Important Travel Advice for Tanzania
Tanzania continues to introduce new guidelines and policies to manage and monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to the advice offered by your own country and the Tanzanian Embassy whilst planning your trip.
A valid passport and visa are required to enter Tanzania.
Please check with your local Tanzanian Embassy for the latest information on visa requirements. See below links to visa information in countries which are home to our most frequent visitors:
Tanzanian embassies issue visas for single entry (approx $50 or £40 or e50) and double entry ($100 or £70 or e70) if you are planning to cross into Uganda, Rwanda or Kenya for an excursion. They will not issue visas for more than two entries.
Tanzanian tourist visa’s are normally valid for 3 to 6 months from the date of issue.
You can obtain a visa at all airports in Tanzania as well as at the border crossings, but it is advised to obtain one before you travel.
If you are travelling directly from Europe or the USA, no vaccinations are currently required by law to enter Tanzania. However, if you are travelling from a country where yellow fever is present you will need to provide a certificate showing that you gave been inoculated.
We would recommend that you visit a health professional at least 4 to 6 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and discuss any preventive measures.
Several vaccinations are highly recommended when travelling to Tanzania: Yellow Fever; Typhoid; Hepatitis A; and Diphtheria.
It is also recommended that you are up to date with your polio, tetanus and rabies vaccinations.
Anti Malaria medication should be seriously considered and mosquito repellent carried at all times.
As medical facilities are limited across the country, please make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of medical treatment including evacuation by air ambulance and repatriation.
It is recommended that you drink only bottled water at all times.
Be careful of fresh fruits, vegetables and salads which are served to you. They may have been washed with dirty water.
Kiswahili is Tanzania’s national language and is spoken throughout the country, however most people speak their own tribal language as well. In Kagera, Kihaya is the main tribal language and to grasp a few words in the local dialect when visiting the region is much appreciated by the community!
|Good morning/ afternoon/ evening/ night||Habari ya asubuhi/ mchana/ jioni/ usiku|
|A respectful greeting to elders, actually meaning “I hold your feet”||Shikamoo|
|Their reply: “I am delighted”||Marahaba|
|How are you?||Habari yako?|
|I am fine||Nzuri / Sijambo|
|How are things?||Mambo?|
|Good / cool / cool & crazy||Safi / poa / poa kichizi|
|See you later||Tutaonana baadaye|
|Welcome! (Welcome again!)||Karibu! (Karibu tena!)|
Please remember that we are a Tanzania company with offices across the country so are able to give you up-to-the-minute advice on travelling in our country from the moment you contact us.