Travel Information

Travel Information

The unit of currency is the Tanzania Shilling (TShs) which is divided into 100 cents. Visitors can bring with them any amount of foreign currency but it is against the law to import or export Tanzania Currency. Foreign currency in cash or in travelers cheques may be exchanged at the commercial banks, authorized dealers, or at the bureau de changes operating at the international airports, major towns and border posts.

The national language is Kiswahili but English is widely spoken and is the language of the tourist trade and other international businesses. Muzuri Tours, however, boasts quite a few multilingual operations staff and driver-guides

Best time to visit


  • High – June to October and December to January
  • Low – February to May and November

Regional Seasonality:

  • Seasonality in East Africa revolves around the dry and the rainy seasons and one must not forget that in the hills and mountains it can get cold. Summer season is generally December to March.
  • December to March is an excellent time to visit Zanzibar, and of course the Serengeti and Maasai Mara National Parks.
  • Even though April through to June is considered the long rainy season, we would still recommend the Northern safari circuit of Tanzania. The Serengeti and the Masai Mara are still great places to visit during “green season”.
  • July to November is peak season due to superb weather, the Wildebeest migration, the coast, and ideal accessibility to Tanzania’s Southern circuit. This is also the best time to combine your safari with idyllic beach destinations like Zanzibar, the spice Island.

For entry into the territory of the United Republic of Tanzania for tourism purposes it is necessary to have a valid foreign passport with an expiry date of at least six more months at the moment of crossing the border of the Republic. The passport must have two blank pages for seals and stamps on border crossing.

There are two ways to get a tourist visa.

Receiving VISA upon arrival to Tanzania:

Tourist visa will be stamped into your passport by the immigration authorities of Tanzania upon arrival to the country. You may receive visa on arrival in one of the following border points: 

  • Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Zanzibar International Airport
  • Dar es Salaam International Airport
  • The border crossings between Kenya and Tanzania (Namanga / Taveta)

Remember that arriving on the territory of Tanzania through other border crossings, you should have a valid visa stamp in your passport. 

The Tanzania Immigration Services department launched a new online visa service. A prospective visitor to the United Republic of Tanzania can now easily apply, make payments and receive his/her Visa grant notice online

To access these services, an applicant is required to visit the Tanzania Immigration Services Department’s website click “e-services” button: select “Online Visa Application”: and fill the Visa Application Form.

Then, an applicant will submit his/her relevant scanned document attachments online; after which he/she will receive an email message containing User Identification Number that he/she can use to track status of his/her visa application online.

Thereafter, an applicant will be required to make payment of his/her visa application fee either by Visa Card, Master Card or Swift Transfer. After payment of the respective fee, an applicant will receive a notification that the payment has been received.

Finally, the applicant will receive a “Visa Grant Notice” through his/her email, and begin his/her trip to the United Republic of Tanzania.

Citizens of the following countries should get a special referred visa in advance in one of the Tanzanian overseas diplomatic missions. Without a visa received in a Tanzanian diplomatic mission, they will be denied entry to the United Republic.

Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Mali, Somalia

Abkhazia, Eritrea, Morocco, Sri Lanka

Azerbaijan, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Tajikistan

Bangladesh, The Republic of Kazakhstan, Niger, Turkmenistan

Chad, The Republic of Kyrgyzstan, The State of Palestine, Sierra Leone

Djibouti, Lebanon, Senegal

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