The primary airlines that fly in and out of Tanzania are Delta/KLM & Qatar/Ethiopian.
27% Protestant/31% Catholic, 36%Islamic, 2% Animist. Zanzibar is 98% Islamic and 2% Christian.
Time Zone: UTC + 3. The Zanzibar Coastal Islands use Arabic time: 3PM is 9AM (subtract 6 hours from western time).
National Parks (South): Seleous, Mikumi, Ruaha.
Must See: Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free standing mountain in Africa.
Bucket List: historical stone town, slave market, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, swimming with whale sharks in Mafia, spice tour, Jozani forest, Red Colobus monkeys.
Mchicha = vegetable stew with meat or fish.
Ugali = “the national food” – plenta or grit style dish made from corn flour or kasava flour (a bit bland but a must try for Tanzanian style).
Chai maziwa = tea with milk and lots of sugar.
Mandazi = sweet donut like pastry.
Chips = french fries.
Chips Majai = french fries in an egg omlet add pili pili (hot sauce like the locals).
BBQ Maize = roasted corn on the cob.
Coffee = Africa cafes us an instant local coffee.
Stoney Tangawizi = ginger ale Swahili style-very stone-a favorite.
Asian Food = a great variety of Asian food.
Nans = Indian bread.
The AIDS infection rate is said to be 9% but that is also said to be low as a large number of AIDS infected people were not included.
Malaria is the greatest concern, you get it from the bite of an infected mosquito biting in the dark hours: fever, flu like symptoms get a blood test in Tanzania before you leave. CHaRA requires all team members to be on malaria prevention medicine alongside of any sprays to keep bugs away.
Cholera: sudden vomiting and uncontrolled bowels which can dehydrate and kill a person within 48 hours. Be careful what you eat and drink! this is not airborne.
Typhoid: high fever headache, malaise, anorexia. Be careful what you eat and drink. Consuming anything unclean can cause these last two.
Yellow Fever: acute viral disease from the bite of a particular mosquito they are rare in Tanzania now. Caution: yellow fever shots can have serious side effects for some people.
Travelers Diarrhea: common; do not eat vegetable or fruit unless they are cooked or peeled and rinsed in clean safe water. AVOID street restaurants. Eat fried or steamed food only, Bottled water even for brushing your teeth. Boiled water at least 10 minutes and filtered water are ok.
|8lbs = 3.6kg||10lbs = 4.5kg||15lbs = 6.8kg||20lbs = 9.1kg||25lbs = 11.3kg||28lbs= 12.7||44lbs = 20 kg|