Tips you need to know about a Tanzania Safari: View the sunrise over Mount Kilimanjaro in the Serengeti or witness great wildebeest along in the Great Migration to Tanzania safari or seat at white sand of Zanzibar beach. Go step by step in our latest travel advice and know when to go for a safari in Tanzania.
Tanzania Safari holds a remarkable wildlife experience and is without a doubt one of Africa’s best destinations to have the best safari experience.
The following are the tips you need to know about a Tanzania Safaris
Flights + Other accessibility
Search the flights and compare the prices, early booking leady to low price avoid last-minute booking because of costs you a lot of money.
Tanzania is an East Africa country offering unique Safaris with huge amazing National parks, Mountain (Kilimanjaro + Mount Meru + Oldonyolengai) and beach holidays!
A Northern Circuit Safari a popular safari hub can be accessible/ reach through the flight to Kilimanjaro airport or Arusha airport Even a bus from Dar es Salaam to Arusha or Shuttle bus from Nairobi to Arusha!
To enter Tanzania, you’ll also need to have a passport with at least six months of validity remaining.
If you are looking to get a visa upon arrival it’s possible but your passport must have a space for visa stamp.
There are countries that have to obtain visas on arrival and others have to get a referral Visa first before traveling to Tanzania.
Nowadays you can apply for your Visa online before traveling to Tanzania for you Safari see here.
Visa applications will be processed within ten days. Applicants are therefore strongly advised to respect the time allowed when submitting their application.
You can find price lists and costs of Visa as well see for example:
Business visas allow Americans to stay in Tanzania for up to three months and cost $250. Single-entry visas are valid for up to three months for tourism, students, and business and cost $50. Multiple-entry visas are valid for up to twelve months for business or tourism and cost $100.
The tour money required to be in USD/ EURO/ POUND, because of all safari/ trekking entry fees bills in USD.
The exchange rate of USD to Tanzanian Shillings is approximately 2250 shillings for $1 USD although this rate can fluctuate often, so it is best to check in advance.
If your paying Tanzania safaris in Shillings you have to check the exchange rate is equivalent to buying a dollar.
In Tanzania ATM machine you can only withdraw Tanzania Shillings but in some banks inside you can take a USD.
If you are looking for paying a Tanzania Safari in cash make sure that you bring new USD for 2009 because for the 2006 year some bank is not accepted or may be accepted but with lo exchange rates.
Before you leave for Tanzania you should consult your physician, who will be able to give you the most up-to-date information. Our advice below can help to inform you before your trip but should not replace a consultation with your doctor. It is advised to take malaria prophylaxis – usually Doxycycline, Lariam or Malarone. All three are different – again, ask your doctor for more advice.
Many areas of Tanzania have malaria; please check with your medical practitioner for the latest advice re prophylactic treatments. To avoid malaria, it is best to take precautionary steps to limit being bitten by a mosquito. Wear long-sleeve tops and long pants at night. Use bug spray. The majority of lodges and safari camps have fitted mosquito nets around their beds to reduce the risk of bites.
Tsetse flies, often found in heavily wooded areas. They can be a nuisance as their bites can be painful. Generally, they prefer moving targets, so the more you move about and flap at them the more they will bite. Your guide will remove you from the area if they are becoming too much of a problem, as usually the flies are found in small forest pockets during the day.
As of 2016, a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is mandatory for ALL visitors coming to Tanzania.
It is always prudent to take out travel and medical insurance before traveling to ensure that if there should be an unexpected problem, you are covered.
When planning to travel to Tanzania for your holidays you should consider travel insurance which tour operator will not responsible for!
Select the company with a good insurance rate, well reputable, excellent all-time 24/7 support in your country.
Climate Suitable for Tanzania Safari
Usually, the best time of year to go for a Tanzania Safaris and the best wildlife viewing months in Tanzania is during the Dry season from late June to October.
The best chance of seeing the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is during June and the end of August and the time to see the wildebeest calving is late January to February.
Also, the best time for mountain climbing (Kilimanjaro, Moun Meru) is January-March and June-October.
Whats to Bring for Tanzania Safaris
If you want to climb Kilimanjaro without any hassle, then packing the gears carefully can give you great success.
The packing list includes the below-mentioned things as follows:
A Large Duffel bag (33lb or 16kg) to carry most of your luggage items.
A 15-25L Hiking Pack will be on your shoulders to carry the essentials that you need immediate access to on the trek
Sleeping bag. Ensure your sleeping bag is for cold weather and thicker with more padding has a sleeping bag liner
Ultra-lightweight rain covers- To keep your packs and things dry.
Non-disposable water bottles or a camelback- Hydration is important when negotiating high altitudes.
Hiking poles- To balance and leverage on the steep trails
Portable Charger- For charging your smartphones and flashlights Headlamp/Flashlights – Extremely useful and necessary tool when navigating in low visibility
Plastic bags- Your dirty clothes and waste go into it.
Short-Sleeve Shirt, moisture-wicking fabric
Long Sleeve Shirts, moisture-wicking fabric
Rain Pants, side zip recommended
Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric
Long Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric
Sports Bra (women)
Wide Brimmed Hat or Cap
Warm Hat or Beanie
Balaclava or Buff
Gloves, warm, waterproof
Hiking Boots, waterproof
Foot and hand warmers
Personal Care Recommendations
Sunglasses, full coverage
Sunscreen, SPF 30 or higher
Lip Balm, SPF 30 or higher
Insect Repellent, containing DEET
Body and face wipes
Toilet Paper, full roll
Energy bars or energy drink supplements
Medications- Diamox, Antibiotics for gastrointestinal infections, anti-malaria, painkillers and your regular medications water purification drops, band-aids, antibiotic creams.
Tanzania Safari Costs
Tanzania Safari Average cost based on accommodation level, the recommended average cost per person per day is about US$350 budget camping Tanzania safari, US$450-550 Mid-range safari, $ 650-2200 high-end safaris in Tanzania.
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