Traveling with technology can be a hassle if you’re carrying too many gadgets. As a rule of thumb, never have more gadgets than people! Always have your electronic gadgets limited to one per person. Not only does this make traveling a lot easier and safer, but it also gives you fewer things to worry about while you’re in a land far away!
Here are the 8 top tips for traveling with technology that will make your life a lot easier:
Have an iPhone or Mac book? Cool, keep it to yourself! When you’re traveling in Tanzania, you need to be careful not to flash too many gadgets, especially not expensive ones because they can become a target for thieves. In your room, keep bags and gadgets away from windows. Always keep your gadgets safe and inside your pockets / closed carry bags .
There’s not a part of the world that Google Maps hasn’t covered yet! You can never get lost while using the map. It’s your best guide to any city or country, including Tanzania. Of course, you’ll need cell / data coverage to use Google Maps if you’re stranded without Wi-Fi!
Communication is very important when you’re in a land far away, especially amongst members of your family/friends you’re traveling with. Get your local sim cards as soon as you land in Tanzania. In fact, they can also be purchased at the major airports of the country!
The cellular networks available in Tanzania include Vodacom, Airtel and Zantel. Vodacom is the most widely recommended, but it is best to ask which provider is best for the regions you’ll be travelling to.
You don’t want your phone to die out on you while you’re out exploring the country/city. Always keep your power bank with you so that you can charge your phone anywhere, anytime!
If you’re traveling to East Africa, there’s a good chance you’ll have to interact with a lot of people who don’t know English or any other language that you speak. In such cases, a simple Google Translate search will tell you what you need to know!
So, what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to East Africa and follow the tech tips above to have a safer and better journey!
While you’re there, you might also want to check out the Expert Guide on Selous Game Reserve Tanzania!