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Tanzania Travel Advice

A Comprehensive Guide for Planning Your Adventure

If you are planning a trip to Tanzania, there are a few things you need to know to make the most of your experience. Our Tanzania travel advice will provide you with essential travel advice on everything from planning your trip, things to see & do, safety and security, packing tips, and more.

Tanzania Destinations.

Planning Your Trip

When to Go

The best time to visit Tanzania is during the dry season, which runs from June to October. This is when the weather is most pleasant and there is less chance of rain. However, it is important to note that the Great Migration occurs from July to October, so if you want to see wildebeest and zebras crossing the Serengeti, you will need to travel during this time.

Visa and Entry Requirements

Most visitors to Tanzania require a visa. You can apply for a visa online or at the Tanzanian embassy or consulate in your home country. The following documents are required for a visa application:

  • A valid passport

  • A completed visa application form

  • Two passport-sized photos

  • Proof of yellow fever vaccination

  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay in Tanzania


The easiest way to get to Tanzania is to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Dar es Salaam International Airport (DAR). From there, you can take a domestic flight to your destination, or you can rent a car or hire a driver.


Tanzania has a wide range of accommodation options to suit all budgets. From luxury lodges and tented camps to budget hostels and guesthouses, you are sure to find something to suit your needs.

Health and Safety

Tanzania is a relatively safe country to visit, but there are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of illness or injury:

  • Get vaccinated against yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and tetanus.

  • Take malaria prophylaxis if you are traveling to areas where malaria is present.

  • Use insect repellent to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

  • Drink bottled water and avoid eating raw fruits and vegetables.

  • Be aware of your surroundings and take precautions against petty theft.

Money & Currency

The official currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling (TZS). You can exchange money at banks, currency exchange bureaus, and hotels. Credit cards are accepted in major tourist areas, but it is a good idea to have some cash on hand, as ATMs can be unreliable.

Getting Around

The best way to get around Tanzania depends on your budget and itinerary. If you are traveling on a budget, you can take public transportation, such as buses and dala dalas (shared minibuses). If you have more money to spend, you can rent a car or hire a driver.