IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO TANZANIA IN 2024?
Is Tanzania safe for tourists? Yes, it is! As one of Africa’s leading safari agencies, the safety of Go2Africa’s clients is our topmost priority. We would never recommend a place that we have not visited ourselves.
Since 1998, we’ve regularly visited the properties and destinations we suggest to clients. Our team of Africa Safari Experts live by our ethos ‘we know because we go’ . They are well-travelled on the continent – possessing years of extensive first-hand experience in every region they advise on.
Additionally, with 24/7 access to a dedicated Go2Africa Africa Safari Expert, you can rest assured that we’ll be with you every step of your journey, ensuring you’re safe – from your arrival to the moment you return home.
Although this East African country is completely safe for visitors, we have compiled a guide on Tanzania’s safety for tourists to give you complete peace of mind:
How Safe Is Tanzania for Travel?
Tanzania is considered travel-friendly and is one of the safest nations on the continent. With nearly 1.5 million visitors in 2022 (an increase of 64% from 2021), Tanzania is one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations and is known as a safe country for safari lovers from all over the world to visit.
It’s worth noting that when on safari in Tanzania, you’ll spend the majority of your time in national parks and private reserves – a far cry from residential areas. When overnighting in more urban areas, like Dar es Salaam or Arusha, there is little reason to worry, especially when taking precautions – such as leaving valuables in the safe in your room and avoiding walking around late at night.
Like with any unfamiliar destination, it’s best to practice caution and exercise general safety measures. It’s also advised that you read up on the current situation of Tanzania before booking your trip, making sure that you feel comfortable travelling to the country. Fortunately, with an Africa Safari Expert by your side, there’s always someone to get expert advice from.
Is Tanzania Safe for Americans and Other Nationalities to Visit?
Yes, Tanzania is completely safe for every nationality to visit. The risks commonly associated with travel to Tanzania relate to specific – and strictly non-tourist – areas of the country. It’s important to note that any areas you’ll be visiting on your safari trip are low-risk areas and very safe to visit.
When on safari in Tanzania, there is a low chance of you having an unsafe experience or incident that puts you in any level of danger. This is especially true when booking through a reputable travel company that has extensive first-hand knowledge and experience regarding travel in Tanzania. Remember, we know because we go!
Any first-time safari-goer is likely to have reservations, but any holiday has a certain amount of risk if you don’t know what you’re doing. Conducting personal research on the country beforehand and bringing any questions or concerns to your travel advisor, is the best way to gain peace of mind before any trip.
A quick disclaimer: Misinformation is rife and can create unnecessary concern – while it’s important to do research, it’s easy to be misled. Thousands of travellers visit Tanzania’s incredible wildlife areas every year without incident. We advocate for booking with experts who have invaluable, on-the-ground experience.