Most frequent questions our clients asked us
About Tanzania Safaris
Tanzania is a country located in East Africa, bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the east. The country’s capital is Dodoma, but its largest city is Dar es Salaam.
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FAQ About Tanzania Safari
- Tanzania offers a variety of safari experiences, including wildlife safaris, cultural safaris, and beach safaris. Some popular options include game drives in national parks, such as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, as well as hot air balloon safaris, walking safaris, and camping safaris.
- The best time to go on a safari in Tanzania depends on the type of wildlife you want to see. The dry season (June to October) is the best time to see the Great Migration in the Serengeti, while the wet season (November to May) is the best time to see wildlife in the Ngorongoro Crater.
- Some essential items to pack for a safari in Tanzania include comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, binoculars, a camera, and warm clothing for early morning and evening game drives. It’s also a good idea to pack a light waterproof jacket or poncho, as well as a first aid kit.
- It’s a good idea to check with your healthcare provider or a travel clinic before going on a safari in Tanzania. Some recommended vaccinations include yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid. Malaria prophylactics are also recommended for travel to Tanzania.
- Gorillas and chimpanzees are not found in Tanzania. However, you can see chimpanzees in the Mahale and Gombe national parks in Tanzania. for Gorillas, you can visit Uganda and Rwanda.
- It’s possible to book a safari to Tanzania last minute, but it’s not recommended. It’s best to book your safari well in advance to ensure availability of accommodations and activities, as well as to get the best prices.
- Yes, most safari operators can provide tailor-made safari packages to meet your specific needs and interests.
- Yes, Tanzania offers budget-friendly safari options such as budget camping safaris, budget lodge safaris, budget tours, etc.
- There are a variety of accommodation options available for a safari in Tanzania, including luxury lodges, tented camps, budget accommodations, etc. Some popular options include staying in a traditional Maasai boma, or a mobile camping safari.
- Tanzania is generally considered safe to travel. However, as with any travel destination, it’s important to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings. Stay informed about the latest travel warnings and alerts, and avoid traveling to areas that have been designated as unsafe.
FAQ About Mount Kilimanjaro
- Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa, reaching a height of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level.
- There are seven main routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro: Marangu, Machame, Rongai, Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe, and Northern Circuit. Each route has its own unique characteristics, and some are more difficult than others.
- The length of time it takes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro varies depending on the route you choose, but most climbs take between five and nine days.
- The best months to climb Mount Kilimanjaro are January, February and September, October, and November. These months have the best weather and the least amount of rainfall.
- Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a challenging endeavor, and it is not to be underestimated. It is a physically demanding hike that requires a good level of fitness and the ability to acclimatize to high altitudes.
- You will need a good quality hiking boots, warm clothing, a good sleeping bag, warm sleeping bag liner, waterproof jacket and pants, headlamp or flashlight, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat or beanie, and a water bottle or hydration system.
- You also need to be prepared for a high altitude climbing with oxygen tank and mask.
- Climbers of all ages have successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, but the physical demands of the climb may be too great for some people. It’s recommended that people with pre-existing medical conditions consult with a doctor before attempting to climb the mountain.