"No electricity" Tanzania Warnings Or Dangers Tip by Veghel

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Tanzania is a poor country. Electricity mainly comes from hydroelectric plants in the inland. Though Tanzania generally receives lots of rain, the water levels of the main lakes are very low after a period of draught in specific parts of the country. Therefore, daytime power cuts have been introduced. During my visit in July and August 2006, power was cut on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between (about) 8 a.m. and (about) 5 p.m..
Late September 2006, my parents-in-law informed me that there is no power availabe any more at any day of the week (including the weekends) at daytime. And the situation is getting worse.
Rich Tanzanians, expatriates and top class hotels have their own diesel generators, but if you travel on a low budget, be prepared for not having electricity for most of the time. And keep in mind that many refrigerators don't work and some food may not be fresh any more.

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  • Updated Sep 25, 2006
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