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Flights & Visas

Flights to Tanzania

From the Rest of the World
Several large airlines fly directly into Dar es Salaam (DAR) &/or Zanzibar (ZNZ).   Amongst them are British Airways, Emirates Airlines, American Airlines and KLM

From the Rest of Africa
Tanzania is served by Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines as well Egypt Air, Air India, Air Malawi, South African Airways, Royal Swazi Airlines and others.  Zanzibar has regular flights through Air Tanzania, Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines.

Domestic Flights
Precision Air offer a range of scheduled flights between Zanzibar and Tanzania's main cities.


Visa Requirements

Please check with the Tanzanian High Commission in your country to find out whether or not you will require a visa for entry to Tanzania.  In general, all visitors from non-Commonwealth countries are required to have a visa.  Citizens of the following Commonwealth countries are also required to have a visa: United Kingdom, Canada, Nigeria and India.

Check the Tanzanian Government website for contact details of your nearest Tanzanian High Commission and up to date information visa requirements.  High Commissions with websites are listed below:




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Medical & Insurance


If you are from a country affected by Yellow Fever, an International Certificate of Vaccination must be produced – this is particularly relevant for those traveling through or from neighbouring African countries.  Visitors from mainland Tanzania to Zanzibar must produce an International Certificate of Vaccination.

The British High Commission recommends that all visitors are vaccinated against Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid.  Anti-malarial tablets are also recommended, with courses usually commencing two weeks prior to travel.  Please seek further medical advice from your General Practitioner or Travel Medical Centre.


We strongly recommend you take appropriate travel and medical insurance.  As a courtesy to all our guests, we have included medical emergency air evacuation (by Flying Doctors) to Nairobi.

Divers: Due to the remote nature of the dive safari, you are required to have specific dive insurance that covers diving emergencies including evacuation and recompression chamber costs.

What to Pack

The following will give you an idea of some of the things you will need to bring.


Passport, Air tickets, Vaccination cards, Dive Certification card, money (clean US$ bills - mixed denomination) credit cards (mastercard/visa), travellers cheques.


Day - light clothing (long pants for walking in bush), sturdy walking shoes, wide brimmed hat, sunglasses, swim suit.

Night - casual wear with a light jacket.

Other - swimsuit for lounging by the pool or on the beach.


Your personal dive equipment if you like having your own gear; we do recommend you bring your own mask and wet suit. Dive equipment is also available for hire at each of the dive centres we use.
Camera, film (if you uses it), binoculars, battery chargers (110 to 240V transformer if required), flashlight.


Sun block, sunglasses, sun hat, insect repellent, anti-malaria tablets.

Need to Know


Basic Unit of currency - Tanzanian shilling

Exchange Rates in September 2008

$1 (Australian) = 917 Tz Shilling
$1 (US) = 1,154 Tz Shilling
€1 = 1,637 Tz Shilling
£1 = 2056 Tz Shilling
¥1 = 10.9 Tz Shilling

Latest currency rates here

Major credit cards are accepted in larger hotels, and a surcharge may be applicable.  However, it is advisable to carry cash (both local Tanzanian Shillings and American Dollars) as most places do not take credit cards.  Major convertible currencies and traveller’s cheques can be exchanged in commercial banks or Foreign Exchange bureaus at international airports and major towns. 

Visitors may take any amount of foreign currency into the country but it is illegal to import or export Tanzanian currency.


British style 3 square pin plug - 220/240 volts AC, 50 Hz.

General Security Matters

Tanzania is generally a safe and peaceful country.  However, as in any city, exercise caution when traveling around.  Avoid wearing flashy, expensive clothing and jewellery.


Swahili is the national language, with English being the second national language.  Most Tanzanians in major towns and areas frequented by visitors can converse in English.


Telephones are available in major cities and towns for both local and international calls.

To call Tanzania ...

1.  Dial your international access code
2.  Dial country code: 255
3.  Dial relevant city code: Dar es Salaam - 51   /   Arusha - 57   /   Zanzibar - 54
4.  Dial relevant phone number.

Note: Connections can take a while to go through so please be patient.... but maybe hang up and try again after 1 min of silence!!

REMEMBER:  If you are trying to call us we are available on any of the numbers on our contacts page.

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