularity of any kind, which may be occasioned by reason of any act or omission beyond its control, including without limitation, any act of negligence or breach of contract of any third party such as a hotel or airline, who is to, or does supply, any goods or services for Business etc.
Entry Visa to Tanzania
You are required to fill in the online form, make the payment, and submit your visa application online. Your form will be internally reviewed and processed. Applicants will be notified through their e-mails whether their applications have been accepted or rejected. They may also TRACK their application statuses through the online system. Applicants may as well be required to visit the nearest Tanzanian Embassies or Consular Offices for interviews.
For online application, copy the link below:
Health and Vaccination Mandatory
Health information for visitors to Tanzania please checks with your doctor to ensure you are fully aware precaution and medication you will required for your trip to Tanzania. It is also advisable to take anti-malaria precautions before departure or consult your doctor or travel clinic before you plan your journey to any Country in East Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Zanzibar. It is mandatory to obtain a Yellow fever vaccination, and the certificate will be required to produce if you will be doing boardercross from Kenya and Tanzania.
Pack lightweight, washable clothes plus a sweater for early morning game drives, a
sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Long sleeves and trousers in light-colour fabrics help discourage insect bites. Shorts for women are acceptable (but not too short). Women should carry a wrap to cover legs in the village and towns as revealing clothes can offend, especially in Zanzibar and Muslim areas. On the beach and within the confines of beach hotels normal swimwear (but not nudity) is acceptable. For climbing on Kilimanjaro and Meru, take thermal underwear, light layers, sweater, rain jacket, good socks and sturdy boots.
Baggage on safari is a limited to one soft-sided bag 60cm X 60cm, plus one small piece of hand baggage per person 40cm x 40cm (excluding a camera bag). In total this should not weight more than 15kg. Hard suitcases or Travel bag and other heavier items can be stored in city hotels while clients are on safari with extra storage charges will apply.
We hope the above general information will help you plan your trip well and if you require any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
PREDATORS SAFARI CLUB
Incoming tour operator to Tanzania & Kenya