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27 January 2010
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LOCAL TRANSPORTS
Buses travel to Tanzania during the day, they are not allowed to travel at night (though some do).

For short hikes you can rely on minibuses (also called by the by), which are often the only option.

It is not advisable to rent a vehicle because they are very risky and expensive.

For long distances you may want to use the train, there are two railway lines both quite comfortable that connect the various cities.

 

ROAD NETWORK
Tanzania has a road network of 78,891 km, of which only 9% found to be asphalted. 



IDROGRAFIC NETWORK
The hydrographic network is characterized by the presence of the three largest lakes in Africa.

Lake Victoria, Africa and the third largest in the world, includes a part of the rivers which cross the northern Tanzania, Lake Tanganyika, belonging to the Congo basin, receives the rivers of western Tanzania, and finally the Lake Malawi or Lake Malawi located in the northwestern section of the country.


AIRPORTS
In Zanzibar there is only one airport and is located in the only town on the island: Stone Town.Thev airport of Zanzibar is very characteristic is in fact half open.

In the rest of Tanzania Julius is the international airport in Dar Es Salaam. The airport is named after the first president of Tanzania Julius Nyerere.

The airport has two parking fee and the other one free.

It is located about 11 km south-west of the city center and is situatao along the highway to four lanes, K. Julius Nyerere Road.

There are flights every week from Girne and Tanzania.

Other information:

Airstrips:

05/23: 3000m x 46m

14/32: 1000m x 30m.




PORTS
The port of Dar es Salaam (Arabic for "Port of Peace")
Mwanza is a city in north-western Tanzania, capital of the region. It is a port city, which overlooks the southern shore of Lake Victoria. And 'the second largest city in Tanzania after Dar es Salaam.

With 259,000 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units) handled in 2004, the port of Dar es Salaam, the manager is becoming more productive in the eastern Africa.

The increased handling capacity is attributed to improved handling facilities, the amount of containerized cargo and better cooperation between the Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS) and the Tanzania Ports Authority.

Unloading of goods at the port of Dar Es Salaam has increased by 30%, while the loading of goods increased by 25%.

The port has a container terminal with two ship to shore gantry cranes (SSG) - each with a capacity of 35.6 tons.

The container terminal has three seats in deep water, with a handling capacity of 120,000 TEUs a year. It is also equipped with adequate facilities for transfer. It has an annual capacity of 2.5 million tonnes and is equipped with 28 portal cranes (5-7 ton), 27 Yard Cranes (3-5 ton), 119 trucks (2,5 - 3,5 ton) 44 tractors and 86 trailers.

In the port dock large cruise ships and cargo but also dhaw Sail (traditional boats of Arab widespread on the east coast of Africa) and canoe fishermen. For the port of Dar Es Salaam transit goods such as cotton, coffee, sisal and leather.



CURRENCY
Tanzanian Shilling (to change the spot, there is no change out of state) generally accepted the U.S. dollar.

Not everyone accepts credit cards.

 

TIMEZONE
Three hours ahead of Greenwich.

 

ELECTRICITY
220V, with power like English.

 

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
Metric System.

 

HEALTH RISKS
There are no necessary vaccinations, but you should make the vaccine for yellow fever that lasts 10 years, against hepatitis B, typhoid, tetanus the antimalarial.

 

TOURISM
Tanzania is the goal of access must for lovers of wildlife and landscapes highly suggestive.

This sector appears to be the end of the 80 growing and is a very important voice in the state budget.

The country has special attractions include wildlife reserves, the National Park of Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, the coastal strip and Zanzibar.

The authorities are making considerable efforts to try to adjust the carrying capacity to the international application and to take advantage of the natural beauty of the area.

 

CLIMATE
In areas of the Highlands it is never very hot, but on the coast, especially in summer, there is high humidity.

There are the rainy seasons, so the best time for safaris is in winter (December to March) or summer (June to September).

           

LANGUAGE
The official languages are English and Kiswahili.

 

RELIGION
30% of the population is Christian, 35% Muslim and another 35% have indigenous beliefs or practice cults.

 

VISAS
Italian travelers, as well as to all foreign visitors require a visa. It is advisable to ask before leaving the Embassy of Tanzania.

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