„Tanzania is an unparalleled travel destination for animal lovers and safari lovers. Nowhere else on Earth do you see as many wildebeest, zebra and antelope as here. We strongly recommend that you explore the country with your family.”
Tanzania is more than eleven times larger than Austria in the Indian Ocean coast of East Africa.
The two federal states of the country once were British mandates: Tanganyika won its independence in 1961 and merged with Zanzibar in 1964.
Most of its surface is dominated by the wavy savannah of the East African Highlands. From the plateau, there are huge volcanoes in the north, of which the peak of the Kilimanjaro Mountains; Kibo is the highest point in Africa. Tanzania's diverse geographical features are combined with a variety of climatic conditions. The plateaus are characterized by the tropical climate, in many areas the nights are rather cool.
The Indian Ocean coast is hot, humid, tropical and somewhat relieved by the proximity of the sea. However, the weather in the north-eastern mountain slopes of the country is moderate throughout the year.
Rich breakfast: eggs, bacon, fruit, juice, tea or coffee.
Lunch box during safari: sandwich, chicken, boiled egg, juice, dessert, banana or apple.
Hot dinner, usually with a buffet.
Health hazard information
There is no any specific hazard on the trip.
Malarone can be taken at your own discretion to prevent malaria. This disease is very rare. If someone gets infected, it can be easily detected and effectively treated. (It can be cured in 2-3 days with a tablet.) There are doctors and hospitals along the entire route.
The passenger will receive a visa upon arrival at the airport for a short questionnaire and $50. The visa is usually valid for 3 months. According to the regulations, the passport must be valid for 6 months after entry.
During school and village visits, there are situations where we can give small gifts to those we have met or become friends with. Recommended gifts are clothes, shoes (used, but still in good condition), stationery, booklets, candy, comic, soccer ball, skill-building games.
The local currency is Tanzanian shilling, but the dollar is accepted almost everywhere in tourist destinations. It's worth to take some small cash. ATMs are also on the road. You should pay attention to the fact that small nominations, $1, $2, $5 will be exchanged than $50 or $100 notes.
$100 notes older than 2006 are not accepted.
Approximately $150-200 is the suggested amount for pocket money.
(One beer is about $2, a bottle of water is $1.)
It is worth following the instructions of the tour guide. It always depends on the situation and location. Certain places photography is not allowed. Drones are not allowed in the national parks.
Plugs and sockets in Tanzania is the British standard. Converters are available on the road and in hotels.