Frequently Asked Questions

I’m interested in a safari, what should I do? 
Explore the itinerary options on our website. You can design a customized safari or choose from one of the itineraries. To book a safari, contact us and we will get back to you with details.

Where is Tanzania?
Tanzania is the largest country in Eastern Africa. Just south of the equator, it borders Kenya and Uganda in the north; the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Burundi in the west; Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique in the south; and the Indian Ocean in the East. It is therefore a splendid centre from which to explore Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.

What is the best time of the year to go on safari?
Any time of the year is a great time to go on safari! The most popular times to go on safari are December to March and June to October. We are sure to follow where the animals are and arrange our safaris accordingly.

What kind of weather can I expect on safari?
The weather in Tanzania is usually warm, dry and sunny. December through April is typically warmer (70ºF-80ºF) and brings more rain. May through November is usually cooler (60ºF-70ºF) and drier.

What kind of food should I expect on safari?
There is a large variety of food served on safari. The food is usually prepared with Western tastes in mind but also includes authentic Tanzanian dishes for you to try. In most lodges and camps, food is served buffet style. Special diets can be accommodated with notification.

Can I drink the water in Tanzania?
It is recommended that visitors to Tanzania drink bottled water. Bottled drinking water is provided in the safari vehicle. Bottled drinking water can also be purchased at camps and lodges.

When and where can I see the Great Migration?
The Great Migration is large herds of hoofed animals traveling for food and water. The Great Migration can be seen in the Serengeti Plains, across the Mara River, and into Masai Mara (in Kenya). These animals tend to be in the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania in December to March although this is largely dependent on weather.

6871203687_2922b78359What are the vehicles like?
Our safari vehicles are luxury 4WD landcruisers with pop up roofs large windows for easy viewing. The vehicles are equipped with binoculars, animal and bird guide books, a first aid kit, and a refrigerator for cool water.

Are safaris good for traveling with children?
Yes! Children love to go on safari and see the animals in their natural habitat. It is a great way for children to learn. Children under 12 are eligible for discounts on safari pricing.

What kind of clothing should I bring on safari?
We recommend that you bring light, casual, airy clothing. You will also want a hat and sunscreen as it can get very sunny on game drives. The evenings can get a bit chilly so you may want a light sweater.

What kind of electricity is used in Tanzania?
Tanzania uses 220Volt electricity. You will need adapters to charge your electronics, if your home country does not use 220Volt electricity.

What medical care do I need before traveling to Tanzania?
We recommend that you consult a medical professional before traveling to Tanzania to determine what medical care you will need. Most travelers will receive a yellow fever vaccine and anti-malarial pills.

Do I need a visa to travel to Tanzania?
A tourist visa is needed to enter Tanzania but can be purchased at the airport upon arrival. To purchase a visa in advance of your trip, contact your local Tanzanian Embassy.The visa is $100 for US citizens and $50 for citizens of all other countries. Your passport must also have six months of validity remaining in order to enter the country.

How do I pay for my safari? How much money is due at the time of booking?
You can pay for your safari through our US Representatives in Ohio or you can directly transfer your payments into our Barclays Bank account. Your bank can help you with this. When booking you pay 50% of the safari price and then 60 days before your safari the remaining 50% balance is due. If you book your safari within 60 days of travel the entire safari purchase price is due at booking.

What language is spoken in Tanzania?
The national languages in Tanzania are Swahili and English, although, there are over 100 different languages spoken. Tanzania is the most linguistically diverse county in East Africa.