Travel Tips


Weather and Climate

A tropical climate all year round, the dry season is between June to October, and the green season is between November and May. November can bring ligh showers of rain, while end of March to May can bring heavier rain depending on the area.

Getting There

A vast number of international airlines fly direct to Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar including KLM, Swiss, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Kenya Airways, Oman Air, Egyptair, Etihad and Fly Dubai. Numerous regional carriers fly into Tanzania from Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Domestic airlines such as Air Tanzania, Auric Air, Coastal Aviation, Precision Air, Regional Air Services, Safari Airlink and ZanAir.


International flights serve Julius Nyerere International Airport(Dar), 15km from Dar es Salaam City Center, Kilimanjaro Airport(JRO), 42km from Arusha, Zanzibar International Airport(ZNZ) 8km from Stone Town.


Tanzania is generally a safe country, but do use common sense. Keep an eye on your belongings. Don’t walk in the towns or cities at night – take a taxi instead.


Yellow fever vaccination is required if travelling from susceptible countries, Malaria is endemic but is preventable.


Swahili is the National language of Tanzania; however, English is widely spoken.


Due to limited space available for storage in safari vehicles, we strongly recommend the use of soft duffle bags. Some air charters limit baggage to a maximum of 10 – 15kg.


It is advisable to take out travel insurance to cover loss of baggage or valuables, personal accident and medical expenses.


Tipping is not obligatory, but will be appreciated for exceptional services.


230 V, but power failures are common. Bring a universal adapter and a torch (flashlight) or headlamp.


Local and international cuisine is being served at the lodges, hotels & resorts.


Check the current requirements with the nearest Tanzanian High Commission, embassy or consulate, or your travel agent.