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    There's nothing like up-to-date, relevant travel information direct from the experts - get essential Tanzania travel advice before you go.

    TANZANIA TRAVEL ADVICE

    Tanzania Travel Advice, including map of Tanzania, top Tanzania travel experiences, tips for travel in Tanzania, plus where to wildlife in Tanzania. At Riverstone Safaris, we provide our clients with unbiased advice and extraordinary Tanzania Safari Tours & experiences.

    There's nothing like up-to-date, relevant travel information direct from someone who’s been there. We have been providing the real and up to date details about Tanzania which help our visitors while travelling in a big way!

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    Getting To Tanzania

    Tanzania (officially named, the United Republic of Tanzania) is located in the African Great Lakes region on the south-east coast of Africa.

    • London to Dar es Salaam is about a 12-hour flight
    • Los Angeles to Dar es Salaam takes around 21.5 hours
    • Cape Town to Dar es Salaam takes around 7 hours
    • Sydney to Dar es Salaam is about a 23-hour flight
    • New York to Dar es Salaam takes approximately 18.5 hours

    Main Airport In Tanzania

     Tanzania has a total of 29 airports. The international airport most popular with tourists is the Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) which is around 13km south-west of Dar es Salaam.

    Money and Spending

    Tanzania's unit of currency is the Tanzanian Shilling, but our Tanzania Travel Advice Money is to use US Dollars only – and in cash: credit cards and traveller's cheques incur transaction fees. ATMs are found throughout the major towns and cities in Tanzania, but not in the national parks and game reserves.

    Tips for Planning Your Tanzania Safari

    • Plan your timing carefully
    • Book early for high season
    • Choose your activities
    • Expect other visitors in high season
    • Go private

    Staying Safe on Wildlife Viewing Activities

    Your Tanzania Safari Guide will ensure your safety at all times – always listen carefully to the instructions and follow the park rules. When on a self-drive safari, never leave your car outside of designated areas and never approach animals too close.

    Health In Tanzania

    Taking local Tanzania Travel Advice Health and following your guide is important, whether climbing Kilimanjaro, on safari or around towns.

    • Visit your GP 6-8 weeks before travelling to Tanzania
    • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance
    • Only drink bottled water and avoid ice in drinks.
    • Tanzania is close to the equator and the sun is fierce.

    Safety In Tanzania

    • Most visits are trouble free.
    • Always follow your driver or guide’s advice
    • Be sure to use a reputable company for Tanzania Safari Tours

    What To Pack For Tanzania?

    When packing for your Tanzania safari, light casual clothing in practical, neutral colours and a warm jacket for evening game drives are a safe bet throughout the year. For more on Safari Packing List Tanzania, refer to our Tanzania Travel Guide.

    At Riverstone Safaris, we think the best people to advise our travellers are often... other travellers. They always return from our tours with packing tips, weather reports, ideas about what to do - and opinions about what not to.

    We have selected some of the most useful Tanzania Travel Advice that our guests have provided over the years to help you make the very most of your holiday - and the space inside your suitcase.

    Want To Know More?

    You can still come any time of the year to enjoy the unique culture & adventure in Tanzania and many other activities. You will not regret your trip. Read our Tanzania Travel Guide and learn more about cost, travel advice, packing lists, faq’s and all other interesting thing you have to know!

    Tanzania Landscapes & Wildlife

    Lying between the two arms of the Rift Valley, Tanzania's huge central plateau is bounded to the west by Africa's great lakes, to the north by mountains (including Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak) and to the east by the Indian Ocean coast. Most of the country is covered in grassland, open woodland and savannah but significant pockets of rainforest exist in remote mountain ranges.

    Home to 20% of Africa's large mammals, Tanzania is the continent's premier game viewing destination. More than 25% of the country is given over to conservation and several Tanzania animal reserves rank among the biggest in the world. Most visitors head for northern Tanzania where the most famous and accessible animal reserves are but huge, virtually unvisited savannah and rainforest reserves lie in south and central Tanzania, delivering genuine off-the-beaten-track safaris.

    Tanzania wildlife highlights include the wildebeest migration which moves through the Serengeti from November to July; abundant predators; East Africa's easiest Big 5 game viewing at the Ngorongoro Crater; chimpanzee trekking in Gombe Stream and the Mahale Mountains; plus - with a bird list of 1 100 - some of the world's best bird watching.

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    Kilimanjaro The roof of Africa 5,985 meters

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