In 2002, Tanzania was a large East African country with a population of around 33 million people. It had been an independent republic since 1961 and its official language was Swahili, although English and Arabic were also widely spoken. The economy of Tanzania was largely driven by its agricultural sector which accounted for around 25% of GDP in 2002, while other important industries included tourism, mining and manufacturing. Despite its wealth there were still some social issues such as gender inequality with women holding fewer positions in politics than men. In addition to this, there were also high levels of poverty due to low levels of economic development leading to an estimated 40-60% living below the poverty line in 2002. Healthcare services were provided free of charge for all residents regardless of their nationality or income level but education was not free and only available to those who could afford it or had access through family connections. According to computerannals, Tanzania had achieved a certain degree of stability by 2002 while still striving towards greater social equality and economic prosperity for all its citizens.
Tanzania. According to Countryaah website, national day of Tanzania is every December 9. The UK held the equivalent of just over SEK 140 million. in aid since Tanzania decided to buy an air traffic controller system for SEK 400 million. The British aid authority felt that the purchase was in breach of Tanzania’s promise to prioritize poverty reduction and that a different and much cheaper traffic management system could have been found.
The World Bank also talked about “waste”. The World Bank irritation was diluted following an order for an aircraft to President Benjamin Mkapa for the equivalent of SEK 200 million. British aid was paid when the London government found that the contract for the air traffic control system could not be breached.
In May, in Dar es Salaam, a new WEB site for Parliament was announced, which became known under its English abbreviation POLICE (Parliamentary Online Information System). The site aims to explain Parliament’s legislative work and plans to the public. The government declared it expected the site to be one of the most visited in the country. POLICE was funded by the UNDP, and the UN Development Program’s local head, Malloch Brown, declared that “democracy in this way stuck out its tentacles”. The same was declared by President Pius Msekwa. Acc. Msekwa is information from Parliament in the hands of the people central to promoting the democratic process and to making the government’s work transparent to the public.
Acc. information from various organizations had only 300,000 of Tanzania’s population of 35 million. however, access to the Internet in 2002. In 2004, there were 23 providers in the country, and most Internet users used Internet cafes as an access road. Prices here are lower than in other African countries.
Opposition leader in parliament, Wilfred Lwakatare, on the other hand, declared that the inauguration was a big show, since many government ministers don’t even have computers in their offices.
In July, authorities responsible for the country’s fauna investigated the deaths of 10,000 Flamengoers in Manyara National Park Lake east of the Rift Valley. Reports indicated that the flamengoes had died of toxins from algae. About 300 bird species live on the lake, including 3 million. flame goer.
A group of experts noted in September 2004 that by 2010 it would be possible to reduce the number of malaria cases in Tanzania by half. For that to be possible, the population must start using the mosquito net treated with insecticide. It reduces the number of malaria cases by over 80% and kills 50% of the mosquitoes that enter the homes today. About 100,000 Tanzanians die annually from malaria, which equates to a death of approx. every 5 minutes. The experts also pointed out that using the mosquito net around the children’s beds will reduce the child mortality due to the disease by 27%.
The December 2004 tsunami that hit Southeast Asia also crossed the Indian Ocean, killing 10 people along the coast of Tanzania.
In March-April 2005, serious clashes occurred in Zanzibar ifbm. voter registration up to the October elections. The Civil Unity Front stated that it was a planned campaign by the ruling party to avoid electoral defeat. The ruling party retained its absolute 53% majority in the elections in Zanzibar and Karume was re-elected as president. On election day itself, supporters of the opposition repeatedly clashed with police.
Tanzania Country Overview
Finnish citizens need a visa to Tanzania.
Upon arrival in Finland, Finnish citizens can obtain an on arrival visa. The price of a visa is 50 usd / person. Upon arrival in Zanzibar, only the credit card is required to pay the visa fee. In August 2019, the visa policy at Kilimanjaro Airport has changed to three stages. Each stage is queued separately, and for this reason the visa on arrival process has been significantly slowed down, with an estimated queuing time of more than 2 hours.
- According to ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, TZA stands for Tanzania.
You can apply for an electronic visa to Tanzania before traveling at www.immigration.go.tz under e-Services> online visa application. The estimated processing time for a visa is 2 to 3 weeks. The price of the visa is 50 usd / person, purchased by credit card. If necessary, we will assist you in applying for an e-visa. In this case, we charge a processing fee for obtaining an e-visa in accordance with the service price list.
According to current information, Tanzania’s electronic visa is accepted at the following border crossing points:
- Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar Es Salaam)
• Kilimanjaro International Airport (Kilimanjaro)
• Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (Zanzibar)
• Namanga (land border between Arusha and Nairobi)
• Tunduma (land border between Tanzania and Zambia)
Tanzania’s e-visa application requesting personal information and in addition:
– Occupation and employer
– the name and nationality of the spouse
– Is the first time in Tanzania, if not, when is the last time and the number of the visa
– local partner information
– sized facial image Passport Photo
– Passport Copy
– Airline Tickets
– The images must be saved.png file format, although the site indicates that it also accepts the.jpeg file format.
– The visa can only be paid with Visa or Mastercard.
Note! When traveling to Tanzania, the passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the trip. Visa policies and rates are subject to change without notice.
Every person participating in the trip must have a valid travel insurance that covers medical expenses in the event of illness or other similar need. Please check the validity of your own insurance and the terms and conditions of the insurance cancellation cover.
Please take into account the possible special nature of your trip and check the coverage of the insurance in that respect as well. In many locations, the insurance must also be valid when moving at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters, in which case it also covers mountain sickness.
Many hiking or diving trips require more extensive insurance, which covers, for example, diving or moving on a glacier. Please check the contents of your insurance with your insurance company.
Check that your basic vaccinations according to the national vaccination program are valid. In addition, hepatitis A and B vaccination is recommended.
When yellow fever is reached in Tanzania from an area of occurrence (eg Kenya and Uganda), it must be possible to present an international vaccination card with the yellow fever vaccination mark as proof of yellow fever vaccination. According to the World Health Organization, a single dose of yellow fever vaccine provides lifelong protection against yellow fever. In addition, Tanzania has officially stated that the yellow fever vaccination certificate is valid for life. However, to avoid possible ambiguity upon arrival in the country, we recommend that a medical certificate in English be sought for a yellow fever vaccination certificate that is more than 10 years old, stating that the vaccination provides lifelong protection.
If you travel to Tanzania (including Zanzibar) from a destination outside the yellow fever area, no vaccination certificate is required. In practice, however, there may be discrepancies in the practices of border guards and, for example, there may be unexpected changes in flight routes, which may also affect vaccination requirements. Due to such situations, we recommend that you have a valid vaccination certificate with you on the trip. We will not be held responsible if access is denied due to a missing vaccination certificate.
Tanzania is a malaria region in many respects, so antimalarial medication is recommended. Always check vaccination requirements at your health center or tourist clinic vaccination advice.
The Tanzanian currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). Shillings may not be imported or exported, so the currency cannot be exchanged in Finland. Currency can be exchanged on site, and there are ATMs in Tanzanian towns and major villages that can be used to withdraw shillings with credit cards. The most common credit cards are accepted at most safari lodges and hotels. Many beach resorts on Zanzibar Island (including Nungwi) do not have an ATM, but money should be withdrawn from Zanzibar Town. Check the course of the day, eg www.forex.fi.
tip is given for good service. Waiters and restaurant staff expect 5-10% tips on the final invoice unless a service charge is included in the invoice price.
It is recommended that bag carriers in hotels and lodge be given about $ 0.5 per bag. It is recommended for our safari drivers to give 3-6 USD / day / person at the end of the trip when there are 4-6 people in the car. If you have a custom so-called with a private safari and a guide / driver for only 1-3 people we recommend a tip of 8-15 USD / day / person.
fee There is currently no exit fee.
difference The time difference between Tanzania and Finland is +1 hour in winter. The same time in summer.
Please check with your operator for the coverage of your mobile phone. The area code for Tanzania is +255.
Electrical current The electrical current in
Tanzania is 230 V. For Finnish devices you need a British adapter.
Northern Tanzania is reminiscent of the Kenyan highlands. At the base of the large burial ground in East Africa (Tarangire and Lake Manyara) is especially hot in January-February. During the day, temperatures can rise above 35 degrees. In the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, temperatures range from 15 degrees below night to 30 degrees during the day. In the highlands where we mainly move, the climate is pleasantly warm and dry. During long rains from March to May, rains occur as deafening, not day-long incidents. Daytime temperatures are often well below 30 degrees. The air is fresh and suitably cool. The animals are active and the nature green. At night, temperatures may drop to around 10 degrees.
Seasons Christmas and New Year are the highest travel seasons in the world, and in Tanzania, the High Season also runs from December to February. Another popular travel time is June-October, when, depending on the park, it is possible to follow herds of large hikers as well as animals gathering along the remaining water resources. There is an annual variation in the timing of rainfall, but in general, the season of higher rainfall in Tanzania is April-May, with the possibility of rain already increasing during March. The rainy season is the cheapest travel time, and also offers the opportunity to enjoy the parks in peace, as the number of tourists is at its lowest. The short rains of November-December bring greenery and do not restrict tourism, prices are normal too.
Tanzania, 30% are Christians, 35% Muslims and 35% local religions.
Food & beverage
Traditional food in Tanzania is based on rice, spices and vegetables. Nyama Choma is a local specialty; this is a grilled meat made over charcoal and served with a vegetable side dish. The hotels and lodge we use have a high level of food hygiene. In addition to traditional dishes, there is always a Western option. We also recommend tasting the various fruit juices on offer and eating plenty of fresh fruit. Tea and coffee are grown in Tanzania. Tanzania has good beers such as Kilimanjaro, Serengeti and Safari.
Tap water in Tanzania is not potable. All water and beverages must be industrially bottled. Salads and vegetables should also be rinsed with bottled water. Heated or tablet-purified water can be drunk. The food should be heated or cooked.
General precautions should be taken throughout the journey. Moving in certain areas may be unsafe, for example in Arusha, pickpocketing is possible and moving at night in certain areas may not be safe. Please ask your tour guide or local guide for current information. For more information on traveling in the country, see the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ travel bulletin.
photographing people, it is always polite to ask before taking a picture. Sometimes locals charge a small fee to take a picture. You should avoid taking pictures of important buildings in the state so that there are no problems with the authorities.
Take along the trip (safaris)
Binoculars (we recommend each with their own binoculars, note also for couples both their own), Camera accessories and memory cards, spare batteries.
It fits comfortably during the day in shorts, a T-shirt and sandals or sneakers. In the evenings, the hotels and lodge have a casual safari-themed Dress Style, meaning we recommend long-legged cotton trousers and long-sleeved shirts (also for any mosquitoes). Morning and evening park times can be very cool, so a light warm knit and windproof jacket are included. On safaris, dust can fly in places, so a light respirator (buff, scarf, etc.) should also be packed.
Also included is a small daypack or bag where you can store your personal belongings during day trips. The suitcases are in the trunk of the SUV, so we recommend soft bags. Headgear, sunscreen (high protection factor), wet wipes, hand sanitizer gel, small link knife (observe safety instructions when packing for air travel). Footwear that has been “run in”. If you bring sandals, then we recommend well-fitting strap sandals for safaris. Mosquito venom should be brought from Finland, of course it can also be obtained on site if necessary.
NOTE! If you are flying an internal flight, for example in Kenya and / or Tanzania, please check the baggage regulations in question. particularly carefully for the flight. Many airlines that fly only domestic flights have a maximum baggage allowance of 15 kg / person.
The Tanzanian government has banned the use of plastic bags in Tanzania and violating the ban may result in a penalty. Importing plastic bags should therefore be avoided. However, liquids packed in hand luggage on flights should be placed in a transparent bag. Such resealable bags can be left at the airport upon arrival in Tanzania. Alternatively, liquids placed in hand luggage can be packed in a transparent bag made of silicone, for example, as such are not covered by the current ban. Note! Prohibition policies and regulations are subject to change without notice due to local authorities.