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Karibu Tanzania!!
Tanzania is among the most popular safari destinations in Africa with several National parks and Game Reserves which are popular for their good game viewing including the Ngorongoro, world’s largest Volcanic Crater, and the legendary Serengeti plains which hosts the greatest show on earth- the annual migration that takes place between Kenya’s Masai Mara and the Serengeti. The animals move as a great mass across the savanna in a follow the leader fashion in search for food and water,  Magnificent  Kilimanjaro, the highest Mountain in Africa,Selouse, world’s largest Game Reserve and Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest Lake.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT TANZANIA

Location:
Tanzania is bordered on the south by Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia; on the west by Zaire, Burundi, and Rwanda; on the north by Uganda and Kenya; and on the east by the Indian Ocean. Tanzania is the largest of the East African nations, and it possesses geography as mythic as it is spectacular.

Climate:
The climate of Tanzania varies quite a bit, considering that its environment includes both the highest and the lowest points on the continent. While the narrow lowland coastal region is consistently hot and humid, the central regions of Tanzania are sufficiently elevated so as to offer much cooler temperatures. The rainy seasons extend from November to early January and from March to May.

Population:
Tanzania has a population of about 39.4 million, with over 120 tribes, Bantu languages and dialects are spoken by 95% of the population, with Kiswahili the official and national language… English is also widely spoken.

The Capital City:
Dodoma is the new capital city of Tanzania and Dar es salaam , the largest city and one –time capital is still considered by many as the social capital.

Public Holidays:
1 Jan - New Year's Day
12 Jan - Zanzibar Revolution Day
5 Feb - CCM Foundation Day
26 Apr - Union Day
01 May - Worker's Day
07 Jul - Peasant's Day (also called Saba Saba, which mean 7-7)
09 Dec - Tanganyika Independence Day

Muslim Festivals, including Ramadan, and Prophet's birthday, account for four days of public holiday, and their precise dates depend on the lunar calendar.
Good Friday and Easter Monday are also observed.

Visa:

In Tanzania, visas are required by most foreign nationals whether visiting for a holiday or to conduct business. Tanzania does permit visa free travel for a period of up to three months to some foreign nationals, mainly those from African and Asian countries however in most cases, with the exceptions of Kenya and Uganda; these visitors will still be required to obtain entry permit clearance. Global Visas immigration will be able to advice you of the exact visa requirements for citizens of your country of residence traveling to Tanzania.

Money:

Major foreign currencies - particularly US$ and Euros - and travellers cheques are accepted in Tanzania and are convertible at banks and bureau de changes in the main towns and tourist areas. Credit cards are not widely accepted and carry poor exchange rates. Banks seldom offer ATM facilities. Visitors may be expected to pay in foreign currency at game parks. Don't change money in the street.

Tanzania
Travel and Health
Yellow fever vaccinations are a legal requirement for entry into Tanzania. Please note you will require a yellow fever vaccination certificate upon your entry to Tanzania. We recommend that you take precautions against malaria (malaria only occurs in areas below 1 800m in altitude) prior to the commencement of your holiday. Adequate precautions must also be taken to avoid you being bitten by a mosquito. Kindly contact your closest Travel Clinic or medical practitioner.

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