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Essential travel insights to keep you safe in Tanzania
A reminder to anyone undertaking a high altitude trek or ski excursion that AMS - acute mountain sickness - is a threat to your health. There has been a spike in the number of cases reported in the past year.
Africa is a continent where poverty is very common and many people turn to selling to keep food on the table. Tourists are usually the recipients of this forceful, often quite annoying form of selling, so don't think you won't be targeted by a keen salesman.
Tanzania like most countries in East Africa is a hot bed of disease. Like anywhere in Africa take precautions before and during your travel.
Tanzania, like many developing countries, suffers from corruption; so don't be surprised if you're asked for a payment to make something run smoother or to make a problem go away.
Tanzania is one of East Africa's true gems. It's a large, spacious, wilderness that holds some of Africa's best natural wonders and friendliest people. But along with tourism (perhaps because of it) there comes a certain level of crime.
Tanzania is a hub of activity in East Africa. It is a large country. From the Serengeti in the north to Dar es Salaam on the coast, getting around can be daunting if you don't have a tour organised.
So you want to climb the tallest freestanding mountain in the world? Mount Kilimanjaro is certainly not an easy undertaking and one you should prepare for seriously. There's a reason it's called the Roof of Africa.