Tanzania - Country Quickfacts
|Area:||947,303 km |
365,756 sq mi
|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|
|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
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