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Getting Prepared for Safari, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar

How airplane on Kilimanjaro airport in Tanzaniato get there 
There are international flights to Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Nairobi. Some airlines offer the possibility to arrive at Kilimanjaro or Nairobi and depart from Zanzibar or Dar-es-Salaam. We can take care of booking your connecting domestic flight to Arusha from Dar es Salaam or Nairobi. 

Immigration and Visa
Except for citizens of Commonwealth and other specified countries, all visitors to Tanzania are required to have a visa. Visas can be obtained from any Tanzania diplomatic mission or consulate abroad, but you can easily get your visa at the airport or border on arrival as well. 

Currency regulations 
Local currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (Tsh). There is no limitation to the importation or exportation of foreign currency. Import or export of local currency is prohibited. Foreign currency can be changed into Tanzanian currency at any branch of the National Bank of Commerce or through private exchange bureaus. A visitor who is not travelling on a package tour must pay in foreign currency for all goods and services such as park entrance fees, hotel board and lodging, etc. 

Health requirements 
All travelers coming from Europe via or transiting through an endemic country, e.g. via Nairobi or Addis Ababa, will need a Yellow Fever vaccination card. This vaccination is valid from the 10th day after the vaccination, for a period of 10 years. Yellow fever vaccination is provided at Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam airports for passengers who do not have this vaccination card, at a cost of 50 USD pp.

Travelers coming directly from Europe to Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam airports on direct flights do not need this vaccination.
Vaccination against hepatitis and tetanus is recommended. It is advised to take an anti-malaria prophylaxis. 

Electricity 
230 Volts, 50 cycles Ac. 

Luggage
For most domestic flights there is a baggage weight limit of 15 kgs | plus 5 kgs hand luggage. Excess luggage will be charged at 3 USD per kg.

What to bring 
Light summer clothes are suitable all year round. A raincoat, wide-rimmed hat, suntan lotion, insect repellant and sunglasses are recommended for safari. Some warm clothing is needed for the higher altitudes (Ngorongoro Crater). Remember to bring your camera, video or both. Binoculars are also a good idea.

Here is a checklist:

Safari
  • Light summer clothing
  • Long trousers
  • Light shoes/sandals
  • Sweater and raincoat
  • Sunhat and sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Camera, video, binoculars
  • Films and batteries
  • Anti-malaria prophylaxis
  • Sleeping bag and torch (camping safari)
  • Towell (camping safari)
  • Visa

Kilimanjaro
  • Good pair of walking shoes (not new ones)
  • Rain- and windtight clothing, gloves
  • Thermic underwear
  • Medication against headache and altitude sickness
  • Sun cream
  • Cocoabutter for the lips
  • Camera, video
  • Films and spare batteries
  • Anti-malaria prophylaxis
  • Sleeping (-10°C) bag
  • Torch (headlamp)
  • Small backpack
  • Towell
  • Visa

Zanzibar
  • Light summer clothing
  • Sweater and raincoat
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Camera, video
  • Films and batteries
  • Anti-malaria prophylaxis
  • Visa

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