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We were unable to find an ATM in Tanzania that would allow more than TZS400,000 to be withdrawn at any one time.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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The Directions

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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
ItemSizeAverage Cost
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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