Is Tanzania safe ?
Yes it is
According to www.expertafrica.com/tanzania/ and lonelyplanet Tanzania is in general a safe, hassle-free country. That said, you do need to take the usual precautions and keep up with government travel advisories. Tanzania is known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.
Food in Tanzania
The food served in Tanzanian safari camps varies, but is often delicious – the equivalent of a reasonable restaurant in Europe or America.
In Tanzania’s towns and villages, the food is usually simpler. Plain grilled meat, nyama choma, is very popular, and often served with sauce, rice, chips, plantains or ugali (cornmeal or cassava mush). Indian cuisine is also wide spread. The locally brewed beer is good, including Serengeti, Safari, Kilimanjaro, mbege (homebrew from the Chagga people) and banana beer; imported beers and wine are also excellent.
Health in Tanzania
Tanzania is a tropical country and vaccines are sensible (typhoid, polio, tetanus and yellow fever). Malaria is common and occurs all year round; you must take anti-malarial measures. Always check the latest recommendations with your clinic or doctor
Language in Tanzania
Swahili and English are the official languages and spoken by most people living in Tanzania; as well as this, there are many ethnic groups, speaking localised languages and dialects. Try to learn some basic KiSwahili before you go, to help you enjoy your trip more!
Visas for Tanzania
Travellers with British/Europe passports, as well as US citizens, require visas for Tanzania (or Zanzibar). If you are living in the UK, then these are best obtained in advance from the Tanzanian High Commission, and cost (July 2018) £50 per single entry next day service. Always check the latest regulations with your nearest Tanzania Embassy or High Commission before you travel.
Weather and climate in Tanzania
Depending on where you are in Tanzania, the weather and climate varies considerably – click on the following link to see a detailed descriptions of the weather and climate in Tanzania.
Government Travel Advice
Government travel advisories can be good sources of updated security information:
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (www.smartraveller.gov.au)
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs (www.travel.gc.ca)
UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office)
US State Department (www.travel.state.gov)