Planning your Safari
We can assist you with any and all aspects of your trip. Whether
you are traveling alone or with family and friends, we can
make all of your travel and safari arrangements. Simply tell
us how long you would like to stay, the number of people in
your trip party, the approximate dates of your trip, and any
special destination requests or needs. We will recommend a
trip to meet your requirements and give you the cost per person.
The following are some answers to frequently asked questions.
Ground transport in Tanzania is provided in safe, specially-equipped
safari vehicles with roof hatches for wildlife observation
and photography. These vehicle are rugged enough to travel
easily cross-country, but still remain comfortable. Five
to six participant normally travel in each vehicle and the
vehicles are driven by professional safari driver/guides.
Deposits and Final
A deposit of 50% with the complete reservation form is required.
Final payment of the safari is prior to departure.
All participants are strongly advised to secure Travel Insurance
for accident, sickness, emergency medical, baggage and trip
cancellation. We recommend paying the nominal fee for the
services of the Flying Doctors. We will provide you this
Getting to Tanzania:
There are plenty of flights from the United States and Europe
to Tanzania. Most people fly into Dar Es Salaam but there
are also international flights to Kilimanjaro International
airport, near Arusha, and to Zanzibar. Airlines serving
Tanzania are Air Tanzania, Aeroflot, Air Zimbabwe, Lufthansa,
Air France, British Airways, Egypt Air, Ethiopian Airlines,
Gulf Air, Kenya Airways, KLM, Royal Swazi, Swiss Air, Alliance
Air and Zambia Airways.
The official language of Tanzania is Kiswahili. This is
spoken and understood by the great majority of the population,
many of whom also speak a tribal language. There is a wide
usage and understanding of English, and virtually everyone
the average tourist is likely to meet in the course of their
safari will be fluent.
There are some long distance coaches which are suitable
for use by visitors. Local buses and minibuses services
are also available daily. Taxis are also available everywhere
in urban areas.
Visitors are required to have a valid passport and visa.
These are readily obtained from consulates and diplomatic
missions. Where no diplomatic representation exits, visas
may be issued on arrival, however it is best to consult
your travel agent before making definite departure plans.
There is a departure tax on International flights of $20
this will generally have been included or already paid in
the price of your ticket. There is a small local departure
tax payable in cash at the airport/ airstrip for local flights.
Check with your doctor to get the current recommendations
and advice. Anti malarial tablets are strongly recommended.
Clothing should be light weight, loose-fitting and of "breathable"
fabrics, such as cotton. For the daytime, shorts and T-shirts
are most comfortable. While out in the bush you will find
that neutral colors are best as they blend in with the natural
surroundings and show the dust least. The nights at the
higher elevations like Ngorongoro gets to be quite cool,
so you should also bring a sweater or a jacket.
Internet: access is freely
available, although sometimes slow, in majorenters
The Tanzania shilling is equivalent to 100 cents. Bureaux
de change offer favourable exchange rates. Credit Cards
- Visa, Mastercard, and AMEX are accepted at the larger
hotels around the country. There is no limit on the importation
of foreign currency.
Monday to Friday 08:30 hrs to 03:00 pm and Saturday 08:30
to 11:30 hrs. Some banks and bureaux de change open until
The local electricity supply is 230 volts, 50 cycles AC.
Three hours ahead of GMT.