Weather at the moment
Weather all year round
Tanzania being part of the southern hemisphere, heat records occur during the southern summer, at the peak of the dry season, between December and February. The weather is generally warmer and wetter on the coast than in the interior, on the highlands. Zanzibar and the Tanzanian coast enjoy a humid equatorial climate, while the rest of the territory is more subject to a temperate tropical climate
Tanzania is a poor country, among the poorest in the world. The purchasing power of a Tanzanian in the city, while higher than that of a Tanzanian in the countryside, remains low, despite the low price level. The local currency is the Tanzanian shilling (Tsh) but hotels and restaurants rarely refuse dollars and euros. Concerning the tip, everyone goes on an excursion. In restaurants, tips are appreciated but not mandatory.
It is necessary to have a tourist visa to enter Tanzania. Visas can be requested from the Tanzanian Embassy or upon arrival at Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza and Zanzibar airports, but also at the ports of Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Kigoma. For visas taken on Tanzanian soil, the price is US$50 (or €50). The ordinary visa is issued for a period of three months, renewable once for a further two months, without leaving the country.
Tanzania is a malaria-prone country. A treatment is to be taken and it is important to protect yourself from mosquitoes, especially on safaris. And as in many African countries, drink only bottled or boiled water, as running water is not drinkable in Tanzania. Finally, the yellow fever vaccination certificate is required more and more often on entry into the country.