FAQ

We are a bespoke Tanzanian travel company specializing in Safaris. We organize outstanding Safaris in the remotest corners of Tanzania, Providing families, honeymooners and travelers with amazing Safaris at a quality that we are proud off.

Yes it’s very safe. Tanzania is one of African’s most stable countries. You will be welcomed by its friendly people and always taken care of by your hosts. After full days of wildlife viewing, rest up at handpicked camps and lodges, which offer authentic African charm and modern-day conveniences.

Tanzania has the best year-round wildlife viewing so any time is a wonderful time to be on safari Tanzania. Of course, there are seasonal variations, but you will see a lot of animals. We often see Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Rhino and many more!

The Great Migration is a year-round phenomenon where vast herds of mammals, mainly wildebeest, gazelle, and zebra, roam around the Serengeti in search of food and water. The driving force of the migration is rain.

Even if you don’t happen to see the Great Migration, you’ll still see an abundance of wildlife.

With advanced notice, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and diabetic-friendly meals can easily be arranged and this is something we take very seriously upon your booking.

Although it is truly not an exaggeration to say that wildlife viewing in Tanzania is great all year –round, if it is The Great Migration you want, then we suggest going in June to October.

And if you wish to witness the birthing of the Wildebeest, then late January to March is the best time to come. If you wish to witness the river crossing, then end of July to end of September is the best.

Tanzania has a tropical climate. In this northern and coastal areas (which include Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Manyara and the Serengeti, Dar es Salaam and the islands) rainfall tends to occur in two seasons: the short rains between late October – December and the long rains between March – May. These areas experience a cool, dry winter between June – August when temperatures can fall to 50o F (10o C) at night (or much lower if you’re up on Mt. Meru or Kilimanjaro).

During the hottest months of November – February, Temperatures can climb to around 88o F (31o C). In the southern, south –west, central and western parts (Katavi, Mahale, Ruaha&Selous), the rainy season occurs between December and April, when temperatures are also at their warmest, reaching around 90o F (32o c) and often accompanies by high humidity.

Tanzania is UTC/GMT +3 hours.

The local currency is the Tanzania Shilling (TZS). In hotels, bills can normally be paid in USD, but in local shops, restaurants and markets, you will need TZS which is available at most banks and bureaus in major towns. ATMs are available in Dar es Salaam and Arusha, and most major towns, but once you are out on safari (in the bush), you will not have access to either banks or ATMs, so exchange sufficient funds beforehand. Credit cards are normally accepted in the bigger hotels and restaurants, but in the smaller lodges or hotels, there is often no access.

Yes, we do apply a penalty of 10% if you cancel more than 60 days before your trip 20% penalty if you cancel between 30 and 60 days earlier, a penalty of 50% if you cancel with 15 to 30 days notice, a 75% penalty if you cancel with 7 to 14 days notice and penalty of 100% if you cancel with less than a week notice. We must enforce this due to the large amounts of organisation and preparation that goes into your stay.

For the down payments, we accept payments via wire transfer, we have bank account in Tanzania as well for the final payment, you can use the same method or you can pay us in cash when you arrive.

Depending in where you start your safari if it’s a northern Tanzania we highly recommend flying to Kilimanjaro International airport if their southern circuits we recommend you fly to Dar es salaam International Airport.

Yes we normally recommend getting a visa on arrival as it is a very straight forward process. It costs $50USD per person except for USA Citizens who pays $100 USD per person. Make sure that your passport is valid at for least six month.

It is important to set an appointment with your doctor in your home country at least a month before you leave. Depending on the situation, you might take vaccine for yellow fever and may take prophylaxis pills to protect you against Malaria. Proof of vaccination against yellow fever may be required at the airport.

  • All necessary documents: passport caccinne certificate and others that might apply
  • Any medication you might need. This should include medication for possible commensurations like headaches or diarrhea.
  • Sunblock, sunglasses, hat, lip balm and moisturizer
  • Your camera: we recommend bringing a wide lens (about 17-55mm) for those scenery pictures and telephoto lens ( in the 200-400mm range) to catch animals at distance.
  • Binoculars
  • Clothes: Comfortable and casual clothing, with khaki, beige or green colors. You should pack T-shirts, shirts with long sleeves, jeans, a sweater and jacket (for the cold mornings) swim gears hiking shoes.
  • Insect repellent

This is something we take very seriously. Upon booking us, we will send you a form in which you will be able to indicate any dietry preference or restriction or any specific request you might have. We will then provide that information in advance to all the hotels.

We offer a wide range of photo safaris in Tanzania based on your interest schedule and budget.