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Travel Note

Travel Note

Thank you for confirming your presence and participation at the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2023 (FIFAfrica23). To ensure a hassle-free trip, please take note of the information below.

Event Venue

FIFAfrica23 will take place at the Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro 

Contact of Hotel:

Address: 24, Kivukoni Front P.O. Box 9574, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tel: +255 764 70 1234


If you are being sponsored by CIPESA, your travel itinerary will be shared with you. Please note that any requests for changes to issued bookings should be communicated directly with the airline. Any charges incurred for amendments or changes to booking shall be at the individual’s personal cost.


  • All travelers except nationals of countries listed here require a visa to enter Tanzania.
  • A visa MUST be obtained electronically in advance.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you intend to enter Tanzania

Please note that e-Visa application fees are not refundable.

Visa Letters: All visa applications will require an invitation letter. Letter requests for self-sponsored attendees can be emailed to with the subject: #FIFAfrica23 Visa Letter Request

Travel Vaccinations

  • Tanzania requires a yellow fever vaccination card from all foreign visitors and citizens.
  • Travelers entering mainland Tanzania are not required to present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or PCR negative test certificate unless required by the country of origin.
  • CIPESA expects that all participants are fully vaccinated and will not cover any costs for PCR tests or Yellow Fever vaccines

Airport transfers

Local transport to/from airport (Home country): International participants are responsible for local transport to/from the airport in their home countries.

Transport to/from airport (Julius Nyerere International Airport): Airport pickups and drop-offs will be arranged for speakers and sponsored participants. Upon arrival, please look for someone holding a sign with the FIFAfrica logo in the public arrival hall.

Participants who are not sponsored by CIPESA are advised to arrange their own transport from the airport to the Forum venue or pre-arranged accommodation.

Cab-hailing services such as Uber, Bolt and Paisha are operational in Dar es Salaam. They are an alternative to taxis. If you opt to use a cab, there are taxis stationed at the airport. Your fee should not exceed USD 30.

If you are uncertain about your ground transportation upon arrival at Julius Nyerere International Airport please ask for guidance from the information desk at the arrivals hall.


Sponsored participants will be accommodated at the Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro or Four Points by Sheraton New Africa.

Additional rooms have been secured for self-sponsoring participants at a rate of USD 171 and USD 136 per night inclusive of all fees and taxes, respectively. 

Contact persons for self-sponsoring participants: Johnstone Mayaka – and Emma D Sizya –

AirBnB is also available in Tanzania. Early booking is advised.

Alternatively, nearby hotels include Johari Rotana and  Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Accommodation for CIPESA-sponsored participants is booked on a bed-and-breakfast basis for the duration of your stay. Individual hotel expenses, including, international and local telephone calls, laundry, fax, use of the mini bar, and all other additional drinks and meals MUST be paid for on an individual basis prior to checking out of the hotel. Please clarify with hotel staff about your free and complimentary service entitlements before placing an order.

Incidental Expenses

Participants are responsible for all incidental expenses related to their conference attendance. Sponsored participants will receive a modest Daily Subsistence allowance (DSA) for meals not provided and other incidental expenses. Other participants are advised to carry enough funds to cover the duration of their stay in Tanzania.

Local Currency

The official currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). The current average exchange rate is about TZS 2450  to 1 US Dollar.

Foreign currencies can be converted at the airport, the hotel, or any major bank in the city. Please note that most ATMs accept major credit/debit cards including Visa, Master Card, Maestro and American Express. 


Please also be informed that for your departure, it is advisable to leave for the airport two hours before your flight time.


Travel medical insurance

We recommend that all participants obtain travel insurance for their trip which covers the date of departure from their home country until the date of return. For personal health needs, remember to carry your own medication.

It is also recommended to use bottled drinking water and not to consume tap water.

Weather and What to pack

Dar es Salaam has varying temperatures. At the time of the conference, an average daily high temperature above 84°F (28°C) and low of 63°F (17°C) is recorded. Light clothing is advisable. It is, however, recommended that participants carry a few pieces of warm clothing.

Should you wish to get a local sim card, there are various operators in the country including TTCL, Vodacom, Airtel and Halotel


All rooms at the recommended hotels have Internet access. During the Forum, the venue will also have wireless internet access. You can also access Internet service on a locally acquired sim card which will incur additional charges.

Electricity and electrical outlets

Tanzania operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. If you travel to Tanzania with a device that does not accept 230 V at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. See more about plug types here.

Dietary Needs

Tanzania boasts of a variety of foods due to the diversity of cultures found in the country. Should you have any dietary restrictions, please notify us by September 22, 2023. 


Dorothy Mwine: +256 700868897 (available on WhatsApp) or

Ashnah Kalemera: +256 773325 435 (available on WhatsApp) or

Asimwe John Ishabairu: +256 772 544 332 (available on Whatsapp) or

We look forward to seeing you at #FIFAfrica23

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