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P.O. BOX 75931
Dar es Salaam Tanzania.
Tel. +255755328342
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Email: info@utalii.com

Tanzania, located in  East Africa, and it is  covering an area of 937,062 sq km. It boarders with Kenya  and Uganda to the  North,  Indian Ocean to the East,  Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south and Rwanda, Burundi, and Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) to the west.  (See the Map)
Languages: Swahili is the national and official language. English as a second official language is widely spoken all over the country; Arabic is spoken in Zanzibar and Pemba, to a lesser extent though. Tribal languages are  widely spoken as well.
Religions: Tanzania is among few countries where religious harmony is prevalent;  people of different  religions live in harmony and inter religious marriages are common. The main religions are Christianity and Islam, minority religions are Buddhism,  Hinduism and traditional religions.  The islands of Zanzibar and Pemba are predominantly Muslims ( 98 percent ).
Culture: Tanzania is a country rich in culture;  a blend of African, Arabian, Indian and European influences. Tanzanians are very generous and hospitable yet conservative. They are very welcoming but want people to treat their culture with respect. (see Culture tours)
In the off-shore islands of Zanzibar and Pemba people are very conservative, therefore, wear clothes that cover your body. Sun bathing on the beaches should  be traded with care. Respect the holly months of Ramadan if you happen to be in the Islands. Do not eat in public during fasting periods.  Although alcohol is widely available, drunken behavior is considered offensive.
Weather: Amicable weather to enjoy the safari throughout the year (details)
Banking and Currency: Shilling is the unity currency divided in 100 cents. Foreign currency can be changed at  bureau de changes which are found in all major cities and some of towns. Where bureau de changes are not present money can be changed in banks. Do not change money in black markets; it is illegal and you risk going to a jail or being swindled. Normally banks are open at 08:30 a.m. to 15:30 or 16:00 in the afternoon Monday to Friday, and 08:30 to 12:30 on Saturday. ATMs are widely available in major cities and holders of Credit/Debit Cards can withdraw local currency (Tshs) at any time of the day. Most of the hotels and big establishments accept Credit Cards.
Tel & Internet: Tanzania is well served with landline and mobile phone systems country wide; though landline services are confined to the offices. If you are calling into Tanzania, the country code is +255. Internet cafes are available in almost every towns and major cities in Tanzania.
Courier Services are available in the major cities from DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT and EMS
Tanzania politically is stable with multiparty system of democracy.

4 Days Selous Game Reserve Safari - combined with Boat Safari in Rufiji and Walking Excursion in the bush

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