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Major cities and airports in Tanzania

  1. Dar es Salaam – Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR)
  2. Arusha – Arusha Airport (ARK)
  3. Zanzibar City – Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ)
  4. Mwanza – Mwanza Airport (MWZ)
  5. Kilimanjaro – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Time and Communication

Tanzania operates on East Africa Time, which is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+3). The country does not observe daylight saving time. Major mobile operators in Tanzania include Vodacom, Airtel, and Tigo, providing extensive coverage across the country.

Money and shopping

The official currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). The exchange rate to the US dollar is approximately 2300 TZS for 1 USD. While some businesses may accept US dollars, especially in tourist areas, it is advisable to have local currency. Credit card acceptance is growing, especially in larger cities and tourist locations, but cash is still widely used. Currency exchange offices typically operate during regular business hours.


Public transportation in Tanzania primarily consists of minibuses known as “dala-dala”, taxis, and motorcycle taxis known as “boda-boda”. Trains provide transport between major cities, while ferries are used for travel to and from the islands, like Zanzibar. Car rental is also an option, but driving can be challenging due to local road conditions.

Touristic attractions

  • Serengeti National Park – Known for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded wildebeest and 250,000 zebras.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro – The highest mountain in Africa, a major destination for mountaineers and trekkers from around the world.
  • Zanzibar – A semi-autonomous region known for its beautiful beaches and the historic Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area – A protected area and a World Heritage Site featuring a large volcanic caldera teeming with wildlife.
  • Selous Game Reserve – One of the largest faunal reserves in the world, offering unique wildlife viewing opportunities.
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