Travel Tips for Tourists Going to Tanzania Provided by Smart Travel and Safaris Africa

Travel tips on tanzania safari information, mount kilimanjaro climbing, health, dressing, tourist destinations, tanzanite and more.

Moshi, Tanzania, September 08, 2009 --( (a) Travel, vacation holidays to Tanzania.

The most stunning tourist attractions in Tanzania are those natural resources available in Tanzania which are unique and found only in Tanzania.

(i) Mount KilimanjaroNational Park: The highest mountain in Africa 5895m/19340ft, with its peak covered with snow throughout the year. It is a volcanic mountain and easier mountain for normal people (without technical expert) can climb successful. There are six routes named Marangu, Rongai, Machame, Shira, Umbwe, Londrosi/Lemosho. You can climb through one of the routes to the Summit.

(ii) Serengeti National Park, with the Great Wildebeest Migration, Kopjes (where cats hide there), Great Rivers like Grumeti (where crocodiles survive), and large plain.

(iii) Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Ngorongoro Crater). – NCA: NCA is often called ‘African Eden’ and the ‘Eight Wonder of the Natural World’, Man and Biosphere Reserve.

(iv) Zanzibar spice Island (Unguja and Pemba).

(v) Selous Game Reserve.

There are more details on selected Most Top Tourist destinations, go on reading.

(b) Adventure Activities to be done in Tanzania.
-Safaris, wildlife safaris. This is a tour to National parks and Game reserves to view wild animals, plants and geographical features like Rivers, Lakes and so on.
-Climbing, trekking, and mountaineering. Mountains Kilimanjaro, Meru and Oldonyo Lengai
-Walking Safaris, birdwatching and ecotourism. Nature lovers would like also to go deep to come close to nature.
-Night game drives safaris, canoeing safaris. This is another optional safari in Tanzania.
-Beach holidays. Tour to areas with beach for swimming,snorkeling, scuba diving, dolphin tour, fishing and water sports. Zanzibar island, Mafia island, Dare salaam and Pangani Tanga coasts. Also Lake Victoria coast.
-Cultural Tourism: to learn their custom and tradition and interfere with local people. Example Maasai in Ngorongoro Crater and Chagga near Mount Kilimanjaro.
(c) Helpful travel Tips and information about Tanzania.

Currently many people from abroad/overseas are seeking information about Tanzania.

How to get in to Tanzania; Several major Airlines get into Tanzania;KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines)Condor Airlines and Ethiopian Airways get into lands at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA/JRO) and Dar es salaam International Airport (DIA) daily.British Airways and Swiss Airlines lands at DIA at least twice a week.

Other Airlines are South African Airlines (SAA), Emirates, YEMENAIR, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, and Kenya Airways.

Immigration: An onward ticket and sufficient funds are required when entering Tanzania. Visas required by all visitors except citizens of the Commonwealth, Scandinavian countries and the Republic of Ireland. It is very easy to get a visa at any Tanzanian embassy abroad. The visa fee depends on the type of passport held. A visitor’s pass is required for all travelers. This can be obtained free from any Tanzanian diplomatic mission or point of entry. It is advisable to get one before you leave home.

Health: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is essential if arriving from yellow fever infected areas. Anti-malaria tablets are recommended.

Take prescribed drugs a few days prior to arrival, during your stay, and for a short period after returning. Boil or sterilize drinking water and milk. Cook or peel vegetables. Private health insurance is recommended.

Currency; There is no restriction on the importation of foreign currency. Foreign currency can be changed at the bureau de change which offer better rate than the banks. Insurance; you are strongly advised to have your own insurance cover to cover baggage, personal accident and medical expenses.

Tipping; Tipping is not obligatory. Tipping is at the discretion of the visitor and the following 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.

Helpful travel tips;

Tanzanians are generally very friendly people. They would like you enjoy your stay in this country therefore

:i- Don’t change money in the streets even if you are given a good rate as you might be cheated. Go to bureau change.

ii- Don’t go to too cheaper Tour Operator the services might be too disappointing or vehicles used can broke in the middle of safari, or poor accommodation or any mishap pens like any cheating. Just try to compare prices, and choose, accept the standard prices.

iii- Always ride in registered taxis

.iv- Don’t take fastest buses.

v- Never walk unaccompanied at night in poorly –lit streets or along deserted streets.

vi- When shopping in streets bazaars, always bargain. However some prices e.g in restaurants are fixed and you might be mistaken for miser if you start bargaining.

vii- Always choose a guest house or lodge that has a working telephone.

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Moshi Tanzania.