Safari | Maasai | Zanzibar
How to dress in Tanzania
Pole pole Take it easy/ slowely slowely
Asante Thank you
Kwa heri Good bye
Tutaonana See you later
Lala salama Sleep well
Safari njema Have a good trip
Hamna shida No problem
Hakuna matata No worries
Although it is possible to buy a tourist visa upon arrival at the airports of Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar, we recommend that you apply for a visa in your home country prior to your trip. You can do this online at:
Don't leave it last minute, latest two weeks before arrival in Tanzania so you are sure you give them enough time to process your online application.
For vaccination services, you can go to the Regional Health Service or the tropical medicine clinic of a hospital. The following vaccinations are recommended:
for travellers going to Tanzania: yellow fever, hepatitis A and a combined tetanus, diphtheria and inactivated polio vaccine (Td/IPV). Proof of Yellow Fever vaccination is required if you are travelling to Tanzania from countries that have Yellow Fever Endemic or travellers who transit in Yellow Fever Endemic Areas, only if the transit period at the airport is 12 hours or more.
Other diseases that occur in Tanzania are: abdominal typhus, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, rabies and meningococcal disease. It is best to consult a qualified travel medical specialist on whether immunization is relevant in your case.
When you travel with Makasa we will automaticaly insure you at AMREF Flying Doctors.
It covers you in case of a medical emergency, during your stay in Tanzania. Your benefits:
1. Access to our 24hr Medical Helpline anytime from anywhere for medical advice.
2. Unlimited evacuation flights during the subscription period.
3. Unlimited Ground Ambulance services.
4. Direct contact with AMREF Flying Doctors and the medical professional – third party involved.
Travel insurance is the traveller’s own responsibility. We recommend that you take out travel insurance in your home country that will cover, for instance, loss, damage or theft of luggage, money and other valuables, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, et cetera. Consider also any additional cover you may need, such as for extreme, specialist or high-risk sports (scuba diving, canoeing, mountain biking, et cetera).
Mountain climbing requires a separate mountaineering insurance policy. Makasa accepts no liability whatsoever in connection with any such activities.