Tanzania-Facts and Information


All visitors to Tanzania except citizens of the Commonwealth (excluding citizens of the United Kingdom, Canada, Nigeria, or India) require a visa. Tourists can obtain a visa valid for up to three months at a cost of US$ 50 per person at the point of entry.

For US citizens it costs US$100.


The currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling. Money can be exchanged at international airports and authorized dealers and banks. Travellers’ cheques are accepted in large towns and major hotels only accept international credit cards.

Language & Faith / Religion:

Swahili and English are the official languages spoken in Tanzania, with several other native languages used by locals. Christianity and Islam are the predominant religions of Tanzania.


Visitors to Tanzania coming from other African countries are required to present a valid yellow fever certificate of vaccination on entry. An anti-malarial prophylactic is strongly recommended. Bring long-sleeved shirts, trousers and socks for the evening.


Tanzania has two distinct annual rainfall patterns. The short rains last from October to December while the long rains last from mid March to May. The warm Tanzanian summer lasts from mid-December till March

Best Time to Travel:

Tanzania is an all year round travel destination.