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Visit Serengeti National Park and Gombe National Park

After gaining independence from the British in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar united to form the country of Tanzania. Tanzania lies on the Indian Ocean in central eastern Africa, and includes the island of Zanzibar, just off the coast. Tanzania is home to more than 120 ethnic groups (though the majority has Bantu origins). Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak and best-known landmark, lies in northern Tanzania. The country also boasts Africa’s largest lake (Lake Victoria) and its deepest lake (Lake Tanganyika). Many well-known wildlife parks are also located in Tanzania, including Serengeti National Park and Gombe National Park (where Jane Goodall studied chimpanzees). Tanzania is also home to the largest breeding site of the threatened Lesser Flamingo, located at Lake Natron near the Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania.


Be in the know before you go


A valid passport is required to travel. It should be machine readable and have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.

US citizens require a Visa to enter Tanzania. This can be done ahead of time through the newly launched electronic e-visa service. The visa requirements and costs are dependent on the nationality of the passport holder. Full details on the new e-visa service can be found here. You also have the option of attaining your visa through the Tanzanian Consulate or upon arrival at a cost of USD $ 100 for a multiple entry visa (rates are subject to change). Please note that the Tanzanian Government has stated they hope to phase these options out in time, making the e-visa a requirement in the future.

For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Tanzania please visit the CDC Website, then use the drop down menu to select the countries you are visiting. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations. The government of Tanzania requires proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever (this does not include the US). Please visit the CDC webpage on Yellow Fever here, for more information regarding Yellow Fever affected countries.

Note for travelers climbing Kilimanjaro: During your tour you will be visiting high altitude areas. Travelers with medical conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease, high blood pressure, sickle cell disease, or women who may be pregnant, should be advised to consult a physician familiar with high-altitude medical issues before traveling to high altitude areas.

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