Travellers should check for visa requirements pertaining to their citizenship, as entry requirements vary between countries. All travellers, however, must be in possession of a passport with at least six months of validity left beyond the intended departure date from Tanzania. For more information on Tanzania travel please visit http://tanzaniatourism.go.tz/en
Tanzania’s currency is the shilling. Notes are issued in denominations of 1000, 2000, 5000 and 10000 shillings. Coins are issued in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 shillings, although the first two are seldom used. The local currency you may need during your stay in Tanzania should be obtained at authorised facilities such as banks and foreign exchange bureaus. US Dollars and British Pounds can also be exchanged at the airport on arrival. It is very difficult to exchange the shilling outside of Tanzania so we recommend that you change only as much as you will need. Major credit cards are accepted at most outlets in Tanzania.
Tanzania has a tropical climate which is mainly characterised by warm days and cool evenings. December to March are usually the warmest months of the year, while June to August are the coolest. April and May often see intermittent rains, and from September to November the days are warm with short scattered rains falling in November.
Pack lightweight, washable clothes plus a sweater for early morning game drives, as well as sunhat, glasses and sunscreen. Long sleeves and trousers in light coloured fabrics help discourage insect bites. You can also buy clothes locally.
Tanzania’s official language is Swahili.
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