Canadian and US citizens are required to have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after their intended return date, as well as a visa.
Climate: SUMMER: October – March. WINTER: April – September
Tanzania’s widely varying geography accounts for it differing climactic conditions. The altitude of the high plateau considerably tempers what would otherwise be a tropical climate. The coastal strip along the Indian Ocean and the offshore islands of Pemba,
Late March to late May is traditionally the long rainy season and is considered the winter period in
Currency: The currency of
Credit Cards: Visa and MasterCard are generally accepted throughout
Luggage: Packing space is limited on all modes of transport but particularly on small domestic aircraft. Luggage must be restricted to 12kg (26lbs) in soft bags plus a reasonable amount of hand luggage.
Time Difference: EST plus 7 (Summer)
EST plus 8 (Winter)
Water: We do recommend that you purchase and drink bottled water. Many lodges and camps will provide bottled water for you to drink. Unlike in
Electricity: 220/240 volts AC. Outlets are of the 3 pin, 13 amp type. Please be aware that in some tented accommodations you may not find a plug socket.
Health Requirements: Recommended health precautions include: Yellow Fever and Cholera vaccinations. It is strongly suggested that you obtain Anti-Malaria medication before entering
It is advisable to obtain medical insurance prior to travel. Emergency services and first aid is difficult to obtain outside major cities and tourist areas, so bring with you any medication that you may require.
What to buy:
Air Tickets: All flights should be reconfirmed at least 48 hours prior to departure of your flight. Normally your guide or the concierge at hotels and lodges are able to assist you.
Tipping: It is customary to tip local guides and drivers about $5.00 per person, per day. At local hotels and restaurants it is the custom to tip 10 to15 of the bill
Insurance: We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance, which includes curtailment and cancellation cover, as well as medical cover, upon confirming your booking.
Communication and Important Telephone Numbers: The international dialing code for calling