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Travel information about Tanzania
Tanzania is an African country located in the eastern part of Africa within African Great Lakes region. It borders many countries and Africa’s highest mountain is in Tanzania in the north-eastern part. The total population is approximately 55.57 million. The total area is 945,087 sq.km including 62,000 sq. km of inland water. It is known for its wide range of wilderness that includes the popular Kilimanjaro National Park. So if you want a wildlife adventure, you’re in for a spectacular view at Tanzania.
Capital city of Tanzania: Dodoma
Closest neighbors to Tanzania: There are lots of Tanzania’s closest neighbors and it’s bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south.
Best times to visit Tanzania: Best time to visit is the dry season from late June to October if you want to view wildlife, although the northern circuit parks can be visited all year-round. So best weather is from June to October and bad weather is from March and April.
How to get to Tanzania: There are direct and one-stop flights from overseas to Kilimanjaro near Arusha, the starting point of the famous Northern Safari Circuit.
Visa requirements for Tanzania: Visa is required for US citizens so before traveling to Tanzania, one must obtain a visa first although visas are also available on ports of entry during arrival. Visa must be valid for 6 months upon entry and one must have blank visa page for it is required. One must have a round-trip ticket and sufficient funds for their travel to show upon entry.
Currency of Tanzania: The currency is Tanzanian shilling (TZS).
Official Language of Tanzania: Swahili is their official language but it’s only used in parliamentary debates, courts, and schools. It’s used as the language of instruction since Tanzania do have 100 different languages spoken making it the most linguistically diverse country in East part of Africa.
UNESCO World Heritage sites in Tanzania
There are 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tanzania, 5 on their tentative list.
- Kondoa Rock-Art Sites
- Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
- Stone Town of Zanzibar
- Kilimanjaro National Park
- Selous Game Reserve
- Serengeti National Park
- Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Scuba diving safety tips
Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:
- Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
- Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
- Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
- Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
- Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
- Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.