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Shipping to Tanzania

makes it easy to ship to Tanzania from the UK. Just enter your parcel details and will compare prices for the best couriers, and let you choose from a range of courier services to Tanzania at cheap prices.

Whether your exporting to Tanzania, or sending a gift to a loved one, our parcel delivery service to Tanzania offers fast delivery and great savings.

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Compare prices from the best couriers

Thanks to our online price calculator , can offer the best possible Tanzania shipping rates. In partnership with the best couriers in the world, we offer great prices on a wide range of services.

  1. Get an instant online quote for postage to Tanzania.
  2. Compare low prices from the best couriers.
  3. Select either a fast express service or a cheap economy delivery.

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Say goodbye to the Post Office – 's prices are up to 60% cheaper. We offer a wide variety of services, including £50 complementary liability cover*, door-to-door tracking and, unlike standard post, proof of delivery – all on top of great rates.

also offers great prices to destinations throughout Africa:

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Our Shipping Services to Tanzania

No matter what form your parcel takes, you can rest assured that knows exactly how to ship it from the UK to Tanzania. From air freight to express shipping, has the right option for your budget and needs.

And if you'd like to send something in the opposite direction, has excellent import services to help you ship from Tanzania to the UK. Once you make your booking, can collect parcels from many locations in Tanzania on the very same day.

Shipping to Tanzania from the UK

Express - 3 Day Delivery
Economy Delivery – 4/8 Days

Shipping from Tanzania to the UK

Express - 4 Day Delivery
Economy Delivery – 5/8 Days

Express Delivery

3-6 day delivery

AM Delivery

Guaranteed pre 9am,10:30am and Noon Delivery

Economy Delivery to Tanzania

Cheap 5-8 day Delivery

Customs in Tanzania

When you're sending to Tanzania, every parcel that you send will have to pass through customs. That means that every package, without exception, will have duties and taxes applied to them before they are released to their intended recipient. In order to clear customs, you will also need a Licensed Clearing and Forwarding Agent , who can assist with the customs process. Without an agent, you will not be able to import any goods to Tanzania. There are not any exemptions for any reason, so be prepared to pay duties and taxes and goods of any value, even if the shipment is a gift.

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Collection & Delivery

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Courier Collection

Once a booking has been made, will collect your parcel on the very same day from most locations across the UK and Tanzania.

If you're not available for a collection, you can make use of drop-off points. These are local businesses where you can drop your package off for collection at your own convenience. These operate outside of normal working hours, and are often cheaper.

If you're sending a pallet or an item requiring a tail lift or pallet truck, please contact our customer care team prior to collection.

Tanzania Delivery

If you have not chosen to use one of our timed delivery services, we will attempt to deliver your package between 9am and 7pm on normal working days. If we find that the recipient is not available on our first attempt, most of our carriers will try to deliver twice more.

For some deliveries our partner carrier – such as UPS – may leave a package in a safe place instead of requiring a signature. If you must have a proof of delivery, please use the upgrade option 'Signature required' on our 'select service page'

Parcel Tracking

has the safest hands in the business, we care about your parcel because you do. We offer free door-to-door tracking with every shipment, allowing you to follow its progress at every step of the journey. To get started simply enter your parcels tracking number into our tracking tool.

If the unlikely does happen and there's a problem or delay, we'll change your package status to 'exception' on your account and explain the delay.

We'll also send you an email explaining the problem and, if you've given us their email address, we'll send one to the recipient too. That way, no one is surprised if a parcel doesn't arrive when it is expected.

Learn more about tracking your Tanzania parcel

Large Parcel and Air Freight

Even large and heavy goods are simple to ship with – our specialist shipping partners, like DHL, mean that we can carry goods that are up to 270cm long and weigh as much as 1,000kg, including pallets. Not only do you still get great service, but these options are still significantly cheaper than shipping directly. Just remember to book a day in advance, and be on hand when your courier arrives to offer assistance in loading and unloading the shipment.

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Sending food to Tanzania

Wherever you might call home, there's always something delectable that you can't get your hands on. So if you've had enough of Ugali, or Nyama Choma and yearn for the taste of home, why not send a food gift to your loved one?

Thankfully, makes it a breeze to ship food as long as you follow a few simple rules. It's important to pay attention, as food is one of the most commonly problematic shipments but don't worry – we have a lot of experience shipping food as it's one of the most popular products we carry.
So whether you want to send a tasty treat to Dar Es Salaam or you know someone in Arusha who is really desperate for a Double Decker, offers the best prices and fastest transit options, making it cheap and easy to furnish Tanzania with the tastiest treats from home.

What you can send

Non-perishable foods

  • a. Store bought foods with a best before date over 6 months away.
  • b. Items must be in the original manufacturers packaging and unopened.
  • c. The food lable needs to list all the ingredients.
  • d. The best before date must be displayed on the packaging
  • e. Examples of pershable foods:
    Crisp and savory foods, Chocolates and candy, Canned foods, Herbs and Spices in sealed containers, tea bags, Jams and other preserves

What you cannot send

perishable foods

  • a. Foods with a shelf life of less than 6 months.
  • b. Homemade foods or any foods not in the original manufactures packaging.
  • c. Foods that can spoil in transit.
  • d. Food in packaging that have been opened.
  • e. Food that does not contain a food label listing the ingredients.

Packaging your Parcel

When you're sending a package halfway around the world, it takes a lot of handling. In fact, by the time it arrives it will have changed hands dozens of times. If you'd like to make sure that your goods arrive in great condition, it's vital to properly package them.

There are three key points to keep in mind while you're packing up your goods if you'd like them to arrive in great condition:


The most important part of packaging is the box itself – a good, new box can be the difference between items arriving broken or in one piece. Old boxes may look sturdy, but could be hiding a weakness that leads to a box bursting or being crushed by other boxes in transit. We suggest a new double ply cardboard box for each shipment, as an old box can become weak.

Safely packaging a parcel for international shipping


Securely wrapping your goods in a wrapping material is very important. You should be very generous in doing so – the more you use, the better your goods are protected. Once you've done this, you should place your goods in the centre of the box and surround it with packaging material. Again, you should be generous – there should be at least a couple of inches of material on all sides, and no part of your goods should be touching the walls of the box.


If you're not using a new box, you should make sure to remove any labels that may already be attached. Any information not relevant to the shipment should be completely removed to ensure there aren't any problems in making delivery. When your goods are safely secured, use strong packaging tape – which helps support the box – and wrap around the box in both directions at least three times. Support the corners with further tape – these are the weakest points on a box.

Properly packaging your goods


Can I send food to Tanzania?

Yes, shipping food to Tanzania is allowed. In fact, it's simple with . Keep in mind though, that you can't just send anything you like. Any food that you want to send must be store bought and non-perishable. Unfortunately, that means that anything homemade cannot be shipped by courier.

Who applies customs charges?

Every package that is sent to Tanzania has duties and customs fees applied, but this is done by the customs department as part of the clearance procedure – this is not a part of the shipping process that has any input during.

Is there anything that I can't ship to Tanzania?

Although there are a lot of things you can send to Tanzania, there are also restrictions on what can be brought into the country, as well as what you can ship by courier. To see what goods can and cannot be sent by courier, see our restricted items list . Tanzania also restrict the imports that are allowed into the country, so if you're not sure that what you're sending is allowed, make sure to check with them before booking.

If I want to send a gift to Tanzania, will I have to pay any extra charges?

There are no exemptions from duties and taxes for any reason when shipping to Tanzania. Gifts, which are treated as normal packages for customs clearance, are no different, and duties and taxes will be applied as usual.

Which couriers work with ?

offers more than just great prices; we only work with the best couriers so you know that you can always expect excellent service. Our partners are hand-picked and include global carriers like DHL , FedEx, TNT and UPS.

Can I use for Business Shipping, or to ship an eBay item to Tanzania?

has an eBay shipping calculator to help you find great rates for sending eBay items, so you can work out your shipping costs before you list your goods on the site. We also offer specialised business shipping services to help small and medium businesses deliver their goods.

Why should I ship with ?

Not only is a great value shipping option, but when you ship with us you're getting the best possible service. With free door-to-door tracking and £50 complementary insurance on every package, are the best hands despite being 60% cheaper than booking directly.

Can I ship very big items with ?

You can – shipping large and heavy items is 's specialty! Our air freight and pallet delivery services can carry goods as heavy as 1,000kg thanks to our partners like DHL. If your packages aren't quite that big, our large and heavy delivery services carry packages of up to 70kg and as long as 270cm.

Delivery times to Tanzaniah?

Generally, deliveries are made within 3 – 6 days, however if your sending to a remote area such as Malambo Village, or the north of Ngorongoro then delivery may take two or three additional days.