These are the most popular questions – don’t mind asking for elaboration
1. What official documents do I need to travel to Tanzania?
You will require a passport valid for at least six months after your date of entry. If you are arriving from a country in which Yellow Fever is endemic (such as Kenya), you will require an immunization certificate or health card.
Citizens of the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, and most countries in the EU, need a tourist visa to enter Tanzania. Application details and forms can be found on Tanzanian Embassy web sites.
As with all visa matters — contact your local Tanzanian Embassy for the latest information.
2. How safe is it to travel in Tanzania?
Tanzania is a safe country to travel in. Tanzanians are warm-hearted and generous people and are eager to help and assist visitors. As in all countries, a little common sense goes a long way and reasonable precautions should still be taken, such as locking valuables in the hotel safe, do not carry a lot of camera equipment especially in the major cities, do not wear too much jewellery, do not carry large amounts of cash on your person etc.
Guides will monitor your safety in cities and in the game areas. From time to time generalized travel statements are issued concerning travel conditions in the area.
3. How safe is the water and food in Tanzania?
It is best to drink bottled water when travelling through Tanzania – numerous brands are widely available and served in all restaurants and lodges. Steer clear of ice, raw vegetables, and salads when eating at street restaurants. High-end restaurants will clean their produce in antiseptic solution, but to be on the safe side, fruit and vegetables should always be washed and peeled. Try to avoid eating in empty restaurants – the food may have been sitting out for some time – and order your meat well done. On the coast, seafood and fish are usually fresh, but make sure everything is well-cooked.
4. Typical food in Tanzania?
In Tanzania’s towns and villages, the food is usually simple. Plain grilled meat, nyama choma, is very popular, and often served with sauce, rice, chips, or ugali (cornmeal). Indian cuisine is also wide spread. The locally brewed beer is good, including Serengeti, Safari, Kilimanjaro, mbege (home-brew from the Chagga people) and banana beer; imported beers (e.g. Tusker from Kenya) and wine are also excellent.
5. Time in Tanzania?
Tanzania is three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3). Tanzania does not operate daylight saving time, hence there’s no time difference between their summer and winter months.
6. Tanzania’s International Dialling code?
The International Dialling Code for Tanzania is +255, followed by the applicable area codes (e.g. 22 for Dar es Salaam, or 27 for Arusha). Calling out from Tanzania, you dial 00 plus the relevant country code (44 for the UK, 1 for the USA).
7. What is the Tanzania currency?
The official unit of currency is the Tanzanian shilling (TZS), divided into 100 cents. Notes are issued as TSh10,000; 5000; 1000; 500; 200 and 100. Coins are issued as TSh100; 50; 20; 10, 5 and 1.
The tourism industry prices everything in US Dollars and they are the preferred unit of currency. Major currencies can be exchanged in Moshi Town. Foreign exchange bureaux in the main town usually offer a better rate on traveller’s cheques than do the banks. ATMs are available also.
See www.xe.com for the latest exchange rates.
8. What about electricity in Tanzania?
Electricity in Tanzania is 220-240V AC, 50 Hz. Plugs have 3 flat-pinned prongs (UK type) and adaptors are available to buy in Moshi Town.
9. Do you provide transfers?
We have a good deal with a trustworthy taxi driver, Pascale phone number +255 754 975118, he charge USD 25 per car, from Kilimanjaro Airport to the Hotel or viceversa. You can text directly Pascale on whatsapp on the above number or we can book him for you, please let us know time of arrival at KIA and the airline Company name.
10. What is your cancellation policy?
Our cancellation policy:
a) Booking in high season (June to October ) and ( December to March) we ask a 30% of the total amount as deposit. This amount is not refundable. You can transfer the amount by bank transfer: Barclays Bank Tanzania Limited, Moshi branch p.o.box 632. Beneficiary USD account number 0176004495 Swift code BARCTZTZ or BY CREDIT CARD, VISA MASTERCARD AND AMERICAN EXPRESS.
b) you can pay the rest of balance at the time of check out.
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