Tanzania

Capital Dodoma

Population 55,155,000

Area 945,087 km2

Key facts

Tanzania is a country located in Eastern Africa. There are 8 countries (Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia) that Tanzania shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak Swahili and English. Traveling across Tanzania if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Tanzania was ranked 67th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Tanzania is Tanzanian shilling (TZS). The shilling (Sh) is subdivided into 100 cent.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 2290.55 TZS and 1 USD is worth 2332 TZS.

Tanzanian
Banknotes

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Tanzanian
Coins

50100200

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Tanzania is 21.14 Mbps and mobile is 15.57 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Tanzania.5.84 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Tanzania, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Tanzania. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Tanzania?

There are no Mariott hotels in Tanzania.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Tanzania.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Tanzania.

There are no Best Western hotels in Tanzania.

There are no Radisson hotels in Tanzania.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Tanzania.

What fast food chains are present in Tanzania?

Ugali, Chips Mayai (Zege), Mtori are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Tanzania. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Tanzania below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Tanzania.

The KFC chain operates in Tanzania.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Tanzania.

The Subway chain operates in Tanzania.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Tanzania.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Tanzania.

Weather

Today the sun in Dodoma, rises at 6:04 AM and sets at 6:18 PM. The climate of Dodoma may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5FogLow: 20.3°C (68.54°F)High: 29.4°C (84.92°F)
ThursdayOct 6Partly cloudlyLow: 21.8°C (71.24°F)High: 30.5°C (86.9°F)
FridayOct 7Partly cloudlyLow: 21.2°C (70.16°F)High: 30.6°C (87.08°F)
SaturdayOct 8Partly cloudlyLow: 22.7°C (72.86°F)High: 30.5°C (86.9°F)
SundayOct 9FogLow: 20.5°C (68.9°F)High: 30.6°C (87.08°F)
MondayOct 10Partly cloudlyLow: 21.2°C (70.16°F)High: 30.7°C (87.26°F)

Weather data for Dodoma (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps You can use Uber in 4 cities. You can use Bolt in 4 cities.

Car Rental Avis is available, but Sixt , Hertz are not present in Tanzania.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 4.3, Tanzania is placed 84th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Tanzania traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 31.10 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Tanzania

112 Police
115 Ambulance
115 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Tanzania?

Currently, citizens of 169 countries can enter Tanzania without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Tanzania.

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