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Important Lessons to Learn Before Traveling to Tanzania

Whenever someone talks about visiting Africa, there really isn’t that much interest in the country of Tanzania. But then again, not many people are aware that a visit to this country should be a priority because it has a lot to offer than meets the eye. So, if you’re thinking a vacation that includes nature trekking, safaris, and island recreation, then you should give Tanzania some serious thought. And yes, those things are just some of the few of what the country has to offer.

But just like visiting any other place, region, or country for the first time, you need to be prepared.

1 – Don’t forget to bring your best walking shoes.

Typically, when you visit far away places for a holiday or vacation, your suitcase will be filled with sandals and flip-flops, because all you need is light footwear. But that no longer works if your destination is Tanzania. What you need to bring instead is a good pair of walking shoes or trainers that will be capable of braving through rough and steep roads and terrains.

2 – You still need to book in advance even if travel is relatively cheaper.

Traveling to Tanzania is really affordable, but you do have to book in advance, regardless of the type of transportation because the lack of options could mean that all options could easily get fully booked for several weeks.

3 – One of the nicest things that await you in Tanzania are the people.

There are so many places in the world and in Africa that offer some of the best sights and tourist destinations, but you might easily get turned off by them if there’s a reputation of being not hospitable. The country is quite diverse, ethnically speaking, but the thing is the diversity is the very reason why ethnic groups are so excited in showcasing their unique cultures to visitors like you.

4 – Be sure you bring with you your Visa.

It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling for a holiday/vacation or to do business; when you visit Tanzania as a foreign national, you need to visa to enter the country. However, you also should know that a select Asian and African nationals are permitted to enter the country without a visa, but the catch is they only can stay for a maximum of three months.

5 – You have to be ready to adapt to a new environment.

Finally, considering the fact that you’re entering a tropical environment, it means you might have to prepare yourself, more specifically by taking some health precautions. For example, you have to bring some medicine to protect you against mosquitoes, while it should be wise to just drink bottled water.