The best time to visit is from June to October and December to March
Tanzanian shilling (TZS) and the US dollar (USD) are both widely accepted in tourist areas
A tourist visa, can be obtained on arrival or in advance from a Tanzanian embassy. The requirements may vary based on nationality.
Generally, yes. Visitors should take normal safety precautions, be aware of their surroundings, and follow local advice.
From budget to luxury, including lodges, tented camps, hotels, and resorts.
Wildlife safaris, beach activities, cultural tours, snorkeling, and hiking.
Yes, it is recommended to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other potential issues.
This can vary greatly depending on factors such as the length of stay, type of accommodation, and activities planned.
Yes, many national parks and protected areas, such as Serengeti and Ngorongoro, are popular tourist destinations in Tanzania.
Yes, it is recommended to book popular activities, such as wildlife safaris, and accommodations in advance, especially during high season.
Swahili is the national language, but English and other languages are widely spoken in tourist areas.
Yes, ATMs and banks can be found in major cities and tourist areas, although some rural areas may have limited access. It is recommended to carry a combination of cash and credit/debit cards for ease of payment.
Yes, international roaming is possible in most areas, but it is advisable to check with your service provider and purchase a local SIM card for more cost-effective connectivity.
The standard voltage is 220-240V AC, 50Hz, and plugs are typically type C, D, G, and M. Visitors from other countries may need to bring a voltage adapter.
The weather can vary depending on the region, but Tanzania has a tropical climate with hot and humid conditions along the coast, and cooler temperatures in the highlands. Zanzibar has a warm and humid tropical climate year-round.
No, photography is generally allowed, but visitors should be respectful of local customs and not take photos of sensitive sites or individuals without permission.
Yes, there are several cultural and religious festivals throughout the year, such as the Zanzibar International Film Festival and the Sauti za Busara music festival.
Yes, there are many souvenirs and gifts available to purchase in Tanzania and Zanzibar, such as traditional textiles, spices, carvings, and jewelry. Visitors should look for locally-made products to support local artisans.
While vegetarian options may be limited, many restaurants and hotels offer vegetarian dishes. In tourist areas, there may be more options for vegan and international cuisine.
Yes, traveling with children to Tanzania and Zanzibar is possible, and there are many family-friendly activities and accommodations available.
Tipping is appreciated in the tourism industry, and it is common to tip $10 – $20 USD per person per day for good service in restaurants and hotels. It is also customary to tip tour guides, drivers, and other service providers.
Yes, visitors should respect local customs, dress modestly, and avoid public displays of affection. It is also important to be mindful of environmental and wildlife conservation efforts.