According to Itypeusa, Tanzania is home to world-famous eco-tourism centers. These are the national parks of Kilimanjaro, Ruaha, Tarangire, Serengeti and others. Safaris in the parks are held during the migration of animals in the Serengeti Valley: wildebeest, lions, giraffes, rhinos, ostriches, birds and many other animals. Hot air balloon tours at low altitude are considered a special chic, when a great opportunity opens up for photographing wild animals in their natural habitat. In the center of Dar es Salaam is the National Museum, which contains archaeological collections, including the remains of Australopithecus, who lived in these places about two million years ago. The oldest monuments of fine art are rock paintings dating back to the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods, preserved in numerous caves in Tanzania. More than 400,000 people live in Tanzania. representatives of the Masai tribe – a semi-nomadic African indigenous people. Despite the development of modern civilization, they have almost completely preserved their traditional way of life. The Maasai speak the Masai language and live in traditional houses made from earth mixed with grass and cow dung. The old craft of local residents is woodcarving (masks, sculptures, household items) and coconut shells. The nearest beach to the ancient capital is Oyster Bay, which attracts tourists with the beauty of the coast. The island-reserve of Zanzibar, a place of centuries-old mixing of cultures, is famous for its white sandy beaches and gentle waters of the Indian Ocean, historical mansions and palaces, and the Mangapwani Slave Cave. An old stone city with narrow chaotically oriented streets, white-walled Arab houses, sea air, impregnated with the aroma of jasmine and cloves is unlikely to leave the tourist indifferent. On the island you can buy diving tours and underwater fishing tours.
Tanzanian cuisine is not diverse and is unlikely to be of interest to gourmets. The most popular local dish is meat barbecue. A wide range of seafood and tropical fruits are popular on the coast and islands. Large hotels offer European cuisine. Since Tanzania is a secular state, alcohol is not prohibited. It is worth noting the local Dodoma wine, Kilimanjaro beer, Afrikoko liqueur and local gin.
During the rainy season, the main transport is the railway. It passes through beautiful places and provides an opportunity to observe the fauna in its natural habitat. Air and sea communications are well developed. The most popular transport among travelers is a car rented with a driver. Despite the fact that there are taxis in major cities, private transportation remains preferable both in terms of quality and price. Renting a car for self-drive is not recommended due to the poor quality of roads, the technical condition of cars and the specifics of local driving. It is best to use the services of a local driver, especially when traveling to the shroud or through the villages. The usual car equipment: two spare wheels, spare parts, a set of tools, a spare can of gasoline, a supply of water.
The import of currency into Tanzania is unlimited and not declared. The exchange is carried out in authorized exchange offices and banks of the country (cash currency, traveler’s checks). The recommended currency for traveler’s checks is US dollars or pounds sterling, such checks are not subject to commission. Banking hours are from 08.30 to 16.00 on working days, from 08.00 to 13.00 on Saturday, Sunday – day off. There are exchange offices at airports and border crossings. Major hotels accept major credit cards.
Before traveling to Tanzania, it is recommended that you consult your doctor for advice. You should be vaccinated against yellow fever 10 days prior to arrival in Tanzania. On the recommendation of your doctor, 7 days before arrival, you can start taking antimalarial tablets (meflachil or laream) at the rate of 1 tablet per week, during your stay in Tanzania continue taking these tablets with the same frequency, after leaving Tanzania, take them again in within 3 weeks. Sunscreen, hat and glasses are recommended. Clothing should cover arms and legs to protect against mosquito bites. Shorts are acceptable for women, but not too short. To climb Kilimanjaro and Meru, you need to have warm underwear, a sweater, a rain cape, warm socks and sturdy shoes.