Tanzania

Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas.

The present country came into being with the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar in 1964. The first European arrival was the Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, who visited the coast in the 15th century, after which most of the littoral region came under Portuguese control. The Portuguese also controlled Zanzibar until 1699, when they were ousted from the island by Omani-Arabs. In the late-19th century. Tanganyika was absorbed into the colony of German East Africa, as a consequence of a deal between the British and Germans one process in the European colonial carve-up of Africa.

Other than an anti-colonial rebellion in 1905 – known as the Maji Maji revolt, which was suppressed by German troops – Tanganyika was a fairly quiet part of the German empire, until the end of World War I. Then, following the German defeat, it was administered by the British under successive League of Nations and United Nations mandates. Tanganyika became independent within the Commonwealth in 1961, after a period of self-government during which the principal nationalist party, the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU), emerged as the dominant political force. Its charismatic leader, Julius Nyerere, held the post of President from independence to 1985; he occupied the position of Chairman until 1990. In 1964, Tanganyika joined with Zanzibar and became Tanzania. Prior to that, Zanzibar had been a British protectorate (established in 1890) and an independent sultanate in 1963.

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Entry Requirements

Any foreigner seeking to enter the United Republic of Tanzania is subject to the following entry requirements:

  • a passport or Travel Document which is valid for not less than six months issued by a State or an International Organization recognized by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and
  • that, he is a holder of or his name is endorsed upon a Residence Permit or a Pass issued in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Act No. 7 of 1995; or
  • A valid Visa (for nationals whose country require visa) which is obtained at any Tanzania Mission abroad or on arrival at any designated entry points. Click here to see Official Entry Points, for more informations use the following link www.tanzania-gov.de

Health & Safety

Emergency evacuation cover

This is a specialist, flying doctor cover that is applied to each and every booking that is made through us. This will cover the costs of a doctor to fly directly to wherever you are in Tanzania for immediate medical attention and, if necessary, immediate air-evacuation to the nearest medical centre.

Water

At all times, the only water that you will come in contact with is sterilized and purified. This is better-than-mineral water grade water.

Camps, guides and ground handlers

We only use the most experienced and vetted safari camps, guides and ground handlers throughout Tanzania. We have been working with these companies for over 8 years and we know that, if there is an issue, they will get things sorted immediately and efficiently.

Insurance

All clients should come with their own insurance to cover up for any emergency, loss, demages and life