Tanzania destination information

All you need to know before visiting Tanzania

Tanzania summary

Tanzania is a big country with around 55M Tanzanian. Official language is Swahili. Tanzania uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+03:00. Currency used in Tanzania is Tanzanian Shilling (TZS).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 49
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 149

ATMs in Tanzania are Rare. Internet speed in Tanzania is on average 2.2 Mbps. In Tanzania you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Dar es Salaam
🗣️ English Swahili
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 55M ☀️ ~23 °C 🌧 ~84 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 945k km2 (365k mi²)
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📧 Tanzanian visa Online
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🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Tanzania uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • English
  • Swahili


Currency 💱

1000 TZS = 0.43 USD

Tanzania uses the Tanzanian shilling (symbol: Sh), code TZS.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 shillings. Shilling is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 500, 200, 100 and 50 shillings.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Tanzania. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Tanzania. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Tanzania uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Tanzania upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Tanzania, dial +, then 255 (the country code for Tanzania), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Tanzania, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 22 .

international: + 255 22 1234567
calling local: 022 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Tanzania is on average 2.2 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Tanzania is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 12,350.53 TZS, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: Airtel, Halotel, Tigo, Vodacom or Zantel.


Rules 🚗

In Tanzania you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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