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Tanzania travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Tanzania

Tanzania is part of Africa with main city at Dodoma. Its Least Developed country with a population of 55M people. The main currency is Tanzanian Shilling. The languages spoken are Swahili,English. the United Republic of Tanzania is the formal name of Tanzania It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Least Developed Β  🌀️ ~23.41 Β°C Β  🌧 ~144.31 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 55M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for Tanzania and included new information under health. We haven't changed our level - exercise a high degree of caution.

issued date: October 3, 2019

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Swahili, English

Money

πŸ’± 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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ 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 β€˜extra’ tip.

Calling

πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± 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.

πŸ“ž 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

πŸ›£οΈ 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.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police

721-542-2222

Ambulance

912

Fire department

919

Last updated: December 5, 2019