This page informs Danish citizens about the necessary preparations before travelling to Tanzania.
We advise you to arrange your travel through the travel agency of SDU and OUH: VIA Egencia, www.viatravel.dk Tel: +45 7070 8120. Both the airlines KLM and Turkish Airline fly to Kilimanjaro.
Vaccinations: see the recommendations from Statens Serum Institut www.ssi.dk
Upon return from Tanzania you need to be tested for MRSA (Methicillin-Resistent Staphylococcus Aureus).
Visa is obtainable upon arrival to Kilimanjaro airport and costs approx. $50. Remember to bring the exact amount in $ for this.
Tanzanian shillings can be drawn in the ATM right outside the airport building. MasterCard and Visa are accepted. The max limit for withdrawals is 300,000 TZ shilling equivalent to approx. DKR 1,000. Actual currency: http://da.coinmill.com/TZS_calculator.html
Transportation to Moshi need to be pre-arranged or you may take a taxi at the airport. The taxis do not use fare meters or taxi signs, nor should you expect a receipt. The rate from the airport to Moshi is $50 or 80,000 TZ shilling.
The hotel in Moshi is of a reasonable European standard – advisable to book via the KCMCentre which will give you a discount. Sal Salinero Hotel, www.salsalinerohotel.com , TEL. +255 (0) 272752240, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . The hotel is situated in the outskirts of the city and approx. 2 km from KCMC.
A taxi from either the hotel to KCMC or to the city costs 5000 TZ shillings.
It is advisable to book at least 14 days ahead of arrival, and the room rate is approx. $100 per night. Usual credit cards are accepted.
In the city there are several hotels, as low as 15,000 TZ shillings (= DKR 50) per night, but the standard is accordingly.
Near the airport and other places outside the cities several luxurious lodges can be found, at an average rate of $200-250 per night. E.g. Kia Lodge http://www.moivaro.com/pages/kia_lodge/lodge.htm
Local places to eat are numerous both in-and outside the city. Depending on the restaurant the price for dinner is 3,000-30,000 TZ shillings.
At the Centre a “canteen” is situated in a small self-contained building. Good food provided you like chicken and rice or banana soup. At the main entrance an out-door canteen is situated, mainly used by the families of the patients.
Hospital clothes: doctors wear their own clothes. Only during tasks at operations or births do they change to hospital clothes. It is a good idea to bring your own foot wear for use at the operating theatres and delivery rooms. Consultants are normally well dressed, and shorts and jeans are not allowed.
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