THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE TRAVEL TO TANZANIA?

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What should do before getting into Tanzania Safari?

To ease your mind of the numerous questions you have about Tanzania, we have combined the most important Tanzania Safari FAQs regarding the most awaited Tanzania Safari Tours adventures of your dream. Have a look at some of these basic Q/As:

HOW CAN I GO TO TANZANIA?

Most people aren’t even aware of where Tanzania in World Map is! Tanzania is an East-African country and is bordered by the Indian Ocean, Kenya, and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi to the east, and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south.

To get a better picture of the country’s location view the Tanzania Map. We are often asked as part of Tanzania Safari FAQs about which airport to fly to reach Tanzania. To get to Tanzania however you need to reach the main airport of Tanzania which is Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) located 13km/8mi southwest of Dar es Salaam. You can fly or drive between reserves while moving on from Arusha or Dar es Salaam.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO TRAVEL TO TANZANIA?

The right Safari Packing List Tanzania is essential while traveling to Tanzania. Carry the right clothing, gear, electronic, and other equipment and make sure you have all the necessary Tanzania Travel Requirements including, passports, Visa, Tanzania Travel Insurance, and other vaccination certificates to travel hassle-free in Tanzania.

We also suggest you carry enough cash in the Tanzania Currency (Tanzania Shillings) that will be useful for paying the taxi drivers and Tipping in Tanzania Safari and more. We recommend you pack the following items on the safari:

  1. sunscreen
  2. insect repellent with Deet
  3. conditioner
  4. lip balm
  5. plug adapters/convertors
  6. USB flash drive
  7. Memory cards for your camera
  8. first aid kit
  9. 3 layering tanks or T-shirts
  10. utility jacket
  11. light scarf
  12. sports bra
  13. wide brim hat with chin strap
  14. closed-toe shoes like trail runners or fashion sneakers with good traction
  15. waterproof dry bag
  16. moisturizer
  17. duffel or soft-sided bag
  18. TSA approved clear toiletry case
  19. 2 pairs of pants in the breathable fabric in earth tones
  20. 1 – 2 long sleeve shirts in chambray or earth tones

We suggest you buy your Tanzania e-Visa early on to avoid hassles at the airport. You can get Tanzania Visa on Arrival as well from the airports in Tanzania but it's more time-consuming as you will standing in long queues.

WHAT IS THE BEST SAFARI IN TANZANIA?

There are numerous Tanzania National Park such as Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and more. The best safaris are those which combine all kinds of safari adventures such as enjoying at various Tanzania Beaches, exploring Tanzania Culture, hiking the tallest peaks of Africa, and taking pleasure in Solo Safari Tanzania.

If you have enough amount of time we suggest you combine a safari or two and all the activities mentioned above to have a fantastic time in Africa. Go on Zanzibar Beach Holidays; explore the Tanzania Border Countries such as Kenya, Rwanda, and more!

HOW LONG DOES TANZANIA SAFARI TAKE?

A Tanzania Safari can be done in 10 days or 2 days as well depending on the time you have to spend and the locations you wish to visit on your Safari. The more time you spend on the safari the better experience you are going to have. Tanzania Capital has developed into a mini-Dubai and exploring the city is fun.

With diversified Tanzania Demographics that hosts a mix of folklore and traditions, there are numerous opportunities to explore the country. So take your time and buy longer itineraries and Tanzania Safari Packages to have enjoyed your safari to the fullest.

IS TANZANIA SAFE?

Many travelers constantly worry about their Tanzania Travel Safety but there is nothing to worry about. With our guided tours and Tanzania Travel Advice you will be enjoying the safest and the most secure safari in the country.

However, we advise you to not carry expensive belongings, such as laptops, important travel documents, cash, or other electronic items, and keep them safe during your stays and accommodations.

Apart from this we also suggest you not walk alone in unknown areas especially during the dark in Tanzania. It is suggested to always accompany your safari guides with you wherever you wish to go to the towns and cities in Tanzania.

WHICH SAFARI IS BETTER KENYA OR TANZANIA?

Many a time’s people ask us which safari adventure is better among the two - Tanzania Vs Kenya. And the answer is – combine the two and you get a complete wholesome package that no other safari vacation could have offered.

Although traveling to both countries is possible at an affordable price, Kenya has a larger tourism infrastructure while Tanzania hosts the world’s best national parks. Going for a Kenya Safari is comparatively less expensive however compared to the Tanzania Safari.

HOW TO BOOK SAFARI IN TANZANIA?

You can book your safari with utmost ease with Jerry Tanzania Tours. What we suggest you initially do is plan the various Things To Do In Tanzania and the locations you wish to visit in the country. Give us a call and we will assist you in preparing the best-customized itinerary for Tanzania as per your needs. You need to make a 30% payment to save your bookings and make the complete payment before 120 days of your safari date.

After this, you need to book your international flight tickets at least 6-9 months before your safari schedule dates. After this, you need to start applying for your Tanzania Visa on the Tanzania Embassy websites or visit their offices in your country. This is followed by buying your travel insurance and taking the necessary vaccinations before your travel.

HOW MUCH DOES A TANZANIA SAFARI COST?

Your Tanzania Safari Cost is anywhere from $500-$3000 and above. This cost of Tanzania Safari includes roundtrip airport transfers, accommodations, Tanzania Food -three times full meals a day, domestic transportation, park fees, Tanzania Safari crew fees, drinking water, etc.

The major exclusions from the cost are international flight expenses, visa costs, travel insurance costs and extended tour stays. To get complete insights into how to travel on a budget in Tanzania we suggest you contact our travel experts today!

IS TANZANIA WORTH VISITING?

Tanzania is a country where you can time travel and get lost in the transcendental form of nature and wildlife that the country has to offer. There is a huge diversity of Tanzania Population and Tanzania Religion with the more dominating being Islam and its culture.

What you will be surprised with is the amazing Tanzania Safari Facts and insights about the Tanzania Time of the past when the country witnessed colonial rule and anarchy. You must have come across numerous Tanzania Safari Videos that give you a clear insight into how the country is and its beauty.

It is worth visiting Tanzania and understanding its glorious traditions and culture. All you need is a visa and a backpack. To know more about Tanzania Visa FAQ contact our travel experts today!

WHERE TO STAY IN TANZANIA FOR SAFARI?

There are many Tanzania Hotels where you can find your accommodation during your Tanzania Holidays. The various stays we offer are:

Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge

Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Mount Meru Hotel

Panama Garden Resort

Haven Nature Camp and Lodge

Seronera Public Campsite

Ngorongoro Simba Campsite and more.

On the day of your arrival at Moshi, you will be staying at a hotel in the city. These stays and accommodations are included in your safari costs as well.

DO I NEED TO ARRANGE FOR MY TRANSFER ON ARRIVAL IN TANZANIA?

No, you do not need to arrange for your transfer on arrival at the airport as our driver will be ready to host you at the airport. Apart from this, you will be provided with an experienced Tanzania Safari Guide you will provide the best information about Tanzania and about the wildlife in the country. Other domestic transfers will also be arranged for you to fro from the national parks to your accommodations and stays.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE ON A SAFARI VEHICLE?

While on your Tanzania Safari Tours there can be 6 people on a safari vehicle as the other two seats are for the driver and the guide. The safari Vehicles provided by Jerry Tanzania Tours come with land cruisers where you can view the wildlife and scenery. There are 8 seats in the vehicle with space for game viewing and photography. Every vehicle has a rooftop and sliding windows for better wildlife views.

WHAT SHOULD YOU NOT WEAR ON SAFARI?

On your Tanzania Safari, we suggest you avoid black and dark blue clothing as both colors attract tsetse flies. We also suggest you leave bright-white items at home. As safari parks are often dusty it is recommended that you avoid wearing white clothes as they may get dingy. Take comfortable safari clothing in neutral colors and light fabrics. Wear khaki colors as they merge well with the surrounding colors in safari.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT TANZANIA?

We can say that you can have an incredible Tanzania Safari at any time of year – genuinely! Many clients book with us during the “long rains” of April and May, and the “short rains” of November. We make sure to obtain their experience the best one even in the rainy seasons. The short rainy seasons are a good time for planning a Tanzania Safari for the bird watchers. During a rainy time, it is possible to spot the migrated birds. However, dry seasons are the Best Time to Visit Tanzania.

WHEN’S THE BEST TIME FOR WILDLIFE TO LOCATE IN TANZANIA?

Plan your tour between June to October and experience the national park's untamed wildlife without any hassle. While Tanzania Weather especially of the Northern circuit parks is great year-round the western and southern circuit parks are hard accessible during wet months. Also, June & July are considered great for spotting the large herds of the great migration in Serengeti. 

WHEN IS THE GREAT WILDEBEEST MIGRATION?

The Great Migration, in Tanzania and Kenya, would one say that it is one of nature’s most stunning events. Confused about where to witness this aggressive journey of millions of animals? Well, Serengeti’s never-ending fields and the Masai Mara region of Kenya are two places where this stunning show starts and ends. There are 1.5 million wildebeest joined by 200,000 zebra and gazelle join in a march. The march continues from Serengeti’s plain during the end of the rainy season. The journey continues in search of food and water. This phenomenal journey of searching green grass offers a great opportunity for the learning ecosystem of Serengeti.

WHERE IS THE BEST SPOT IN TANZANIA FOR BIRDING?

There are various spots to meet the colorful feathers of Tanzania. The country holds 1,100 bird species out of which few are endemic and some are near to endemic. Tanzania has 16 national parks and is sealed with many mountainous places. It stands out as one of the best places in Africa for bird watching. You can spot a decent amount of birds in, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park. 

WHAT WOULD I BE ABLE TO EXPECT ON A SAFARI DAY?

This is your safari trip, your experience! You pick how you have to put your energy into this outing. Day safaris include a whole day in safari, where you will spend the whole day in 4x4 safari vehicles in the national parks of the country. You will enjoy nice packed delicious lunch at the picnic sites of the national parks. Your guide will have a ton of propositions the decision is yours.

WHO WILL BE WITH US ON SAFARI?

A wildlife guide, who is moreover your private driver, will go with you. If you pick a Camping Safari, a cook will travel with you, who will set up most of your delectable meals during your safari trips.

WILL THERE BE WILDLIFE WANDERING AT THE CAMPS AND LODGES?

Watching a zebra or giraffe grazing near your campsite or an antelope hiding in the bushes near your mobile camp isn’t anything surprising. There are great opportunities for Tanzania Wildlife in the national parks. While traveling with your kids, be careful near the campsite too. Most of the campsites are inside the national parks; though it’s a mostly animal-free area you can expect some of the grazers near your accommodation.

ARE DRINKS GIVEN IN THE SAFARI VEHICLE?

Yes, Completely. We give unlimited refreshments in our safari vehicle including packaged drinking water, your favored soda pops, juice, household brew, French-press coffee, and tea. All our safari vehicles are outfitted with a little cooler to keep your beverages chilled for you to appreciate amid your safari.

I’M GOING WITH KIDS – IS A SAFARI AN APPROPRIATE HOLIDAY?

Yes, it is. We encourage the parents who are looking for a good place for planning a family vacation to bring their kids on safari. There can’t be a better place for your kids to be on a vacation. Being close to nature and wildlife they can learn a lot more than reading about them in a text-books. Safari vacation is safe for the children completely. We can choose child-friendly accommodations. This could mean anything from having an extraordinary pool, to gigantic rooms resting up to 4 people. We can also arrange some great activities for your children to enjoy at the lodges.

WHICH IS THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF TANZANIA?

There are two Tanzania Official Languages mainly – English and Swahili, but the Tanzania National Language is Swahili. There are over 120 Tanzania Languages equivalent to the total number of tribes in the country. Maasai is another important language of the majority of the population of Tanzania which is the Maasai tribe.

We hope these answers were of some help to you. To know more about various other Tanzania Safari FAQs CONTACT US our Safaris experts 

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