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Safari FAQs

We understand that you may have several questions in your mind about traveling to Tanzania, such as what the best safari in Tanzania is, how much a safari cost, and more. To help you travel with confidence, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about Tanzania safaris.

What Is The Best Time To Visit Tanzania?

The ideal time to embark on a Tanzania Safari depends on the kind of experience you desire. If you wish to avoid crowds and witness the Great Migration, the period between June to October and January to March is usually the best time to visit. This is when hundreds of thousands of animals migrate across Serengeti National Park in search of greener pastures.

For those seeking a more laid-back experience, December to February is the perfect time to visit. Temperatures are cooler, and the number of visitors is lower, which means you can enjoy a more peaceful and relaxed vacation. However, if you're on a budget, consider going in April, May or November when there are discounted Tanzania Safaris available.

How Much Does A Tanzania Safari Cost?

The cost of your Tanzania safari will depend on various factors such as the duration of your travel, time of travel, number of people traveling, and the destinations you plan to visit. We recommend that you take a look at our popular Tanzania Safari Packages, and we will respond with the appropriate pricing details.

What Is The Best Safari In Tanzania?

Many visitors come to Tanzania to witness the great migration in the Northern Safari Circuit. The best time to visit Tanzania is from June to October and January to March, which is the dry season.

Is Kenya or Tanzania safari better?

Both Tanzania and Kenya share the same safari route for the Great Wildebeest Migration. However, each country has its own unique point of view and natural attractions. You can choose to start or end your safari in either of the countries. We highly recommend planning your safari in Kenya during August and later, when the river crossing occurs.

Is Tanzania worth visiting?

One of the most frequently asked questions on our Tanzania Safari FAQ page is about the top destinations to visit in Tanzania. If you love nature and adventure and want to escape the crowd, Tanzania is the perfect destination for you. Mt. Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, Zanzibar, and Selous are some of the highly recommended places to visit.

How Do I Plan A Safari in Tanzania?

Planning a safari in Tanzania is a hassle-free task. You can either plan it yourself or opt for a package tour offered by a reliable travel agent or tour operator.

Before booking your safari, ensure to research the best times to visit each park, make reservations for lodges and campsites, and plan your activities.

If you are booking a package tour, choose a reputable company with experienced guides who can make your experience unforgettable. It is also important to carefully read the terms and conditions so that you know what is included in the tour and what additional costs may be incurred.

No matter which option you choose, make sure to plan and prepare for your Tanzania safari. With proper preparation and an open mind, you will undoubtedly have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the wilds of Tanzania!

How About Climate and Clothing?

Coastal areas are hot and humid and the northern highlands are cool. Carry a mix of cotton clothes for a beach holiday and a pair of sweater and jackets for a northern circuit safari.

Are Bureau De Change Accessible When I Travel?

It is important to note that most hotels in Tanzania accept US Dollars, T Shillings, or credit cards for payment. However, it is recommended to carry local currency for purchasing souvenirs, food, and tipping. Make sure to check with the respective lodges for their payment preferences. You can easily convert cash from Bureau De Change or at the banks in major cities.

How Much Should I Tip for Safari Crew?

Normally, it is customary to give tips of $25 per day for driver’s safari guides, and $20 per day for safari chefs.

Can I Buy A Sim Card and What About Internet Connection?

One can purchase a local Sim card (from official telecommunication stores) and add airtime and international calling plan. The numbers are usually activated in a day, although the internet may take longer than 24 hours. Most hotels also offer Wi-fi services.

Are There Any Power Cut-Offs?

During the Tanzania Safari, electricity supply in camps is limited to generators and solar panels. Carry power banks and adopters to charge your devices at the hotels/ lodges you are stationed at.

What About the Culture Of Tanzania?

Tanzanians are warm, polite and friendly. They expect guests to be greeted and vice versa before starting the conversation. Welcoming one for food, respecting the dressing sense is also highly appreciated.

How long can will it take from one National park to another?

The National Parks in Tanzania (Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro) may seem close on a map, but substantial driving is required between each location. While it's an excellent opportunity to see the Tanzanian countryside, Maasai villages, and roadside markets, you won't spot any game during transit times.

  • Moshi to Lake Manyara or Tarangire - 4hours
  • Arusha to Tarangire or Lake Manyara - 2.5hours
  • Tarangire to Ngorongoro – 2.5hours
  • Tarangire to Lake Manyara – 1hour
  • Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro- 1hour
  • Ngorongoro to Serengeti – 3.5hours
  • Lake Manyara to Serengeti – 4.5hours
How many people can one Safari Vehicle accommodate?

Our safari vehicle can accommodate up to seven people. Each vehicle is equipped with a rooftop and sliding windows for a better viewing experience.

What time does Safari starts?

We recommend an early start for game drives, preferably around 6:00 am when the temperature is cooler, and the animals are most active. Leaving early also means you can make the most of your day since park fees are calculated per day (ending at 6 pm). However, our itinerary is customizable, so you can choose your schedule based on your comfort.

Which safari is best in Tanzania?

When it comes to choosing the perfect Tanzania safari, the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re seeking a luxurious wildlife experience or an adventure of a lifetime, there’s something for every type of traveler.

For luxury travellers who want to witness some of Africa’s most exotic and majestic creatures, Serengeti National Park is an ideal choice. The vast savannah offers visitors the best opportunity to spot all five of Africa’s “Big Five” while staying in luxurious lodges and camps that provide an unforgettable experience.

For those seeking a more off-the-beaten-path adventure, Ruaha National Park offers an unspoiled safari experience. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the park's rocky terrain and varied wildlife, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, and zebras.

What should I pack for a Tanzania Safari?

When planning for a Tanzania Safari, it is essential to take into account the climate and terrain of the chosen safari. The weather in Tanzania can be unpredictable. Therefore, it is prudent to pack a variety of clothing suitable for both hot and cool days. Additionally, it is advisable to bring light, loose-fitting, and breathable attire. Hats and sunscreen are highly recommended for protection against the harsh sun rays, while comfortable walking shoes are necessary for long nature walks.

For camping safaris, it is recommended to pack camping supplies, such as a tent and sleeping bag, or other necessary items, depending on the tour chosen.

Moreover, it is crucial to remember to carry your camera equipment. A Tanzania Safari offers breathtaking sights and sounds that you wouldn't want to miss capturing.

In conclusion, it is imperative to take into account all the necessary factors when planning for a Tanzania Safari, including packing suitable clothing, camping supplies, and photography equipment. This will ensure that you have an unforgettable and comfortable experience while enjoying the beauty of the Tanzanian wildlife.

How many days do you need for a Tanzania safari?

The duration of a Tanzania Safari is contingent upon the type of experience one seeks. A brief weekend getaway can be achieved in 2-5 days, affording a cursory glance at the country's offerings. However, for a full immersion in Tanzania's sights and sounds, a 6-15-day safari is highly recommended.

Is there a minimum age limit for a safari in Tanzania?

Taking your children on a safari can be an unforgettable experience for them. We have received a lot of positive feedback from families who have shared this adventure with their kids. We have set a minimum age limit of three years, but we suggest that the best age for children to enjoy our safaris is six years and above. However, each child is unique, and some may find the long days and early starts challenging. Therefore, we suggest that you talk to us before booking so that we can assist you in selecting the best safari to meet your family's needs and preferences.

Where to see the wildebeest migration?

The wildebeest migration from Serengeti to Masai Mara is a remarkable natural event that attracts researchers and enthusiasts. Thousands of wildebeest, zebras, and other animals search for better grazing grounds. It is a unique opportunity to observe and analyze the ecology of the region, highlighting the interdependence of animal populations.

To witness the awe-inspiring event of wildebeest migration, the Serengeti National Park is the best place. You can have an up-close encounter with the migrating herds and even spot some predators like lions and wild dogs that hunt them as they cross.

How long is the wildebeest migration?

The wildebeest migration occurs annually, with the majority of the movement taking place between June and October. Nevertheless, the exact timing of the migration differs each year. Generally, the migration follows a pattern of northwards-southwards movement from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya, and vice versa.

It's crucial to note that the wildebeest migration doesn't happen in a single, continuous movement. The herds usually stop and graze for several weeks before continuing their journey. Therefore, if you want to witness this incredible event, it's essential to plan your safari accordingly.

When is the best time to go on a migration safari in Tanzania?

If you're planning to go on a migration safari in Tanzania, the best time to do it is between June and October. During this period, the wildebeest migrate from their calving grounds in the Serengeti National Park to the Masai Mara in Kenya, following the rains and lush grasslands. This is also the time when you can witness the great predators, such as lions, cheetahs, and wild dogs preying on the migrating herds.

Booking a safari tour with an experienced local guide is the best way to experience the migration. The guide can take you to the best spots for game viewing, ensuring that your trip is safe and enjoyable while providing you with unbeatable access to the Serengeti's wildlife.

What other activities are available in Tanzania?

Tanzania has a lot to offer beyond game viewing. You can climb Mount Kilimanjaro, explore off-the-beaten-path villages, or relax on exotic beaches. There's something for everyone in Tanzania.

For a unique experience, take a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti and witness the wildebeest migration, one of the greatest spectacles on Earth. You can also visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and see the "Big Five" (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, and rhino) up close.

No matter what activities you choose for your safari in Tanzania, you're sure to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will stay with you forever.