Tanzania

Tanzania

TANZANIA' S SURFACE AREA :

945 087 km²

GEOGRAPHY :

The largest country in East Africa, 2/3 of surface area covered with Savannah. Highlands and mountains in central and northern zone with snow-capped Kilimanjaro as the highest point in Africa (5,895 m). Two great lakes on the western boundary : Victoria and Tanganika. The Great Rift valley runs from north to south.

picnic a Lengai

 

POPULATION :

49 million people made up of 100 African ethnic communities, a minority Asian, European and Arab groups. Highest population density in the north central region; Arusha, Moshi, Dodoma (capital city) and the coastal area; Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar being the origin of the SWAHILI culture and language.

 

VISA :

Can be taken upon arrival at the airport

MANDATORY VACCINATION:

Yellow fever; 1 injection 10 days before departure.

MALARIA PREVENTION:

Malarone. Seek medical advice

DRUGS TO CARRY :

Mosquito repellant, sun lotion, disinfectant, antibiotics

POCKET MONEY :

US Dollars or Euros. Master and Visa credit cards at ATM in major towns

LOCAL CURRENCY :

Tanzania Shilling: about 1800 for 1 US Dollar, this may change anytime

COST OF LIVING :

1 soda 300ml: 1.2 USD ; 1 Beer: 1.5 USD ; 1 litre of mineral water: 1.2 USD

PERSONAL EFFECTS :

1 warm sweater for the nights spent on highlands; 1 swimming costume for the beach stay; 1 drinking water thermos flask (1 litre) ; 1 sleeping bag, 1 small rack-sack; personal motorcycle riding gear

SEASONS 

TEMPERATURES :



ARUSHA (alt. 1500 m) 


TANGA/DAR ES SALAAM(alt. 0 m) 


Day


Night


Day


Night
Dry and hot

(January to February)



29°C


20°C


31°C 


28°C 
Long rains

(March to May)



25°C


18°C


28°C 


23°C 
Dry and Cool

(June to October)



23°C


14°C


26°C 


22°C 
Short rains

(November to December)



27°C


19°C


30°C 


25°C

 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN :

English, Swahili, Arab, Hindi and more than 90 Tanzanian local Languages!

BOOKS :

  • The green Hills of Africa (Hemingway)
  • West With the Night (Beryl Markham)
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro (Hemingway)
  • TANZANIA (Lonely Planet)
  • NELLES MAPS TANZANIA 1:1,500,000

More information :

aventure.safaris@gmail.com