Tanzania Practical Information

Meeting Venue:


Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel is a premier 5 star hotel in Dar es Salaam, with magnificent setting of tropical gardens. The hotel is 12 km from the Dar es Salaam International Airport and it is within a walking distance to the commercial business district. It overlooks a Golf course and the magnificent blue Indian Ocean. (All our in-house guests have access to the golf course which also has a Cricket ground and club house).

The hotel has 230 rooms including a Royal Suite, 4 Diplomatic Suites, 10 Executive Suites, Executive Rooms and Standard Rooms.

The hotel has two main restaurants the Serengeti restaurant, which is opened daily for buffet breakfasts and lunches with a range of themed dinners throughout the week. Jahazi Seafood Restaurant which is a very popular Seafood restaurant in Dar es Salaam. Room service is available 24 hours.

There are two bars, a Pool Bar overlooks the sparkling pool and our ever popular, Kibo bar which offers a wide selection of spirits, imported beers and light meals.


The hotel also features a Shopping arcade, which houses a Travel agency, Dry-cleaners, Foreign exchange bureau, Airline Office, Business Centre, Curio shop and a Delicatessen

https://www.sendspace.com/file/4kxx9z  for pictures.

Meeting Venue Contact details:

Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel

Ohio street

P.O.Box 791 Dar es Salaam,

Phone: +255 22 211 24 16

Mobile: +255 786 784200

Fax: +255 22 211 39 81

E-Mail: cmsafiri@serena.co.tz

Web: www.serenahotels.com

 Negotiated Accommodation Rate at the Meeting Venue :

 Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel $181.5 single occupancy inclusive of Breakfast, all taxes, and wifi.

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Low Cost Accommodation Alternatives


1 New Africa Hotel www.newafricahotel.com/ USD 131.50
2 Southern Sun Hotel https://www.tsogosun.com/southern-sun-dar-es-salaam


USD 206.50
3 Peacock Hotel www.peacock-hotel.com


USD 66.50
4 Protea (Court Yard Hotel) www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/darco-protea-hotel-dar-es-salaam-courtyard/


USD 146.50
5 Golden Tulip Dar City Center www.goldentulipdaressalaam.com/


USD 96.00
6. Holiday Inn Dar es Salaam www.holidayinn.co.tz/ USD 169.00
7. Ramada Encore Hotel www.holidayinn.co.tz/





USD 141.50

 Visa Information:

Those coming from countries where there are Tanzania Embassies, consulates or Diplomatic Representations, need to process their visa from there with visa facilitation letters provided by tzNIC.

For visa invitation letters to contact tzNIC @  visa@tznic.or.tz.

For more information on Tanzania visa:



Vaccinations for Tanzania

Recommendations may vary for short-term visitors. Always consult your travel health advisor or contact International SOS to discuss your specific needs.
Cholera Oral vaccination is recommended for travellers and relief workers who are likely to encounter unsanitary conditions, or will have limited access to safe water. These are the conditions more commonly associated with cholera outbreaks. Vaccination is not 100% protective, and hygiene, food and water precautions must still be taken. (Note the vaccination is not available in the USA).
Hepatitis A Recommended for all travellers and expatriates.
Hepatitis B Recommended for all travellers and expatriates.
Rabies Consider for certain travellers, especially:

  • For expatriates and long-term visitors.
  • For children who tend to play with animals and may not admit to being bitten or scratched.
  • If you are travelling to a location where quality medical care may not be available immediately after being bitten/scratched by an animal.

(Unvaccinated people need immunoglobulin within 24 hours of an animal injury, and this medication is scarce in some countries. If you are pre-vaccinated, you do not need this immunoglobulin after an injury.)

  • If contact with dogs, monkeys or other potentially rabies-carrying animals is likely.

Jogging increases your risk of dog bite.

Typhoid fever Recommended for adventurous and long-term travellers, especially those who will:

  • Visit friends and relatives.
  • Eat from local vendors or restaurants.
  • Be exposed to conditions of poor sanitation.
  • Visit smaller cities or rural areas.
Yellow fever Some travellers are required to show a current vaccination certificate.

  • To enter Tanzania: A current vaccination certificate is required for anyone > 1 year of age who has travelled from country with a risk of yellow fever transmission. or transited an airport in a risk country for more than 12 hours.
  • Officials in Tanzania consider the certificate valid for life.
  • For onward travel: After you leave Tanzania, you will be required to show a current yellow fever vaccination certificate in order to gain entry into Mozambique.

Otherwise, in general, travellers to Tanzania are not recommended to receive yellow fever vaccination. There is a low potential for exposure to yellow fever throughout Tanzania.

See the International SOS map of risk areas.

(Deciding whether to have a yellow fever vaccination is complex. Always discuss with your travel health professional well in advance of your trip. If vaccination is required by a country on your itinerary, you may need proof that you were given the vaccination at least 10 days before entering that country. The nation’s official vaccination requirements for entering travellers are detailed here, though these may be implemented unevenly by immigration personnel on the ground.)

More on diseases in Tanzania


Threat from: Insect Bites
Malaria is present year-round in most areas of Tanzania.
Chloroquine-resistant P. falciparum malaria is present.


 Tanzania is home to two renowned tourism destinations – Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, and wildlife-rich national parks such as the Serengeti – but has become a target for poachers.

Approximately 38% of Tanzania’s land area is set aside in protected areas for conservation. Tanzania has 16 national parks, plus a variety of game and forest reserves, including the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In western Tanzania, Gombe Stream National Park is the site of Jane Goodall‘s ongoing study of chimpanzee behaviour, which started in 1960.

For more country specific tourism information:


Miscellaneous Information on Tanzania

  • Population6 million
  • Area 945,087 sq km (364,900 sq miles)
  • Major languages English, Swahili
  • Major religions Christianity, Islam
  • Currency Tanzanian shilling
  • Time Zone: GMT+3