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Located in East Africa between Kenya and Mozambique, Tanzania has been luring travelers for decades. Kilimanjaro National Park is home to the continent’s largest peak, which draws about 30,000 hikers each year. The Serengeti is another famous destination in Tanzania, and wildlife safaris are extremely popular throughout the country. Tanzania also includes the off-shore island of Zanzibar. 


Currency: Tanzanian shilling can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Tanzania, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.

Power Points: Tanzania generally uses a standard three pronged UK plug. I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter.

Official Language: The official languages of Tanzania is Swahili and English.

Health: There are a number major health concerns in Tanzania for travellers. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is generally not safe to drink, its recommended to have bottled water only.

Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Tanzania.

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