Tanzania

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Country:Tanzania
Location: > East Africa



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    Top Descriptions

    With some of the best safaris, hiking and beaches on offer, Tanzania is the superlative East African experience – and the prices (and taxes) reflect this. Whether you’re here to scale Kilimanjaro, venture deep into the Serengeti, or bathe in the lusciously blue waters of , you’d better make sure you’ve packed a thick enough wallet to handle it all. We didn’t, but if you did then you are encouraged to share your thoughts and experiences here. – Daniel
     
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    Top Tips

    Tanzania is more predominantly Islamic than some of its neighbouring countries, especially on the coast. Pack and dress accordingly, and bear in mind that shops may be closed on Fridays and alcohol may be harder (and more expensive) to get hold of.
    Don’t miss out on visiting while you’re here. It might not be a particularly backpacker friendly island, but is historically, architecturally and culturally one of the most interesting parts of East Africa, and the beaches of and kitesurfing centre of should not be missed.
    Due to a new tourist tax (18%) and the high national park fees levied by the Tanzanian government, you might be better off doing your safaris in neighbouring where an average of USD110pp/pd is quite possible.
    We were unable to find an ATM in Tanzania that would allow more than TZS400,000 to be withdrawn at any one time. More frustrating is that each transaction incurred a fee of between TZS8,000 and TZS15,000.
     
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    The Location

      What should we know?

      Name in local script:Jamhuri Ya Muungano wa Tanzania
      Also known as:United Republic of Tanzania
       
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      Port(s):, ,
       
      Environment type:forest, glacier, hill, mountain, ocean, river, savannah, scrub
      Religion type:Christianity, Islam
       
      Visa type:Cost:Nationality:On arrival:
      30-Day Single EntryUKYES

      What can we see or do there?

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      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
      Average daily budget:TZS115,500

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:16 nights
      High season:June to October
      Low season:March, April

        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):English, Swahili
        Timezone:UTC+03:00
        Country calling code:255

        How can we get there?

          Coordinates:
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          Geographical feature:Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, Mount Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar Archipelago
           
          Neighboring countries:Burundi, DRC, , Malawi, Mozambique, , , Zambia
          Land borders:

          The Directions

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Location:Time spent:Daily budget:
          2 nightsTZS100,000
          5 nightsTZS94,500
          5 nightsTZS81,500
          1 nightTZS72,000
          3 nightsTZS62,000
          11 nightsTZS86,545
           
          Altitude:0m to 5,895m
          Population:51820000
          Size:947,303km2

          Local Availability

            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Beer (multinational)500mlTZS2,750
            Beer (national)500mlTZS2,750
            Fizzy drink1 litreTZS1,500
            Fruit juice1 litreTZS2,500
            Gin (multinational)1 litreTZS36,500
            Gin (national)1 litreTZS24,500
            Milk1 litreTZS3,000
            Oil1 litreTZS3,750
            Rum (multinational)1 litreTZS35,500
            Rum (national)1 litreTZS25,000
            Vodka (multinational)1 litreTZS27,000
            Vodka (national)1 litreTZS13,750
            Water1 litreTZS775
            Whisky (multinational)1 litreTZS30,000
            Whisky (national)1 litreTZS45,000
            Wine1 bottleTZS13,750
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Almonds100gTZS4,000
            Apples1kg
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            Bananas1kg
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            Bell pepper1kg
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            Bread1 loaf
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            Carrots1kg
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            Chillies1kg
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            Chocolate (multinational)1 barTZS1,750
            Chocolate (national)1 bar
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            Coconut milk1 can
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            Cucumber1kg
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            Eggs1 dozenTZS4,000
            Garlic1kgTZS11,000
            Ginger1kg
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            Honey1 jarTZS6,000
            Ice cream1 unitTZS1,500
            Jam1 jarTZS4,250
            Onions1kg
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            Oranges1kg
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            Pasta1kgTZS4,000
            Peanut butter1 jarTZS6,500
            Peanuts100g
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            Potatoes1kg
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            Raisins100gTZS1,200
            Rice1kgTZS2,500
            Sandwich1 unit
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            Tomatoes1kg
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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Antifungal shampoo1 bottle
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            Conditioner1 bottleTZS5,000
            Condoms1 packTZS2,700
            Deodorant1 canTZS4,500
            Floss1 pack
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            Hand sanitizer1 bottleTZS4,500
            Laundry soap1 barTZS2,500
            Razors1 packTZS14,000
            Sanitary towels1 packTZS1,700
            Shampoo1 bottleTZS3,500
            Soap1 barTZS1,500
            Tampons1 boxTZS9,000
            Toilet roll1 unit
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            Toothpaste1 tubeTZS1,750
            Washing powder1 boxTZS2,900
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            Antiseptic cream1 tube
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            Bandages1 pack
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            Chapstick1 unitTZS5,500
            Contact lens solution1 bottle
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            Headache tablets1 packTZS2,700
            Ibuprofen1 pack
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            Mosquito repellent1 bottleTZS7,500
            Nail clippers1 setTZS11,500
            Plasters1 pack
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            Sun cream1 bottle
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            Sunglasses1 pair
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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Batteries4-packTZS7,500
            Chilli powder100gTZS1,500
            Cigarettes (multinational)20-packTZS3,500
            Cigarettes (national)20-pack
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            Coriander100gTZS800
            Cumin100g
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            Fuel1 litre
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            Internet1 hour
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            Lighter1 unitTZS2,000
            Matches1 pack
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            Paprika100g
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            Travel multiadapter1 unit
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            Travel plug1 unit
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            Turmeric100gTZS1,500
            Stock1 pack
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            Local Cuisine

              DishAverage CostLocation Availability
              Biryani (meat)TZS13,000
              Biryani (vegetarian)TZS8,000
              Breakfast (continental)TZS20,000
              Breakfast (cooked)TZS25,000
              BurgerTZS10,500
              Burger (cheese)TZS10,444
              Burger (vegetarian)TZS11,335
              Cake (slice)TZS15,000
              CalamariTZS13,028
              Calzone (large)TZS13,000
              CannelloniTZS23,000
              CarbonaraTZS13,500
              CevicheTZS25,000
              Chicken wingsTZS7,500
              Chilli con carneTZS12,000
              Chilli con (vegetarian)TZS21,000
              Chow mein (meat)TZS15,000
              Chow mein (vegetable)TZS7,000
              Curry (generic – meat)TZS13,889
              Curry (generic – vegetable)TZS12,500
              Curry (South Asia – meat)TZS8,250
              Curry (South Asia – vegetarian)TZS8,000
              Cutlet (beef/chicken)TZS12,000
              Eggs (how you like)TZS9,500
              Fajitas (meat)TZS15,000
              Fajitas (vegeteble)TZS12,000
              Fillet (beef)TZS17,500
              Fillet (fish)TZS29,111
              Fish and chipsTZS14,833
              FishcakesTZS12,000
              Fish fingersTZS12,333
              French friesTZS5,000
              Fried (chicken)TZS12,000
              Fried (fish)TZS21,750
              Fried rice (vegetable)TZS4,500
              Fruit saladTZS7,250
              Grilled (fish)TZS14,667
              DishAverage CostLocation Availability
              Ice cream (scoop)TZS4,625
              Ice cream (sundae)TZS24,000
              Lasagna (vegetarian)TZS16,000
              LobsterTZS37,500
              NaanTZS1,000
              Noodles (meat)TZS13,000
              OctopusTZS16,375
              OmeletteTZS7,250
              Pancake (simple)TZS7,000
              Pasta (meat)TZS14,733
              Pasta (vegetable)TZS13,800
              Pilau rice (meat)TZS10,833
              Pizza (simple)TZS10,833
              Pizza (loaded)TZS17,167
              PrawnsTZS22,667
              QuicheTZS22,000
              DishAverage CostLocation Availability
              RibsTZS11,000
              Roasted (vegetable)TZS7,000
              SaladTZS7,875
              Salad (meat)TZS9,972
              Sandwich (basic)TZS8,917
              Sandwich (loaded)TZS10,750
              Samosas (vegetable)TZS3,800
              Samosas (meat)TZS1,050
              Skewers (meat)TZS12,000
              Soup (meat)TZS10,097
              Soup (vegetarian)TZS7,917
              Spring rollTZS12,000
              SteakTZS13,000
              Stir fry (meat)TZS13,000
              Stir fry (vegetable)TZS10,000
              StroganoffTZS10,000
              Sweet and sour (meat)TZS12,500
              Whole (fish)TZS18,167
              BeverageAverage CostLocation Availability
              Alcoholic mixed drinkTZS10,333
              Bailey’s (shot)TZS6,000
              Beer (multinational)TZS5,000
              Beer (national)TZS5,000
              Brandy (shot)TZS7,000
              CappuccinoTZS5,000
              Cider (bottle)TZS6,833
              CoffeeTZS2,875
              Cointreau (shot)TZS5,000
              Cognac (shot)TZS5,000
              EspressoTZS3,750
              Fruit juice (fresh)TZS4,000
              Gin (shot)TZS6,625
              Malibu (shot)TZS5,000
              MilkTZS8,000
              MilkshakeTZS7,125
              Red BullTZS6,750
              Rum (shot)TZS6,500
              Sambuca (shot)TZS5,500
              SmoothieTZS6,250
              Soft drinkTZS2,200
              TeaTZS2,583
              Tea (herbal)TZS2,750
              Tequila (shot)TZS6,250
              Vodka (shot)TZS6,500
              Water (2L)TZS4,063
              Whisky (shot)TZS7,000
              Wine (glass)TZS6,000

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