Tanzania General Information

The name Tanzania is a portmanteau of the former Tanganyika and Zanzibar. The two states united in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which later the same year was renamed the United Republic of Tanzania.
 
In Swahili language "Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania" means The United Republic of Tanzania situated in central East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south. The country's eastern borders lie on the Indian Ocean. The official capital of Tanzania is City of Dodoma, where parliament and some government offices are located here.
 
Between independence and 1996 the major coastal city of Dar es Salaam had been the country's political capital. Today Dar es Salaam remains the principal commercial city of Tanzania. It is the major seaport for the country and its landlocked neighbours.
 
Head of state:
President Ndugu Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

Area:- 945,203 sq. km

Capital City:- Dodoma.

Commercial Cities:- Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Tanga, Arusha, Mbeya, Zanzibar, and Iringa.

Population:- Estimated 43,739,000

Official Language:- Swahili and English.

Currency:- Tanzanian Shilling.
 
Tanzania Visa & Immigration:
Information for visitors to Tanzania are required to have a valid passport and entry visa. These are obtainable from Tanzania High Commission. visas may be issued on arrival; however it is best to consult your Airline agent before making definite departure plans or nearest Tanzania High Commission or Tanzania Consolidate. 
 
                                 
Tanzania Airports Code:
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).
Dar es Salaam International Airport (DAR).
Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ).
Arusha Airport (ARK).
 
Information on Flight to Tanzania:
Northwest Airline, KLM, Kenya Airways, British Airways, Precision Airline, Air Tanzania, Ethiopian Airline - fly daily flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).
 
Language In Tanzania:
In Tanzania English is widely spoken but a few words of Swahili will be appreciated.
 
Tanzania Money:
Tanzania information on major foreign currencies use in Tanzania - particularly US$ Dollar, GB£ Pound and Euro € - and US$ Dollar travellers cheques are accepted and are convertible at banks and bureau de changes in the main town, and tourist areas at better exchange rates. Credit cards are not widely accepted in Tanzania and carry poor exchange rates and bank surcharges for any credit card transaction can varied from 5% to 6%. Few banks offer ATM facilities In Tanzania. Visitors to Tanzania may be expected to pay in US$ currency for game parks entry fees and for tour package. Don't change money in the street always use official Bureau De Change.
 
Health:
Health information for visitors to Tanzania please check with your doctor to ensure you are fully aware of the dangers of climbing mountain at higher altitude. It is also advisable to take anti malarial 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.
 
Tanzania Climate:
 
Jan
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May
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Sep
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Nov
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32c
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28c
22c
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26c
28c
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22c
28c
 
Tanzania generally dry and hot country tropical with cool nights/mornings, April to June Its Green season in Tanzania, July to October dry season, Some times end of October is short rains, End of November to December, January, February and March dry season, but the season can vary in Tanzania. The coastal strip of Tanzania which is Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar Island and Mafia Island Its hot and humid all year round. Temperatures on Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru drop to below freezing temperature.
 
Cloths:
Pack lightweight, washable cloths 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 cloths can cause offence, especially in Zanzibar and Muslim areas. On the beach and within the confines of beach hotels normal swim wear (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:
Baggage on Tanzania safari is limited to one soft sided bag, plus one small piece of hang baggage per person (excluding a camera bag). In total this should not weight more then 16kg. Suitcases and other heavier items can be stored in city hotels whilst clients are on safari.
 
Photography in Tanzania:
Bring film and batteries for 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, be sure to bring an instant camera with you so that you can leave a picture with people you photograph.
 
Travel With Children in Tanzania:
Tanzanians love children and are especially helpful to mothers. However, canned baby foods, powered milk and disposable nappies may not be available outside major towns or to the parks hotel.
 
Tanzania Electricity:
50Hz - 230v, but power failures, surges and troughs are common. Bring a universal adaptor and a torch (flashlight) or headlamp.
 
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$5.00.
 
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 were to shop and advice you on the right price) the best known souvenirs are wood carvings, curios, and famous love stove which is a well known gem stone in the world "Tanzanite" available widely at souvenirs shops.
 
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 cites 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.
 
Travel Insurance:
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.
 
Liability:
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.
 
 
 
How To book your Safari: Your Name, Address and Contact details email: info@predators-safaris.com
 
Our Contact
 
Predators Safari Club
Tanzania - Kenya - Zanzibar
Professional Tours & Safari Operator
Namanga Road, Sakina Area
Tel/Fax:+255272506471, Mobile: +255754562254
Reservations Email: info@predators-safaris.com


 

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