The unit of currency is the Tanzanian Shilling, which is divided into 100 cents. Visitors can take in any amount of foreign currency, no currency declaration is required, but import and export of Tanzanian currency is illegal. Most major currencies particularly US Dollars/Euros and travelers’ cheques are accepted and are convertible at banks and bureau […]


Visitors from countries infected with cholera and yellow fever must produce international certificates of vaccination; this is particularly relevant for those travelling from neighbouring African countries. The UK Department of health recommends vaccinations against Hepatitis A, polio and typhoid. It is essential for visitors to take a course of anti-malaria tablets commencing two weeks before […]


Most visitors require visas with the exception of citizens of certain countries of the Commonwealth. It is advisable to obtain them in advance from Embassies and High Commissions as several airlines insist on them prior to departure. They can also be obtained on arrival at Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam International Airports and at the […]


Dar es Salaam International Airport (DIA), 8 miles from the city centre and Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), 31 miles from Arusha town, Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ), 5 miles from Kisauni.


Air Tanzania, Coastal Aviation, Precision Air, Regional Air Services and Zan Air, all these link the major cities, tourists attractions and game parks in Tanzania.


British Airways fly direct to Dar es Salaam from Heathrow three times weekly. Other carriers operate to Tanzania via Europe. KLM Royal Dutch from Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro International Airport and to Dar es Salaam International Airport. Air India flies to Dar es Salaam via Mumbai, Emirates via Dubai and Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Ababa. Gulf […]