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Tanzania Travel Planning & Travel Tips

Embassy Contact Information:U.S. citizens are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy and to obtain updated information on travel and security in Tanzania. American citizen travelers who are unable to visit the embassy personally for formal registration are still encouraged to provide information about their planned stay in Tanzania. The U.S. Embassy is located at 686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Kinondoni District, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The international mailing address is Post Office Box 9123, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; telephone [255](22) 266-8001, and fax [255](22) 266-8238. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Travelers may also contact the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania via email at Additional information may be found at the Embassy's website at

Tanzania Climate: Tanzania lies so close to the equator that seasonal variations in temperature are not extreme. The elevation in the north is such that it doesn't ever get too hot. While the weather is best between June and September, don't plan on seeing any animals in the Serengeti-they will have migrated to Kenya. September-March is a good time to go, but avoid April and May, when the weather is at its rainiest. As you approach the top of Kilimanjaro, temperatures can be well below freezing year-round, especially at night. Many of the northern wildlife reserves are about 10 degrees F/5 degrees C cooler year-round than elsewhere. Take along a heavy sweater and a windbreaker or jacket. 

Calling Internationally: U.S. to Tanzania 011 + 255 + Phone Number. Tanzania to U.S. 000 + 1 + Phone Number. 

Electricity: Tanzania's electrical current is 220/50 (volts/hz).

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