Tanzania

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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbs bring well needed cash into the local community

According to a recent study, earnings from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro contribute to the world’s most successful transfer of rescources to a local community.

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has brought to the public arena the country’s changing weather patterns that have resulted in the declining snow om Mount Kilimanjaro,and how the Mountain makes a huge contribution to local communities.

He said “in many parts of Tanzania, the temperature has increased by about 0.2 to 0.6 degree centigrade over the last 30 years and the impact is evidenced by the fast decline in snow on Mount Kilimanjaro and the advent of malaria in high altitude temperate regions that were formerly malaria free.Weather patterns have indeed changed significantly, in Tanzania, making rainfall less predictable while droughts have become both frequent in occurrence and last longer”

Mount Kilimanjaro which is Africa’s highest peak attracts more than 35,000 annual climbers and the earnings from the total in-country tourists expenditure is averaged at approximately US$ 50 million per year.

According to the SNV-Overseas Development Institute (ODI) study, the earnings generated by Mount Kilimanjaro per year, is also a significant economic input in a rural context. The study found that 28 percent of the tourism earnings from Mount Kilimanjaro which is equivalent to over US$ 13 million is considered “pro-poor expenditure” in that it goes directly to the  local communities in the region.

One key point that has arisen from this study funded by the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), is  that earnings from the mountain climb constitute the world’s highest and most successful transfer of resources from international tourists to poor people in the local community.

Kenya Airways commence flights to Kilimanjaro

Kenya Airways is now flying direct from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro.  Out 58th route takes you from the inner city to the top of the world.  Not only is Africa’s highest mountain range perfect for adrenaline hunters seeking new heights in breathtaking adventure, it’s also thriving with tourism and business activities.  And with good baggage capacity and in-flight comfort, the Embraer 170 will make sure you arrive feeling on top of the world…

Map of Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater Ascent Road Closure

From 5th July 2012 the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority will close the Ascent Crater road for 1 year to upgrade the existing gravel road to concrete paving.

Descending into the Crater will continue through Seneto Gate as usual but the ascent will now be through Lemala Gate near Sopa area.

This makes a safari from the Ngorongoro Crater to reach Serengeti on the same day an extra 2-3 hours drive.

Events In Tanzania

Event Occurs Description
Zanzibar Music Festival February Zanzibar Music Festival of Sauti za Busara – celebration of Tanzanian and Global music.
Goat Racing May Dar Es Salaam Goat Races.
Tanz Hands Craft Fair June Tanz Hands Craft Fair in Dar Es Salaam – sale of locally made goods.
Wildebeest Migration June and November Wildebeest migrate across the Serengeti.
Zanzibar International Film Festival July Showings of both African and International films.

Culture And Traditions In Tanzania

Quite a high number of Tanzanians are Muslim and many towns have mosques and Muslim schools. You should remove your shoes if planning on entering any Muslim religious sites. Tipping is now a part of life in Tanzania for those working in the hospitality industry, such as porters, waiters, drivers and guides.

Plugs And Electric In Tanzania

Electricity

Voltage

230 V

Frequency

50 Hz

Plug

Plugs and sockets can vary. You will find either 3 rectangular pin (as in the UK) or round pin with grounding pin.

Flights In Tanzania

Domestic air travel is a reliable and efficient way to travel to all parts of the country, particularly in light of the vast distances involved in land travel. There are both scheduled and charter flight services available between Dar Es Salaam, Arusha, Zanzibar, Mwanza, Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Pangani, Pemba and Mafia Island. Air Tanzania are the main operator for domestic services, however there are many other private carriers including Precision Air and Eagle Air who all have a good record.

Precision Air flights in Tanzania

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The airline offers the widest connections to all major towns in Tanzania including Mwanza, Tabora, Musoma, Shinyanga, Kigoma, Bukoba, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Lindi, Mtwara and Arusha. Regionally, Precision Air flies to Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya as well as to Blantyre and Lilongwe in Malawi in partnership with Kenya Airways and Air Malawi.

Coastal Airways flights in Tanzania

Coastal offer many connections through out the country, including the northern safari circuit, Mafia, Zanzibar and Pemba islands.

Flights From UK to Tanzania

From the UK it is possible to fly direct from London to Dar Es Salaam with British Airways, otherwise several international air carriers operate services to Dar which necessitate connecting flights en route. Kenya Airways provides a reliable daily service via Nairobi. International flights also operate into Zanzibar or Kilimanjaro airport (ideal for northern circuit safaris and Kilimanjaro trekking).

British Airways flights from United Kingdom to Tanzania

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British Airways fly direct three times a week from London Heathrow to Dar Es Salaam. Flight time is approximately 9 hours 40 minutes.

Kenya Airways flights from United Kingdom to Tanzania

www.kenya-airways.com

Kenya Airways fly via Nairobi daily from London Heathrow to Dar Es Salaam. Connections can also be made in Nairobi for flights to Zanzibar or Kilimanjaro airports. Flight time from London Heathrow to Dar Es Salaam approximately 11 hours 10 minutes depending on connection times.

Emirates flights from United Kingdom to Tanzania

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Emirates offer flights daily from London Heathrow or Gatwick to Dar Es Salaam with connection in Dubai. Flight time is a minimum of 13 and a half hours depending on flight connections.

Swiss Air flights from United Kingdom to Tanzania

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Swissair offer flights three times a week from London Heathrow to Dar Es Salaam with a connection in Zurich. Flight time approximately 11 hours 55 minutes depending on flight connections.

Qatar Airways flights from United Kingdom to Tanzania

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Qatar offer flights daily from London Heathrow to Dar Es Salaam with a connection in Doha. Approximately 15 hours 15 minutes depending on flight connections.

KLM flights from United Kingdom to Tanzania

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KLM offer flights daily from London Heathrow to Dar Es Salaam with a connection in Amsterdam. Also four times a week to Kilimanjaro

Approximately 13 hours 10 minutes depending on flight connections.

Tanzania Culture And Traditions

Quite a high number of Tanzanians are Muslim and many towns have mosques and Muslim schools. You should remove your shoes if planning on entering any Muslim religious sites. Tipping is now a part of life in Tanzania for those working in the hospitality industry, such as porters, waiters, drivers and guides.

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