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The Things You First Must Learn Before Visiting Tanzania

Whenever someone mentions traveling to the African continent, the country of Tanzania isn’t really one of the first places that come to mind. 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. Now if you consider yourself as adventurous enough to try something new this year, you definitely will like the prospect of visiting Tanzania, especially if you’re intrigued with stuff like safaris, mountain trekking, nature sightseeing, and island recreation. The truth is there actually are so many things you will love doing in the country once you make that visit.

But similar to going or visiting to any other country for the first time, it is important that you first learn things about Tanzania so that your travel won’t become a disappointment.

1 – Bring your most comfortable and reliable 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 won’t work if you’re heading to Tanzania. Instead, you need to bring trainers and/or walking shoes that can withstand steep and challenging hiking terrains.

2 – Cheap travel doesn’t mean you no longer need to book in advance.

It’s no secret that traveling to Tanzania is cheap, but just like when you’re booking a flight or any other mode of transportation to any place in the world, you have to book in advance or risk the possibility of booking late and ending up seeing that all transportation methods have already been booked for several weeks.

3 – If there is one particular thing that Tanzania is very proud of, it’s the fact that the people are great.

It may be true that there are so many other places in the world that can easily defeat Tanzania in terms of interesting sights and destinations, but one advantage you get in this country is the hospitality of its people. Although the country is ethnically diverse, most ethnic groups will welcome you with open arms and are even very willing to showcase their cultures to you.

4 – Secure your Visa before traveling.

If you plan on visiting Tanzania, you need to have a visa because foreign nationals like you will be asked for one, regardless of the purpose of your visit, be it for pleasure or business. There are some Asian and African nationals though that are free to enter the country without a visa, but their stay is limited to three months.

5 – Be ready to get used to a whole new environment.

Because you’re going to a country with a tropical environment, it only makes sense to take some health precautions because it could get very weird in some days, more particularly the weather. For one, be sure you’re drinking bottled water all the way and ask your doctor on how you can protect yourself from mosquitoes.