Private tailor-made journeys of a lifetime 1 888 263 2574
USA
  • AUS
  • DEU
USA
  • AUS
  • DEU
Is Tanzania safe? - Zanzibar Tanzania Ocean Beach, Africa

Is Tanzania safe?

The security risks differ from region to region. While most of the country is relatively stable, this is not always true for neighboring countries. Therefore, it is prudent to be cautious while traveling in the border areas, even if you are charting the waters off the coast of Tanzania. That being said, traveling in Tanzania is generally quite safe. Here are some safety measures you can follow to ensure that your trip is stress-free.

Is Tanzania safe? Tips from our experts
Swimming with whale sharks in Mafia Island
Excellent / 4.9 out of 5
Best time to visit Africa

Safety Tips for your Tanzania Tour

Follow general safety regulations

As with everywhere else, the usual safety measures apply in Tanzania: do not carry valuables with you and be discreet about where you store your cash and your camera. Traveling alone in the cities after dark is not recommended. Avoid remote areas and beaches, even during the daytime.  

Do not get in a car with strangers

Tanzanians are very friendly people in general, however, scammers are everywhere! Don’t take up strangers or supposed taxi drivers on their offer to drive you somewhere – in the past, travelers have been known to lose their belongings.

Donate only to reputable institutions

Although this may not always be easy to do, it is best to not give money to people who ask for donations. Unfortunately, such people often cheat travelers of their money. If you wish to donate for a cause, contact your Trip Coordinator or local guide and we will be happy to help you. We work with several reputed charitable institutions and are acquainted with others where your donation will go the people it is intended for.

Beware of traffic

The infrastructure in Tanzania is poor and roads are not always in good condition. In traffic, be very careful, and make sure to check your rented vehicle before you take off. On Tanzania tours with Enchanting Travels, you will always travel in a certified and safety tested vehicle with a private chauffeur, so you are always in good hands and enjoy a safe and seamless tour.

Consult your doctor

Malaria prophylaxis can be useful when traveling to Tanzania. As with any other foreign trips, please make an appointment with a Tropical Medicine Institute near you or meet your family physician to discuss necessary precautions and vaccinations.

Is Tanzania safe? Traveling safely and seamlessly

Your safety and comfort are our biggest priorities. While planning your tour, your Travel Consultant will be able to provide comprehensive advice on safety and security in Tanzania. During your tour, your local tour guide and Trip Coordinator are happy to assist you with anything you need. Contact us today for a personalized and completely safe Tanzania travel itinerary.

Please note: Despite careful research, we cannot assume complete liability for the information provided here. Further updated information is available at your local Foreign Office.

By following these tips, and researching ahead of time, you will find it is safe and easy to travel in Tanzania.

from the blog
African serengeti-national-park-zebras
By: Mouli
3 min

Incredible African Serengeti: In the Safari State of Mind

Planning a trip to the African Serengeti? Let’s tell you all about it!

READ POST

Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti, Africa
By: Saon Bhattacharya
6 min

Your Monthly Guide to the Great Wildebeest Migration in Africa

Bless the rains down in Africa! Pack your bags and get ready for the spectacular wildebeest migration across African parklands of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara with this month on month guide.

READ POST

Tanzania safari: North or South?
By: Jo Kromberg
9 min

North or South: Which is the best Tanzania Safari?

Discover the best Tanzania safari for your African vacation with these travel tips from our experts.

READ POST

popular trips to tanzania
Bwindi Jungle Lodge, Kisoro, Uganda

Gorilla Trekking and Safari

11 Days: $ 10,890 / person
Discover the raw circle of life play out before you at legendary landscapes in East Africa! Starting in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Uganda, come face to face with the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world on a personalized trek.
Details Inquire
Guest Chalets at Rubondo Island Camp Hotel, Lake Victoria in Tanzania

Lakeside Luxury and Wildlife in Tanzania

10 Days: $ 10,090 / person
Wonder at the vast magnificence of Lake Victoria, get up close and personal with the wildlife in Serengeti and let Rubondo Island National Park take your breath away! This private Tanzania trip will cast a spell on you while you rest your head at beautiful and luxurious accommodations.
Details Inquire
Enchanting Travels - Tanzania Tours - West Kilimanjaro - Elephant with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background

Classic Northern Tanzania

7 Days: $ 4,590 / person
Explore the highlights of Northern Tanzania on this luxury safari vacation. Witness the magnificent Kilimanjaro at Arusha, meet the tree-climbing lions and other animals and birds of Manyara, watch the eternal cycle of life and death play out from up close at the lush Ngorongoro Crater, and enjoy the great annual spectacle of two million […]
Details Inquire
OUR AWARDS
At Enchanting Travels, our unique tours are built on extensive knowledge of our destinations, an outstanding team of professionals, and personalized top-notch service. In 2019, we were recognized with the Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award for being the World’s Leading Tour Operator – Overall. In 2020, we have been nominated by World Travel Awards as Europe’s and North America’s Leading Tour Operator, and have won the Most Trusted Online Tour Operator Award by Lux Life Magazine.

“This was truly an “Enchanting” adventure! The value and service was beyond excellent! The entire team ensured every detail was taken care of and went out of their way to welcome us! And every hotel and excursion was amazing, and we were greeted with welcoming open arms every where we stayed! Nothing was left to chance…and we felt so secure knowing Enchanting Travels had everything lined up for us! Even our lodges said Enchanting Travels was a top-notch company!”

Rating 5/5

David FeitlerUSA

“We have used Enchanting Travels twice to help us with our African adventures, and totally appreciate the details and planning. Visiting several countries in Africa requires transfers and planning, and Enchanting were on top of everything.”

Rating 5/5

Carolyn DavidUSA

“We received complete support from Enchanting’s travel experts from day 1. They were very prompt in developing an itinerary that fit into our budget and interests; answered all our questions with clarity and advised on various options and special arrangements we wanted to make.”

Rating 5/5

Vijay KayathUSA

“This was the trip of a lifetime for my husband and I. It was first class service from the moment we landed. The ease of having everything pre-booked for us really allowed us to enjoy our trip. I would highly recommend this service for anyone looking to plan a trip like this.”

Rating 5/5

Alan Strozza & Lori BesenUSA

“We chose Enchanting Travels for a Kenya, South Africa and Botswana trip. We will not hesitate to rely on them in the future. Everyone from start to finish was informative and dependable. Enchanting Travels even surprised us with an awesome dinner experience for just the two of us.”

Rating 5/5

Sherrie & StevenUSA

“We have traveled with Enchanting five years in a row. The travel experience with Enchanting has always been unique and memorable for us, for they offer fully customized itineraries that perfectly suit our needs. They always go above and beyond to fulfill our needs throughout our travel.”

Rating 5/5

Alison LoveUSA

WHAT OUR GUESTs SAY

One of the very best travel experiences I have ever had. We even got updates once at 3 am! He also made one change in one day’s itinerary to accommodate our wishes which was very wonderful. For business, I have traveled to Europe, Russia, all over Asia and South Africa but was blown away by all the beautiful sites in Argentina and Chile.

Rating 5/5
Enchanting Travels- Chile Tours Fishing boat and old Dock, Puerto Natales, Antartica Mexico holiday

Joseph MatheyUSA

All the little touches made by our Enchanting Travel consultant, Amelia Edwards, were noticed and recognized by my wife and I. Thank you for making our milestone trip (25th wedding anniversary) such a memorable one! We look forward to engaging Enchanting Travels again for our next South American adventure!!

Rating 5/5
Buenos Aires Sehenswürdigkeiten: Kongressgebäude Mexico holiday

Raymond SuireUSA

This was my first adventure as a solo traveler. But while I may have traveled on my own, I was never alone. I was well taken care of by a superb team of planners, trip coordinators, guides and drivers.

Rating 5/5
Bolivia - Uyuni - People & Car standing in Salt flats

Lori McCarneyUSA

Do you have a vacation in mind? Personalize your itinerary with our Trip Builder.