When should I visit Tanzania?
This is a question we get often. Our experience in tourism and the vast opportunities for game viewing and other experiences that Tanzania offers, means that the best time to visit is when you feel ready. Our knowledge of animal patterns and the people of Tanzania, means that we are able to get you close to the best views and experiences that will last for a long time.
When is The Best Time to See The Great Migration?
The Great Migration is the largest animal migration in the world. Each year, more than two million animals (wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle) migrate across the the Serengeti (Tanzania) and the Masai Mara (Kenya). This cycle occurs throughout the year but the best times are between December through March and June through July.
Do I need a Visa to visit Tanzania?
Yes. All non-residents are required to obtain a visa in order to visit Tanzania. Tourist visas can be obtained online or at the point of entry. To apply online, go to https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa. A tourist visa costs approximately $100
Is Tanzania a Safe Country?
Tanzania is regarded one of the most stable and safest countries in Africa. Without a history of violence or inter-ethnic conflicts, Tanzania has cultivated a reputation of peace and stability. But, like everyone else, we should all be aware of our surrounding.
Which Airport Do I Fly To?
Ethiopian Air, Qatar, RwandAir, Turkish Airlines and KLM (with its affiliated airlines) fly into
Kilimanjaro International Airport. There are, however, many more that fly into Dar Es Salaam and
Nairobi. From these other regional airports it is possible to arrange local flights to Kilimanjaro or
Arusha Airport with local airlines.
• Kilimanjaro International Airport – JRO
• Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar Es Salaam) – DAR
• Zanzibar International Airport – ZNZ
• Arusha Airport – ARK
• Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Nairobi, Kenya) – NBO / JKIA
What Vaccinations Do I Need?
Consult your doctor or Travel clinic before you plan to journey to any country in East Africa
Ask about vaccinations, which ones you will need, and which ones are advisable to take. All visitors to Tanzania need a valid international certificate for Yellow Fever.
Malaria prevention is advisable; use insect repellent, cover up at sundown, sleep under a mosquito
net and take anti-malarial prophylaxis as advised by your doctor. You usually have to start these a
sometime before departure, and continue a couple of weeks after your safari. Be informed about the
possible side effects of the medicine.
It is also advisable to pack a small first aid kit, and all your prescription medicines, spare glasses,
extra contact lenses and solution. There is a lot of dust and glare on safari that can affect sensitive
eyes. Drink only bottled or boiled water.
If you are planning on climbing either Mt Kilimanjaro or Mt Meru, ensure that you are fully aware of
the medical implications of climbing at higher altitudes.
Please talk to us if you need any accommodations to make your safari an enjoyable experience.
We all love wildlife and we may at times want to get too close. Some wildlife are timid and others are aggressive. Please DO NOT get out of your vehicle except in designated picnic areas , DO NOT feed or pet wildlife, and please follow the directions of our experienced guides while on safari the Tanzania National Parks Rules and Regulations below:
TANZANIA NATIONAL PARKS RULES AND REGULATIONS
Driving in the parks is allowed between 6 am and 6 pm only.
The speed limit in the parks is 50km/h and 25km/h in the Ngorongoro Crater.
Animals always have the right of way.
Never feed animals. It will upset their diet and lead to an unnecessary dependence on people.
Keep to the authorized tracks only.
Do not pick, cut or destroy any vegetation or remove any object of biological interest, including eggs, bones and trophies.
Camping is allowed only in designated sites.
Picnicking is allowed only at designated sites.
Do not disturb or harass the wildlife in any way. Radios and music players are forbidden. Please do not imitate animal’s sounds, clap or pound on vehicle or hoot. Do not throw objects to attract animal’s attention.
Do not litter. Keep your waste in the vehicle until it can be properly disposed later at your lodge or camp. Litter can choke or poison animals and birds.
Do not smoke while on game drive and always dispose cigarettes carefully. A burning cigarette can start a wild fire that would cause damage to vegetation and suffering to wildlife and people.
Do not light or cause fire to be lit. If camping, be sure to extinguish your fire carefully.
All visitors must remain in their vehicle within 200 meters of any game animal. Leaving the
vehicle in the parks is forbidden except in designated places.
Discourage your driver from approaching the animals too close (25 meters). Lions, cheetahs and leopards are especially nervous; a vehicle can hinder their hunting or make them leave a hard earned meal. Your driver may be banned from the area and/or lose his job.
Domestic pets are forbidden in the parks.
Ngorongoro Crater: You are required to hire a TANAPA guide before descending into the
Crater. The guide fees are approximately $20 which can be paid in cash.
It’s is not allowed to use/operate drones in any park.
Leave the park undisturbed by not leaving or removing anything, animate or inanimate
Our eco-system depends on a very delicate balance The less we disturb it the longer we can enjoy it.