10 Things You Need to Know About a Tanzania Safari
Tips you need to know about a Tanzania Safaris: View the sunrise over Mount Kilimanjaro in the Serengeti or witness great wildebeest along in the Great Migration to Tanzania safari or seat at white sand of Zanzibar beach. Go step by step in our latest travel advice and know when to go for a safari in Tanzania.
Tanzania Safari holds a remarkable wildlife experience and is without a doubt one of Africa’s best destinations to have the best safari experience.
Flights + Other accessibility
Search the flights and compare the prices, early booking leady to low price avoid last-minute booking because of costs you a lot of money.
A Northern Circuit Safari a popular safari hub can be accessible/ reach through the flight to Kilimanjaro airport or Arusha airport Even a bus from Dar es Salaam to Arusha or Shuttle bus from Nairobi to Arusha!
To enter Tanzania, you’ll also need to have a passport with at least six months of validity remaining.
If you are looking to get a visa upon arrival it’s possible but your passport must have a space for visa stamp.
There are countries that have to obtain visas on arrival and others have to get a referral Visa first before traveling to Tanzania.
Nowadays you can apply for your Visa online before traveling to Tanzania for you Safari see here.
You can find price lists and costs of Visa as well see for example:
Business visas allow Americans to stay in Tanzania for up to three months and cost $250. Single-entry visas are valid for up to three months for tourism, students, and business and cost $50. Multiple-entry visas are valid for up to twelve months for business or tourism and cost $100.
Before you leave for Tanzania you should consult your physician, who will be able to give you the most up-to-date information. Our advice below can help to inform you before your trip but should not replace a consultation with your doctor. It is advised to take malaria prophylaxis – usually Doxycycline, Lariam, or Malarone. All three are different – again, ask your doctor for more advice.
Many areas of Tanzania have malaria; please check with your medical practitioner for the latest advice re prophylactic treatments. To avoid malaria, it is best to take precautionary steps to limit being bitten by a mosquito. Wear long-sleeve tops and long pants at night. Use bug spray. The majority of lodges and safari camps have fitted mosquito nets around their beds to reduce the risk of bites.
Tsetse flies, often found in heavily wooded areas. They can be a nuisance as their bites can be painful. Generally, they prefer moving targets, so the more you move about and flap at them the more they will bite. Your guide will remove you from the area if they are becoming too much of a problem, as usually the flies are found in small forest pockets during the day.
As of 2016, a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is mandatory for ALL visitors coming to Tanzania.
It is always prudent to take out travel and medical insurance before traveling to ensure that if there should be an unexpected problem, you are covered.
When planning to travel to Tanzania for your holidays you should consider travel insurance which tour operator will not responsible for!
Select the company with a good insurance rate, well reputable, excellent all-time 24/7 support in your country.
Climate Suitable for Tanzania Safari
Tanzania Safety and Security
Overall Tanzania is safety country to visit for your holidays with a strong and stable government in the world. Tanzania is in general a safe, hassle-free country. That said, you do need to take the usual precautions and keep up with government travel advisories. Theft and pickpocketing are relatively common in big cities. Avoid isolated areas, especially isolated stretches of the beach. In cities and tourist areas take a taxi at night.
The national park in Tanzania has huge wildlife in natural habitat moving place to place for free no restricting for them. Tanzania National is not fenced that is why animals are free to move place to place. One of the unique things to do in Tanzania is wildlife safaris, mountain trekking and beach holidays. During your wildlife safari, you don’t require to feed animals and you must observe rules and regulations set by the government in National Park. There is always the option of walking safaris and flying safari in some parks. You can book with us online and we will revert back to you about the price costs. The top popular destinations you must visit for your holidays at least once in a year in Tanzania Africa is like!
Serengeti National Park
A top Safari National Park in Africa with a huge wildlife adventure. Welcoming a great migration between July and August every year. December and February is calving season in southern Serengeti National Park time of giving the newborn offspring. There are a lot of top things/activities to do in Serengeti National during your visit such as wildlife game drive, walking safaris, picnic site, visit Olduvai Gorge, Moru Kopje, hot air balloon rides, etc. In Serengeti National Park expect to have limited phone coverage on the Serengeti. Therefore expect to have low coverage during your Tanzania safari holidays as well as the internet.
How much does a Serengeti safari?
- Budget Safaris average around 200 to 350 USD per night.
- Mid Range Safaris average around 490 USD per night.
- Luxury Safaris are around 750 USD per night.
- Seriously Top End Safaris can be over 1700 USD per night.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Northern Tanzania destination must visit during your safari stay in Tanzania. It’s home to the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and “big 5” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino). Huge herds of wildebeests and zebras traverse its plains during their annual migration. Livestock belonging to the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe graze alongside wild animals.
Tarangire National Park Park
Tarangire is the best park compared with abundant with animal life, especially elephants. In the first afternoon there, we saw elephants, zebras, warthogs, Cape Buffalo, mongoose, giraffes, ostriches, lions, monkeys, baboons, a leopard, and a huge variety of birds. Baobob trees add to the landscape. Game drive and a walking safari here are very common with the best scenic see the game viewing. Stay in the picnic area during your lunchtime you will visit by the monkey and hearing the amazing sound of different birds.
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park is a protected area in Tanzania’s Arusha and Manyara Regions, situated between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley. It is administered by the Tanzania National Parks Authority and covers an area of 325 km² including about 230 km² lake surface.
Lake Manyara has a big number of elephants, so many giraffes; zebras, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, and warthog, small known shy Kik’s dik dik as well as Klipspringer along the ramps of the escarpment. Leopards are hosted within the broken forests and escarpment, healthy lions that are widely known for their tree climbing pranks. This used to be a special character of the park which is not the case today. Regarded as Africa’s largest, huge herds of baboons park.
Tanzania Camping Safaris
There is a huge different safari accommodation option in Tanzania. In basic budget camping safari you will stay in tents (small iglo) providing you with sleeping bags, mattresses. Here you will have to share a toilet, bathroom, and no hot shower and power. You can camp inside the part or outside depending on which park you visit. Northern Tanzania a budget camping in Tarangire and Lake Manyara National park you will sleep outside the park. In Serengeti National and Ngorongoro crater you will camp inside the park where you will experience the elephant/hyena cross your tents an authentic adventure you will never find elsewhere. For Serengeti camping safari you will find your phone limited with the network internet and even WiFi. The Tanzania budget camping safari average costs range from $195 – $350 and up depending on the number of tourists going on safari itself.
Tanzania Lodge Safaris
In tented lodge or lodging, there is comfortable beds, hot shower, privacy, and private toilet as well as start-up generator/ solar power 24/7. Enjoy exclusive authentic and romantic lifetime safari adventure from start at the airport till the drop off for outbound flight back home. The top-notch northern circuit destination offers comfort to high-end luxury safari tours. You can find some lodges inside the National park except Lake Manyara where all lodges/ tented camp and basic camping are outside the National park. The cost for such safari adventure starts at $490-2500 per person per night depending on the accommodation you choose during your trip to Tanzania.
What’s to bring for Tanzania Safaris
If you want to climb Kilimanjaro without any hassle, then packing the gears carefully can give you great success.
The packing list includes the below-mentioned things as follows:
A Large Duffel bag (33lb or 16kg) to carry most of your luggage items.
A 15-25L Hiking Pack will be on your shoulders to carry the essentials that you need immediate access to on the trek
Sleeping bag. Ensure your sleeping bag is for cold weather and thicker with more padding has a sleeping bag liner
Ultra-lightweight rain covers- To keep your packs and things dry.
Non-disposable water bottles or a camelback- Hydration is important when negotiating high altitudes.
Hiking poles- To balance and leverage on the steep trails
Portable Charger- For charging your smartphones and flashlights Headlamp/Flashlights – Extremely useful and necessary tool when navigating in low visibility
Plastic bags- Your dirty clothes and waste go into it.
Short-Sleeve Shirt, moisture-wicking fabric
Long Sleeve Shirts, moisture-wicking fabric
Rain Pants, side zip recommended
Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric
Long Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric
Sports Bra (women)
Wide Brimmed Hat or Cap
Warm Hat or Beanie
Balaclava or Buff
Gloves, warm, waterproof
Hiking Boots, waterproof
Foot and hand warmers
Personal Care Recommendations
Sunglasses, full coverage
Sunscreen, SPF 30 or higher
Lip Balm, SPF 30 or higher
Insect Repellent, containing DEET
Body and face wipes
Toilet Paper, full roll
Energy bars or energy drink supplements
Medications- Diamox, Antibiotics for gastrointestinal infections, anti-malaria, painkillers, and your regular medications water purification drops, band-aids, antibiotic creams.
Tanzania Safari Price & Costs
Tanzania Safari Average cost based on accommodation level, the recommended average cost per person per day is about US$350 budget camping Tanzania safari, US$450-550 Mid-range safari, $ 650-2200 high-end safaris in Tanzania.
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