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Tanzania Tanzania electrical outlets : do I need a travel adapter?

You're going to travel to Tanzania and you don't know if your electric devices (your computer, mobile phone, battery charger...) will be able to work there?

To know if you need a travel plug adapter to go to Tanzania, you have to consider 3 things : the shape of the plugs, the voltage and the frequency of the current delivered by electrical outlets in Tanzania.

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in Tanzania

Here are the shape of the sockets in Tanzania, and the the types of plugs used in Tanzania :

electrical outlet socket type G in Tanzania
type G
electrical outlet socket type D in Tanzania
type D

plug type d  plug type g  

Plug adapter for Tanzania

If none of your usual plug is compatible, you should buy a travel adapter to be able to plug your electric devices in Tanzania (please visit our selection on Amazon for more details).

best travel adapters for tanzania

Prepare your travel to enjoy your stay in Tanzania

What is the type of electrical outlets and current in Tanzania?

The type of electrical outlets in Tanzania is Type D, Type G, and Type C. Type D outlets have three round pins in a triangular pattern, Type G outlets have three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern, and Type C outlets have two round pins.

The current used in Tanzania is 230 volts AC with a frequency of 50Hz.

How can I charge the battery of my phone or computer in Tanzania?

In Tanzania, you can charge the battery of your phone or computer in a few different ways:

1. Power outlets: Most hotels, guesthouses, and hostels in Tanzania provide power outlets that are compatible with standard plug types. If you are traveling from a country with a different plug type, you may need a travel adapter.

2. USB charging: Many accommodations in Tanzania also provide USB charging ports in their rooms or common areas. You can simply connect your phone or computer using a USB cable to charge them.

3. Power banks: If you're traveling to remote areas or planning to be on the move for an extended period, it's a good idea to carry a power bank. Power banks can be charged in advance and can provide multiple charges for your devices when there are no power outlets available.

4. Solar chargers: Tanzania benefits from abundant sunlight, so using solar chargers can be an option in some cases. Portable solar chargers can harness solar energy to charge your devices directly or can charge power banks for later use.

Remember to check the voltage compatibility of your device before plugging it into any power outlet to avoid potential damage. It's also advisable to bring necessary charging cables and adapters with you to ensure compatibility.

Which power adapter should I buy for Tanzania?

When considering which power adapter to buy for Tanzania, it is important to know the type of plug and voltage used in the country.

Tanzania uses Type D and Type G power plugs. Type D plugs are three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern, while Type G plugs have three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern with an additional rectangular grounding pin.

Furthermore, the standard voltage in Tanzania is 230V with a frequency of 50Hz.

To ensure compatibility and safe usage, it is recommended to purchase a power adapter that supports Type D and Type G plugs and is capable of converting the voltage to 230V with a frequency of 50Hz.

Make sure to check the specifications of the power adapter before purchasing to ensure it meets these requirements.

What are the 20 largest cities in Tanzania?

The 20 largest cities in Tanzania are:

1. Dar es Salaam

2. Mwanza

3. Arusha

4. Dodoma

5. Mbeya

6. Morogoro

7. Tanga

8. Kahama

9. Tabora

10. Zanzibar City

11. Kigoma

12. Moshi

13. Singida

14. Songea

15. Mtwara

16. Musoma

17. Shinyanga

18. Iringa

19. Bukoba

20. Kilosa