Country Facts




365,800 sq miles

Time Zone

Dodoma, Tanzania ‎(UTC+3)‎




Tanzanian Shilling

Tanzania:  Paradise Awaiting To Be Explored


Welcome To Tanzania


Here are just few reasons why to visit Tanzania:

    • Witness the Wildebeest Migration

      Hardly any other destination on Earth can offer a wildlife encounter to match the annual Wildebeest Migration. Forming the centrepiece of most Tanzania safari itineraries, the Migration is a mind-blowing display of nature at her most extraordinary.

      Superb, Year-round Game Viewing

      Thanks to a mild climate, wide open spaces and an abundance of wildlife in heavyweight destinations like the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire, Tanzania delivers sensational safari experiences any time of the year.

      One-of-a-kind Experiences

      From watching thousands of grunting wildebeest dodge massive crocodiles during the Migration’s perilous river crossings to seeing each member of the Big 5, Tanzania offers the kind of experiences found nowhere else on Earth.

      Exclusive Lodges & Camps

      Despite some camps being situated in remote wilderness locations, they still offer superb amenities like private plunge pools, spas and gyms. You may even find silver chandeliers and copper bathtubs in the middle of the Serengeti.

      Quick & Easy Air Transfers

      There are dedicated airports that service most of Tanzania’s national parks and game reserves. The best Tanzania safaris are fly-in itineraries, which eliminate the need for long road transfers – meaning more time on safari!

      Convenient Add-ons

      Regular flights and accessibility make it easy to combine your Tanzania safari with a once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking adventure in Rwanda or Uganda. The same goes for capping your trip in a tropical paradise like Zanzibar.

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At The Earth Trip we have a team of professionals with considerable knowledge and first-hand expertise in putting together tailor-made arrangements for the places you are planning to visit on your Belize holiday.

We would be delighted to discuss your plans and design a personal Tanzania holiday itinerary according to your own particular needs. On the ground in Tanzania, we have a team of experienced, English-speaking guides with a wealth of detailed knowledge, and we have appointed a local ground agent in each country to represent us and to look after our passengers locally.

The Earth Trip: a personal service and value for money from the experts.



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Visa Information / Entry requirements – Tanzania


This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Tanzania set and enforce entry rules. If you’re unsure how Tanzania’s entry requirements apply to you, contact its UK embassy, high commission or consulate.

All travellers

All travellers including Tanzanians, returning residents and members of the crew/layovers are required to truthfully fill in an online Traveller’s Health Surveillance Form for Tanzania mainland.

If you’re fully vaccinated

If you can prove that you’re fully vaccinated, you do not need to take a COVID-19 test before you travel to Tanzania or a Rapid Antigen Test on arrival.

To prove you’re fully vaccinated, you must show a valid vaccination certificate upon arrival. The certificate must:

  • confirm you have been vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the Tanzanian authorities and the World Health Organization, and;
  • have a valid QR code.

Proof of vaccination status

You can use the UK COVID Pass to demonstrate your vaccination record when entering Tanzania.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

You must present a negative COVID-19 RT- PCR or NAATs test certificate or take a Rapid Antigen Test on arrival.

The test certificate must:

  • confirm that you took the test no more than 72 hours before your departure, and;
  • have a valid QR code.

If you’re not fully vaccinated and arrive without a RT-PCR or NAAT test certificate, you will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival using a Rapid Antigen Test. The test will be at your own expense and costs 10 USD (TZS 23,000) on the Tanzania mainland. Children aged 12 and under and aircraft crew are exempt.

If you test positive, the authorities will test you with a RT- PCR test for confirmation. You will need to pay 50 USD for the test.

For Zanzibar, you can pay for the test before arrival.

Children and young people

Children aged 12 years and below are exempt from both RT PCR and Rapid Antigen Test requirements.

If you’re transiting through Tanzania

If you’re transiting Tanzania by air, you are exempt from both vaccination and COVID-19 testing requirements.

Your carrier or final destination country may have separate rules on vaccination and testing requirements. Check with your transport provider or travel agent for their COVID-19 requirements before you travel.


There are no exemptions to Tanzania’s entry requirements.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Passport validity

If you are visiting Tanzania, your passport should be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive.

If you are a resident in Tanzania, your passport must be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive.

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.


All British passport holders need a tourist or business visa to enter Tanzania. Tanzania has introduced an ‘e-visas’ system through which applications can be submitted and approved online in advance of travel. It is no longer possible to get a visa from the Tanzanian High Commission in London.

It is also possible to get a tourist or business visa for a single entry on arrival at main ports of entry to Tanzania, subject to the fulfilment of all immigration requirements. You may be asked to provide proof of your return journey. You will not be able to get a multiple entry visa on arrival. For further information about visas visit the Tanzanian immigration website.

If you are planning to work or volunteer, you will need a valid work permit which can also be applied for online via the Tanzanian immigration website. Your employer or volunteer organisation should arrange this before you travel.

If you overstay the validity of your visa or permit you can be arrested, detained and fined before being deported. Reports made to the British High Commission by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) British passport holders have indicated that they are experiencing additional levels of harassment from immigration officials. In these circumstances, you should stay calm and request that the Consular section of the British High Commission is immediately informed.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents, with a minimum of six months’ validity, are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Tanzania.

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Tourism Health Information – Tanzania

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Weather & When To Go To Tanzania


Tanzania has a tropical climate but has regional variations. In the highlands, temperatures range between 10 and 20 °C during cold and hot seasons, respectively. 

The rest of the country has temperatures rarely falling lower than 20 °C (68 °F). The hottest times of the months appear in November and February 25–31 °C while the coldest times of the months appear in May and August (15–20 °C or 59–68 °F). 

Seasonal rainfall is driven by the migration of the Intertropical Convergence Zone. It migrates southwards through Tanzania in October to December, reaching the south of the country in January and February, and returning northwards in March, April, and May. This causes the north and east of Tanzania to experience two distinct wet periods – the short rains (or “Vuli”) in October to December and the long rains (or “Masika”) from March to May – while the southern, western, and central parts of the country experience one wet season that continues October through to April or May. 

The onset of the long rains averages 25 March and the cessation averages 21 May. A warmer-than-normal South Atlantic Ocean coupled with a cooler-than-normal Eastern Indian Ocean often causes the onset to be delayed. 

LocationLat.Long.Alt. m(ft)ClimateBiomeAv. Temp.Precip.
Bukoba1°20’S31°49’E1137 (3730)Subtropical moist forest2144 (84)
Musoma1°30’S33°48’E1147 (3763)893 (35)
Mwanza2°28’S32°55’E1140 (3740)1119 (44)
Arusha3°20’S36°37’E1387 (4551)Subtropical moist forest873 (34)
Moshi3°21’S37°20’E831 (2726)Subtropical moist forest906 (36)
Same4°5’S37°43’E872 (2861)Subtropical moist forest603 (24)
Tanga5°5’S39°4’E35 (115)1327 (52)
Tabora5°5’S32°50’E1190 (3904)AsSubtropical dry forest23 (73)1010 (40)
Dodoma6°10’S35°46’E1120 (3675)Subtropical thorn woodland556 (22)
Zanzibar6°13’S39°13’E15 (49)Am26 (78)1684 (66)
Dar Es Salaam6°52’S39°12’E55 (180)AsTropical dry forest26 (79)1148 (45)
Mbeya8°56’S33°28’E1707 (5600)Subtropical dry forest944 (37)
Mtwara10°16’S40°11’E113 (371)Tropical dry forest1145 (45)
Songea10°41’S35°35’E1067 (3501)CwaSubtropical dry forest21 (70)1150 (45)
 Tanzania Average5°23’S36°6’E844 (2769)AsSubtropical moist forest24 (75)1107 (44)

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Tailor-Made Holidays

At The Earth Trip we will design and plan your personalised itinerary according to the exact requirements of your trip. Whether you prefer to be on a mountaintop or under a waterfall; wake up in the middle of a jungle or have a picnic with locals in the tea plantations – we select the accommodation and activities in order to suit not only your preferences, but also your budget.

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