Population: 47.6 million
Capital: Dodoma is the official capital. Dar-es-Salaam is the administrative capital.
Climate: Varies depending on location. Along the coast expect a tropical climate. Inland it is temperate.
Hottest Season: October – March
Short Rains: November – December
Cool Season: June – September
Green (Rainy) season: April thru mid May
Language: Kiswahili & English
Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TSH) but for travelers it’s best to travel with cash in U.S. dollars. Don’t count on using credit cards.
Passport, visa and entry info: Visitors must have a valid passport with at least 6 month left before expiration. There must be at least one empty page for stamps.
Vaccinations: Yes, Yellow Fever if you are coming from a country where yellow fever is present.
Tipping: Restaurants, bars, cafes tip 5%
On safari, it’s customary to tip your guide $15-$25 USD per person per day in cash. You should also consider $5 – $10 per person per day for the rest of the staff in cash. Usually, a camp will have a locked box you can put the staff’s tip.