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Safari Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find answers to a lot of the questions we're asked the most.

If you can't find what you're looking for, just get in touch.

We're always on the end of a message…….

When is the best time to take a safari in Tanzania?

The best time to visit our magical corner of the world is January – End of March & June – End of December.

The only time to avoid is April & May which is our rainy season.

What should I pack?

A question that we get asked most often. Pop us a message and we'll send you our detailed packing list to ensure you are totally prepared for your dream safari adventure.

Are the jeeps comfortable?

Ours certainly are 🙂

With plenty of space to carry your luggage, charging ports for your cameras, an ice-cold fridge for those all important refreshments, our hot lunch hampers, tea, coffee & a pop up roof for 360 degree wildlife viewing….oh and every seat is a window seat.

Within our state of the art 4×4 landcruisers, you'll truly be riding in style.

Safari Tipping

Its customary to tip your safari guide at the end of your adventure in the bush. The recommended amount for safari tipping is $20 – $30 USD per person per day to your guide.

Safari with kids

Children are very welcome on safari in Tanzania and there is no minimum age to take part in the adventure.

We took our little safari boy (pictured here) on his first ever safari at just 6 weeks old and he's fallen more and more in love with it ever since.

Dietary Requirements

We can cater to any and all dietary requirements throughout your adventure and have plenty of experience in this. If in doubt, pop us a message and ask 🙂

Local Currency

The local currently in Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling. US Dollars are also widely used.

We recommend travelling with a credit/debit card so that you can withdraw some local cash from the ATM, as well as brining some USD along with you for tipping.

Malaria Tablets

Malaria tablets are generally recommended for travel to Tanzania,

However as long as you use a mosquito repellant containing 50% deet, sleep under a mosquito net, there's no reason why you should have any problems.

Travel Vaccinations

Although not a necessity to be enter, there are a few vaccinations recommended before travel:

  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A

Covid Entry Requirements

International travelers no longer need to show a Covid vaccination certificate or negative Covid test certificate in order to enter Tanzania.

Visas

You can purchase your Tanzania Visa online prior to arrival.

The cost varies depending on which country you're coming from.

To give you an idea: The cost is $100 USD for those coming from the US and $50 USD for those coming from the UK.

Pop us a message and we'll send you the application link.

Travel Adaptors

The plug type here in Tanzania is the 3 pin – matching the same plug socket as the UK.

Make sure you bring adaptors along with you to ensure you're able to charge your electricals along the way.

Drive Times

To give an idea of drive times, we have given some of our most used routes below. Please note these times are simply an estimate and can vary due to weather and road conditions:

Arusha – Tarangire (2 hrs)

Tarangire – Serengeti (4 hrs)

Serengeti – Ngorongoro (3 hrs)

Ngorongoro – Manyara (1.5 hrs)

Manyara – Arusha (2 hrs)

Important things to keep in mind,,,,,,

A few little snipits of advice to ensure you have the most enjoyable safari experience.

Domestic Flights

While flight times for any domestic flights booked by us are confirmed, airlines can sometimes make minor alterations and that is not something we have control over. If flight times have minor changes or slight delays, we really appreciate your calm and understanding

Bathrooms in the bush

Our accommodations are gorgeous and all are unique and special.

When Luxury Camping, all have private bathrooms and showers inside the tents.

While the luxury tents are nothing short of amazing, they are still located in the middle of the African bush so if the water pressure or temperature of the water aren't exactly how you are used to at home, try to understand your environment, remember the beauty of the wilderness around you and soak in the specialness of the whole experience.

This is an adventure Itinerary

An African Safari is a wild and wonderful adventure experience.

Please keep in mind that while our aim is always to follow your itinerary exactly as stated, sometimes its necessary to make minor changes along the way based on things like road and weather conditions.

Its important to take your safari with an open mind and be prepared to be a little bit flexible to ensure that you have the most incredible safari adventure.

Please listen carefully to your guides

While on safari with us, please listen to any advice or guidance given by our guides. They're highly experienced, incredibly caring and infinitely kind.

If they have given you advice on something, please trust them and take it on board. They are absolute experts in their field and its guaranteed they have a good reason for doing so.

Tanzania is a developing Country

Please keep in mind that Tanzania is a developing country. Its a truly sensational part of the world with the most spectacular wildlife, landscapes and people. However the systems and they way things work here can be quite different to at home. Please remember to be patient and respectful of this wonderful country and its deeply lovely people.

Request our Safari Packing List

Get in touch and request our packing list so that you'll know exactly what to bring with you for your African Dream Safari

Award Winning Safaris

Awarded Best African Safari Company 2024 by Lux Life in the Travel & Tourism Awards.


Awarded Best Family Run Safari Company in the MEA Business Awards


Customer Service Excellence Award Winners in the Annual Travel & Tourism Awards


Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Winners two years running for both 2022 & 2023.

Awarded Best African Safari Company in the Travel & Tourism Awards by Luxury Life

Awarded Best Family Run Safari Company in the MEA Business Awards

Customer Service Excellence Award Winners in the Annual Travel & Tourism Awards

Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Winners two years running for both 2022 & 2023

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