Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa, and an important business travel player, due to the diversity of its offerings and its attractive location. The economy is mostly based on agriculture. The country also boasts vast amounts of natural resources and dozens of beautiful national parks and wildlife areas, such as the renowned Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. CITIES: The official capital of Tanzania is Dodoma, but Dar es Salaam remains the principal commercial city of Tanzania and the de facto seat of most government institutions. It is the major seaport for the country and its landlocked neighbors.
Julius Nyerere International Airport is the principal airport serving Dar es Salaam. It is about 7 miles southwest of the city. The airport is relatively small, processing only 1.2 million passengers each year.Yet despite its small size, the facility squeezes in a lot of chaos, plus an uncomfortable lack of air conditioning. A new Terminal 3 is currently under construction, and much is expected of it, with a projected opening date of end-2015. HOTELS: There are plenty of big brands in Dar es Salaam, with such names as Best Western International, Hilton, Golden Tulip, Holiday Inn, Hyatt Regency, Protea, Serena and Tsogo Sun.
Credit card use is limited. In short, Tanzania is still a cash society. ATMs are mostly located in the city center and if travelers have a PIN code for their credit card, almost all Tanzanian banks with ATMs will allow cash advances on credit cards like Visa, MasterCard and American Express.