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With the spell of Covid-19 lessening, there is a visible scope for traveling in 2021. What’s better than traveling to Tanzania and reconnecting with nature, wildlife, and the pristine beaches after spending a long time trapped indoors during the pandemic?

Follow this travel guide to have the best experience while traveling in Tanzania.

 

Visa Requirements

Traveling to Tanzania doesn’t require visas for almost all countries in the world. However, people belonging to Hong Kong, Barbados, Malaysia, Jamaica, and several other African countries require a tourist visa.

 

Vaccines Are Necessary

To get a permit to travel anywhere in the world, one must be tested negative in a Covid-19 test. Besides that, traveling to Tanzania requires you to take multiple vaccines like hepatitis A&B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, polio, MMR, pneumonia, chickenpox, Tdap, and many others.

 

Best Time to Visit Tanzania

Although Tanzania welcomes everyone with open arms all year round, there are however certain times of the year when traveling to Tanzania is the best. Being a country of highs and lows, the seasons change very differently from other countries. The best time to visit Tanzania is from July to October when it is at its driest. Witness 'The Great Wildebeest Migration' and the vibrant bird migration in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

 

Ways to Get Around in Tanzania

Tanzania has several local transportation options available to get around the country.

  1. Flights

When arranging for flights, you might want to look into the three main airports that connect with all major international airline that fly into Tanzania:

  • Kilimanjaro International Airport (between Moshi and Arusha)
  • Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam)
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (Zanzibar)

 

  1. Trains

Traveling by train is not a very comfortable or safe travel option. However, if you are an ardent traveler and wish to closely explore the lands of Tanzania, then getting on a train wouldn't be a bad choice. Take the Tazara train that connects Dar es Salaam and Kapiri Moshi in Zambia or head to Dodoma or Tabora to take trains from there.

 

  1. Taxi

Just like any other country in the world, the taxi service in Tanzania is expensive too. Although traveling by taxi is quicker and more direct, but it is suggested to take taxis preferred by your hotel as they are trusted and reliable.

Pro tip: Remember, no offense but only noobs book a taxi from inside an airport! Save yourself some money and take a taxi from outside the airport's premises.

 

  1. TukTuk

A fun and cheap alternative to taxi traveling is to get a tuktuk! You can find these adorable little transports at every nook and corner of the coastal regions fitting up to 2-3 people. Being cashless isn't a great idea, so always carry some cash.

Being mindful of the alarming situation of COVID-19, it is advised to refrain from using public transport. Booking a car or taxi from the hotel would be an optimal choice.

 

Don't Move Around Cashless

Tanzanian currency is called Tanzania Shillings. However, most of your expenses and bookings might have been paid in advance. It advised to carry the local currency to tip and pay at places that do not accept dollars, euros, or cards.

 

Carry Your Water

Drinking tap water is not advisable in Tanzania. Limit its usage to showering or washing hands only. Always use bottled water for drinking and filtered water for brushing your teeth. Don't forget to get hold of plenty of water bottles from your hotel or a store nearby before starting an adventurous or long day.

 

Don't Forget Your Chargers!

Every country has different power outlets, and so, knowing about the power outlet of the country you're traveling to is indeed smart. Tanzanian power outlets use 220-240V, 50 Hz. It is advised to carry a converter as the voltage at some places can be lower than 220V.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Tanzania and have a great time! Explore Tanzania with Flightlink and experience the wilderness that the country has to offer.

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