Frequently asked questions and answers.
- What language is spoken in Tanzania?
Kiswahili is the National Language of Tanzania, however most of the Tanzania are capable of fairly communicating in English and in the tourism industry multilingual people are many who can speaks several other Languages.
- What currency is used throughout Tanzania?
Tanzania Shillings, is the currency used throughout Tanzania, however purchases can be made using other currencies such as US Dollars, Euro, Pound, Rupees, Kenyan Shillings, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted also.
- Do I need a visa and passport to travel to Tanzania?
Yes, for non-resident one needs Passport with visa to travel in Tanzania. There are countries who needs to process their visa before their journey and some like the US and Canada citizens can get their visa on arrival at the airport
- When is the best time to Visit Tanzania?
Tanzania is a destination that can be visited throughout the year, however depending on your travel interest such as Kilimanjaro Climb, Beach holiday or wildlife safaris. Between the Months of Mid-March to May is the rain season in Most of the places which is probably not the best time to visits Tanzania and the rest of the month June through early March is the best time to visit.
- When is the best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro Mountain?
One can climb Kilimanjaro Mountain All year Round, however as preferred by many to climb when there are no heavy rain on the Mountain, the best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro is June to December.
- When is best time for a safari in Serengeti/ Ngorongoro/Mikumi/Ruhaa /Selous
Any time is the best time for a safari in Tanzania, it just depend on the travel interest and the zone of choice for traveler such as best time for Migration in the Serengeti varies depending on the rain seasons (See our Migration Updates). Also the destination that one wants to Visit. However between April and May are rain season which might be a challenge for safari cars. Hence, the best time usually June through March in most of the Safari destinations.
- When is the best time to visit Zanzibar?
Zanzibar holidays are packages with water activities mostly, and between the Month of Early April to May there are heavy rains in Zanzibar, which makes the best Time to visit Zanzibar be June through Late March.
- Is there transportation within Tanzania?
Yes, there are several transport system ranging from public to private, water, land to Air which enables freely movement withing the country ans there are International airports that enables your travel from Your country to Tanzania. On arrival ate the airport you may opt for the Taxi at the airport, or if you have a pre-booked tour mostly you will be picked up by your tour operator or by the hotel your lodging in for the day on your arrival to, Other options could be the public minibus commonly known dala-dala.
- Is Tanzania a family-friendly destination?
Based on the nature of several destinations from Beach to Bush or cultural tours, all the destination are family friendly and accompanied with the accommodation that could accommodated family (With family rooms).
- How welcoming is Tanzania to LGBTQ travelers?
Homosexuality is illegal in Tanzania, including Zanzibar Island. As in much of Africa, public displays of affection, regardless of orientation, are not common, and homosexuality is a cultural taboo. LGBTQ traveler who chooses to visit Tanzania should be aware of local sensibilities while in the country.
- When is the best time to Climb Kilimanjaro?
Kilimanjaro Mountain can be climbed throughout the year, however due to some rain seasons which brings in climbing difficulties most climbers do climb between Junes to December which can be termed as the best time to Climb Kilimanjaro.
- Can I hike Kilimanjaro Mountain without a tour Company/guide or potters aid?
No! You do need a tour company to organize your adventure to climb the Kilimanjaro Mountain. The reason is, the minimum climbing days are 5 and during those days one need to eat, drink and someone to guide you through the route and one to carry your goods (Porters) and all the mentioned services are to be provided by the tour company. This is an established regulation that any climber has to climb the Kilimanjaro under a registered tour company whereby this is regulated under the National Park Authority and TANAPA.
- What is TANAPA?
TANAPA stands for Tanzania National Park Authorities which is the government agency which oversees all National Parks in the country. See their activities on www.tanapa.com)
- What is the best safari company in Tanzania?
The best tour company in Tanzania are those company who are legally registered and known to operate in Tanzania for different travel activities such as safari, beach holiday, mountain climbing, cultural tour and many more of Kind.