Travel Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Before traveling to Tanzania, you can find here helpful travel information’s on Flights, Health, Luggage, Money and Visa/Passport.
Please note that the information’s given here are only an orientation. It is essential to check with your doctor, bank and embassies/consulates.
Flights & Transfers
Check-in is three hours prior to departure for international flights and one-and-a-half hours for domestic flights.
Many scheduled regional flights may involve multiple stops before reaching the final destination.
Health & Dietary
Yellow fever vaccination is compulsory and a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all travelers over 1 year of age coming from areas with risk of yellow fever transmission (check the internet for details).
Please ensure that inoculations for other tropical diseases, such as cholera, hepatitis, tetanus and typhoid are up-to-date.
Malaria is endemic but preventable. Use insect repellent, sleep under a mosquito net and take anti-malaria prophylactics as advised by your doctor.
If you suffer from a medical condition, please ensure that you have enough medicine to last during the length of your trip.
Bring prescription medicine; spare glasses/contact lenses and their solution; sunscreen and after-sun moisturizer; a first-aid kid, including plasters, travel sickness tablets, antiseptic cream, antihistamine cream, pain relies tablets, indigestion tablets; as well as a cream for bites/stings and remedy for diarrhea. We remind travelers who have any allergies or an asthma condition, to pack the required medication.
It is imperative to check with your doctor before arrival.
Most dietary requirement can be catered for. Please inform us of any specific dietary requirements and these will be communicated to all properties. Should you require kosher meals, there might incur substantial additional costs as these meals are specially flown in. A two weeks prior notice is required for all dietary requirements.
Insurance – Flying Doctors
It is essential that adequate travel insurance is arranged prior to arrival. This guarantees emergency evacuation to the nearest hospital should you either suffer severe illness or injury. This insurance does not cover the cost of treatment once in hospital, nor does it replace the normal travel insurance.
No formal clothes are required, so we recommend that you keep your luggage to the basics. Traveling light is best as it takes less time to load your vehicle on travel days. Please use soft-side cases instead of hard suitcase.
There is a weight restriction of 15 kg/per person for all domestic flights. Please note that the hand-baggage compartments on the light aircraft’s are only 25 cm.
Bright or dark blue colors attract tsetse flies and black colors attract mosquitoes, so we recommend better khaki or neutral colors.
The local currency is Tanzanian Shilling. Major foreign currencies, especially EURO and USD, are well accepted. They are convertible at Banks or Bureau du Change in the main towns or in any tourist areas. It is not possible to obtain Tanzania Schillings outside the country. Credit Cards are not yet widely accepted and carry a poor exchange rate.
Visa and Passport
EU and US passport holders are required to purchase a Tourist Entry Visa, which is available at Tanzanian Embassies or at any Border Post. The Tourist Entry Visa costs USD 50 per person for Europeans and USD 100 per person for Americans and is valid for 3 months. Visas obtained at any Border Post are payable in USD cash only. We recommend small dollar notes as officials are not in the position to give change.
Visitors from other countries should check with the Tanzanian Embassy or the nearest Visa Service.
Passports are required by all foreign visitors and must be valid for 6 months after the intended length of stay. Please ensure that you have sufficient blank pages (not endorsement pages) in your passport with at least two consecutive/side by side blank pages. If there is not sufficient space in the passport then entry into the country could be denied. Our recommendation is 3 to 4 blank pages.
It is imperative to check visa requirements with the various country embassies/consulates before you travel as visa requirement vary according to your nationality.