Tanzania Travel Advice 25 Mar 1997
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
1 Palace Street, London SW1E 5HE
Tel: 0171 238 4503/4504
Fax: 0171 238 4545
The political situation on the mainland is stable. Visitors should avoid political meetings and rallies on Zanzibar where
tension still exists.
Incidents of mugging and theft are common, especially on public transport and beaches. Food should not be accepted
from strangers as it may be drugged. Armed car thefts, particularly 4WD vehicles occur fairly frequently, and may be
accompanied by personal violence. There have been several incidents of armed banditry in the national parks. If
approached by policemen asking for money for alleged offences, insist on identification before going to a police station to
make any payments. Report all incidents to the British High Commission.
Visitors intending to travel to Ngara,
Kigoma and Kagera Districts in the north west of the country and areas
with Burundi should check with the High Commission before travelling.
Travellers should ensure that they are
inoculated against rabies, especially those travelling to Zanzibar. Travellers
should also be aware that there is currently a water shortage in Dar es Salaam.
Visitors and residents should register with the British High Commission in Dar es Salaam, Tel 112953 / 117660.
Medical and inoculations advice: contact your GP. Visa information available from the relevant Embassy/Consulate in London. FCO Travel Advice is displayed on BBC2 CEEFAX p470 onwards and can also be accessed on Internet. NB: Whilst every care has been taken in preparing these notes, neither Her Majesty's Government nor any member of the British Consular Staff abroad can accept liability for injury, loss or damage arising in respect of any statement contained therein.