Tanzania is located in East Africa. Tanzania borders Kenya to the north, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south and is the largest country in East Africa (943,000 sq km) comprising both the mainland and the Zanzibar Archipelago.
A large central plateau makes up most of the mainland (at between 900m and 1800m) and the mountain ranges of the Eastern Arc and the Southern and Northern Highlands cut across the country to form part of the Great Rift Valley.
A land of geographical extremes, Tanzania has the highest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro, the lowest point – the lakebed of Lake Tanganyika, and the largest lake – Lake Victoria, on the continent.
Tanzania & Zanzibar Visa
For European countries counts that you can buy your Visa on arrival in Tanzania. At the moment the cost are 50 dollar or 50 Euro, so we advice you to bring 50 dollar per person. The other option is that you buy a Visa at the embassy in your own country upfront. If you will require a multiple entry visa you will need to arrange this through a Tanzanian Diplomatic mission before your arrival in Tanzania. Otherwise you will have to buy a single entry visa each time you enter the country.
For other countries and special Visa's we recommend, you to visit;
You need to get advice from your general practice. They may reccomend a whole cocktail of things which will cost quite a lot; ask what is absolutely essential.
The Tanzania health authorities are advising people that they should have a Yellow Fever vaccination for their own protection - however, please seek advice from your general practice. People having a Yellow Fever vaccination need to have it at least 10 day prior to travel.
Our understanding is that it is advisable to have protection for Hepatitis A, Typhoid & Polio. It is also advisable to take protection against Malaria, please consult your General Practice about this.