TANZANIA’ S SURFACE AREA :
945 087 km²
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.
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.
Can be taken upon arrival at the airport
Yellow fever; 1 injection 10 days before departure.
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
ARUSHA (alt. 1500 m)
TANGA/DAR ES SALAAM(alt. 0 m)
|Dry and hot|
(January to February)
(March to May)
|Dry and Cool|
(June to October)
(November to December)
LANGUAGES SPOKEN :
English, Swahili, Arab, Hindi and more than 90 Tanzanian local Languages!
- 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