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Ville de Zanzibar


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Identity Card:
  • Capital Dodoma

  • Largest city: Dar es Salaam

  • People : 43188000 hab. (2010)

  • Constitution Republic

  • Language Swahili, Arabic, English

  • Religion : Christianity, Islam

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa : A tourist visa for three months will cost you US $ 50 for single entry or $ 100 for multiple entry. The visa can be obtained directly at the airport.

    • Specifications: Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous province of Tanzania, so you need your passport to go on the island, even if you come from Tanzania

      • Currency Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)

      • Currency rates dollar = 1504 tzs

      • Change The exchange rate varies depending on the quality of your tickets, the more they are in good condition over the exchange rate is good. Know that if you trade eg 500 euros, you'll end up with more than 50 shilling notes.

      • Payment Cards : Only in big hotels and some travel agencies.

      • Budget stay 1 Week : 1500-1510 000 (safari and lodge)

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 5 € / person
          Average : 5-15 € / person
          Premium . more than 30 € / person.

          • accommodation Safari
            Cheap : less than 100 € / night
            Average : 200 € / night
            Premium : more than 500 € / night


            How to get there?

            • By Air: The two main airports in Tanzania are those of Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro. KLM Dutch company is the only one to serve both. It takes between 600 and 1,200 euros for a roundtrip flight from France to Tanzania.

              On site:

              • Car : It is not recommended to travel by car unless you have a solid driving experience in Africa and LHD. Also the roads are in poor condition, the signage is almost non-existent and Tanzanian drive fast. It is better to travel by bus, train or airplane.

              • Bus The bus network covers almost all the territory and serves the major cities and tourist areas. Several companies exist and offer different levels of comfort and safety.

              • Train : The train connects the major cities such as Kigoma, Mwanza, Dodoma, Tabora and Dar es Salaam. The trains are reliable and very affordable tickets.

              • plane : For domestic flights, Air Tanzania provides the bulk of air traffic, but its planes are more modern. Several private companies (Air Excel, Precision Air, Zan Air, Coastal Aviation) have small planes to major cities, national parks and reserves Serengeti, Selous, Ruaha and Rubondo Island.

                • Vaccinations : yellow fever, typhoid and cholera .

                • Tips Before leaving for Tanzania, consult a doctor to prescribe an anti-malaria drug, to be taken before, during and after your trip. Once there always try sleeping with a mosquito net. Another caveat: Choose your food carefully, do not eat in the street and do not drink tap water unless boil .

                  • Flight and delinquency: Stay alert, particularly in Arusha, Stone Town and Dar es Salaam, robberies are not uncommon. particularly avoid walking alone after dark. Take a taxi and official Preferably, the taxi-driver aillant particularly bad reputation in Tanzania.

                  • terrorist risk: The terrorist risk is not zero in Tanzania, it is advised to limit their movements and avoid the possible places frequented by foreigners.

                    • Climate : Tanzania has two rainy seasons: the small rain in late October to late-December and the long rains from March to May

                    • Average temperatures 25 & deg; C in August and 33 & deg; C in January

                    • Best time to reach From June to August the weather is good, not too hot, still damp, cool night. From January to February is the hottest season is at this time of year you can watch the migration of zebras or buffalo herds in the Serengeti Park.

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