TANZANIA

Tanzania is a beautiful country located in East Africa, known for its stunning landscapes, rich culture, and diverse wildlife. From the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro to the pristine beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania offers a wide range of experiences for visitors. Whether you're interested in going on a safari to see the Big Five, exploring the historic Stone Town, or relaxing on the white sandy beaches, Tanzania has something for everyone. So pack your bags and get ready to explore this incredible destination!

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Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a beautiful island located off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa. Known for its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and rich history, Zanzibar is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience a tropical paradise. From exploring the narrow streets of Stone Town to lounging on the white sand beaches of Nungwi, there is no shortage of things to see and do in Zanzibar. Whether you're interested in snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean or sampling the local cuisine at a bustling market, Zanzibar has something for everyone. So pack your bags and get ready to experience the magic of Zanzibar!

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At Itaca Tours, we are partnering with Economy Bookings, offering a wide range of cars for rent (over 175,000). There are more than 20,000 rental shops in 150 different countries. Many of the shops are situated close to airports so that travelers can easily rent a car right after their arrival and not spend money on additional transfers. Choosing a car has never been easier! Every car on the website has a detailed description, high-quality photos, and a user rating. You’ll get all the necessary information about the car so that you can be fully prepared for your trip. The company collaborate with well-known and reputable agencies, such as Alamo, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, National, Thrifty, Enterprise, and more. Also, the company works with local car rentals that provide the best service and have good customer reviews. Choose your car and get the best prices!

At Itaca Tours, we are partnering with Hotellook.com, a service that helps you find and compare prices on hotels around the world, provided by a leading reservation system. We put together information on more than 250,000 hotels in 205 countries, working with data from more than 10 online booking systems, such as Agoda.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, and others. Book your Hotel now and get the best prices!

At Itaca Tours, we are partnering with Trip.com to provide you flights from over 510 airlines covering 3,400 airports in 220 countries and regions around the globe. Book  your flight now and get the best prices!

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Other Services

At Itaca Tours, we offer additional services to elevate your travel experience to the next level. We have partnered with various companies to ensure you have everything yo need for a seamless and enjoyable trip. 

First, you can request a SIM Card through Drimsim, ensuring you have internet and phone service wherever you go. This way, you stay connected with your loved ones and have access to maps, guides, and other essential travel information.

Additionally, thanks of our partner Ekta, we offer travel insurance options for your peace of mind.

Lastly, we have partnered with Radical Storage to provide secure luggage storage services. You can leave your bags in a safe location while you explore new destinations, free from the hassle of carrying your belongings around.

With these services, we aim to make your travel experience as convenient and worry-free as possible.

Tips to travel

Traveling to Tanzania offers a remarkable adventure filled with wildlife safaris, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cultures. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your trip:

Visa Requirements: Check the visa requirements for your nationality before traveling to Tanzania. Most visitors can obtain a visa upon arrival at major airports or apply for an e-visa online in advance. Ensure that your passport has sufficient validity for the duration of your stay.

Best Time to Visit: Tanzania has diverse climates across different regions. The best time to visit depends on your interests and the areas you plan to explore. The dry season from June to October is ideal for wildlife safaris in parks like Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, as animals congregate around water sources. The wet season from November to May brings lush landscapes and migratory bird sightings, but some roads may be impassable.

Health Precautions: Consult with your healthcare provider regarding vaccinations and preventive measures against diseases such as yellow fever, typhoid, and malaria (especially if traveling to safari areas). Pack insect repellent, sunscreen, and any necessary medications. Drink bottled or purified water to avoid stomach issues, and be cautious when consuming street food.

Currency and Payments: The official currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). US dollars are widely accepted in tourist areas, but it's advisable to carry some local currency for use in smaller establishments and markets. Credit and debit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, and larger stores, but it's always a good idea to carry cash for smaller purchases and transactions.

Transportation: Getting around in Tanzania can be done through domestic flights, rental cars, buses, and taxis. Domestic flights are available for traveling between major cities and safari destinations, offering convenience and saving time. Rental cars are a popular choice for exploring remote areas and scenic routes, providing flexibility and independence. Buses and taxis are available in urban areas, offering a more economical option for getting around.

Accommodation: Tanzania offers a range of accommodation options, including luxury lodges, tented camps, budget-friendly guesthouses, and beach resorts. In safari destinations like Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire, lodges and tented camps provide unique accommodations with stunning views of the wilderness. Book accommodations in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons.

Language: Swahili and English are the official languages of Tanzania. Swahili is widely spoken, especially in urban areas and by the local population. English proficiency may vary, but most tourism professionals speak English fluently. Learning a few basic Swahili phrases can enhance your travel experience and facilitate communication with locals.

Wildlife Safaris: Tanzania is famous for its wildlife safaris, offering unparalleled opportunities to see the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) and other iconic species. Explore national parks like Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, and Selous, where you can embark on thrilling game drives, walking safaris, and hot air balloon rides.

Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in Tanzania's rich cultural heritage by visiting traditional villages, markets, and cultural festivals. Learn about the customs, traditions, and lifestyles of indigenous tribes like the Maasai and Chaga. Participate in cultural activities such as dance performances, beadwork demonstrations, and traditional ceremonies.

Beach Escapes: Tanzania is home to stunning coastal areas and idyllic islands like Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia. Relax on white-sand beaches, swim in turquoise waters, and snorkel or dive among vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. Explore historic Stone Town in Zanzibar, known for its UNESCO-listed architecture and spice markets.

By keeping these tips in mind, you can have a memorable and enriching experience exploring the beauty, wildlife, and culture of Tanzania.

Travel Advisories

The U.S. Department of State has four Travel Advisory Levels: Level 1 - Exercise normal precautions; Level 2 - Exercise increased caution; Level 3 - Reconsider travel; Level 4 - Do not travel

Level 2 - Exercise increased caution when traveling to Tanzania. 

Country Summary: Exercise increased caution in Tanzania due to crime, terrorism, and targeting of LGBTI persons. Some areas have increased risk.  Violent crime, such as assault, sexual assault, robberies, mugging, and carjacking, is common.  Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crime.

Terrorist groups could attack in Tanzania with little or no warning, targeting embassies, police stations, mosques, and other places frequented by Westerners. Please see the additional information below regarding the increased threat of terrorism in Mtwara Region.

Members of the LGBTI community have been arrested, targeted, harassed, and/or charged with unrelated offenses.  Individuals detained under suspicion of same-sex sexual conduct could be subject to forced anal examinations.

It's advisable to consult your country's official travel advisory website, for the most up-to-date information and specific travel advisories related to this country. Additionally, register your travel plans with your embassy or consulate for assistance in case of emergencies.

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