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Questions tagged [tanzania]

Central Africa country known for its wildlife, scenery and Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

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Can I enter Kenya and Tanzania multiple times on single-entry visas?

I will be traveling to Kenya and Tanzania, and will make multiple stops in each country: Home -> Kenya -> Tanzania -> Kenya -> Zanzibar (Tanzania) -> Kenya -> Home. I will not travel outside of those ...
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How suicidal are electric “suicide showers?”

Some people refer to the showers commonly found in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia which have an electric heating element built into the head as "suicide showers" due to the apparent risk of ...
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Flying between Tanzania and Madagascar

We are planning a one-month trip to Rwanda, Tanzania and Madagascar, but looking at the flights it seems that you can not fly directly from e.g. Dar es-Salaam to anywhere in Madagascar. Does anyone ...
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Visa for Tanzania, Africa and visa runs

I want to get a visa for Tanzania, Africa. I am planning on working there and hopefully stay there. But I think the only visa I can get is a visitor visa. So if I leave every 3 months, how long do I ...
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Can a Kenyan apply for a Schengen visa in Tanzania?

Can a Kenyan citizen can apply for a Schengen visa in Tanzania? He has already purchased his ticket to Italy but, but at the visa centre in Nairobi, there are no appointments available until 3 days ...
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Are outdoor equipment stores open on a Sunday afternoon in Arusha?

I'll arrive in Arusha on a Sunday around noon, to start a Kilimanjaro trek the day after. While I have most of the required/recommended gear, I need to get a few extra things. I have the option to ...
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How to get from Kigali to Malawi overland by public transport?

I plan to travel from Kigali to Blantyre, Malawi in May next year. I am wondering how it is to travel overland by public transport in Tanzania. In particular, how are the roads: bumpy and vehicles ...
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How to ship luggage from Dar Es Salaam to Kenya [closed]

I'm looking to ship three large bags from Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania to Watamu or Malindi in Kenya. If that's not possible, then to Mombasa. It would be ideal to not spend a fortune (e.g. with a ...
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Lake Victoria Region Travel [closed]

I will be visiting Jinja, Uganda in March 2017. My plan is to get an East African Visa at Entebbe Airport on landing. I will head north to Jinja, Uganda and then after a few days cross into Kenya at ...
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Booking Kilimanjaro Trek in advance?

I'm planning to climb the Kilimanjaro in September. I'll arrive on 29th of August, stay in Moshi for two or three days, then start the hike. What I'm wondering now is whether I should book the tour in ...
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Viewing, not hiking, Mount Kilimanjaro from Arusha

I will be arriving in Arusha around noon and departing the following day also around noon. I would like to see Mount Kilimanjaro, but not hike it. What is the minimum amount of time required to do ...
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When booking a safari in Tanzania is the price negotiable?

I'm booking a safari with a reputable tour guide company in Tanzania. We are currently discussing the itinerary and options. They are coming back to us with documents that describe what the tour would ...
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Malaria on Zanzibar

I will be traveling to Zanzibar in September for 10 days. I already have the Yellow Fever vaccination. Is it necessary to take a malaria prophylaxis or at least a stand-by vaccination? Someone told ...
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Tanzania Visa: In advance or at the airport?

I will be traveling to Zanzibar in September, therefore I will need a visa for Tanzania. My flight will leave in Düsseldorf and stop in Amsterdam and Nairobi. The Auswärtiges Amt (Department for ...
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Road condition B6 From Mbeya to Tabora. How long should it take to drive in a 4x4

I want to drive from Johannesburg South Africa to Kigali Rwanda in August 2015. One leg of the route is concerning me. I see the distance from Mbeya to Tabora in Tanzania is 560km along the B 6 and ...
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How can I tour Serengeti National Park by starting off in Nairobi?

What are my options (methods, approximate prices, safety, and duration) in getting to Serengeti National Park from Nairobi, Kenya? Is the only way to take a bus to Arusha, Tanzania and then another ...
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How can I get to Arusha, Tanzania from Nairobi, Kenya?

What are my options (methods, approximate prices, safety, and duration) in getting from Nairobi, Kenya to Arusha, Tanzania? I'll be in Nairobi and want to travel to Arusha to join a Mount Kilimanjaro ...
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Baggage Allowance on Precision Air

The listed baggage allowance on Precision Air is 23kg for economy class between Kenya and Tanzania. I'd like to know if that means I can have two pieces of luggage with a combined weight of 23kg, or ...
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Is there a ferry running from Mwanza (Tanzania) to Kisumu (Kenya)? Schedules?

I would like to travel by ferry from Mwanza in Tanzania to Kisumu in Kenya. Is there a ferry on that route / something close to it, and if so are there published schedules for them?
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Is it possible to withdraw USD from ATMs in Tanzania?

I will be in the following Tanzanian towns, Arusha, Dar es Salaam and Stone Town and would like to know where I am best to replenish my stock of USD? Is it possible to withdraw USD from ATMs in ...
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Where can I get definitive success rate statistics for Kilimanjaro trekking operators?

I'm thinking of attempting Kilimanjaro and have read on operator websites that the park authority keep success rate statistics for Kilimanjaro trekking operators. These are apparently based on ...
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Kampala to Lusaka by bus, how?

I'm based in Kampala, Uganda and need to get to Lusaka, Zambia, soon. Flying is a bit pricey, so I'm considering going overland. I already have a Tanzanian visa for other reasons. Does anyone have ...
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Is there any similar alternative to Zanzibar, in Tanzania?

I'm looking for a place in Tanzania that has the same qualities as Zanzibar (beach, food and rest), but preferable with less tourism and maybe even cheaper prices. Preferable somewhere with access to ...
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How to get into and travel across Tanzania

I'm interested in visiting Tanzania - the capital of it (Dodoma) and Kilimanjaro park, and I didn't find any info about any airlines to get into Tanzania and about local transport - buses or taxis. ...
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How can I find a guide that will take me safely up Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Elbrus?

Where/how can I find a local/professional guide that will take me safely up Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Elbrus?