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Important Lessons to Learn Before Traveling to 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. So, if you’re someone who wants to at least try something new this year, a visit to Tanzania should be on your shortlist, especially if you like the prospect of joining a safari, island recreation, or simply seeing nature at its best. The truth is there actually are so many things you will love doing in the country once you make that visit.

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

1 – Bring the best shoes for walking.

Traditionally, going on a holiday or vacation means bringing the lightest footwear like sandals and flip-flops. But that old practice will not work if you’re visiting Tanzania. Because you expect to be doing a lot of walking in rough, uneven, steep, and even muddy terrain, it means you must be bringing maybe a pair of trainers or reliable and durable walking shoes.

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.

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. 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 – Obviously, you need to secure a Visa first.

It goes without saying that a visa is needed for a foreign national to enter Tanzania, whether your purpose is for vacation or business. But it is also worthy of mention that some Asian and African nationals actually can enter the country with a visa, but the visit is limited for three months.

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

Because you’re not familiar or used to a tropical environment, the weather and other stuff could take its toll on you, which means you need to take some health precautions before you leave and once you get there. For instance, get some meds to protect yourself against mosquitoes and be sure you drink bottled water all throughout your stay.