Travel Tips

About Tanzania

Tanzania is a country in Eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. Parts of the country are in Southern Africa. 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 by the Indian Ocean.

Safety & Security

Tanzania is generally a safe country to visit. This is even more so if your visit is on a clear and known purpose rather than hidden agendas. Tanzania has a Tourist Visits of almost a million per year and they are all hassle-free.


It is advisable to obtain it in advance from Embassies and High Commissions as some airlines claim on them prior to departure. However, Visa can be obtained at any entry point during your arrival


If travelling from a high risk country, or if travelling through a high risk country, you will need to get a yellow fever vaccine.


It has become normal to give tips, for Kilimanjaro climb we suggest 100 – 150 USD per climber as you will have 2-3 crew per climber on a 5-6 day trip it nowadays expected for Kilimanjaro climbs, for driver guides we recommend 15 – 25 USD per day, however this is optional and amount may be determined by the service received.

National Language

The national language in Tanzania is Kiswahili but English is broadly spoken.


Upon confirmation of your trip, a 50% deposit will be needed to pay for the hotels, this payment is done by Telegraphic transfer via your internet banking or via your Bank, the rest can be paid a month before arrival, or by cash or credit card on arrival, if paying by credit card there will be a 6% bank charge added to the balance. The deposit is treated as non-refundable.


Tanzania has only one-time zone. Local time is GMT + 3

Electric Sockets

In Tanzania the power sockets are of type D and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Volunteer in Tanzania

Joagro Safari Tanzania in collaboration with different Non-governmental organizations working from sports for development, Environmental conservation, Women and youth programs, Education, Culture and Entrepreneurship can arrange that depending on your staying plan.

Protect Tanzania

  • Avoid the Use of Disposable Plastics
  • Please Do Not Litter anything from what you consider small to big
  • Do not carry away fossil remains from the National park to easy ecosystem.
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