eSIM Cards in Tanzania and Zanzibar

Going on a trip to Tanzania? Stay connected throughout your journey by purchasing an eSIM card. Opt for this traveler-friendly prepaid digital SIM card which activates instantly without any physical setup.

While your hotel might provide WiFi, having mobile data can be an added convenience, especially if you’re venturing out on a safari and wish to share captivating pictures or videos back home.

When you buy an eSIM, you get an additional electronic SIM, which runs parallel to your primary physical SIM card. This setup allows you to retain your usual phone number for services like iMessage or WhatsApp. Meanwhile, all mobile data is routed through your new eSIM, ensuring you don’t inadvertently consume data from your primary SIM.

Mobile Coverage from Zanzibar to Kilimanjaro

Your eSIM guarantees coverage across Tanzania. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on Zanzibar’s pristine beaches or gearing up to scale the majestic Kilimanjaro, you’ll always have reliable mobile connectivity at your fingertips.

Affordable Mobile Data Packages Tailored for Your Needs in Tanzania

In Tanzania, you can select from six different eSIM data packages. The basic package offers 1 GB of data with a validity of 7 days, priced at €4.2 ($4.5).

If your stay in Tanzania extends beyond a week, consider one of the larger data packages which have extended validity periods, ranging between 14 to 30 days. An added bonus? The cost per GB decreases significantly with these packages. For instance, the 10 GB package comes down to just €1.7 ($1.8) per GB.

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1 GB

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3 GB

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5 GB

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10 GB

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15 GB

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20 GB

Choose an eSIM with Mobile Data Across Africa

If you’re embarking on an extended journey across Africa, or perhaps venturing on a safari into neighbouring countries like Uganda or Kenya, consider opting for a regional Africa eSIM. This will grant you data roaming beyond Tanzania and up as many as 36 African nations.

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Experience the Best Mobile Coverage in Tanzania

By choosing one of the eSIMs on this page, you’ll experience the best and most reliable mobile coverage for your visit to Tanzania.

Your connection will be through Vodacom’s network, which was acclaimed as having the best mobile network in Tanzania in 2021. Vodacom has stated their ambition to cover 90% of the population with a 4G signal in collaboration with the local government.

If your Tanzanian adventure is focused solely on Zanzibar, you can rest easy. Zanzibar, along with the capital, Dar es Salaam, boasts the strongest signal coverage in the country.

While the company is in the early stages of experimenting with 5G, it’s not yet available for their eSIM. This page will be updated as soon as it becomes accessible. But for now you can enjoy a strong 4G connection in the majority of the country.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

No, these eSIMs are prepaid and not subscription based. They operates like a digital prepaid SIM card. This means that after its validity, either 7 or 30 days, the eSIM card will cease to function automatically.

Your regular mobile subscription remains active. In fact, you can continue to use it while simultaneously using the eSIM card.


This way, you can still see if someone calls or messages your regular number, while all data is channeled through the eSIM card. Quite convenient!

Although these eSIM card comes with a validity of, for example, 30 days, you can easily 'top-up' with an additional 30 days.


You can either return to this website and buy a new eSIM, or make the purchase directly through the app.

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