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. Truth to be told, there are so many other things you will certainly enjoy once you visit the country.
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 old practice will not work if you’re visiting 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.
Even if traveling to Tanzania is cheap, you still have to book in advance if you don’t want to see yourself canceling your trip simply because everything has been fully booked for weeks already.
3 – The people in Tanzania are great.
There is no denying that some places in Africa have better and more popular tourist destinations, but one thing that makes Tanzania unique is that its people are so friendly and 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 – 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.
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 one, be sure you’re drinking bottled water all the way and ask your doctor on how you can protect yourself from mosquitoes.