Tanzania Safety and Security- Tanzania safari
Safety & Security in Tanzania
- Wildlife viewing safety guide
- Primate tracking safety guide
- Cities and other urban areas safety guide
- General travel safety precautions
- Tanzania malaria and vaccinations
… but at the same time don’t let a sense of paranoia ruin your holiday and remember that the vast majority of travellers in East Africa spend their time here suffering no great loss beyond the occasional and inevitable overcharging.
If you are unfortunate enough to become the victim of a mugging, remember that it’s your money that they’re after, so hand it over – you should be insured against such eventualities anyway. Report the crime as soon as possible to the police, who are generally quite helpful, particularly when the victim is a tourist. This will help to back up your claim from the insurers and may help to prevent further crimes against tourists in the future.
One more word of advice: in towns and cities it is a good idea (and in big cities such as Arusha, it’s pretty much essential) that you take a taxi after dark. Bad things happen at night, as a quick perusal of the Arusha Times always shows.