Visa and entry requirements Tanzania:
Passport required
German citizens need a visa to enter Tanzania. The visa can be issued upon entry into Tanzania at the country's international airports, the Zanzibar seaport or the major border crossings.
Visa costs: 50 USD

Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Tanzania:

Tanzania is a country in East Africa with around 55 million inhabitants. The country borders Kenya in the northeast, Uganda in the north, Rwanda and Burundi in the northwest, the DR Congo in the west - the border runs through Lake Tanganyika, Zambia in the southwest, Malawi and Mozambique in the south and Mozambique in the east to the Indian Ocean.

Tanzania is the sixth largest country on the African continent in terms of population. The country's two official languages are English and Swahili and the national currency is the Tanzanian shilling, with 1 euro equaling around TZS 2,700.

The largest cities in Tanzania include Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Dodoma, Arusha, Mbeya, Morogoro, Tanga, Tabora and Kahama.

The country's inhabitants are half Muslim or half Christian.

Tanzania borders three of Africa's largest lakes, Lake Tanganyika to the west, Lake Malawi to the south and Lake Victoria to the north. On the northeastern border with Kenya, there are several huge volcanoes and the famous Kilimanjaro massif, the largest mountain range on the African continent with the highest mountain in Africa, the 5,895 meter high Kibo. The Serengeti National Park, particularly known for safaris, is located in the northwest of the country.

Tanzania's economy is one of the fastest growing in Africa, but the country is still one of the poorest in the world due to enormous population growth. The state's main exports are gold, uranium and nickel in mining and coffee, cotton, tea, tobacco and cashew nuts in agriculture. Another export item is the Nile perch fished in Lake Victoria, which is marketed as Victoria perch.

There are significant natural gas reserves off the coast of Tanzania that will be exploited in the next few years.

Tourism is becoming increasingly important in the country. Outstanding tourist destinations are mainly Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti National Park, Lake Victoria and the island of Zanzibar.

The official capital of Tanzania is the city of Dodoma, which has a population of around 250,000. The city is located in the interior of the country at an altitude of around 1,100 meters.

The few sights in Dodoma include the university, the Gaddafi Mosque, Nyerere Square and a Protestant and an Anglican church.

The most populous city in Tanzania is Dar es Salaam with around 5.8 million inhabitants. By far the largest and most important city in the country, it is not only the seat of government, but also the economic and cultural center.

Some of the major attractions in Dar es Salaam include St. Joseph Cathedral, Kigamboni Bridge, Azania Luther Church, Cemetery, University of Dar es Salaam, Sabha Temple, Mwenge Wood Carving Market, Askari Monument, PPF Tower, the Twin Towers and various mosques.

In February 2016 I traveled to Tanzania for a week, my only visit to the East African country so far. My first stop took me from Dubai to Dar es Salaam with Emirates airline. This huge city with the typical African chaos doesn't actually have much to offer apart from a few attractive mosques.

After a two-day stay in Dar es Salaam and three nights on the beautiful spice island of Zanzibar, we continued by plane to Arusha. I spent the night there in a very cozy lodge, right at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. The following morning I witnessed a breathtaking sunrise, and that alone made the trip here worth it.

For me personally, Tanzania is certainly one of the most beautiful travel destinations in Africa, with many pleasant and honest people. The Serengeti National Park in particular offers the best safaris and wildlife viewing opportunities in all of Africa.