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10 things you should know before travelling to Tanzania

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  1. Invisible

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    1: How to get into Tanzania

    Several major airlines fly into Tanzania- KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines), Condor Airlines and Ethiopian Airways fly into lands at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA/JRO) and Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) daily. British Airways and Swiss Airlines lands at DIA at least twice a week.

    Other airlines operating flights to Tanzania are South African Airlines (SAA), Emirates, YEMENAIR, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, and Kenya Airways.

    2: Immigration Requirements

    An onward ticket and sufficient funds are required when entering Tanzania.

    Visas are required for all visitors except citizens of the Commonwealth, Scandinavian countries and the Republic of Ireland.

    Visas are easy to obtain at any Tanzanian embassy abroad, the Visa fee is dependent on the type of passport held.

    A visitor's pass which can be obtained free from any Tanzanian diplomatic mission or point of entry is required for all travelers. It is advisable to get one before you leave home.

    3: Health

    A yellow fever vaccination certificate is essential if arriving from yellow fever infected areas and anti-malaria tablets are also recommended.

    Travelersare advised to take their prescribed drugs a few days prior to arrival, during their stay, and for a short period after returning.
    It is also necessary to boil or sterilize all local drinking water and milk and cook or peel vegetables.

    Private health insurance is recommended.

    4: Currency/Exchanging Money

    There is no restriction on the importation of foreign currency. Under no circumstances should travelers change money in the streets - no matter what rate is advertised- as the chance are you will be cheated.
    Travelers are encouraged to exchange money at a Bureau de Change, which offer better rates than banks.

    5: To tip or not to tip, that is the question

    Tipping is not obligatory, instead it is left to the discretion of the visitor.
    The following tips should only be used a guideline.

    Porterage: US $ 1.00 per bag.

    Dining Room Staff: US $ 1.00 per person.

    Driver Guide: US $ 15.00 per day.

    Mountain climb Guide: US $ 15.00 per day.

    For outstanding personal service, you may decide to give a higher tip.

    6: You get what you pay for

    Beware of the ‘dodgy' tour operators who advertise unbelievably cheap prices as you may be disappointed by sub-standard services, poor accommodation and inadequate tour vehicles. Accept the standard prices and research different companies to find a reputable tour operator.

    7: Street Smarts

    It is not recommended that foreign travelers walk unaccompanied at night in poorly –lit streets or along deserted streets.

    Always travel in groups and ride only in registered taxis.

    8: Insurance You are strongly advised to have your own insurance cover to cover baggage, personal accident and medical expenses.

    9: Take a walk on the Wild Side

    Tanzania offers travelers a number of adventure activities including: –


    • Safaris, wildlife safaris, night game drive safaris and canoeing safaris
    • Climbing, trekking, and mountaineering: Channel you inner explorer by conquering Mountains Kilimanjaro, Meru and Oldonyo Lengai
    • Walking Safaris and bird watching
    • Beach holidays: Tours to Zanzibar island, Mafia island, Dare salaam and Pangani Tanga coast offer a number of beach activities including swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, dolphin watching, fishing and water sports.
    • Cultural Tourism: Learn the customs and traditions of the local people in Maasai in Ngorongoro Crater and Chagga near Mount Kilimanjaro.
    10: BARGAIN, BARGAIN, BARGAIN

    When shopping in streets bazaars, travelers should always bargain. However some prices e.g in restaurants are fixed and you could be mistaken for a miser if you start haggling.
     
  2. Quemu

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    Umesahau kuandika list ya informal things that people should know before travelling to Tanzania.

    1) Dollar bills zote zilizotengenezwa chini ya mwaka 2000 hazikubaliwi na Bureau De Change zetu. Kwa hiyo kwa wale mnajiandaa kuja huku hivi karibuni, hakikisheni madolali yenu yamechapwa kuanzia mwaka 2000 na kuendelea.

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    imekaa vizuri sana mkuu...
     
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    AmaniGK JF-Expert Member

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    sio 2000 tu kaka bali kuanzia 2006
     
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    Mzawa Halisi JF-Expert Member

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    Mkuu DIA sasa hivi inaitwa Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA).
     
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    Son of Alaska JF-Expert Member

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    dollar bills za nini? sasa hivi tunatembea na PLASTIC tu
     
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    Quemu JF-Expert Member

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    Haaa kaka wanachukua 2000 bana...

    Hata hivyo kama una account Standard Chartered (sijui benki zingine), ukienda na zilizo chini ya 2000, wanakubadilishia na kukupatia za miaka ya karibuni. Lakini ndio hivyo inabidi uwe unabenki nao.
     
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    Thanks mkuu, corrected
     
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    Quemu JF-Expert Member

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    ATM zenye inabidi ukapange foleni kama huko SUKITA (enzi hizo), sasa hizo plastic zinaladha kweli?
     
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    AmaniGK JF-Expert Member

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    Daah mkuu basi kuna mahali nilipita wakanipiga hilo changa asante kwa kunitaarifu
     
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