Posted by PeaceLoveTravel on June 29, 2013
I'm moving to Tanzania next month for a 6 month placement on Mafia Islands. Although I've done a fair amount of travelling I've never been in this region of the world. Does anyone have any tipps or advice for me regarding what to pack, what to expect and what I really cant miss in Tanzania? I'm very much an outdoorsy person, love hiking and Scuba diving.
Reply by Slug on July 05, 2013
Can't help sorry (although i do have a friend in the UK from Tanzania), but I hope you have the time of your life over there - Chris :o)
Reply by juliejaynakStaff on July 11, 2013
Wow! I'm so jealous! That sounds like it will be a fantastic experience! I'll put this out on the Twitterverse and see if anyone has anything.
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Reply by firstname.lastname@example.org on September 02, 2013
The best time to visit Mafia Island is from June to October and from December to March. October to the end of March is the best months for diving. But for non-divers the months between June and October offer the best weather, as January to March are more hot and humid. The heavy rains come in April-May.Sharks are best seen from early December through to March.
Kiswahili otherwise known as Swahili is the lingua franca of Tanzania. English is very widely spoken and the indigenous people are friendly and hospitable. They are rightly proud of their country, so be sensitive as you would be anywhere in your travels. In Swahili speaking countries, the traditional greeting is "Jambo" and the responce "Nzuri" (fine) - even if you are not!
CLOTHING:Informal and casual dress is appropriate. Comfortable lightweight cotton clothing in subdued safari colours is practical. During the day, shorts or trousers are ideal, and the evenings may be chilly so light cardigans or sweaters are appropriate. Long sleeved shirts and trousers are also advisable in the evenings to lessen the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes. Many lodges and few parks have swimming pools, so bathing costumes should be taken. It is advisable to have a good pair of closed walking shoes / boots.
In the Mafia town it is suggested that ladies do not wear shorts, particularly in the Muslim areas, where immodest dress is unacceptable.
In Mafia one-piece or bikini swimsuits are fine on the beach or around your hotel pool, but not appropriate in the villages or outside Kinasi. Topless sunbathing is not acceptable unless you are unable to be seen by staff or other visitors.
TRANSPORT:Scheduled small aircraft flights and charters limit baggage to 15 kgs per person. Please would you also take your luggage in soft bags rather than rigid suitcases; a soft-sided suitcase is fine but a bulky Samsonite or aluminium suitcase is not, as they are difficult to fit in small aircraft.
Talking about what you cant miss once you are here in Tanzania is going on Safari to the world known endless plains of Serengeti and see the heart of The Great Wildebeest Migration where 2.5 millions of the wildebeest,zebras and gazelle.Not to mention a climb to the famous and the highest mountain in Africa,the Mount Kilimanjaro or a visit to the wonder of the world the Ngorongoro Crater.
I hope you will find the post helpfull. Tanzania has so much in store for you.
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