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Things to do on a Layover

Looking for things to do on your layover? Dreading that long layover or just want to be prepared? Check out our tips for the best things to do at the airport before your next flight.

Whether you’re stuck in the airport for a quick layover or a long haul, these articles help you figure out what to do on an airport layover. 

We research the busiest airports worldwide and rely on readers to submit up-to-date tips on things to do without leaving the airport behind. 

Whether you’re looking for a local bite to eat, a quick shower, or a place to nap, you’ll find it in these articles.

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Things to do on a Layover

Tanzania Country Guide

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in Eastern Africa, located in the African Great Lakes area. The country borders Uganda and Kenya to the north, Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the east.

The population of Tanzania is made up of a variety of linguistic, ethnic, and religious groups. The official capital city, Dodoma, is where the National Assembly, the president’s office and some government ministries are located. The sovereign state of Tanzania is a presidential constitutional republic.

In the northeast, the landscape of Tanzania is mountainous and forested. Three of Africa’s Great Lakes are partly within Tanzania, including Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, and Lake Tanganyika, the continent’s deepest lake.

The Zanzibar Archipelago is located on the eastern shore, which is humid and hot. On the Zambian border, Kalambo Falls, on the Kalambo River, is situated. This is the second highest uninterrupted waterfall in Africa. Tanzania also has 16 national parks.

There are over 100 languages spoken in Tanzania, which makes the country the most linguistically diverse in East Africa. There is no official language in Tanzania, although the national language is Swahili. Around 10% of Tanzanians speak Swahili as a first language and up to 90% speak it as a second language. English is used as a medium of instruction in secondary and higher education.

when to visit Tanzania

Time: GMT+3
Dial Code: +255
Area: 945,087 km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Tanzania is the Indian Ocean at 0m | The highest point in Tanzania is Mount Kilimanjaro at 5,895m (19,341 ft.)
Population: 59,091,392 (2018)
Capital: Dodoma
Language: English, Swahili

Frequently asked Questions

In general, Tanzania is a safe place to visit if you take precautions and follow the government travel advisories. You should avoid isolated areas and take taxis at night.

The currency used in Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling (TZS), which is subdivided into 100 senti (cents).

The best wildlife viewing months are during the dry season from late June to October. If you want to see the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti, the best time to visit is during June and July.

The tap water is not safe for drinking in Tanzania. To avoid getting sick, you should only drink bottled water or filtered water.

Planning a trip to Tanzania isn’t as hard as it may seem although a few things need to be considered – what is your budget like, how long you’re planning on staying, what you’d like to do, see, and so on.If you choose to plan a Tanzania tour through us at Encounters Travel you won’t have to do much planning as our Tanzania tours are already well planned out.

Tanzania is an East African country and its official language is Swahili.English is widely spoken and a few others are also spoken in the country – this varies from different ethnic groups. The ethnic languages are mainly of Bantu and Nilotic origin.

Yes, certain vaccinations are needed when you travel to Tanzania – the CDC and WHO recommend the following: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.

Many factors play a role in the overall cost of a trip to Tanzania such as where you’d like to stay, how long you plan on staying, your budget, etc.

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