Travel to Tanzania


Travel to Tanzania: Africa Natural Tours (For Kilimanjaro, Serengeti and Zanzibar) Tanzania safari company in Moshi
Specialized in:  Wildlife safaris, Mountain climbing, Cultural tourism and Beach holidays in East Africa
Contact +255 653 679 958



PASSPORTS & VISA
All visitors to Tanzania require a return or onward ticket and a valid passport with an entry or reentry visa, duly endorsed. Visas are not required for visitors from some Commonwealth countries and other specified countries.  Visas can be obtained from any Tanzania Diplomatic Mission or Consulate abroad, and at main entry points including international airports, sea ports and border posts.

HEALTH
Visitors originating from or transiting through countries endemic with yellow fever need to have valid vaccination certificates. Visitors arriving directly into Tanzania from say Europe, the USA, Japan and other non-yellow fever areas are not required to produce vaccination certificates to gain entry. Visitors are advised to take anti-malaria tablets and make use of mosquito nets and insect sprays where provided. Comprehensive travel and medical insurance is recommended before travel.

CUSTOMS
Personal effects including binoculars, cameras, film, may be imported (temporarily) free of duty. A custom bond may be demanded from visitors bringing in professional video/filming equipment, radios, tape recorders and musical instruments to ensure the goods are re-exported.  Firearms require a special permit that should be obtained in advance. Visitors buying local handicrafts must keep cash sales receipts and ownership certificates for wildlife trophies for presentation to Customs officials on departure.

CURRENCY
The unit of currency is the Tanzania Shilling (TShs) which is divided into 100 cents. Visitors can bring with them any amount of foreign currency but it is against the law to import or export Tanzania Currency. Foreign currency in cash or in travelers cheques may be exchanged at the commercial banks, authorized dealers, or at the bureau de changes operating at the international airports, major towns and border posts.

DEPARTURES
An airport tax of USD 30 is levied on all visitors departing the country by air. In many instances, this fee is included in your airline ticket. Baggage is weighed at check-in counters and may be inspected by Custom officials. Airport departure tax for domestic flights is about USD 6. All fees are subject to change.

LUGGAGE
Safari vehicles and small aircraft provide limited space for luggage. It is therefore recommended to travel with light bags since bulky suitcases will overload and might not be taken on board.

CLIMATE
The climate is tropical. The coastal areas are hot and humid with an average day temperature of 30 degrees centigrade.  The central plateau is dry and arid with hot days and cool nights. In the northwest highlands around Arusha and Ngorongoro, the climate is temperate and cooler between June and September. The long rains are from March to May and the short rains fall between October and December.  The hottest months are between October and February.

CLOTHING
Light tropical clothes, especially cotton slacks, shirts and skirts are most suitable. Some warm clothing is needed in the higher altitude are as around Ngorongoro Crater, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and Arusha, especially in the evenings and early in the morning. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended on safari and guests are advised to carry some insect repellents.

LANGUAGE
The national language is Kiswahili but English is widely spoken and is the language of the tourist trade and other international businesses. Africa Natural Tours, however, boasts quite a few multilingual operations staff and driver-guides.

AIR TRAVEL
Several international airlines operate flights into Tanzania through Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar International Airports. Travel within the country is by Precision Air, Air Excel, Coastal Aviation, Zan Air, Fly 540, Regional Air, Tropical Air, Fast jet, Auric Air, and Air Tanzania the national airline

FLYING DOCTOR MEMBERSHIP
A temporary Flying Doctor membership is recommended to cover air medical evacuation to Nairobi. Participation fee is USD 15 (14 days) and USD25 (2 months) for Northern Tanzania, and USD 30 (14 days) and USD 50 (2 months) for Southern Tanzania.

TIME
Tanzania has only one time zone. Local time is GMT + 3 and Daylight Savings Time is not used.

ELECTRICITY
 215 – 240 Volts, 50 Cycles AC


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