Tanzania international travel guide

Tanzania

Tanzania is part of Africa with main city at Dodoma. It's usually 🌤️ 23.44 °C in Tanzania with a rainfall of 🌧 137.41 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Tanzania. Internet speed in Tanzania is on average 2.2 Mbps. In Tanzania you drive on the left side. Its Least Developed country with a population of 55M people. The main currency is Tanzanian Shilling. The languages spoken are Swahili and English. Automatic teller machines are rare in Tanzania. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~23.44 °C   🌧 ~137.41 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 55M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for Tanzania. We have included new information under health. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exerci​se a high degree of caution in Tanzania.

issued date: November 10, 2019

General

🔌 Sockets

Tanzania uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Swahili and English

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Tanzania uses the Tanzanian shilling (symbol: Sh), code TZS.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 shillings. Shilling is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 500, 200, 100 and 50 shillings.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Tanzania. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Tanzania. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Tanzania is on average 2.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Tanzania is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 12,350.53 TZS, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: Airtel, Halotel, Tigo, Vodacom or Zantel. Tanzania uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Tanzania upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Tanzania, dial +, then 255 (the country code for Tanzania), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Tanzania, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 22 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Tanzania you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency

Police

721-542-2222

Ambulance

912

Fire department

919

Last updated: February 12, 2020