Private guides and guided tours in Tanzania
Private guides in Tanzania
I am a Tour Guide by profession and a native Tanzanian by birth, born in 1971 at Morogoro Region in Tanzania. Before becoming a Professional Tour Guide I was employed as a Clerical Officer by the Judiciary Department Court of Appeal of Tanzania from 1992 - 2005 where I have decided to resign myself by a free will and one year later I engaged in tourism related activities.
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling
CAPITAL CITY OF Tanzania: Dar es Salaam
LANGUAGE OF Tanzania: Swahili
CURRENCY OF Tanzania: Tanzanian Shilling
COMMENTS ABOUT Tanzania:
Tanzania - officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in East Africa.
Cities : Dodoma (capital), Dar es Salaam, Bagamoyo, Arusha, Moshi, Iringa, Stone Town (Zanzibar)
Best Places : Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha National Park, Gombe National Park, Ruaha National Park, Rubondo National Park, Serengeti National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Mikumi National Park, Tarangire National Park
Visas/Passport : North Americans and Europeans can obtain tourist visas upon landing in Tanzania at a cost of US$50 paid in US dollars.
Electricity : 230V/50Hz (Indian or UK plug)
Calling Code : +255
Time Zone : UTC +3
From abroad you can reach Tanzania and Kenya in the following ways by flights: to Kilimanjaro International Airport (close to Arusha), to Dar es salaam International Airport or to Zanzibar, by flight to Nairobi and Mombasa, or by domestic flights from Dar es salaam or Arusha. Domestic flights in Tanzania and Kenya are relatively cheap. Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and popular opposition have led to two contentious elections since 1995, which the ruling party won despite international observers' claims of voting irregularities.
CLIMATE OF Tanzania: Tanzania's weather varies from humid and hot in low lying areas such as Dar es Salaam, to hot during the day and cool at night in Arusha. There are no discernible seasons such as Winter and Summer, only the dry and wet seasons. Tanzania has two rainy seasons: the short rains from late-October to late-December, a.k.a. the Mango Rains, and the long rains from March to May.
POPULATION OF Tanzania: 36,766,356 - estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2005 est.)>>
CULTURE OF Tanzania: Tanzanians and Kenyans are friendly and polite people. That is why you probably will learn Karibu! - welcome, as your first Swahili word. Remember to greet before you start talking to someone or asking questions. It will create a friendlier atmosphere whether at the market or in an office. Jambo! Is a frequently used as greeting. Also note that Tanzanians often finalise a conversation by Asante ! Thank you!
ECONOMY OVERVIEW OF Tanzania: Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world. The economy depends heavily on agriculture, which accounts for almost half of GDP, provides 85% of exports, and employs 80% of the work force. Topography and climatic conditions, however, limit cultivated crops to only 4% of the land area. Industry traditionally featured the processing of agricultural products and light consumer goods. The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and bilateral donors have provided funds to rehabilitate Tanzania's out-of-date economic infrastructure and to alleviate poverty. Growth in 1991-2002 featured a pickup in industrial production and a substantial increase in output of minerals, led by gold. Recent banking reforms have helped increase private sector growth and investment. Continued donor assistance and solid macroeconomic policies supported real GDP growth of nearly 6% in 2004.