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Travel Advice

Useful information and travel advice for your Tanzania trip


As tour operator on the ground, we not only plan and organise your trip – we are on the ground, right were you need us. Our operations team is available for you in emergencies 24/7. We pride ourselves in creating fully serviced experiences for our guests. Nevertheless, we want to share our Tanzania travel advice with you so you feel ready and prepared for your safari of a lifetime.

Best time to visit Tanzania

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Tanzania is the dry season from June until end of October. These months bring ideal weather for game watching and beach holidays. However, travelling during the low or shoulder season has many advantages as well.

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Getting to Tanzania and getting around

Getting to Tanzania

Most visitors get to Tanzania by plane, arriving at either Arusha (North) or Dar es Salaam (South) International Airports. To go on a safari, you will be driven by an experienced guide or can do a fly-in safari.

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Tanzania travel budget

Money, Budgeting & Tips

Safaris in East Africa are not a bargain holiday - but they do offer outstanding value for money. Find out what impacts Tanzania safari prices and all things money while in Tanzania.

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Culture and Languages

There are 121 indigenous languages in Tanzania - luckily, you don't need to learn all of these before you travel there. This page gives you an overview of languages and cultures in Tanzania.

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Weather and Climate

Temperatures in Tanzania are quite stable year-round. Instead of winter and summer, we divide the year into rainy and dry seasons. Find out what to expect - includes an overview for "weather by month"!

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Tanzania Packing List

Packing List

Keep it light, keep it simple - that should be the number one rule guiding your Tanzania safari packing list. We share a few tips on which type of bag to bring and why a warm jumper should definitely be on your list.

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Wildlife and Birds

From the Big Five to the small dung beetle, colourful birds and prehistoric reptiles - Tanzania's wildlife and birds attract visitors from around the world for good reason.

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945,203 sq km (364,898 sq miles)


ca. 67 Million



Important cities for tourist activities

Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Stone Town

Official languages

kiSwahili, English


Tanzania Shilling (TSh or TZS)

Country code



Around 63% identify as Christian, and 34% as Muslim, while the remaining population identify with traditional or no religion. However, these figures are an estimate and not officially confirmed.


Dry season: June to late October, December to February
Green season: March to May, November


Day-time temperatures are usually warm and pleasant, between 20°C (68°F) to 30°C (86°F). There are regional differences. Night-time temperatures can fall rapidly, especially at higher altitude like the Ngorongoro Highlands or Mt Kilimanjaro. For more details visit our guide on the best time to visit Tanzania.

Important airports

The main airport on the popular Northern Circuit is Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). To visit the national parks in the South, fly to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam. The main airport to get to Zanzibar is Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) on Unguja.

Visa regulations

Many nationalities need a tourist visa to enter Tanzania for a safari holiday. You can apply online or on arrival. Please consult the embassy or consulate in your home country for visa advice ahead of your travels.

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