Travel to Tanzania Information

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Tanzania Country: Fast Facts

Location: Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and the Indian Ocean to the east. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzana

  • The name "Tanzania" was created as a clipped compound of the names of the two states that unified to create the country: Tanganyika and Zanzibar.[27] It consists of the first three letters of the names of the two states ("Tan" and "Zan") and the suffix, "ia" to form Tanzania.

  • Population: 36,481,000

  • Capital: Dodoma

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TANAPA Rules & Regulations
 

  • Driving in the parks is allowed between 6 am and 6 pm only.

  • The speed limit in the parks is 50km/h and 25km/h in the Ngorongoro Crater.

  • Animals always have the right of way.

  • Never feed animals. It will upset their diet and lead to an unnecessary dependence on people.

  • Keep to the authorized tracks only.

  • Do not pick, cut or destroy any vegetation or remove any object of biological interest, including eggs, bones and trophies.

  • Camping is allowed only in designated sites.

  • Picnicking is allowed only at designated sites.

  • Do not disturb or harass the wildlife in any way. Radios and music players are forbidden. Please do not imitate animal’s sounds, clap or pound on vehicle or hoot. Do not throw objects to attract animal’s attention.

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Safari Packing List

 

REQUIRED (Updated 04 April 2022)

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity

  • Picture ID (e.g. driver’s license) other than passport

  • Round-trip international air tickets

  • Covid vaccine card

  • Negative PCR test result taken not more than 72 hours before arrival to Tanzania.

  • Tanzania Public Health Surveillance Online Form (www.afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz) and rapid test payment of $10 upon arrival.  

  • Visa (You may get upon arrival in Tanzania for $100 for US citizens. Flight attendants will be handing out the visa application form prior to landing. Info needed to complete the visa application form will be provided before the trip.)

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Tanzania Plastic Ban


An eco-friendly Tanzania is saying no to single-use plastic bags. Travelers to the country are no longer allowed to bring plastic carrier bags effective June 1, 2019. Check-in area at points of entry confiscate plastic bags, with exception of Ziploc bags used to carry personal items, and may impose fines to travelers.