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Tanzania Country Quickfacts

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Area:  947,303 km
365,756 sq mi


Country Code: 255
Country Population: 44,929,002
Credit Cards: Credit cards are accepted in most tourist areas but are not as popular as plain cash.
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling (TSh) = 100 cents
Departure Tax: $40USD per person for international flights and $8USD for domestic. Please bring cash to the airport as that ATM machines are not widely available.
Drives on the: Left

220 - 240 V (British and Indian configuration)

Ethnic Groups:  The population consists of more than 120 ethnic groups: Sukuma, Nyamwezi, Chagga, Nyakyusa, Haya, Hehe, Bena, Gogo, and the Makonde. The majority of Tanzanians, including the Sukuma and the Nyamwezi, are Bantu
Flag: Tanzania Flag
Location:  Situated just south of the Equator, Tanzania is the largest East African nation - it is half the size of western Europe and is bordered by shimmering lakes and the Indian Ocean.
Official Language(s): Kiswahili (Swahili), English, and Arabic
Religion: Mainland - Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%; Zanzibar - more than 99% Muslim
Time Zone: EAT (UTC+3)
Tipping: Tipping is not expected but appreciated. For tours, generally $10USD per person, per day for safari guides is appropriate. Outside tours, tipping is usually not expected.



Tanzania Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Tanzania.

Learn about the history and culture of Tanzania, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Tanzania's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Tanzania for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Tanzania safaris today!


Extend Your Trip

After your African Safari, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Tanzania or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours



Book your Tanzania safari with Goway! 

AfricaExperts is the exclusive division of Goway that specializes in planning and organizing Tanzania safaris and experiences. Choose from a locally escorted tour, an exclusive African safari, a stay of distinction, a small group tour and more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Tanzania.

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