TANZANIA

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” - Bill Bryson

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The name Tanzania conjures up images of wildebeest stampeding across vast Savannah, rain forests teeming with monkeys and bird life, and great plains brimming with legions of game. 

Visitors typically visit Tanzania to partake in at least one of four well known Tanzanian tourist experiences: a relaxing seaside vacation on the picturesque island paradise of Zanzibar, an underwater tour of some of the world’s renowned dive sites around the gorgeous Spice Islands, a safari adventure in some of Africa’s most impressive game reserves, or a hiking excursion around Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. 

Whichever of these incredible holidays you choose, you will undoubtedly be welcomed by some friendly and peaceful inhabitants!

TRAVEL INFORMATION

CLIMATE

Tanzania is a vast expansion of land, and its sheer size means that the climate varies considerably within it.
Afternoon tropical downpours are the norm, which are heavier and more predictable beside the coast and on the islands. The humidity is high, and daily temperatures reach the low-mid 30°'s.

The best time to visit Tanzania is from June to October, when rainfall is unusual with fine, clear skies and sunny weather.

CUISINE

Most camps, lodges, or hotels cater specifically to tourists and serve Western-style food. 
Tap water is generally not safe to drink, and guests should try to stick to mineral water, filtered water, or bottled water to prevent any health or safety risks.

CURRENCY

Tanzania's currency is the Tanzanian Shilling.

The US dollar, Euros, British Pound, and South African Rand can easily be converted to Tanzanian Shilling at main commercial banks or foreign exchange bureaus.

DRESS

Lightweight, light-coloured cotton is recommended as temperatures do not reach an extreme low.
While on a game-viewing safari, avoid brightly coloured clothing; rather, opt for whites, beige, khakis, and browns.

Attention should be given to sun protection. Good-quality sunscreen, sun lotion, and polarised sunglasses are essential.

ELECTRICITY

Electrical sockets in Tanzania are one of three: 'Type G', 'Type C', and 'Type D'.

Travel plug adapters are essential for all appliances that do not match the shape of the 'Type G', 'Type C', or 'Type D' plug and socket.

INTERNET

Most hotels, lodges, and guest houses offer internet access or WiFi (free or paid).
In most towns, there are plenty of private business centres and cyber cafes offering email and internet access, although the speed might be somewhat slower.

TRANSPORT

Roads in most of the wilderness areas are in poor condition and unmarked. Guests should rather opt for a tour guide.
Guests can either drive or fly between a number of parks and reserves in Tanzania.

Most lodges also offer transportation services to and from the airport.

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Outdoor Africa was formed in 2009 by Hayden Elliott and Peter Kummerfeldt with the sole purpose of offering safaris of the same level of quality and authenticity that they experienced while growing up in Africa.

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