Tanzania - Your info!

what is the culture in tanzania?

 
 

Good to know in Tanzania

Tanzania is A country in Africa that borders Congo, Kinshasa, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia. The capital of Tanzania is Dodoma. 

  • Language: The official languages of Tanzania are Swahili and English. 
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    Safety: Tanzania is generally A safe country to travel to. Pay close attention to your belongings, especially in busy markets and bus stations pickpockets can be active. VaccinationsFor Tanzania, vaccination for DTP, Hepatitis A and yellow fever are recommended. 
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    Ticket prices: Prices for flights to Tanzania can vary depending on the Period you are going and the destination airport. Prices ranges from around 600 Euros. 
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    On the road in Tanzania: In Tanzania You can easily travel with local transport. There are regular buses and express buses. The express buses stop less often and are therefore more expensive.
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    Purchasing power: The costs of, for example, transport or A meal in Tanzania are very low compared to the Netherlands. For around five (5) Euros you can get a good meal. 
 

Former volunteers about Tanzania

Fun-facts

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    Some words in Swahili are derived from english words. For example, A roundabout is called A "kipilefti", from the english 'keep left', because in Tanzania people drive on the left. 
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    In 1973, Dodoma became the official capital of Tanzania, instead of Dar es Salaam. That move has not been completely completed. Der es Salaam is still the largest city in Tanzania and the economic center.
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    The city of Arusha is also called the Safari capital of Tanzania. This city is close to Kilimanjaro and various national parks. 

Tips

  • Learn the song "Jambo bwana J"! 
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    Learn some Swahili words such as: la la salama = good night, doto gemma = sweet dreams, polle polle = slowly, slowly.