During your international flight take with you in the cabin, your prescription drugs, a small toilet bag, and your travel insurance contract.
A travel bag -15 kg (limited space in safari vehicle) and a backpack for the day.
Having your visa before your departure reduces your waiting time to get out of the airport.
Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO)
Dar es Salaam – Julius Nyerere Airport (DAR)
Zanzibar – Kisauni Airport (ZNZ)
All visitors to Tanzania require a return or onward ticket and a valid passport with an entry or re-entry 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. When you arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) in Arusha you have the option to get a visa (USD needed).
Check with your country’s public health agency responsible for infectious disease control and epidemiology for immunizations and recommendations needed to ensure the safety of you and your family for the trip. Use mosquito netting around your bed when provided and bring insect reppellent. Travel insurance is essential, check with your insurance company.
Light tropical clothes, especially cotton slacks, shirts are most suitable. Some warm clothing is needed in high altitude areas around Ngorongoro Crater, Mt Kilimanjaro and Arusha, especially in the evenings and early in the morning.
A light scarf to protect yourself from the wind, sun and scare away flies. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended on safari and guests are advised to carry some insect repellants. A pair of binoculars and a camera are recommended.
The climate is tropical. The coastal areas are hot and humid with an average day temperature of 30 degree centigrade. The central plateau is dry and arid with hot days and cools nights. In the northwest highlands around and Ngorongoro the climate is temperate and cooler between June and September. The long rains are from March to May and the short rains between October and December. The hottest months are between October and February.
Tanzania has only one time zone. Local time is GMT + 3 AND Daylight Savings Time is not used.
The unit of currency is the Tanzania Shillings (TShs) which is divided into 100 cents. Visitors can bring with them any foreign currency but it is against the law to import or export Tanzania Currency. Foreign currency in cash or in travelers check may be exchanged. The US dollar is widely used. Dollars must have an issue date of less than 5 years to be accepted. The euro also but to a lesser extent.
The national language is Kiswahili but English is widely spoken.
215 – 230 Volts, 50 Cycles AC.
For preserver the environment the Government banned the import of plastic bags. Use fabric bags. Except the toilet bag for the flight.
To reduce the consumption of plastic bottles, a gourd is necessary. It will be filled with water gallon wich will be at your disposal.