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Most frequent questions our clients asked us

About Tanzania Safaris

Tanzania is a country located in East Africa, bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the east. The country’s capital is Dodoma, but its largest city is Dar es Salaam.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tanzania safari

Do I need a visa and passport to travel to Tanzania?

A visa is required when traveling to Tanzania from the United States and Canada. Currently, this can be obtained at arrival airports and border crossings and is valid for 90 days. A valid passport is mandatory. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Tanzania.

What are some unique cultural experiences to have in Tanzania?

Tanzania is known for its rich cultural diversity, and travelers can experience this by visiting local tribes such as the Maasai, Datoga, and Hadzabe. Participating in traditional ceremonies, learning about traditional medicinal practices, and trying local cuisine are also great ways to experience Tanzania’s culture. Although Tanzania we have got 120 tribes.  

What language is spoken in Tanzania?

The official languages of Tanzania are English and Swahili. But the common language is Swahili.

What are the best national parks to visit in Tanzania?

Tanzania is home to some of the best national parks in Africa, including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, and Lake Manyara. Each park offers a unique experience, from watching the great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti to spotting the “Big Five” in Ngorongoro Crater.

What is the best time of year to visit Tanzania?

The best time to visit Tanzania depends on your travel preferences. The dry season from June to October is the best time for wildlife viewing, while the wet season from November to May  are so much ideals like bird watching, wildlife, and enjoying lush landscapes.

Can I climb Mount Kilimanjaro without prior experience?

While climbing Mount Kilimanjaro doesn’t require technical skills, it is a challenging climb and requires a good level of fitness. It’s recommended to prepare with training hikes and acclimatization days to increase your chances of successfully summiting.

What is the currency used in Tanzania?

The currency used in Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling (TZS). It’s recommended to exchange money at banks or currency exchange bureaus, as street vendors may offer unfavorable exchange rates.

What is the food like in Tanzania?

Tanzanian cuisine is diverse and includes dishes such as ugali (a type of cornmeal porridge), nyama choma (grilled meat), and samosas (fried or baked pastries filled with meat or vegetables). Fresh seafood is also widely available in coastal regions.

Is it safe to travel to Tanzania?

Tanzania is generally a safe country for travelers, but it’s important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Petty theft and pickpocketing can occur in tourist areas, and it’s recommended to avoid walking alone at night.

What should I pack for a trip to Tanzania?

When packing for a trip to Tanzania, it’s important to consider the climate and activities you’ll be doing. Lightweight, breathable clothing is recommended for warm weather, and sturdy hiking boots are a must for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Sunscreen, insect repellent, and a first aid kit are also essential.

What is the culture around tipping in Tanzania?

Tipping is not mandatory in Tanzania, but it is appreciated for good service. In restaurants, a 10% tip is customary, and safari guides and porters often receive tips at the end of a trip.