ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
Useful Information about Tanzania
WHEN TRAVEL TO TANZANIA ?
Almost any time of year is a good time to discover Tanzania. In this article we will share with you the specific experiences you can have according to the month of the year you want to discover Tanzania.
The best time to visit Tanzania depends on what wildlife you’d like to spot. The country’s seasons and wildlife numbers are dictated by the rains, so you’ll have a slightly different experience depending on when you choose to visit. Tanzania’s headline attraction is the Great Migration, which occurs year-round across the Serengeti. Many people visit between July and September for a chance to witness huge herds of wildebeest and zebra crossing the Mara River, which is in the northern Serengeti, and they try to avoid the jaws of crocodiles and other predators waiting to pounce. Many activities happen in the park this time of year.
Green season in the north of Tanzania is between November and March. There’s a chance of rain, but it’s a fantastic time for birdwatching migratory species from Europe and other parts of Africa. You’ll also see Great Migration herds with their newly born calves. The end of January is the best time to witness Southern Ngorongoro (ndutu area)
When is the rainy season? November to December is the light rainy season, whereas mid-March to May expects heavier rainfall.
But if you are not afraid of a bit of rain (approximately 2 or 3h/day), November and December are still a good choice to discover Tanzania. If you want to escape your cold weather and recharge your vitamin D on the beach, November to February are the perfect time to enjoy and discover Pangani!
WHAT TO TAKE IN MY BAG?
For your electronic charge: UK plug associated plug type is G, which is the plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. United Kingdom operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. Type G.
Sun cream 50 + Sunglasses + Hat
Your personal belongings
Clothes (On safari, light colored clothes are better in some parks like Serengeti, Tarangire, and Manyara. This is to avoid the Tse Tse fly, which is attracted to dark clothes in general and the colors dark blue and black in particular)
Flip flops (thongs)
Don't forget proper tennis shoes/sneakers (for situations like rain or walking out of the vehicle)
A microfiber towel is a plus because it is easy to dry. Most of the time you will move from place to place every day or few days during your trip.
Water bottle (to help us to reduce the plastic use which is a big problem actually in Tanzania)
If you forget some stuff, don't worry, you can find clothes and daily use items directly in the shops (if you stress about forgetting something, don't worry, we’ve got you!)
Throughout many years of providing clients with International Travel Guidance, we have gained the experience and expertise necessary to make booking trips as seamless as possible. If you have any questions, simply reach out.
You need a visa to enter Tanzania. Contact your nearest
embassy or consulate of Tanzania for details. Entry and exit conditions can change at short notice. You should contact the nearest embassy or consulate of Tanzania for the latest details.
To enter Tanzania, you must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated in the form of a valid certificate with a QR code. If you're not fully vaccinated you must take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test within 72 hours of your departure, and present a valid negative certificate with a QR code at your point of entry. If you're travelling from a country listed on the Tanzanian Ministry of Health website you will be tested for COVID 19 upon arrival using a Rapid Antigen Test at your own expense. Confirm entry requirements with Tanzanian authorities before making any travel arrangements. Refer to the latest requirements on the
Ministry of Health’s website. This is subject to change with global conditions.
Observe infection prevention and control measures, including hand hygiene, wearing a mask and keeping physical distance as appropriate.
If you want to leave Tanzania and you need a COVID-19 test before travelling, the Tanzanian Government advises you to get a test at the Regional Hospital at least five days before you leave. You will need to pay for testing. You can book a test on the Ministry of Health's online booking system.
Proof of yellow fever vaccination may be required for entry to Tanzania if arriving from or transiting through a yellow fever risk country.
All ships, cruise liners, and commercial vessels are targets for Somali pirates. Many attacks and kidnappings have happened off the Tanzanian coast. Be alert and exercise extreme caution in coastal waters. Don't leave sight of the coastline.
WHAT CAN I EAT IN TANZANIA ?
We often get this question before departure from our travelers, but don't worry you will find food for everyone and even be surprised at the diversity of options!
Vegetables, meat, pasta, vegan meals, international food, we have meals for everyone and can adhere to any dietary restrictions. A bonus, all the vegetables and fruits come directly from the ground of the local land!
If you want to try traditional food, you can discover wonderful dishes such as rice pilau, banana stew, ugali (polenta), mandazi, kitumbua, kisheti, samosas, makande. We are happy to share our cuisine with you!
In the local streets, people still follow traditional customs, as in many countries, such as respecting elders and brothers and sisters.
If you want to connect more with the locals, they really appreciate seeing that you try to use a bit of the local language for greetings (shikamo for the elders, Hujambo in general) or if you wear any local clothes. And they will love and feel more connected with you if you take 5 minutes of your time to check out the local markets.