Ans: 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.
2. When is the best time to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro?
ANS: Mount Kilimanjaro can be climbed all year round, however June to December is recommended because heavy rainfall is unlikely during this period.
3. Can I hike Mount Kilimanjaro without a tour company?
ANS: No, you need a tour company when hiking Mt Kilimanjaro, this is because the minimum number of days to hike Mt Kilimanjaro is 5 days. During this time, you need food, water, and someone to guide you and carry some of your needs (items/materials). All these services are provided by a tour company only. The regulation was established to guide this activity and therefore TANAPA deals with Tanzania’s registered tour company.
4. What is the best safari tour company in Tanzania?
ANS: Registered tour companies offer various services; their service standards differ from one company to the other and according to clients’ requirements. We advise you to obtain the list of tour companies so that you can compare based on your requirements.
5. Can I get the fees to enter Ngorongoro?
ANS: Ngorongoro is managed by a different government authority namely Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA). To get their details including fees kindly visit their website
6. What do I do if I want to visit your parks?
ANS: First you need to decide which parks you want to visit after going through a number of literatures. To visit some of our parks (Climbing Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro) you must have a tour company. The company is responsible for all logistics required for you to climb the mountains, also as an authority, we only deal with a registered tour company on Mountain climbing issues.
7. What makes Tanzania the best safari destination in Africa?
This East African country is blessed with an incredible wealth of wildlife, arresting natural wonders, imposing mountains, lush rainforests and so much more. You will have the best time of your life at Tanzania Safari Tours.
8. Is it okay to eat salads, and fruits and drink the water?
The tap water in Tanzania is not safe for drinking directly. You can surely eat salads and eat fruits in Tanzania. A healthy diet will keep you away from any medical ailments. You can eat all kinds of fruits here as they are generally safe.
9. Can special diets be accommodated?
Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, or require gluten-free or diabetic-friendly meals we can easily arrange them for you at your convenience. Making us aware of your food requirements during the booking of your safari itself will be of great help.
10. Are there a lot of bugs in Tanzania?
Yes, like any other tropical Country, Tanzania also hosts many bugs, insects and mosquitoes. To safeguard our clients from these unfriendly hosts all hotels and tented camp rooms are sprayed with insect repellents. It is advisable to carry insect repellents along with you while traveling to Tanzania.
11. What's the food like on the safari?
The delicious cuisines of Tanzania are a tasty yet amazing blend of the best Swahili flavors with the best western, Arabic, and Indian cuisines We will provide you with a personalized taste of Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free and other special dietary needs that can be accommodated with advance intimation.
12. What can I expect to eat & drink on safari?
In Tanzania Safari Tours the breakfasts are usually buffet “British” breakfasts. You will get omelets, potatoes, bacon/sausage (which is more like a hot dog), toast, cereals, etc. The Lunch in Tanzania would include cold chicken, yogurt, juice, hard-boiled eggs, raw veggies, and some kind of baked cake/cookie. Your Dinner meat, potatoes/rice and vegetarian food are served.
13. Where is the best place to go for wildlife viewing in Africa?
Numerous tourists especially wildlife lovers visit this wild continent to witness its best wildlife views and unique flora and fauna. Maasai Mara hosts thousands of zebras, wildebeest, and gazelle that make their annual pilgrimage from the Serengeti, following the green grasses that pop up after the rains. The Kalahari Desert, Botswana is a photographer’s delight with unrestrained rust-colored valleys, sand dunes and an array of wildlife. Etosha is another wildlife lover’s paradise in Africa with the most beautiful and accessible wildlife sanctuaries, hosting 114 mammal species and 340 bird species. The Kruger National Park has the maximum population of the Big 5 (elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo) in Africa. Lastly, do not miss the Great Wildebeest Migration of Serengeti on your treasured visit to Tanzania.
14. What kinds of wildlife will I see on safari in Tanzania?
The varieties of wildlife are quite similar in most of the national parks in Tanzania. It vastly depends on the Tanzania Safari Packages that you choose with Lifetime Safaris. Wildebeests and Elephants: The major attraction of Tanzania is the Wildebeests of this country which are extensively found in the Serengeti National Park. Lions: Here you will find lions roaming in the parks in search of prey or shade throughout the year. The country offers a significantly healthy population of lions, lionesses and cubs. Giraffes: You will be amazed to see the incredible number of Giraffes that are spotted in Tanzania. Interestingly, this country has the largest Giraffe population in the world. Hippopotamus: A part of the Big Five club in Tanzania is Hippopotamus which is found in enormous numbers in Tanzania throughout the year. Zebra: This country has a huge density of Zebra population. You will get a beautiful opportunity to watch these stripped animals closely, drinking water and roaming on the lush green lands of Tanzanian National Parks.
15. What is the Great Migration?
The most attractive activity in Tanzania is the Great Wildebeest Migration which is an annual migration of giant herds of grazers across Northern Tanzania and Kenya. This Great Migration in Tanzania can be witnessed all year round as the wildlife migrates in a circular motion around the Serengeti National Park.
16. What clothes should I bring on safari and items required for safari?
In your Tanzania Safari Packing List, you must pack the right clothes, equipment and necessary documents. The Clothes required for Tanzania Safari are: One light jacket, one fleece, three pairs of safari pants (one of them zip-off), One pair of shorts, one long-sleeve shirt (light, breathable), Four short-sleeve shirts, one dress (for nice dinners), A set of pajamas, A pair of hiking boots, A pair of sandals (or Keens), Underwear, Sports bra (for women), Three pairs of socks, Sun hat, Swimsuit, Sunglasses. Vaccination card: You must take the necessary vaccinations and keep the vaccination cards for your destination a few months before the trip. First-aid kit: It is very important to make your first aid or safety kit before you start your travel. This medical kit could include all the necessary medicines that you take regularly. Consult your personal physician for any other medical requirements before visiting Tanzania. Lifetime Safaris advises you to bring the basic medical requirements like Paracetamol, an antihistamine for reactions to insect bites, diarrhea medication for food poisoning, and cough drops. Insect repellent: In Tanzania, you will not only be welcomed by varieties of insects but also bugs and mosquitoes if you are camping outside in any national park. Although we do spray insect repellents in the accommodations provided to our guests. You must still carry anti-malaria pills, and other necessities to stay safe here. Electronics: Carry your Camera, portable power bank, binoculars, batteries, and solar torch. etc Toiletries: Shampoo, toothpaste, shower gel, tampons for ladies, toilet papers and other requirements Other Travel Documents: Visa, Travel insurance, passport and other travel documents
17. What to wear on safari in Tanzania?
Casual clothing is expected in Tanzania so you do not need to pack any extravagant clothes. Loose-fitting and lightweight clothes are the best choices in Tanzanian safari that they keep you cool and even dry.
18. What's the climate like?
Tanzania offers a tropical type of climate on the Tanzanian mainland whereas the coastal areas are hot and humid. The climate of the north-western highlands is cool and temperate. There are two rainy seasons one is a short season of rains generally from October to December, and the other is the long season of rains lasting from March to June.
19. When is the best time of year to go on a safari in Tanzania?
Lifetime Safaris suggest you experience Tanzania in all seasons. However, the Best Time for Safari In Tanzania or for trekking Kilimanjaro or other mountains is the dry season (late June-October) as the climatic conditions are the best excellent with clear skies and very little humidity.
20. When is the best time to see the migration?
To witness Africa’s biggest mass movement of wildebeests in Serengeti you must visit this spectacular country in August and September. During this period your chances of witnessing river crossing of various herds of different animals are quite high. From early October onwards due to the rainy season the herd’s journey back to the Serengeti.
21. What kind of weather can I expect on safari?
Due to the closeness to the equator, a seasonal fluctuation of temperature is observed in Tanzania. The weather is generally warm here however the temperatures can drop significantly during and after rainy weather, and at night. The coastal region is hot and humid throughout the year.
22. Can I make my own itinerary?
Yes! You can definitely plan your own personalized travel itinerary with Lifetime Safaris. We provide private Tanzania Safari Tours which are customized according to your needs. For planning a perfect Tanzania Safari itinerary, you can speak to our Travel experts who will guide you about the destinations of your choice.
23. Can I take my children on a safari?
Yes, you can surely bring your children to Safari. But you must be aware of the minimum age restrictions at various national parks and lodges which is about 4 and 12 years of age. As all safari activities are not open to children, you must check with our travel exerts regarding the age criteria at the different destinations planned in your itinerary.
24. Will I stay in tents or lodges?
Whether you stay at tents or lodges depends on the type of packages you have purchased like luxury safaris, budget safaris, or a standard Tanzania Safari where we will bring our own tents, camping, a cook to prepare your meals, food and other cooking equipment.
25. What size are your safari groups?
In a safari group in Tanzania, we take anywhere around 4-6 people in our vehicle depending on the type of safari you have chosen. In group tours, six people are taken at max. While for a private tour less than three guests will accompany in the safari vehicle.
26. What Kind of vehicles do you use?
The safari vehicle provided by Lifetime Safari is a 4×4 safari vehicle. Mostly we accommodate around six guests in throw rows of seating in our closed safari vehicles which have a pop-top roof hatch that will allow you to view wildlife from a height. These safari vehicles can also be minibusses or 4X4 Land Cruisers or 4X4 Land Rovers.
27. What is my next step?
It’s a great choice to choose Tanzania safari as your next travel or vacation destination. As you have already made up your mind about visiting this spectacular country, we suggest you call our Super Games Tanzania Tours & Safaris travel experts to book a suggested itinerary of your choice.
28. Will I have a chance to interact with the local people of Tanzania?
You will be amazed to encounter and interact with the Maasai people of Tanzania who will show you how to light a fire without any combustibles.
29. What additional costs can I expect when traveling in Tanzania?
In your Tanzania Safari Cost the following expenses are not included in your safari package: Airport departure taxes Travel Insurance Excess baggage fees International Flight Travel expenses Tanzania Visa or passport costs Medical expenses, meals, or activities included in the safari package (up-gradation of stay or additional activities included after travel bookings)
30. How far in advance should I book my safari?
It is advisable to book your international flight tickets at least three months in advance if you do not wish to face problems getting seats on British Airways or KLM. If you are planning your trip in the peak season, it is advisable to book your safari to Tanzania at least six months before.
31. Can I use a credit card to pay?
Yes, you can use credit cards to pay your bills however these are only accepted in big hotels or restaurants. However, in other local markets, only Tanzanian Shillings are accepted here. There are ATM machines in Arusha, Dar, and Zanzibar where you can get local currency with your Visa or MasterCard.
32. Should I bring some cash with me?
Yes, you must bring some cash around in either Tanzania Shilling (TSh) or American dollars as cheques and cash are accepted in many places here around town.