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Time: Local time in Tanzania is GMT +3 hours
Electricity: 230 volts, 50Hz. Square or South African round three-pin plugs are used
Language: Swahili & English are the official languages. Arabic, Italian and several indigenous languages are also spoken.
Telephone dialling codes: The international country dialling code for Tanzania is +255. The outgoing code is 000, followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 00027 for South Africa).
Currency / Money: The Tanzanian Shilling is the official currency. Travellers cheques and major credit cards are accepted at most upmarket hotels and restaurants. Major currencies can be exchanged in the larger towns. ATM’s are in major cities only.
Note: Please go to our Currency Converter for the latest rates
Tipping: While tipping is at the travellers own discretion, restaurant waiters providing good service should be tipped around 10%. Guides, porters and cooks in the wildlife parks, safari lodges and on safari trips expect tips. The amount is discretionary according to standard of service.
Passports & Visas: Most passport nationalities require a visa for Tanzania, and should be obtained in advance. Please ensure that your passport is valid for more than 6 months after your departure from Tanzania and that you have at least 2 blank pages in your passport.
Note: Entry requirements change, sometimes with little notice. Please CHECK with your World Wide Travel West Coast consultant regarding updates at the time of making a travel enquiry.
Health Requirements: The information shown below is general with regard to health requirements. These do change on a regular basis so check with your World Wide Travel West Coast consultant at the time of making a travel enquiry.
- Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow Fever
- Recommended vaccinations: Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Tetanus & Meningitis
- Precautions: Malaria Prophylaxis & advisable to drink bottled water
Note: The information shown below is general with regard to health requirements. These do change on a regular basis so check with your World Wide Travel West Coast consultant at the time of making a travel enquiry
General: Visitors to Tanzania & the Archipelago islands of Zanzibar should be aware that it is a predominantly Muslim area and a modest dress code, especially for women, should be respected when away from the beach and in public places. Topless sunbathing not accepted.