Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania and is a country in East Africa. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south. The countrys eastern border is formed by the Indian Ocean. Kilimanjaro, Africas highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.
When to go:
Warm temperatures year round, the most popular months are January to February and June to October.
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Tanzanian Shilling (TSh).
Dates for the diary:
Follow the thrilling wildebeest migration in Tanzanias Serengeti between May-June.
Visas for British passport holders are $50USD, payable on arrival. Departure tax is payable in Zanzibar of $30USD for international departures and $5USD for domestic departures. Passports should be valid for at least six months from your date of return. Before travelling you should ensure that you are up to date with the standard vaccinations such as Diphtheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Polio, also recommended are Tuberculosis, Meningitis, Typhoid and anti-Malarial protection. Passengers arriving to Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate. Always consult your GP for up to date vaccination requirements for the country and area you are visiting. Please contact the Tanzania Visa Authority on 0207 569 1480 for up to date country information.
Services to Tanzania and Zanzibar via Nairobi are available from London Heathrow on Kenya Airways, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Kenya Airways has an unrivalled route network making any safari and beach combination possible. KLM offer the only direct service to Kilimanjaro so why not start your journey at your local airport and transit in Amsterdam.
For the latest update-to-date Tanzania travel advice, click here.