Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Tanzania?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Tanzania are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Tanzania?

For up to date information around safety and security in Tanzania read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Tanzania.

Best time to visit Tanzania?

Peak season is July to October. The best time to visit Tanzania is from July to October when the country is at its driest. This coincides with the migration river crossings, however, all the parks offer amazing wildlife sightings at this time as the grasses and bush are at their least dense.

Do I need a visa to enter Tanzania?

British passport holders are required to obtain a Visa to enter Tanzania. Single entry Visas can be obtained on arrival at the main ports of entry (including International Airports)

What currency do i need in Tanzania?

The official currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shillin.

While visiting Tanzania

What wild animals live in Tanzania?

Zebras, elephants, wildebeests, buffaloes, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, dik-diks, gazelles, elands and kudus. Tanzania is also known for its predators, with Serengeti National Park one of the best places for spotting lions, cheetahs and leopards.

What is the traditional food in Tanzania?

Ugali is the meal that could be considered as Tanzania's national dish. It is a stiff dough prepared with cornmeal (maize meal), cassava flour, sorghum or millet. The dish is usually served with a sauce that contains either fish, meat, cooked vegetables or beans.

What Languages are spoken in Tanzania?

Tanzania is a multilingual country. There are many languages spoken in the country, but no one language is spoken natively by a majority or a large plurality of the population. The Bantu, Swahili language and English

How much do you tip in Tanzania?

The currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shillin. At restaurants in Tanzania, especially in major cities, it is customary to tip 5%, if a service charge is not included. Alternatively if you are satisfied with the service you can round the bill up to an even amount. Don't worry about tipping too much thought: locals tend to not tip at restaurants.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Tanzania?

Local Tanzania travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Tanzania Numbers?

  • Police: 112
  • Ambulance: 114
  • Fire: 115
  • Embassy: +255 22 229 0000

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Tanzania?

    The time difference is 3 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Tanzania?

    Tanzania Guidebook

    Best Tanzania guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Tanzania with this Tanzania Guidebook .