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Moving to Tanzania | Packing Preparations

Moving to Tanzania | Packing Preparations

Moving to Tanzania | An Expat’s Guide to Tanzania | House Hunting in Tanzania | Hotels and Apartments in Tanzania | Volunteers Opportunities | Airport Transfers 

Moving to Tanzania:

A presidential constitutional republic, Tanzania is officially known as the United Republic of Tanzania, and is home to the highest mountain in Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro. Africa’s lowest point is also located in Tanzania: the floor of Lake Tanganyika. Estimated to have a population of roughly 50 million people, Tanzania consists of a diverse population of around 125 ethnic groups. About 99 percent of the population is of African descent, with the majority of the residents being Bantu.

Tanzania borders Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and the Indian Ocean to the east. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is in north-eastern Tanzania.

A biodiverse region, 38 percent of Tanzania’s land is set aside for conservation, including 16 national parks and game and forest reserves. Most famous of these is the Gombe Stream National Park, the site of Jane Goodall’s study of chimpanzee behavior which has been ongoing since 1960.

Moving to Tanzania is a major transition for anyone, and there will be plenty to consider and prepare for before you head across the globe. 

Living in Arusha as an expat

Arusha Safari Overview
AN EXPAT'S GUIDE TO ARUSHA
ARUSHA EXPAT FORUM
Cost of living in Arusha
COST OF LIVING IN ARUSHA

Customs Regulations in Tanzania

Documents required for entry:

  • #1. Passport
  • #2. Residence visa
  • #3. Immigration permit
  • #4. Residence permit
  • #5. Work permit
  • #6.Certificate of change of residence
  • #7. “Attestation reservation de cale”
  • #8. Inventory  (Make, model and serial number must be listed for all electronics)
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Living in Dar-es-salaam as an expat

Highlights in Dar-es-salaam
AN EXPAT'S GUIDE TO DAR-ES-SALAAM
DAR-ES-SALAAM EXPAT'S GUIDE FORUM
Cost of living in Dar-es-salaam
COST OF LIVING IN DAR-ES-SALAAM

Restricted/Duties Items

Some articles may have restricted quantities or require special authorization/ payments of duties and taxes to clear customs in Tanzania. These items include, but are not limited to:

  • #1. Live animals (health certificate required along with complete and valid inoculations)
  • #2. Plants, foodstuff and seeds (health certificate required)
  • #3. Weaponry and ammunition (with permission only)
  • #4. For video/filming equipment, radios, tape recorders and musical instruments, a bond may be placed to assure they will be re-exported

Living in Mwanza as an expat

Mwanza airport transfers to Gold Crest Hotel
AN EXPAT'S GUIDE TO MWANZA
MWANZA EXPAT'S GUIDE FORUM
COST OF LIVING IN MWANZA

Pets and Animal Regulations:

When importing a pet to Tanzania, he or she will need to have the following documentation:

  • #1. Health certificate from a competent veterinary surgeon required
  • #2. Dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies
    • #3. Dogs must be vaccinated less than three years and six months prior to arrival
    • #4. Cats must be vaccinated at least 1 year and 1 month before arrival
  • #4. All live animals are subject to inspection on arrival and will be kept in quarantine for a certain period

Living in Dodoma as an expat

AN EXPAT'S GUIDE TO DODOMA
DODOMA EXPAT'S GUIDE FORUM
COST OF LIVING IN DODOMA

Duty and Tax Rate Percentage

Certain items may be imported duty free if the customer is over 16-years-old. These items include:

  • #1. 200 cigarettes
  • #2. 50 cigars
  • #3. 250 grams of tobacco
  • #4. 1 Imperial pint of spirits
  • #5. Non-commercial amount of gifts and other items for personal use
  • #6. Foreign currency

Living in Tanga as an expat

Tanga City town Tour
AN EXPAT'S GUIDE TO TANGA
TANGA EXPAT'S GUIDE FORUM
COST OF LIVING IN TANGA

Customs Regulations:

  • #1. Customer must be in the country at the time of Custom’s clearance
  • #2. All shipments must arrive no later than six months after customer
  • #3. Shipments partially inspected
  • #4. To avoid delay and additional charges, all marking must correspond exactly to documents

Living in Mbeya as an expat

Mbeya City highlight
AN EXPAT'S GUIDE TO MBEYA
MBEYA EXPAT'S GUIDE FORUM
COST OF LIVING IN MBEYA

More about Tanzania Travel Guide:

Planning your trip? Whether you’re looking for things to do in Tanzania such as events and attractions, key traveller information to make your Tanzania visit run smoothly or are planning where to stay in Mwanza, you’ll find everything you need for your Tanzania holiday on Our Website. Tanzania Travel guide has the information about latest events not to miss while you visit Tanzania – there’s always something going on, so don’t miss out on the latest exhibitions, shows and more on your trip Tanzania

Discover the best day trips from Dar-es-salaam  or other Tanzania’s Cities. If you’re here as a family, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Tanzania with kids and find suitable accommodation such as Tanzania holiday apartments. Whether you’re looking for the best weekend breaks in Tanzania or planning a longer holiday in, you can be sure you’ll find all the information you need. 

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