Tanzania Safari Faq’s

1 . What is the best safari in Tanzania?

So for those wondering What Is the Best Safari in Tanzania, we have the answers for you. It is without doubt the all-encompassing Serengeti which is the key destination for all Tanzania Safaris. Your Tanzania Safari Tours experience would be incomplete without visiting Serengeti National Park. The world’s best wilderness and migratory birds are known to be present in the park. One of the biggest river basin areas in Africa is the Grumeti region and Northern part of Serengeti National Park.

2. How much does a safari in Tanzania cost?

The most important among the Tanzania Safari Faq’s is the price of these safaris. So if you are still pondering How Much Does a Tanzania Safari Cost, we have the right estimates for you. The Tanzania Safari Cost starts at USD 450 and range up to USD 1650. The factors that affect the cost are:

  • The time of year you travel, as peak seasons have higher costs
  • The level of comfort you prefer at accommodations as luxury safaris as more expensive than a budget safari
  • Whether you drive or fly between destinations as the domestic flight charges will be applied
  • Extra activities – like hot-air ballooning, spa treatments and cultural tours – that you’d like to add on.

3. What is the best time of year to visit Tanzania?

Not to mention the answer to What Is The Best Time Of Year To Visit Tanzania is all year round. Tanzania is incredible to visit throughout the year. Many visitors prefer visiting in the warm dry season, which is the Best Time To Visit Tanzania and the cold dry season from June to October and from January to March. A great many people evade the stormy long periods of April, May, and November. When you want the transfers and safari destinations all to yourself, it is better to visit in the off season like the monsoon season.

4. How do I plan a safari in Tanzania?

Now that you have decided on your Tanzania Safari you must be doubtful about How Do I Plan a Safari in Tanzania? Firstly you can choose from our various proposed Camping Safari, Lodge Safari and Safari & Zanzibar packages followed by finalising the dates of the tour. If you have chosen private safaris, we take the responsibility of organising it. Only you and your travel partner(s) will be on the tour and on the transfers. You can contact us for more information regarding your trip and we will proceed with bookings and safari preparations for you.

5. Is Kenya or Tanzania safari better?

Most of our clients ask us Is Kenya or Tanzania Safari Better? Well the answer is both! Yes, it is preferable to combine both Kenya and Tanzania by choosing our very popular 12-Day Kenya & Tanzania Safari program. This way you will have enough time visiting both the places on a budget. This trip is definitely better compared to only Tanzania or Kenya safari separately.

6. How many days do you need for Safari?

The total number of days on Tanzanian Safari depends on the number of and variety of activities you have chosen on your trip packages. You will need at least 6-7 days on the safari which includes game drives, animal viewing and more. But we recommend you to make your trip longer as it is worth every penny. In our combination packages you can not only climb Mt Kilimanjaro, watch wildebeest migration in Serengeti but also have a great time with your family at the serene beaches of Zanzibar.

7. Do you need vaccinations to go to Tanzania?

No, immunization is not required to enter Tanzania by law. However several vaccinations are highly recommended when travelling to Tanzania like malaria or yellow fever. You must consult a personal physician before taking these vaccinations. For any health related guidance you can also consult our experts who will guide you regarding this personally.

8. How much is a Tanzania visa on arrival?

If you do not have a Tanzania Visa, it is definitely possible to get a tourist visa for a single entry on arrival in Tanzania. This will require verification of some documents and you may be asked to provide proof of your return journey. The cost is $100 USD for the on arrival visa. However to save time you can apply for Tanzania Visa online before travelling in to the country.

9. How long does it take to get to Tanzania on safari?

When visiting Tanzania, it is recommended not to hurry. There are numerous things to do and places to explore here. Depending on your safari package plans you can stay here for 6-12 days as long as you wish. It takes between 8 and 10 days or longer (should you want to add a few days in Zanzibar) on your Tanzanian Safari. In case you have planned for combination tours the duration will be longer. Our Tanzania combo packages are most popular among the tourists.

10. How many days do you need in Tanzania?

Tanzania is a vast country with great culture and rich heritage. Not only the safaris, but also the climbing Mt Kilimanjaro experience itself is exciting and thrilling. You can also walk through Tanzanian streets, meet the Maasai tribe and learn their local language or dishes. It ideally needs a week to cover the most of what the country offers. However some people prefer to spend around 10 to 12 days, but we don’t suggest it as it is too long time to hop from park to park on a traditional driving safari. But if you love the wildlife a week might not be enough though.

11. What is the best time of year to visit the Serengeti?

Serengeti can be visited all year round. However the Dry season (from late June to October) is the Best Time To Visit Serengeti National Park. This is because the wildlife viewing is at its best during this time. If you want to watch the Great Migration it is recommended to visit during the cold dry season of January to March in Serengeti. People from all over the world thrive to Tanzania to witness this migration. But if you want the safari all to yourself, you can even visit during the low seasons. However the wildlife viewing is less during this time.

12. Do I need malaria pills for Tanzania?

Although Tanzania is safe from any of these diseases but we still recommend prophylaxis for all areas, except for altitudes over 1800 m (5906 ft) for Malaria in Tanzania. The risk is lower in Dar es Salaam than in rural areas. There are other vaccinations, or immunisations you may take as per the recommendations of your personal physician. In case of any pre-existing health conditions, you can inform us earlier during the time of safari bookings so that we can provide you respective medications if need be on the journey.

13. Do I need yellow fever for Tanzania?

No you do not yellow fever vaccination for Tanzania. However only for travellers 1 year of age and older coming from a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission requires a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate.

14. What Tanzania is famous for?

Tanzania hosts Africa’s tallest mountain Kilimanjaro standing at more than 5,000 feet above sea level. There are several exciting national parks offering great wildlife views like Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Mikumi and Tarangire and more. Thousands of people flock here from around the world to watch the world’s greatest migration of the wildebeest. Usually the best time to visit Tanzania is the dry season from July to September when you can see the greatest 5 animals of the jungle.

15. What colour should you not wear on safari?

It is advisable to avoid black and dark blue coloured clothing (both colours attract tsetse flies) on safaris. Also it is recommended to leave bright-white items at home. This is because safari parks are often dusty, and white clothes may get dingy. Gorilla Trips provides the best Tanzania Travel Advice to its clients for their safe and comfortable journey. The other colours of clothing are your choice.

16. Can you drink water in Tanzania?

No it is not safe to drink tap water in Tanzania. In fact, it is advisable to use tap water only for showering or washing your hands. This is to avoid health problems. Also if possible try to use only bottled or filtered water for drinking and brushing your teeth. On your walking safaris try carrying portable drinking water to stay hydrated on the journey. Gorilla Trips provides portable drinking water on the safari trips.

17. What foods do they eat in Tanzania?

Regular buffet-style breakfast and supper are served in cabins and tented camps. While on your game drive, snacks are frequently a crate lunch.

Wondering how do you define the ultimate Tanzania Food experience? We have compiled the list of Tanzania Safari food here.

For any special requests on extraordinary dietary necessities it should be mentioned to us earlier while booking your safari. Any other health supplement that you need, you can carry it along with you. In private safaris, your personal cook will prepare special delicacies as per your order and taste.

18. Is Tanzania safe for tourists?

Is Tanzania Safe? Tanzania is generally a safe, hassle-free country. It is completely secure for tourists to visit Tanzania. However you will have to abide by certain governmental policies and travel advisories for safety purposes. It is also recommended to avoid isolated areas, especially isolated stretches of beach in Tanzania. As the saying goes, precaution is better than cure, you it is up to the tourists to be careful about their belongings. There are night taxis available here though.

19. How do I prepare for Tanzania?

Firstly after you have decided on your types of activities and places to visit you can then contact Gorilla Trips to book your trip with any popular safari packages that we provide. We take care of everything else there upon including providing a knowledgeable driver who speaks English and arranging airport transfers, hotel bookings, a flight to Zanzibar and much more. Enjoy your Tanzania Safari to the fullest.

20. What is the best food in Tanzania?

In Tanzania they serve variety of local, traditional as well as world cuisines and you have several options to try from. You can taste the Supu ya Ndizi, Ndizi Kaanga, ugali, maandazi, chapatti, Wali na Harage, vitumbua, Wali wa Nazi, Mchuzi wa Samaki, Mishkaki, pilau, mchemsho, and chipsi mayai. There is an Indian touch to the cuisines here as well. The most popular dish here is rice served with beans which is a popular north Indian dish that you must try here.

21. What injections do I need for Tanzania?

There are various injections you many need to take for Tanzania depending on which part of the country you are travelling from. The vaccinations of yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza are recommended by the CDC and WHO for Tanzanian vacations.

22. Do I need a visa for Tanzania?

Yes you need visa for entering into Tanzania. There are some countries whose citizens do not require a Tanzanian Visa. You will have to check if you belong to these countries whose information is on Tanzania High Commission Page. You can also contact your nearest Tanzanian Consulate for further advice on Tanzania Visa. You can apply online for your Tanzania Visa. You just have to fill out an application form, send your passport to the embassy for verification, and upload your documents on the site. That is it, your visa will reach you at your doorstep within a week’s time.

23. How long does it take to get a visa for Tanzania?

Visa Processing for Tanzania takes 24 hours. Also the High Commission is open for visa application/submission and collection in the following hours from Monday to Friday except on Indian and Tanzanian National Holidays. So you can apply for your visa during that time. The visa processing has been made hassle free and people are now opting to apply online for their Tanzania Travel visas.

24. How to book a safari in Tanzania?

Firstly you must know what you are planning to do in Tanzania. Accordingly you can choose your safari packages. Then you can send an email or fill in our inquiry form on Gorilla Trip’s website and speak directly with our staff. We provide you with general information regarding your trip, requirements; resolve your queries and more. You can also opt for personalised services with us and we will be happily facilitating you the same. Final step is paying for a Tanzania safari.

25. What to wear on safari in Tanzania?

Light casual clothes in neutral or muted colours are recommended as they do not attract insects. Also blue clothing is not suggested as this is particularly attractive to certain insects. Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat with ties so it doesn’t blow off in the wind are some other common recommendations. Gorilla Trips provides a well-articulated packing list including clothing in Tanzania Safari for the convenience of our clients.

26. What should I know before going to Tanzania?

It is essential for travellers moving from a familiar place to an unfamiliar one to have knowledge of the time zone of a new location. Entering Tanzania, you need to know that the GMT+3 time zones are applicable here and for most Eastern African nations too. A travel visa is required in case you belong to the visa exempted countries. You can avail visa on arrival. You can exchange your currency to TZS or use US dollars as per your requirements.

27. What vaccinations are required for Tanzania?

For vaccinations requirement you can converse with your primary care physician about Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Typhoid Yellow fever Rabies Polio MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) before your trip to Tanzania. These are only precautionary measures and Tanzania is perfectly safe for travelling any time of the year. Our expert guides will provide you with adequate knowledge regarding these vaccinations.

28. How much does it cost to fly to Tanzania?

The flying cost varies depending on the period of booking, time or season (peak or low season) or on the location of departure. Tanzania has 3 main airports which people usually fly into. They are:

  • Kilimanjaro International Airport (between Arusha & Moshi)
  • Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam)
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (Zanzibar)

These airports are closer to the safari destinations. You can land in any of these airports depending on your convenience. Our driver will pick you up straight from the airport for your convenience.

29. Can you apply for a Tanzania visa online?

Yes you can apply for Tanzania visa online by visiting the United Republic of Tanzania (both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar). You are required to fill in the online form, make payment, and submit your application online. Your form will be internally reviewed and processed. The processing time for a visa id 24 hours and after minimum two days’ time you will receive your visa at your doorstep. The visa application process has been simplified for the ease of the travellers.

30. What does a typical day look like?

Beginning your day after breakfast at the lodging or campground is a typical day in Tanzania. A case lunch is additionally given every day to be had at an assigned lunch spot in the parks. As per the itinerary the national parks shut down at 18:00pm, so all game drives are finished at that point. You will be provided excellent accommodations at affordable rates and also delicious food will be served at these accommodations.

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To have at least four full days on game drives will give you enough time to see an incredible amount of wildlife. Tack on arrival and departure days, travel to and from the national parks and reserves, and we think the optimal time for your safari experience is 6-7 days.

So in general, Tanzania is more affordable while Kenya has a better travel infrastructure. … Kenya has the larger tourism infrastructure and has more lodges to accommodate globetrotters heading on an African safari, so the cost of a safari in Kenya will likely be less than one in Tanzania.

Tanzania has three safari circuits, and each one of them, in its own right, would make Tanzania a top wildlife destination. The popular Northern circuit with the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater offers one of the best classical safaris in Africa, especially if timed with the annual wildebeest migration.

According to the Weather Channel, the best general months for an African safari are September, October, March or April, when temperatures aren’t so scorching-hot.