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.


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