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General Information

The national language of Tanzania is Swahili.

The official language of Tanzania is Swahili.

The national currency of Tanzania is Tanzanian shilling (TZS).

1 TZS equals  .
equals  TZS.

Location

Tanzania

The distance from to Tanzania is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Tanzania. Exercise increased caution in Tanzania due to crime, terrorism, and targeting of LGBTI persons. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Tanzania is 59. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 112 to call the police in Tanzania.

LGBT

Tanzania has a score of -9 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Tanzania ranks #179 worldwide.

Exercise increased caution in Tanzania due to crime, terrorism, and targeting of LGBTI persons.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Tanzania should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Tanzania:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Tanzania to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Tanzania differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Tanzania, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type D
  • Type G
Weather

The temperature difference between Tanzania and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Possible light rain tomorrow.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 64–92°F  /  18–34°C 62% 6%
Sat November 09 66–87°F  /  19–30°C 70% 41%
Sun November 10 64–89°F  /  18–32°C 65% 7%
Mon November 11 66–92°F  /  19–33°C 61% 7%
Tue November 12 64–93°F  /  18–34°C 56% 3%
Wed November 13 63–94°F  /  17–35°C 54% 0%
Thu November 14 62–93°F  /  17–34°C 56% 11%
Fri November 15 67–93°F  /  19–34°C 61% 20%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:11 am and sets at 06:33 pm. This equates to 12.4 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Tanzania, it is in . When the sun sets in Tanzania, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Tanzania is 5.00 TZS. Every kilometer costs an additional 3.00 TZS. Every hour of waiting time costs 5.00 TZS.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Tanzania.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Left-hand traffic, keep to the left side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 2.00 TZS in Tanzania.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 11.00 TZS.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Tanzania is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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