When to goTanzania can be visited all year round. Nevertheless, avoid the rainy season from mid-March to May and instead try to go during the dry season, from May to October.
Entry requirementsA visa is required for travel to Tanzania. This can be obtained on arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport. Your passport must have at least six months validity remaining, and make sure you have an ID photo and proof of a hotel booking or a return ticket with you as well as $100 in cash.
Health adviseThere are no mandatory vaccinations required for travelers from the UK. Vaccinations against Hepatitis A, Typhoid and even rabies (for some groups) are recommended however. Antimalarias are also recommended.
Airline ticketsA return ticket from London costs between 800£ and 1400£, depending on your date of travel to Tanzania, when you purchase your ticket and which airline you choose.
Time differenceTanzania is two hours ahead of London. When it's 12:00 pm in London it will be 2:00 pm in Dar es Salaam.
LanguageThe official language in the country is Swahili. No need to worry if you have not mastered this most widely spoken of the Bantu languages however: English is spoken everywhere in the country.
Tanzanian embassy in the UK
3 Stratford Place
London W1C 1AS
+44 20 7491 3026
British embassy in Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 22 211 0101
Phone and internet connection
International dialing code +255
Internet access is available at the numerous cybercafes and hotels found in large towns and cities.