Are there special health requirements when visiting Tanzania?
Visitors must be vaccinated against yellow fever no less than 10 days prior to travel to Tanzania and need to produce a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate at the point of entry. If you do not have one, you will be given an injection at the airport. If you cannot have a yellow fever injection for medical reasons, you will need to produce a doctor's letter stating these reasons. Tanzania is also located in a malaria area and malaria prophylactics are highly recommended. Please consult your medical practitioner when planning your trip.
What should i pack?
Casual, comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year. Due to the high altitude on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater it can be cold at night (even in summer) therefore it is very important to pack warm clothing for the nights. The most practical items to pack are: Khaki, brown, white and beige colours Light cotton tops and cotton trousers/shorts in summer Long sleeved blouses/shirts for game drives Safari trousers for evenings and cooler days A fleece or sweater and a warm jacket for game drives (and at the Ngorongoro Crater) Swimwear is a must for the beach A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen Comfortable walking shoes For climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru: Thermal underwear, light layers, sweater, warm jacket, good socks and sturdy boots.
When is the best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?
The best months to climb Mount Kilimanjaro are considered to be from August to October and from January to March.
How fit do i need to be to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?
Despite its awesome height and fearsome size, Kilimanjaro is a gentle hike that usually takes place over five days. Guides recommend basic fitness, as the main challenge is posed by the altitude. There are six different routes up the mountain and more advanced hikers and full-on climbers will be able to consider those, as they are more scenic.
Can I use my credit cards in Tanzania?
At the House of West Kili we accept MasterCard, Visa, UnionPay and American Express. Please note that park fees can only be paid in cash or traveler's cheques. US dollar notes dated before 2003 are not accepted.
Do I need a visa to travel to(in) Tanzania
Most visitors require visas, with the exception of natives of certain countries of the Commonwealth. It is advisable to obtain a visa in advance of travel, as certain airlines insist on them prior to departure. Depending on your nationality and country of origin, you may be able to obtain a visa on arrival at Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro Airports or at the Namanga Gate on the Tanzania/Kenya border. If you plan to obtain your visa at the border, please remember to carry the exact amount in USD to pay for your visa. Only this currency will be accepted and change may not always be available. Passports are required by all travellers and must be valid for six months beyond the intended length of stay. Please ensure that there are sufficient blank pages for visas as well as for entry stamps upon arrival.
Is Zanzibar a part of Tanzania?
Although Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region, it does fall under Tanzania. Zanzibar is made up of the islands of Unguja (commonly referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba, along with several smaller islets