Diving in Tanzania

There is a lot to see and do in Tanzania in addition to diving and Mount Kilimanjaro. The country is home (at least partially) to three of Africa’s Great Lakes. Lake Victoria, Lake Malawi and, Lake Tanganyika all can be accessed from Tanzania. There are over 100 languages spoken in the country although Swahili is the official language and English is commonly taught and used as well.

The United Republic of Tanzania is a country located on the southeast coast of Africa and as famous for its safari as it is for being the home to Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest mountain on the continent of Africa. Tanzania is also a country of riches under the surface of the water, with the Indian Ocean coastline and spectacular Zanzibar Archipelago promising gin-clear waters and amazing diversity when it comes to marine life. Africa’s great rift valley lakes can also be found here, meaning that divers can choose between amazing lake diving, shore dives and liveaboards.

Travelinformation for Tanzania

Languages en, sw
Currency TZS
Timezone UTC-05:00 - UTC-03:00
Tipping 0-10% / Restaurant Staff / Service charges are typically added to restaurant bills, eliminating the need to tip.
Network Provider Airtel/ZAIN/Celtel, Halotel/Viettel Ltd, TIGO/MIC, Zantel/Zanzibar Telecom
Dial Code 255
Electricity 220V
Power Plug Type D, G

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Wildlife in Tanzania
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Great Hammerhead Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Reptiles
Crocodile
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Conger eel
Crevalle jack
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Wildlife in Tanzania
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Great Hammerhead Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Reptiles
Crocodile
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Spiny Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Conger eel
Crevalle jack
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish

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