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Introduction

Tanga is a port city in the north of Tanzania. It has well over 250,000 inhabitants.

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Weather

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max32.3 °C32.8 °C33 °C31.2 °C29.9 °C29.3 °C28.7 °C28.6 °C29.2 °C30.1 °C31.2 °C31.9 °C
Avg Min23.5 °C23.6 °C23.8 °C23.4 °C22.4 °C21 °C20.1 °C19.8 °C20.2 °C21.3 °C22.4 °C23.1 °C
Rainfall35 mm27.8 mm108.1 mm243.1 mm290.9 mm86 mm58.9 mm69.6 mm73.2 mm115.8 mm134.1 mm86.3 mm
Rain Days3281415899109118

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Internet

Major tourist areas and cities have internet cafes and many hotels offer (free) wifi nowadays. Connections can be slower at more remote places.
Also safari oriented places offer some sort of internet connections as well, by computers or wifi.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The International Dialling Code for Tanzania is +255, followed by area codes (e.g. (0)22 for Dar es Salaam, or (0)27 for Arusha). Calling from Tanzania, you dial 00 plus the relevant country code (44 for the UK, 1 for the USA).

There are four cell providers in Tanzania: Zain (the major one), Zantel, Vodacom and Tigo, who all offer roaming facilities. Connections are good in Tanzania, even in places such as Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and some parts of the Serengeti (the western and northern region of the Serengeti not). You can buy the prepaid cards in amounts ranging from $5 to $50. You can even buy a cell phone while in Tanzania. The price for a simple cell phone ranges between $55 and $80.

Avoid roaming charges with you home cellphone and turn it off. Instead, use a local SIM card or just wifi.

Post

Tanzania Posts Corporation is the national postal services of Tanzania. There are post officies in most major cities and towns throughout the country, which are generally open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 9:00am to noon. Services are generally quite reliable though not very fast. Prices for international airmal services start at around 500-600 TSHS to other countries in East Africa and 700-900 TSHS to Europe and North America for postcards and letters up to 20 grams. Small packages start at around 2,000-3,000 TSHS, but it's generally better to do business with international parcel services like TNT, UPS, DHL or FedEx.

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