Tanzania, general travel information

a) Kilimanjaro International Airport close to Arusha. The best option for safaris starting in the national parks of Northern Tanzania. b) Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam. The best option for safaris starting in the national parks of Southern and Western Tanzania. c) Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar. The gateway to safaris departing from Zanzibar.
Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory for citizens of countries where the disease is considered endemic or for travellers flying via one of these countries. Treatment for malaria is not mandatory. Consult a specialist in tropical medicine with the authority to advise, inform and recommend which vaccinations and medications should be taken.
A visa is required for most visitors to Tanzania. It can be obtained online from https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/ See the list of countries that do NOT require a visa https://www.immigration.go.tz/index.php/countries-which-are-not-required-to-apply-for-visa Other requirements: passport valid for at least 6 months at the moment of entering the country, and at least 1 page of the passport completely blank. Entry requirements for Tanzania may change without prior notice so it is the responsibility of each traveller to stay informed.

The best time to travel to Tanzania

Climate change is modifying the temperature and rainfall pattern, which may vary significantly. These changes also alter the behavioural patterns of wildlife. For all of the above reasons, you should consider the information provided as a guideline.

• Short dry season. • During these months the weather is variable. Days are clear and dry with occasional cloudy days and light showers. • Migration takes place in southern Serengeti. • February is the wildebeest calving season. • Average daytime temperatures of 29ºC and 10ºC at night.
• Wet season. • Months of regular rainfall. Thunderstorms and heavy showers usually occur at night. • The great migration takes place in the west-central Serengeti. • These are the best months for photography. Strong contrasts between the colour of the sky and the savannah are a spectacle worth seeing. • Few travellers. Lower camp prices. • Average temperatures of 23°C during the day and 12°C at night.
• Long dry season. • Drier months. • Last week of July migration takes place in the northern Serengeti. This is when Mara River crossings occur. • These are the busiest months in Tanzania, with the highest prices. • Average daytime temperatures are 25°C and 8°C at night.
• Short rainy season. • Months of irregular and less intense rainfall than in April and May. Rains generally occur at night. • Migration moves from the north to the south of the Serengeti. • Numbers of travellers begin to decline. • Average daytime temperatures are 25°C and 8°C at night.