STATUS: United republic of Tanzania.
AREA: Tanzania the largest country in Eastern Africa. Has an area of 937.062sqkm.
CLIMATE: The country experience hottest months from October to February and long rainy seasons from mid march to late may.
VISAS: Required/except for commonwealth countries obtained from Tanzania Embassies.
HEALTH: Required certificate for vaccine for yellow fever and cholera. If arriving from yellow fever affected areas.
INSURANCE: Strongly advised to have your own insurance, to cover baggage, accidents and medicals.
RESERVATIONS: 50% deposit on booking and balance before the tour begins.
CANCELLATIONS: Received within seven days of commencement of the tour, subject to a 50% charge
Tanzania’s diversity and natural, unspoiled beauty makes it one of the best Safari destinations in Africa. Tanzania is located along the eastern coast of Africa just south of the equator. Tanzania’s wildlife areas are unfenced and hence the game can migrate and live in their natural habitats.
Language & People:
Swahili is the countries official language although many Tanzanians can speak English. The country has over 110 different tribes, which make for harmony, as no tribe is dominant. . Tanzanians are generally wonderful people who love to welcome visitors to their country.
Mainland Tanganyika and the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba formed a political and economic union after Tanganyika gained independence from Britain in 1961. Together they form Tanzania. Tanzania is a multi party democracy. The Country is very politically stable without riots or unrest.
Customs & Religion:
Tanzania has a mix of religions from Christians to Hindus to Muslims. Many customs typical of a certain religion are adopted by others out of respect and all religious holidays are public holidays for all.
Currency & Monies:
Tanzania currency is Tanzanian Shilling (Tshs). Exchange rates fluctuate but it is about 1200/=Tshs to the 1Usd. Guests are advised to bring traveler cheques and USD cash, and can be changed in Tanzania. Most of the ban now has cash machine, outside the bank for 24hour, most banks accept VISA CARD, but few accept master card .from cash machine you will get only Tanzania shilling.
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