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Tanzania Frequently Asked Questions

1. How secure is Safari?

Notwithstanding there is an intrinsic risk though travelling on safari and in Africa, it is no more dangerous than travelling anywhere else in the world. You will be in wildlife rich areas most of the time you are on safari and will come into relatively close contact with wild animals. Very good medical air rescue services are obtainable and the camps and lodges are in good radio contact with them at all times.


2. How is Tanzania’s Climate?

Summer:  September to April. Temperature: 20°C to 30°C.

Winter:     May to August. Temperature: 19°C to 25°C.

Rainfall:    April-May and November to mid-December


3. Does one need to travel with travel insurance?

Travel insurance should be purchased when you confirm your safari with a deposit. Cancellation, intrusion and emergency medical travel insurance is crucial to protect your investment.


4. When to book for a safari?

Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.


5. Do one need a tourist Visa to enter Tanzania?

A valid visa is indispensable for travel to Tanzania. A passport with a minimum validity of 6 months prior to expiry is required. A single-entry visa is valid for 3 months from the date of issue.


6. What inoculation is needed before safari?

Vaccinations that need to be considered are Typhoid and Hepatitis A & B , we suggest you contact a travelers clinic for specific recommendations for the country you are traveling to. A Yellow Fever vaccination is necessary if you are traveling to Zanzibar


7. What about Malaria?

Plausibility of getting Malaria in Tanzania or Zanzibar is a squat but you ought to consult with your local health department and consult with your doctor before coming to Tanzania.


8. What to bring on Safari?

Undoubtedly depends on what type of safari you have chosen. In any case, the subsequently is recommended: Flashlight; Sunscreen, Lip salve; Sunglasses, Sun hat; Insect repellent; Binoculars; Camera with zoom lenses; Spare film and batteries; Towel, Toiletries; Long sleeved shirt; Long trousers; Warm sweater; Sleeping bag; Small daypack.


9. What types of hotels are used?

Most hotels are tourist class, contributing clean secure accommodation with few amenities. A variation of local style accommodations are used including hotels, guesthouses, pensions, hostels, home-stays and of course camping.


10. Is tipping Obligatory?

Our general recommendation is to tip moderately and in accordance with the level and quality of service provided. Though it is not imperative, tips are contemplated as a sign of estimation for good service.


11. What kind of food will i eat ?

The food on safari is of a very high standard and ranges from simple to gourmet. You can expect a mix of African, European, and international cuisine consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade soups, meat, fish, and vegetarian dishes. Excellent South African wines, local beers, sodas, and alcoholic beverages are available at all camps and lodges and are usually not included in the trip price.

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