"The Land of Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and The Serengeti"
- Magnificent Wildlife
- Idyllic Beaches
- Mt Kilimanjaro, the Roof of Africa
- Attracting Cultures
- Seregenti National Park
- Zanzibar Island
Important cities: Dodoma, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Kigoma, Mbeya, Moshi, Morogoro, Mwanza, Mtwara
Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TZS)
Visa policy: Link
Area: 945,087 km2
Languages: Kiswahili, English, Arabic, many local languages
Mobile Phone: The major mobile phones companies are Vodacom, Airtel, Tigo, Halotel and Zantel. Local SIM cards are available and work with European and Australian phones.
Country code: +255
Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
Internet TLD: .tz
Time Zone: UTC+3
Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel
Description: Tanzania's weather varies from humid and hot in low lying areas, such as Dar es Salaam, to hot during the day and cool at night in Arusha. There are no discernible seasons, such as winter and summer -- only the dry and wet seasons. Tanzania has two rainy seasons: The short rains from late-October to late-December, a.k.a. the Mango Rains, and the long rains from March to May. Many popular resorts and tourist attractions on Zanzibar and Mafia Island Marine Park close during the long rains season, and many trails in the national parks are impassable during this period. For that reason, in most cases tours are restricted to the main roads in the parks. Travelers should plan their trip accordingly.
When should you go: The dry season, from July to October, is the best for Adventure travelers to go to Tanzania. It is usually at the rain season, from November to May, that huge herds of wildebeest, zebra and buffalo migrate to better grazing areas. It's better for any adventure hiking at the Mount Kilimanjaro, to go from January to March and from July to October.