Things You Must Learn When You Plan On a Visit 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 what most people don’t realize is that there are so many interesting things in the country that are as equally worthy of visiting to that of the more popular destinations in the continent. 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. 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.
Traditionally, going on a holiday or vacation means bringing the lightest footwear like sandals and flip-flops. But that no longer works if your destination is 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 – 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 – 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 may be very diverse considering it has more than a hundred ethnic groups, but the interesting thing is that it seems like every ethnic group is more than willing and happy to showcase the distinctiveness of their culture 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. 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 example, you have to bring some medicine to protect you against mosquitoes, while it should be wise to just drink bottled water.