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Tanzania power outlets:  Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz, Power sockets: type D / G

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SIM CARDS:  

Can be purchased for your unlocked GSM smart phone, price ranges from $2 to $10 dollars and the prepaid plans are relatively acceptable, considering you should not be much on the phone while in Tanzania.


PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: ​

From Dalla Dalla to taxi or train.  The Dalla Dalla are small mini buses that look like old mobile campers that have built in seats to hold up to 15 or 20 people, usually packed.  As I am researching this Dalla Dalla, I have a huge grin on my face, it is so fascinating how things work in Africa, you must read this particular blog page on Dalla Dalla.  Link to blog site.


*All I have to say is... Accidents are common, be safe*


Train:  100% credit must be given to SEAT61, the content put together for train travel here is outright amazing. 

TAZARA Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority


Cross Country & Cross Border Bus Travel: 

Scandinavia Express Services is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in Tanzania, serving eighteen destinations within Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia with over 40 daily departures across the region.


CULTURE & ETIQUETTE TIPS:

(Tanzania is a country that is extremely rich in traditions and culture)

  • ​Dress conservatively, while not well liked, a tourist with a little bare skin showing is tolerated.  Even the poorest of Tanzanians will try their best to dress well.
  • ​Westerners can use a simple hello and a right hand hand shake.  Be polite and greet everyone in a group, make the effort to acknowledge the crowd.
  • Eating is done with the right hand, always wash prior to eating.  In homes it is custom that a bowl is given for bathing your hands before eating.  It is also common that men and woman eat in separate rooms in a home.  Do not smell the food, it indicates that the food is bad.
  • Public display of affection if frowned upon, even holding hands. Remain entirely private with affection.
  • ​Same sex discussions it is common for long handshakes and touching, pats on shoulder or arm.  At times, hands can be held during the entire conversation.
  • ​Left hand is reserved for toilet purposes.  
  • ​Tipping is not expected, but greatly appreciated.


A FEW PLACES TO VISIT WHILE IN TANZANIA:

  1. Mount Kilimanjaro:  HIKE THE MOUNTAIN!!! - Google Maps

  2. ​​Tarangire National Park: Tarangire National Park is the 6 largest national park in Tanzania.-Google Maps
  3. ​​Old Fort of Zanzibar:  Known as the Arab Fort and by other names, is a fortification located in Stone Town. It is the oldest building and a major visitor attraction of Stone Town. - Google Maps
  4. ​​National Museum of Tanzania:  A consortium of five Tanzanian museums whose purpose is to preserve and show exhibits about the history and natural environment of Tanzania. - Google Maps
  5. ​Ngorongoro Conservation Area:  UNESCO World Heritage Site, located 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. Google Maps
  6. Ruaha National Park:  Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania. - Google Maps


NIGHTLIFE IN TANZANIA:

​Dar es Salaam

  1. Triniti:  GuestHouse, Bar & Restaurant - ​ Google Maps
  2. ​New Maisha Club: Night Club -  Google Maps
  3. ​Rhapsody's:  Restaurant, Lounge, Bar -  Google Maps
  4. ​High Spirit:  ​Lounge, Sheesha -  Google Maps


INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS OF TANZANIA:


1: Julius Nyerere International Airport -  Dar es Salaam - DAR

(Within a 20 KM Radius)


HEALTHCARE IN DAR ES SALAAM:
Muhimbili National Hospital:
  37 Min 14 KM, Upanga West. Kalenga Street/Malik Road, Ilala, Dar es Salaam. -Google Maps -  Tel:  +255222151599


INTERNET CAFE IN DAR ES SALAAM: (Uncertain how reliable these locations are, let me know)

  1. Moa Internet Cafe: 42 Min 18 KM, Bamaga Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1 street in front of the cinema) - No Link - No number
  2. ​​rcl icafé: 31 Min 12 KM, Kisutu Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tel: +255 713 486 867 or 022 211 8142 ext. 21 (In front of freedom electronics) - No Link
  3. RAHASPOT: - ENJOY FREE WI-FI - 29 Min 12 KM,  AL-BASHA, AL-BASHA RESTAURANT, Indira Gandhi Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tel: +255 683 111 222 - No link


HOSTELS IN DAR ES SALAAM:  (All unrated)

  1. Mgulani Hostel:  Operated by The Salvation Army, 24 Min 10 KM.  Taxi drivers at Nyerere International Airport, Ubungo bus station and Zanzibar ferry are familiar bringing guests to Mgulani Hostel. Mgulani Hostel is found at Salvation Army compound, located at Kilwa Road near JKT., Dar es Salaam.  - This should be the proper Google Maps Link
  2. Dar Downtown Suites: 25 Min 8 KM, From Julius Nyerere International Airport Head northeast toward Julius K. Nyerere Rd, Turn right onto Julius K. Nyerere Rd, Turn left onto Nelson Mandela Rd, Turn right onto Uhuru St, Turn right onto Tukuyu St, Keywords to Taxi Driver: Near AMANA Hospital and ANGLICAN CHURCH - Google Maps


2: Abeid Amani Karume International Airport - Zanzibar - ZNZ

(Within a 20 KM Radius)


*Make sure to have most of your money on hand, as ATM's are rare and hard to find*


INTERNET CAFE IN ZANZIBAR: 

Shangani Internet Cafe, 18 Min, 9 KM, Kenyatta Road. Tel:  024 2232925 - Google Map Link


HOSTELS IN ZANZIBAR: 

  1. Baby Bush Lodge Hostel: 1 Hr 45 KM,  In Cairo village, located between shooting star bungalows and the sultan sands hotel. Its just off the main rd that runs through kiwengwa.  Any cab driver from stone town can find it easily.Kiwengwa, Tanzania

  2. ​Zeru Zeru: 1 HR 25 Min 75 KM, We are 74km from the international airport of Zanzibar.  Public transport: Bus number 340.  You can also come by taxi or we organize transport from to the airport for 70.000 TS
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