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Tanzania Safari FAQ

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Where is the best place / time to go?

Tanzania is great to visit any time of year.  Most people avoid the rainy months of April, May, and November. Take a look at our When To Go page for more information.

What is the migration?

The migration in East Africa is world-renowned. Millions of wildebeests participate in the migration through Tanzania and Kenya. Hundreds of thousands of zebra join them. Although lions and other carnivores do not migrate with the grazing animals, they feast on them when their paths cross. More on Migration.

When is the best time to see the migration?

The best time to see the migration in Tanzania is often January-March and June-August. In the Kenya, it is often best September-October. These are also the most popular times to go, so you will need to book well in advance. You will see an abundance of wildlife all year round.

What does a typical day look like?

Your day will start after breakfast. Activities for the day are described below. Breakfast and dinner are provided at the hotel or campsite. A box lunch is also provided daily to be eaten at a designated lunch spot in the parks. The national parks close at 18:00pm, so all game drives are completed by that time.

NOTE: We can arrange lodging before and after your safari in Arusha or Moshi for an additional cost.

Do you accommodate people with dietary restrictions?

Vegetarian and other special diets can be accommodated. Please let us know ahead of time. Protein options may be minimal on a vegetarian diet, so you may want to bring protein supplements.

What immunizations / shots are required?

Talk to your doctor about

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Meningococcal Meningitis (Africa/Asia)

Can I get a visa upon arrival?

Yes, you can get a visa at major airports and at border crossings, but try to get one ahead of time to make your entry into the country as easy as possible. Take a look at Visas.

I am a solo (single) traveler, how can I join your tour?

We can add solo travelers to a group, or we can arrange a private trip for you.  See our Groups to Join page for existing group departures you can join.

How soon do I have to book your tour?

We recommend booking your trip as soon as possible. Lodges and tented camps on safari are booked quickly, so we need to reserve those before they fill up.

Do you customize a tour?

Yes, just let us know what’s in your mind and we will put all together for you!

What's the food like on the safari?

Lodges and tented camps serve breakfast and dinner, typically buffet-style.  Lunches are often a box lunch eaten while on your game drive.

What type of vehicles do you provide?

We use 4 or 6 passenger 4-wheel-drive Land Cruisers, all with viewing roofs for the safaris. The vehicles have an inverter for charging batteries, a radio, and a cooler.

Are the guides on safari certified?

They are licensed, trained, friendly, and have years of experience!

Can we buy extra bottles of water along the safari?

Bottled water is included inthe safari vehicle. You can also buy any drinks along your way to the safari. There will be mini-markets in town.

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